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#1 lord lucan

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

due to a forgotten password on my dell laptop (xps m1330) i ended up with the admin\bios password screen (grey screen of death). i have the admin\bios password also i have the HDD password. i still couldn't acess the computer so i restored the laptop to factory settings.now when i start the computer i get the grey screen (admin\bios password) so i put in the password hit return and then quickly hit F12 this then gets me to an option of "internal hdd,cd-dvd drive,or onboard nic"
below that "bios set up or diagnostics" so choose hdd, hit return and i'm in to the windows vista screen and i'm logged on as i have no other password to put in. now i have acess to the computer.everything runs ok,computer as normal.
if i don't hit F12 quickly enough then it goes to a screen saying "no boot able devices, F1 to retry boot, F2 for set up utility, F3 to run onboard diagnostics". if i get to this screen i cannot do anything that gets me into the computer, so i have to switch off and start again, admin password-enter-F12-internal hdd and i'm in.
my bios option is and has been set to hdd login.
my question is is there any way i can log on normally without going through
all of of the above? thanks for any suggestions.
p.s. i'm running windows vista ultimate

Edited by lord lucan, 08 June 2010 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:11 PM

What operating system are you using?
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 10:35 PM

windows vista ultimate

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:37 PM

See if this tutorial will help you. Most folks don't know there is a "hidden" built in Admin account in Vista. That tutorial tells you how to access it.




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