By gary ·
my brother passed away and i ended up with a sea anchor laptop dell inspiron **00, i cleaned it off-hard drive as my intent was to set it up fro my grand-daughters for an exmas gift-- well i locked my self out of the bios and don't know howto reset thepassword-- i know you guys hear all kinds of excuses but this is real.

iam capable of taking it a part- but would be very un sure of what to do right..

i use a dell latitude d820 and my wife has one allso.

thanks for any real help--dell was not help full as they wanted a receipt from a dead man--there is none.

thank you

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Sorry, but no help here

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to bios

We absolutely do not provide help in any way, shape or form, for getting past passwords. Especially for BIOS passwords. If DELL won't help you, your only hope is to take it to a professional (local computer repair?) who MAY be able to get into it for you, provided you can show proof that it now belongs to you.

By the way, cleaning off the hard drive has nothing to do with the BIOS. You had to have manually TYPED a password IN the BIOS for that to happen. They don't just set themselves. If you can't remember what you typed, then paying the PRO's to fix it for you will be the price you have to pay for your mistake.

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Ok, BIOS Crack 101

by The Scummy One In reply to bios

This is intended for informationaml purposes only. Never attempt this, especially on someone elses system without authorization. The information here is Highly Classified and I can get into real trouble if someone finds out who I really am.

The motherboard manufacturers (since 2002) have put in a 'Super Reset' method for making the MB 'like new' again. This was a 'secret Homeland Security' initiative so that the govt. could access anyones computer that they had physical access to.

Items you will need:
grounding wire
stun gun

Set the stun gun to max power. Attach the grounding wire to a good grounding source. Then tie the other end to the computer case.

Power up the system to the BIOS screen. hold the computer case tightly (metal frame), and zap the power supply with the stun gun. The MB needs a strong AC current to reset it properly.
The 'zap' should be at least 10 seconds long. Afterwards, the motherboard will be reset.

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"At least 10 seconds long" shouldn't be a problem...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Ok, BIOS Crack 101

STOPPING IT may present more of a challenge!

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by The Scummy One In reply to "[i]At least 10 seconds l ...
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Maybe DELL would accept the Death Certificate . . .

by OldER Mycroft In reply to bios

Most dead men have at least one of them.

Having been the original purchases of the **00, your brother would be registered with Dell as the owner.

The death certificate will prove that he is now brown bread, and your Passport / Birth Certificate will prove you are his brother.

Just a thought.

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Hey Gary

by Tig2 In reply to bios

Take it to a shop. They will be able to remove that password for you.

Merry Christmas!

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I just love these sob story excuses for cracking password

by ManiacMan In reply to bios

These script kiddies and wannabe crackers are getting craftier by the day.

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Maybe if Gary had mentioned a HazMat team ! . . .

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I just love these sob sto ...

Someone might have offered to cover the cost of the crack!

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by The Scummy One In reply to Maybe if Gary had mention ...

Well, at least Gary isnt coming back at the moment... Maybe he is off purchasing the stun gun :^0

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You forget to tell him about the flux capacitor option to boost

by ManiacMan In reply to LOL

the stun gun power output to really ensure that the BIOS password gets stripped off. :^0

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