Solved secure mode

January 25, 2012 at 11:01:55
Specs: Windows XP
help me have dell xps d 300 need unlock secure mode it asking for the pass word it was given to me and the person has pass away can any one please help me out

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January 30, 2012 at 17:49:18
Quite honestly I am not sure the computer is worth the effort. The password you are looking for is for permissions in Windows NT 4.0.

Without any installation disk and a installation key there isn't much you can do. I have NO experience with NT 4.0.

Click on the purple link below for possible help with:
"Windows NT 4.0 user passwords".

http://www.mydigitallife.info/hack-...



#1
January 25, 2012 at 13:19:24
You see, the problem is that we only have your word for it that this computer is legitimately yours. But someone who had stolen a computer, or bought a stolen one, would no doubt assure us of the same thing. So it is no reflection on you, but the policy of the forums is not help people with lost passwords; there's just no way that we can know the provenance of the computer. Your best bet is to contact Dell support; if you can prove to them that you own the computer legitimately then they may be able to help.

(On the other hand, all Dell computers have unique Service Tags. If the computer were stolen it probably would not be wise to contact Dell.)


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#2
January 25, 2012 at 14:26:00
That computer is 14 years old. If this is a desktop (tower) computer you can simply open the case and look for a flat silver coin battery. Remove it carefully, paying attention to which side goes up. Do that with the computer unplugged from the wall. That should clear any BIOS password.

If the password is a Windows login try hitting the enter key.


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#3
January 25, 2012 at 16:25:58
Thanks I all ready been in contact with dell but no help there with out the owner name and i have no way finding out who bought this unit years ago.they said would have to have the name for them to help me. was trying to fix it for my grand child on some school work i understand why they do it this way but thanks lot

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#4
January 25, 2012 at 18:57:29
Try the advice in #2 above.

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#5
January 26, 2012 at 08:07:57
tried it still dont work same as before

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#6
January 26, 2012 at 08:11:45
Yes i did try remove the battery it still will not let me reset the pass wd thanks will have to some how find the owner that bought it about 12 yrs ago in order get them to help me with it

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#7
January 26, 2012 at 09:39:11
When do you get the screen to enter a password? After Windows starts?

Did you try to just tap the enter key?

Try booting into Safe Mode by continuously tapping the F8 key when you first start the computer. Select Safe Mode with networking.

See if that gets you into Windows. If so and you don't know what to do next then post back here.


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#8
January 27, 2012 at 09:33:38
when i turn it on it shows all items on the computer windows never shows up then for set up hit del. then shows enter pass wd i tried it by tapping the enter key as you said but the sane thing come up i tried tapping f8 and the same thing there also never can get into windows. to reset it there should be some way to reset it dell want the owner who bought it and that was 12 yeasr ago and i dont know his name . but thanks lot for trying help me.

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#9
January 27, 2012 at 12:06:48
When you removed the coin battery did you have the computer unplugged from the wall? Try it again. This time unplug the computer then depress the start button a couple of times. Then remove the battery for 30 seconds. Replace it and reboot.

What you are seeing is a BIOS password. I thought you needed a Windows password. The BIOS password can be easily cleared using the method I just described.


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#10
January 28, 2012 at 12:58:34
well now i get a blue screen sayin dell dimension xps d 300 setup under neat main advance security power boot exit on main list of items on computer
advance set up warings
security pass word
power power management
boot-restore a/c power loss
exit- setting changes
what do you suggest doing now on each of these items note i changed the pass wd and now get to windows log on has administrator ---pass wd when i enter my pass wd it say can not log on this system could not log you on make sure your user name and domain are correct then retype your pass wd again when i retype my pass wd again it comes back with the same is it asking about the administrator if so how do i change it thanks lots

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#11
January 28, 2012 at 13:59:58
Was this computer a business computer? Clearing the CMOS as described above should clear any BIOS passwords.

You might get a Windows login password screen.


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#12
January 29, 2012 at 14:15:13
yes think that what i am getting it shows windows nt workstation4-0 package 6
and next the user name which is administrator
and enter your pass wd.
now saying system could notlog on make sure you user name and domain are correct.
when go to help it says user name was assign to you by the administrator or when you installed N T
the user name displays the name of the last user to log on by default
when i try to re log on this sme thing shows up with a litte key picture
this is where it stop me do you know way change the administrator
dont think it was ever used except for home use but not for sure about it
since the owner has passed away and it has not been used in quite a while
thanks for all the help though

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#13
January 29, 2012 at 15:47:05
Is there a Windows sticker anywhere on the case? If so, post everything is says on it.

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#14
January 30, 2012 at 17:17:30
No there no Windows sticker on the box at all
all i can find when windows pull up and ask for the administrator and the pass word there windows N_T_ 4-0 service pack 6 think if knew how to change the administrator would solve my problem but not for sure because did get the pass wd changed to where it will get me to windows that where i get stoped at

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#15
January 30, 2012 at 17:49:18
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Quite honestly I am not sure the computer is worth the effort. The password you are looking for is for permissions in Windows NT 4.0.

Without any installation disk and a installation key there isn't much you can do. I have NO experience with NT 4.0.

Click on the purple link below for possible help with:
"Windows NT 4.0 user passwords".

http://www.mydigitallife.info/hack-...


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