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Bios admin password on laptop

By ale_negrea ·
I have bought my first laptop for a few month and was very excited. I put everything on it myself and after installing everything i set some passwords in the bios. My laptop is a dell inspiron 1525. The problem is i can't remember the password i set then!!! i have tryed all the passwords i ussually use but it's different i think it was supposed to be a 4 digit password but i'm not really sure. I don't have problems using the pc as i know my system and other passwords, i just can't remember the bios administrator problem. I have a lot of data on my pc, inculding software and i'd hate to lose it. i don't know how to reset my motherboard or motherchip or whatever but i wouldn't do it. Though if i ever get a virus... :-S so is there any other way to remove this password? :-SS

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TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Bios admin password on la ...

The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

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What you need to do here is return the NB to Dell or at least one of their Authorized Service Agents and get them to remove the password. When you set any Passwords you need to write them down in a secure location so you do not loose everything or at the very least cost you money to recover when you forget.


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