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Dell Bios Login

By paul.clements ·
I have a Dell Latitude D610, everytime I turn on the PC it promtps me for the white screen bios password, I have the password which works fine but surely I should not see this every time... how do I stop the screen from appearing? I assume its just a setting somewhere?? - note I do not need password help, this is legit pc and I have all passwords...

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re: BIOS Login

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Dell Bios Login

No, if a password has been placed on the BIOS, it will ask every time you boot the PC. It's a security setting.

The only way to get rid of the screen/question is to erase the BIOS password. Of course, then you have no protection against unauthorized use of the PC.

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by seanferd In reply to Dell Bios Login

If you really do want to remove the password, you will do that in BIOS setup. Watch the screen during boot for the correct key to press to enter setup. Most Dells use F2, sometimes Del.

If you need more reference, see
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd610/en/ug_en/setup.htm#wp1052341
for an explanation of you BIOS setup screens if you can't easily find your documentation.

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white screen help

by paul.clements In reply to Also

Hi, so if I enter 'setup' change my bios password to nothing it will then stop the screen from appearing?

thanks for the info...

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by Wizard-09 In reply to white screen help

You need to enter setup, then change the password to nothing at all, hit f10 save and exit it will reboot your system without the need to put the password in at startup.

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Yes that is so

by OH Smeg In reply to white screen help

But this is a Power On Password that works before any of the existing OS starts to get loaded so short of removing it completely there is nothing that you can do to prevent it from asking for this.

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