wiping the hard drive clean with no password

July 25, 2011 at 09:09:01
Specs: Windows xp
I have an old dell to fix and the owner cannot remember the password, is there a way to wipe the hard drive clean

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July 25, 2011 at 09:23:01
Yes, but the owner would lose everything they have saved on the computer. If the owner has any important data on it, it will be deleted! Have you tried the Administrator Account in Safe Mode? If you can get into the Administrator Account, there is a way to reset the password of the Owner's account, but we are not allowed to help with password cracks here, so I can't tell you how. Do some research and eventually you will figure it out.

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July 25, 2011 at 09:27:03
Open Google & enter "lost admin password"

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July 25, 2011 at 09:31:18
If you just want to format the hard drive, get a gparted live cd, boot from it & format.

But I suspect the problem is with a hard drive password, which I don't think gparted will work with.

You need to contact the OWNER for this, or provide proof of purchase, & contact Dell.

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July 25, 2011 at 12:50:26
Also, dell systems may have a way to return the system to as sold state. Might be a cd or hidden partition with a F key or such. See owners manual for how to recover it.

You don't need a password as noted some ways to recover or delete.

My not have any password at all too.

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