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Remove Dell Latitude CS BIOS Password

By essexbigboy ·
I have been given an old Dell Latitude CS Model PMP which, when powered on, appears to have a BIOS (primary) password installed.

Can anyone please advise how to remove it because I cannot boot the laptop by any drive.

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sorry but....

by ---TK--- In reply to Remove Dell Latitude CS B ...

TR members are not allowed to assist with by-passing passwords in general. I would suggest contacting Dell, and they might be able assist you.

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Thanks for that

by essexbigboy In reply to sorry but....

I appreciate your comments but Dell are only interested with items under warranty so I still have a problem as this is a very old laptop

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What about where it came from ? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Thanks for that

Have you asked your source what the password might be?

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Of course I have

by essexbigboy In reply to What about where it came ...

Now would I be asking for help if this information was already given.

Please let's not get into a mindless discussion about where the laptop came from, it came from a legitimate source.

I just need to find a solution to my problem.

Can anybody help me

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Well then if you don't want to discuss things

by OH Smeg In reply to Of course I have

Google is your friend.

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Speaking of 'information already given' ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Of course I have

You didn't say that you'd already checked from the source. If you don't say something, you can't blame me for suggesting it now - can you??!!

If the source is legitimate, how come you didn't get the password?

Mind you - anyone that's gonna name himself after a fictional *****, can't be expected to be all that literate.

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The ***** Comment

by essexbigboy In reply to Speaking of 'information ...

Thanks for the useful reply.

My username is based on the fact I am big in body size and that is what people know me as where I'm from, n=it is not meant as a phalic boast.

Please is there anybody out there who can sensibly help me with my problem. I only want to solve the problem in hand.

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Vinegar....

by C F USA In reply to Of course I have

The saying is you can draw more flies with honey than vinegar...lay off the vinegar. The first responder clearly stated that TR does NOT assist in removing, cracking, clearing passwords. Please do not take that as being rude, or not caring.
See Below:

TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread
The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact the vendor for the software / hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, etc.. To those viewing this post: Please DO NOT respond any further to this thread.

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Contact the vendor and ask them over the phone for a possible solution here.

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Thank you for the honest response

by essexbigboy In reply to Vinegar....

I appreciate what you are telling me and I relise now that I will have a problem clearing the password.

I may say this is a legitimate request and I am new to this open forum and apologise if I have placed members in an awkward position.

I will end the discussion now

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Ok, but what about

by The Scummy One In reply to Of course I have

A MINDFUL discussion about where the laptop came from, and also a mindful discussion about who you got it from and how this is a known legitimate source.

And for shlts and giggles, why not discuss how even if we post the answer to you here, how then do we know that it will not be used by someone else for an illegal act?

Care to start?

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