Dell Laptop Bios Password?

June 12, 2006 at 05:51:33
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I recently inherited a Dell D600 laptop from my uncle. Unfortunately it has a bios pass. I contacted dell but they said they couldnt help me because I couldnt prove ownership. Thats just stupid! Anyone know a way around this?


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#1
June 12, 2006 at 07:01:06
Hi, Not familiar with your DELL. Sometimes a BIOS Reset is found in BIOS Setup. If a small battery can be found you can remove it, wait a couple of hours and the BIOS setup along with the Password will be set to defaults. Some Laptops have no standard BIOS SETUP Memory but keep it in a file on the HardDrive. Someone will have better info.
Good Luck, Jim

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#2
June 12, 2006 at 08:04:21
I wouldn't agree that it's stupid that Dell won't help you. You're not the owner of record, so for all they know, you could have stolen the laptop.

So, transfer the ownership, and you'll be the legal owner. Then they will help you.

All it takes is a little effort...

Life is more painless for those who are brainless.


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#3
June 12, 2006 at 08:39:08
This should be srraight forward just follow the insructions on this link.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/sm/reserve.htm#1123951

wiat 5 mins and reinstall then see if you can get into BIOS


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#4
June 12, 2006 at 09:28:44
As long as you can boot from a floppy drive, this program will erase the password & reset all the BIOS settings to the defaults

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2969.html


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#5
June 12, 2006 at 09:32:06
I'd go with the transfer ownership option as well.

Life is more painless for those who are brainless.


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#6
June 12, 2006 at 10:08:04
What is it that you wanna do in the BIOS anyway? The Dell BIOS is pretty much crippled...there aren't too many things you can do with it

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#7
June 12, 2006 at 10:36:11
Maybe his uncle stole it, and that's why ownership can't be transferred.

Do yourself a favor BACKUP!
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#8
June 12, 2006 at 14:39:57
Well I found a solution. It took me a bit of time to read through it and understand what to do but I got it :) Info here http://dellbios.50webs.com

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#9
June 12, 2006 at 15:28:28
You have GOT to be kidding me...you paid for it??? LOL!!!

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#10
June 12, 2006 at 16:12:10
D'oh!

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#11
June 12, 2006 at 19:21:52
Yes I did. Whats the problem with that? When you go to a store to buy a repair manual do you not pay for it? I had a need and I got what I needed. Big deal it cost me 13 bucks. You cant even get a good meal for that.

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#12
June 13, 2006 at 08:20:27
Scampy, why pay for it, when Owner Transfer will get you what you need for free??? And, the computer will be in your name.

Life is more painless for those who are brainless.


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#13
June 21, 2006 at 18:37:28
Well Jennifer,
There was a point in my life where free was always better. But I'm older and wiser now and I know the easiest way to get things accomplished is sometimes paying a few bucks. Besides, the guide was a real eye opener on the internal workings of a laptop. I have no regrets.

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