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help installing devices?

By ARandomPenguin ·
I am working on an old dell desktop that has no PS2 ports so my only option is a USB keyboard and mouse but this time it continuously tries to prompt me for whether or not i want to install the device and i cant confirm because the very devices that im trying to install are needed to confirm this prompt.
I have tried different ports and different devices (even though the current ones definitely work) and when i get into the set up to get into the onboard device menu it prompts me for an administrator password (which i cant get rid of, even after flashing the CMOS for a half hour). oh, and this is a fresh install of win XP pro.
any tip and tricks you fine gentle men have and are willing to share shall be tested promptly.
I dont see much in the form of model numbers on this laptop and i cant check using the tools i have for specified reasons, but i did get a reference to a model number (its an old worn desktop that this client wants fixed and isnt willing to upgrade)
Dell Optiplex GX260

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Well you'll obviously need to talk to it's owner

by OH Smeg In reply to help installing devices?

And get the BIOS Password which is what you need here as you need to enter the BIOS and make some changes.

Till you can do that there is nothing else that is possible.

Col

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by ARandomPenguin In reply to Well you'll obviously nee ...

Tried that, apparently the person who possesses the password is unable to recall anything since theyve had this thing sitting around for about a year.
All thats left is this device install. all depends on how much trouble i am willing to go through. (installing os on a new computer and installing the devices then creating an image and re-imaging their old drive?)

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Well then maybe you could get their

by OH Smeg In reply to help installing devices?

Mouse & Keyboard and not have the problem of the New Devices.

But without the BIOS Password you are really stuffed and so is the owner.

Col

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by ARandomPenguin In reply to Well then maybe you could ...

like i said, "fresh install".
but yes theyre stuffed if i cant get that going. wont be a big deal for them anyway (belongs to a resort here in Fiji), they can suck it up its not like there was any data on it that they wanted.

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