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Hard Drive Password

raharr
I had a student put on a password the hard drive. Now every time you boot up, it ask for a password. If you hit ESC, it goes f1 for reboot or f2 for bios setup. I called dell and they will give me the master password. Problems is, I do not want to call them every time I have one of these problems. Dell said they use software, but would not tell me what. Is there anything I can use to either help find the password or reset the password?

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    The Scummy One

    some SW, then it is possible, however unlikely that you can obtain it without being an authorized Dell shop.

    Best bet is to set a BIOS password to keep students from making unauthorized changes to the system. Never give the password to anybody except support.

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    raharr

    Thanks for the infor. I am going to try and use this on my new images that I create. I wound how that will work.

    Thanks
    Russ

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    jdmercha

    As I understand it, you can call Dell each time, or you can replace the circuit card on the drive. It might just be less costly to trash the drive and buy a new one.

    If you have coputers that are frequently accessed by students you might want to look into a product such as Black Ice.

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    Jacky Howe

    The first thing that you should do is protect those PC's. They should have been locked before students had access to them.

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    raharr

    All of the computers do have a admin password on them in order to keep others out, but for some reason, this one computer did not have a password on it or had been reset. Everyone know that all you have to do is open it up and take a jumper off and reboot it. Then shut it down and replace the jumper. Students are alot smarter then people and teachers give then credit.

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    The Scummy One

    some SW, then it is possible, however unlikely that you can obtain it without being an authorized Dell shop.

    Best bet is to set a BIOS password to keep students from making unauthorized changes to the system. Never give the password to anybody except support.

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    raharr

    Thanks for the infor. I am going to try and use this on my new images that I create. I wound how that will work.

    Thanks
    Russ

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    jdmercha

    As I understand it, you can call Dell each time, or you can replace the circuit card on the drive. It might just be less costly to trash the drive and buy a new one.

    If you have coputers that are frequently accessed by students you might want to look into a product such as Black Ice.

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    Jacky Howe

    The first thing that you should do is protect those PC's. They should have been locked before students had access to them.

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    raharr

    All of the computers do have a admin password on them in order to keep others out, but for some reason, this one computer did not have a password on it or had been reset. Everyone know that all you have to do is open it up and take a jumper off and reboot it. Then shut it down and replace the jumper. Students are alot smarter then people and teachers give then credit.