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Dell Inspiron One machine password issue?


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#16 mikey11

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:14 AM

 

make a bootable Hiren's CD or USB drive, you can clear the password with that

Would that work even if this is a HDD password issue?

 

 

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:16 AM

I just tried booting from a win7 disk, and going into setup both doesn't work which again is making me think this is a machine [system board] password like IBM machines?



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:23 AM

I just tried booting from a win7 disk, and going into setup both doesn't work which again is making me think this is a machine [system board] password like IBM machines?

 

You tried booting from a windows 7 CD when you are running windows 10? Why would you do that?



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:27 AM

Just trying anything to see if it will bypass that password screen. As mentioned this should be a bios password it's asking for.



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:46 AM

Owner says she doesn't have the receipt for this unit so that's that I guess but thanks for the help guys.



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:46 AM

Does it throw a code after three unsuccessful attempts?



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:47 AM

no, it doesn't



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:54 AM

Then I think your only choice is to contact Dell. They provide a master password based on the service tag but proof of ownership is required.






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