Hard Drive Password

By raharr ·
I had a student put on a password the hard drive. Now every time you boot up, it ask for a password. If you hit ESC, it goes f1 for reboot or f2 for bios setup. I called dell and they will give me the master password. Problems is, I do not want to call them every time I have one of these problems. Dell said they use software, but would not tell me what. Is there anything I can use to either help find the password or reset the password?


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Possible, if Dell uses

by The Scummy One In reply to Hard Drive Password

some SW, then it is possible, however unlikely that you can obtain it without being an authorized Dell shop.

Best bet is to set a BIOS password to keep students from making unauthorized changes to the system. Never give the password to anybody except support.

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For tighter control of your equipment, check this out

by nepenthe0 In reply to Hard Drive Password
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Lock Out

by raharr In reply to For tighter control of yo ...

Thanks for the infor. I am going to try and use this on my new images that I create. I wound how that will work.


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How much effort is it worth

by jdmercha In reply to Hard Drive Password

As I understand it, you can call Dell each time, or you can replace the circuit card on the drive. It might just be less costly to trash the drive and buy a new one.

If you have coputers that are frequently accessed by students you might want to look into a product such as Black Ice.

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You don't have to call anyone

by Jacky Howe In reply to Hard Drive Password

The first thing that you should do is protect those PC's. They should have been locked before students had access to them.

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by raharr In reply to You don't have to call an ...

All of the computers do have a admin password on them in order to keep others out, but for some reason, this one computer did not have a password on it or had been reset. Everyone know that all you have to do is open it up and take a jumper off and reboot it. Then shut it down and replace the jumper. Students are alot smarter then people and teachers give then credit.

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