Solved Dell System Password problem

Dell Optiplex 745 desktop intel core2duo...
May 31, 2016 at 08:03:06
Specs: Windows, Dell, 2GB?
I have a Dell OptiPlex 745 and I changed my System Password to nothing. If I start up my PC it says I have to enter my password, but when I don't enter anything it just asks again, Old password doesn't work. I have tried a lot of key combinations, but they don't work. Please Help!

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June 4, 2016 at 02:13:44
If you can't figure out the password anymore, reset the CMOS:

Look for the "password reset jumper" inside the box.
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-745_user%27s%20guide_en-us.pdf

Clearing CMOS Settings
1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2. Reset the current CMOS settings:
a. Locate the password (PSWD) and CMOS (RTC_RST) jumpers on the system board (see Jumper Settings).
b. Remove the password jumper plug from its pins.
c. Place the password jumper plug on the RTC_RST pins and wait approximately 5 seconds.
d. Remove the jumper plug from the RTC_RST pins and place it back on the password pins.



#1
May 31, 2016 at 08:09:24
Have you tried just hitting Enter when prompted?

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#2
May 31, 2016 at 08:12:09
Just don't press anything and hit Enter.
If the problem continues, mist likely you've set some supervisor password or something that needs to be removed.

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#3
June 3, 2016 at 07:59:53
I have already tried not pressing anything and pressing enter. With the System Password I mean the Supervisor Password.

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#4
June 3, 2016 at 08:31:08
" Supervisor Password"? Are you connected to a business network?

Post exactly what you see on the screen when asked for this password and when in the boot process do you see it.


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#5
June 4, 2016 at 00:50:20
try 1234, a, asdf, qwerty, pass, 12345, 0000, 8888. Maybe there has been a slight error and the password has been reverted to the state when the BIOS firmware was first tested and altered during the time of its manufacturing.

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#6
June 4, 2016 at 02:13:44
✔ Best Answer
If you can't figure out the password anymore, reset the CMOS:

Look for the "password reset jumper" inside the box.
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-745_user%27s%20guide_en-us.pdf

Clearing CMOS Settings
1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2. Reset the current CMOS settings:
a. Locate the password (PSWD) and CMOS (RTC_RST) jumpers on the system board (see Jumper Settings).
b. Remove the password jumper plug from its pins.
c. Place the password jumper plug on the RTC_RST pins and wait approximately 5 seconds.
d. Remove the jumper plug from the RTC_RST pins and place it back on the password pins.


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#7
June 4, 2016 at 06:50:55
Re #6
Are you saying to alter hardware? I don't know much about hardware, but I'm curious to know more about your reply.

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#8
June 4, 2016 at 14:22:59
Re #6 above. That procedure MUST be performed with NO power to to the motherboard. If you have an On/Off switch on your power supply then shut it off, otherwise, unplug the computer.

This may work, depending on the type of password you are dealing with.

Supervisor password? I don't know which one you are dealing with.

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