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dell bios user options 'lock out'

By dp.reynolds ·
I'm 'locked out' of most of the bios options on a dell latitude CPt- ?any constructive suggestions pls?

fyi - have today flashed the eprom from A10 to A14 hoping to cure the problem but without success; I did have 'win xp pro plus SP1' installed (with the problem as described) but after the bios update I re/installed win2000 for numerous reasons.

I've trawled various sites hoping to find a remedy (without success so far)so any help or constructive input greatly appreciated.

many thanks and happy new year

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by Jessie In reply to dell bios user options 'l ...

Either figure out the password, or replace the motherboard. That's about all you can do. As far as I know manufacturer's stopped building in the "password clear" switch, and removing the CMOS battery won't work either.

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by PulseUK In reply to dell bios user options 'l ...

You need to reset the admin password. You need a program called svctag. This will reset the passwords on dell laptops. Good luck. Let me know if you can't find it.

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