Hard drive not reconized in bios

By jeffries ·
I purchase a used dell optiplex gx240 and when I hit f2 to enter setup it ask for a password.
I can hit enter and it says incorrect password, and I can hit enter again and it is in the bios settings but I cannot change any thing. Also my hard drive is not detected in bios or when I hit f12 for boot order.
How can I remove the password?
How can I get the hard drive to show or be detected?

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Contact the seller of the DELL. TR does not assist with system passwords.

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Hard drive not reconized ...

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