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Solved: dell inspirion 1501 user password

Q: Solved: dell inspirion 1501 user password

Have a friend who bought a dell inspirion 1501 that he bought second hand. it runs window vista. problem is there is a user password set and noone knows what it is. the lady who he bought it from said she forgt what it was. Is there a way to bypass this besides doing a clean reformat? or opening it up to try and remove the cmos battery? ( someone told me that wouold work, want to save that as a last resort)

any help???

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A: Solved: dell inspirion 1501 user password

Per TSG rules: Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.
My suggestion is to use the restore partition or Vista DVD and put it back like new. Other than that we can't offer assistance.
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solution email me at [email protected]

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A:Solved: CD Drive disappeared (dell inspiron 1501)

*UPDATE* there has been a change in circumstances, the cd-drive now opens when ever i push the eject/load button, but is still not part of the setup and the driver package still says that the drive does not exist ??

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A:Solved: Dell Inspirion 1420

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Email address is (edited out) or answer in the forum.

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I can only hope that link can work out. Otherwise follow the following link and locate your product:

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A:1501 Dell AMD machine

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When you go into device manager, are there any yellow ! or ? there?
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A:Help with Dell Inspiron 1501

try with new ram.
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Your cd/dvd drive during this boot cycle is f :

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Is the a disk in the CD/DVD drive? If so, remove it and try again.

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No, there are some users of Inspiron 1501 with 8 GB here in this forum...
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A:Add memory to Dell Inspiron 1501

I always run the Crucial scanner to see what slots I have, what the maximum is, and what size chips can be added. Having low confidence in my ability to buy the correct product elsewhere I also buy from them, but I understand that they are far from the least expensive.
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It's either booting to the wrong drive, or the hard drive has failed or become corrupted.
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If you can...

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.

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That sounds like a dead or dying power supply. Smell anything burning? If you take the power cord out and swich it off on psu(if that crap has a switch) then press the power button for 5 seconds. Then sit for about a half hour and plug it in and try to start again, what happens?
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A:Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop

You may have to replace the keyboard.
What operating system. What connectin. On what were you working when the change occurred.

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A:dell inspiron 1501 restore

Using "Factory Recovery" is probably the best option. Basically, it will re-install Windows XP as it was when the laptop was first purchased, using the factory-installed recovery partition. No CD required. Go here for instructions:
How to Restore to a Factory Dell Inspiron 1501 Without a Disc |
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Yes, you probably damaged the charging circuits/motherboard by using an after-market AC adapter... These charging circuits may be part of a $300+ motherboard. Good luck
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A:Dell Inspiron 1501 screen problem

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It could be a loose power jack on the laptop. If you move the power connection around while plugged it, can you see the battery charging light come on?
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Quote: Originally Posted by bdtyrrell

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bugcheck shows usbehci.sys as the culprit for this crash

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8004221050, fffff8000411d518, fffffa80078a3010}

Probably caused by : usbehci.sys

Followup: MachineOwner

I beleive this is a USB host controller

all of these drivers are old and need updating

rimspx64.sys fffff880`079b9000 ad18a580`079d0000 0xad18ad0000017000 0x45e3d96d 27/02/2007 07:10:37
stwrt64.sys fffff880`086c9000 fffff080`0872c000 0xfffff80000063000 0x45ec7d23 05/03/2007 20:27:15
rimmpx64.sys fffff880`079a5000 fffff880`079b9000 0x00014000 0x45fdfeee 19/03/2007 03:09:34
rixdpx64.sys fffff880`07316000 fffff880`0736d000 0x00057000 0x4607a4f7 26/03/2007 10:48:23
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<ADMIN NOTE: Express service code removed per privacy policy>

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Can you post an photo of your soldering?I'm not sure if I can help, but an image might help us understand what you are looking at.

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All great, but true explaination...

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Anybody have any idea's?
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Hey, Welcome to techspot

I think i had this problem once before on my 1501 i forgot how i fixed it exactly but i would try hitting the function key and see if there' an f lock or something like that that will take function lock off.

Ill look on my laptop later and see if i can replicate the problem
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
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A:Hooking Iomega Zipdrive 100 to Dell Inspiron 1501

I've never had any luck with "conversion" cables. So it doesn't surprise me that it doesn't work. And even if it does recognize hardware connected, I doubt it has the drivers needed to interface with hardware that is not natively USB.

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Is your screen shot? do u hear it loading?? if so try plugging in a screen.
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A:BSOD dell inspirion with 4 extra gb's.

bump bump, srry I was just impatient....
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Is this a 32bit OS or 64bit?

I would try a system restore, pick a date before the problem started.
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Is there any liquid spillage / physical damage on the system? Does an external keyboard work fine on the system? Are the specified keys not working at all or do they work intermittently?
You could contact our Dell Reseller in your country and get the system serviced. If there is no warranty, it would be a paid service call - check your reseller options here -
Write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.