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Dell inspiron e1705 BIOS Master Password

Q: Dell inspiron e1705 BIOS Master Password

I got a laptop for school on craigslist and there I need the BIOS password because the computer wont boot. I have no idea who the original owner is so I cant change the ownership the service tag is #12D24D1-595B What can I do does anyone know how to get the master password?

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A: Dell inspiron e1705 BIOS Master Password

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Is it listed in device manager ?

Have you done anyhting to cause the problem ?
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Please perform these steps from safemode with networking.

Update and do a quick scan with Malwarebytes remove all that it finds and reboot.

Post the log here,
Update do a quick scan with Superantispyware remove all this finds reboot.
post the log here.
Run a scan with Eset.
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Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
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Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go and post the result.

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That depends on the way DELL made your laptop. Some you can remove the CPU and replace it with higher speed. Butyou got those Dual core ones where you can change the CPU, but doing that will have to be check with DELL online support first. Remember faster CPU more battery life will be shorten. Going from 1.66GHz to 2.0GHz isn't that big of a deal.
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A:Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
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A:TDL4 rootkit infection on Dell Inspiron E1705

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My SERVICE TAG is 7YGPW81-595B, I was wondering you would be able to email me my code or old pass. What bugs me is that I remember setting it to something simple like 1234 or 12345 or asdf. You might see that if its in the service tag. I tried for hours already.

My email is [email protected], or I'll be happy to give you my phone number via email.

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A:Dell Inspiron 2200 BIOS password

JordanR said:

SORRY WRONG THREAD, I will post this in Mobile computing.Click to expand...

Actually, this is the correct and only thread to post these requests:
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
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With regards to your problem, please see this thread: Dell Bios Password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting and this thread to post your information, if your PC can be unlocked. Dell Bios Password removal (Nov-Dec 2007)
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A:Dell Inspiron 5150 HDD password (not BIOS)

neqsohthree said:

...which brings me to the fact that i'm getting eleven asterisks instead of a code, followed by the "bios standard" a95b (which is why they insist that it's a bios password). does this mean that (potentially) my hd is not actually the problem, but there is a motherboard short causing it to not be recognized properly?

help is desparately appreciated. thanks :]Click to expand...

According to my big book of HD issues, the asterisks mean that the IDE section of the drive is flumped, or your IDE on the mobo is, one of the two.

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A:I lost the Dell Inspiron 2650 BIOS Password

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A:How to remove Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS password

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No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
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Contact Dell. removing the battery will do nothing. Dell's have a dedicated security chip to prevent bypassing the bios password.
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can anybody help me?

This is the error message i've got :

The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.
Windows cannot be installed on this computer with the current system BIOS version. Contact your computer manufacturer for a BIOS update, install the update, and then start Windows installation again. OEM Name: Dell Inc.; OEM Model: Inspiron 1420 ; BIOS Version: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07; BIOS Date: 20080203000000.000000+000


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What kind of win7 install disk is this? Is it Retail, i.e. did you buy it from a store in a box?

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Was it a program that you were running that gave you this message?  It all depends on where you got it from, if it was from Support Assist it most likely is okay, but just want to make sure that you are getting the right one and that it isn't some pop up that comes up on a website or something like that.
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Hi mohamed.naguib
Thanks for writing to us.
Under the advance tab, using the keyboard down arrow highlight the SATA operation and change to the AHCI again using keyboard.
Could you let us know if you tried the same.
Provide us your system tag#, name and  email via private message,by clicking on my name in blue
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I am not sure if you still need an answer to this or not, but if you are ...

If you are referring to a Hidden Protected Area on the hard drive, then no, the BIOS passwords are not stored there. They are stored in the firmware on the motherboard itself.

If this is not what you were asking just let me know and I'll see if I can find out.
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Open the case and disconnect everything from the main board. Remove all add-in cards and disconnect keyboard and mouse. Leave only the power supply and monitor connected. If the screen still does not light up, take the power supply to a local shop and have them test it. If the power supply is good, you have narrowed the problem to main board, memory and processor. If you have more than one memory stick, try them one at a time.

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Next stop, if you're that way inclined and if it is possible on that laptop, remove the network chip.
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