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#1 philywilly

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 05:21 PM

Good evening all...... and thanks for any help in advance. I puchased a computer in an estate sale "as is". I was told that the computer is in good working order since it is only 6 months old. The problem is that it is password protected and when I load my xp cd it does not do anything. All I want to do is do a clean install with my cd. Is there a way I can hard reset the system or do I need a new clean hard drive????? :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:12 PM

philywilly,

This is a sensitive area, to post password bypass information. This is due to the fact that the information may be used elsewhere for nefarious activity. I will tell you that you can find the information here. Good luck, hth. Let us know if you're succesful.

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#3 Reflektionz98

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:18 PM

Hi Philywilly.
I think you should try booting the pc from your windows xp cd and performing a new install. This will format the hard drive and wipe out the system and files currently on it and install your XP system. If on startup, the words "Press any key to boot from CD" do not appear across the top of your screen, you may have to go into the bios and set up the boot sequence to boot the CD-Rom before the Hard drive.

This is juat an idea if Animal's suggestion doesn't work for you better.

Edited by Reflektionz98, 02 February 2006 - 06:20 PM.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 04:56 PM

Thanks for the help, I hope I did not offend anyone with the question sorry...... The clean install worked but I lost all the info on dell specs. Now I just need to find all the drivers and what nots. Dell will not supply me with the application discs, and diagnostic cd. Thanks everyone.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 05:11 PM

Go here enter your Make & Model and the drivers for that model will be listed.
http://support.dell.com/support/index.aspx...s=19&l=en&s=dhs




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