Reset Bios Password

By Pitroadrush ·
Hello, I just bought Dell desktop optiplex 330 from my previous work, 3 weeks old pc. But, the bios is password protected and I did not received the password.
Is there a way I can delete/reset this password and give me full access to the PC.
Dell Desktop Optiplex 330.

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Well I must admit

by LarryD4 In reply to A few thoughts ...

Well I must admit my hackles were up, but as with most of the community, I believe whole heartedly in security. But I?m also that type A personality that tends to not back down. I?ve also been teaching a tech class at night and have been enjoying the A+ curriculum again.

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It the user was sold a system that was locked

by jdclyde In reply to To Sum up

do you honestly think he got a manual with it?

As yourself if his/her post passes the smell test. Is it reasonable to believe his past employer sold him a locked system three weeks ago, and refuse to unlock the bios for him?

The other side of the coin, even if you DO believe the user, if you post the answer, someone that is NOT valid will come behind and get the same answer. This site gets flooded with people trying to break into stolen systems all the time, most finding the site via a google search.

Do you really want the TR community to be lowered to being flooded by even more thief's?

If you really do believe the user, and really want to help them, send them a peer message, rather than posting the answer out in the open. Would you agree that is a reasonable way to handle it?

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by LarryD4 In reply to It the user was sold a sy ...

Look I'll get right to it.
You can't make assumptions that posters are bad just because of the question they ask.

Yes it would have made sense to send them a peer to peer message but..

This site reaches people across the globe and to make an assumption because of bad english is like not listnening to someone just because they don't speak the same language.

Granted the user is a month old and apparently from Maryland. But what if this is a 13 year old Iraqy(not sure of spelling) who just get out of Iraq and was given a PC by someone?

I'm just looking at the other side and looking at how they would feel and their opinion of the site from the responses they get.

You can find posts where even I laugh at the inability for someone to write a coherent sentance. But I still back it up with an attempt to understand their question.

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by Wizard-09 In reply to Ok.

Let's all shake hands and make up lol, larry you got your slap on the head to get the brain working again I see both sides here but I tend not to help with questions like this.

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I never said anything about use of language

by jdclyde In reply to Ok.

And because the smarter thief's will have a better excuse, it is easier to NOT answer any hacking questions in the open forum.

If you DO believe the person is legitimate, then and only then would the peer mail be appropriate. Answering a thief's question just because you can is irresponsible.

And no, I would not help a lying 13 year old break into a stolen computer either.

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Is this a Joke?

by galbraithjl17 In reply to Reset Bios Password

First off I seriously doubt that a business of any kind is going to sell a 3 week old computer. Second, if you are on here and don't kniow how to reset the BIOS then you should buy a book. An A+ book. We all have. How do you think we learned? Sorry but I doubt that there is anyone here going to believe you. Find a crappy site that may help you.

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by jimmy-jam In reply to Is this a Joke?

I have NEVER bought an A+ book

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Join the club

by jdclyde In reply to Quibble

Not being a hardware guy, never needed it.

Thank goodness for google. "Google is your friend".

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I can't click on that at work

by jimmy-jam In reply to Join the club

Something about Adult/Mature content... I guess I can only view immature content B-)

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I have thought of writing Robin, the site admin

by jdclyde In reply to I can't click on that at ...

to ask for an alternative address of justFengoogleit for just that reason. B-)

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