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Inspiron 1100

By draggon_9 ·
My uncle cant get his computer working anymore because he forgot his password. I tried (wipe drive). I tried getting into bios,safe mode, reinstalling xp disk,hit every F key,but it all comes up the same, It wants me to enter the password. I tried a couple of password recovery programs and burned them to cd and that didnt work. I just want to wipe this thing clean so I can reinstall xp. HELP!

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Your Uncle will need to remember it....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Inspiron 1100

... or take it to a service center where someone there can verify ownership before they help him.

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