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How to unlock USB ports without admin password?

Q: How to unlock USB ports without admin password?

Hi Friends ... I have this laptop that has been given to me by my company and the USB ports have been blocked in manner such that I can copy stuff from my USB drive on to the machine but cannot copy in the reverse direction, ie. from the hard drive to the USB. Obviously it is to safeguard against theft of data. However, I do not deal with any confidential data and like to back up things every few days. Please tell me a shortcut to unlock my USB entirely even though I do not have administrator rights on the machine.

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A: How to unlock USB ports without admin password?

Sorry, we will not assist in circumventing such security features, especially when the machine belongs to someone else.

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Please refer to the message below for information on how to remove your Dell laptop BIOS password. The information also applies to other manufacturers and summarizes a wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousand of posts related to this problem.

We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there (the post below sums it up pretty well). You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support, as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online.

Summary of laptop password help thread:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html
 

A:Dell BIOS password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting.

Mobile Password Help

The following support information and downloads, are provided to help members freely remove their laptop password
If all options have been tried and you still require help removing your password, search Google for 3rd party alternatives
TechSpot forums and all support is provided freely at all times, it is against our guidelines to link to external paid services
You are advised to try any or all options, with your first point of contact being the laptop manufacture, being the best option

TechSpot forums are FREE and manufacture support only

Click >Dell Support and System Information for a particular Service Tag

> Click > HP Live Chat, Drivers, Warranty and Support Information thread

> Click > Toshiba BIOS Setup / BIOS settings -- access instructions
Reset password on Satellite A205: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post613153-2.html
Reset password on Satellite A100 / A105: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post572530-1.html

Password types :

Power On Password (pop). this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while, and plugging it back in.

Supervisor/bios Password (svp). this requires reading the eeprom chip (8 leg or 14 leg) with an electronic device by using another pc's serial port or by paperclip method if model type available.

Hard Drive Password (hdp). this is usually tied to svp, but not all the time. it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer's password. but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data.
Transfer of Product Ownership
US: http://support.dell.com/support/top...tag_transfer?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International: http://support.dell.com/support/top...ansfer_form1?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International warranty contact phone numbers
http://support.dell.com/support/top...dellcare/international_travel?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Old closed threads, with lots of info:
Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html (543 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic97423.html (533 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic59293.html (937 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html (2200+ replies)

Downloads

Dell Manuals :
http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/documentation.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~cat=12#12

DSTCD.iso : (Release date: 22-November-2005)
http://www.savefile.com/files/2063585

"Paperclip Procedure"
HTML Document: http://web.archive.org/web/20031103020606/http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/dell6.html
PDF Document: http://www.savefile.com/files/2059217

laptops unlocked: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645683-913.html
Chip 24C02 24C04: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post698486-1134.html
Dell IC Numbers: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645922-916.html

SvcTag.exe :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/svctag.exe

Asset.com :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/asset.com
Command line Uses => asset /? (eg Asset /o for owner tag)
CmosPwd :
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd

Attachments
HP OldPass .zip includes:

[*] unlock6.exe (made in 1997)
[*] BIOS_PW.EXE (made in 2003)
[*] HDD_PW.EXE (made in 2003)

HP Oldpass2 .zip:
As above, made as a copy, using another Zip program

Dell Latitude .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)

Dell MasterPW .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)
How to use

 

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A:How to remove write protection of USB mass storage with no visible lock/unlock

insert the USB device, then

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Layout will be Partition
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A:Laptop stopped asking for password

Every OS is customer focused. Microsoft is for non-Mac machines and getting things done. Linux is more powerful but requires more techy-ness to use.

Maybe try Mac OSX.

But there's nothing wrong with Windows. Sounds like you have a decent amount of problems.
Run WIndows update, make sure it's completed every update.
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Do you have the option mentioned below?

Setting a BIOS Password




...
Now you'll want to set your system to ask for that password every time it boots, so select the BIOS FEATURES SETUP option, to see a menu something like this:

Fairly obviously, it's the Password Check option we're interested in, so select it and change the setting to ALWAYS.

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Hi Jessie :wave:

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It's another long shot but again, is easy to do, so give it a try. You have the same symptoms so try the same trick as in this thread Driver failure, unknown devices in USB controller. It worked there. Maybe for you too> <fingers crossed>





LookinAround said:





I've seen this trick work on only just a couple occasions but is easy so is also worth a try for your symptoms

Shut down computer. Unplug from the wall. Remove battery if its a laptop. Let it sit for an hour or two to discharge power. Then plug back in and try again.

Hope it may help <fingers crossed>Click to expand...


 

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A:USB ports makes cooling fan run full speed?

Powah said:





Is this a problem with wires? Or is it just a problem where the ports at the front need replaing all together?Click to expand...

Hard to say at this state.

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It does seem strange that



everytime I plug my iPad on my computer it says "not charging"Click to expand...

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I've noticed that nobody's replied to your post, so I figured I'd try to say at least a little something. I'm not too sure that it'd be of any help to you, but have you checked any settings in your BIOS that might be responsible for the control of it? It's probably a bit of a long shot but it can't hurt to check it out.
 

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A:USB ports no longer working, stemming from mobo?

Very odd symptoms... I'd suggest you try booting into an alternate non-Windows OS, if your USB ports still don't work then you've ruled out Windows and would say it must be mobo/hardware/BIOS related i'd think.

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A:How to open ports on your router

ragne2 said:





I was wondering on how to open ports so i can run a server and be a host.

Is there any programs that can actually open ports on ur router for you?
cause im too lazy to do all that command promt stuff. but if using command prompt is the only wy ill do it.Click to expand...

Opening a port is a goofy term - - let's start with just using a port.
For a port to exist, some program creates a socket and then uses it to LISTEN for connections. You can see this with (command prompt tool) netstat -oan
Programs which are awaiting connections show up like

Code:
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]135 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]445 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]1030 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]3389 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]4186 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]8019 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]44334 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]44501 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
the nnn are the 'port numbers' created by the program.

Q? Which ports are open? A: only those that exist, eg: port 135 is open, and port 136 is closed (ie doesn't exist).
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HOWEVER, that's only one-third of the story; two other conditions must be met

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Consider this network
Code:

ISP==modem/router
|
+ ------- System A
|
+-------- System B

if System A has the program (and the port is listening and the firewall allows)
then System B can get to it without concern for the router at all.[*]

Now if your friend in New York wants to connect to System A located in Los Angeles,
then the router must port foward.

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forward port xxx to IPaddress-for-systemA​
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If you read the manual, it will explain how to reset your router, and return it to default settings (including the default password). On Linksys it usually involves pressing the reset button, and rebooting the router while holding said button in. But check your manual first. If you don't have your manual, Linksys online will have it for you to read.

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We don't deal with bios passwords anymore.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-password.150911/
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A:Problem with Mic in and Line out ports and Realtek AC'97 Audio

During your-




Spudrifle said:





fiddling aboutClick to expand...

did you try downloading and running OpenAL from here?
 

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See How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers.

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/* edit */
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Hi humanpest, we get a regular one post every day or so on this subject
But as stated by Julio (our Administrator here) We cannot provide support any longer on this issue of mobile (laptop) passwords removal (As listed on one of the Mobile threads somewhere)

I feel your pain, but I have already supplied all information I know
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/inspiron-1300-password-issues.138333/
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Awfully strange!

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Please visit this forum regarding passwords.
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I need a password, or a means to short it, that is fairly simple...
There is this black film there, I assume I should just tear it off right?



It says this computer is protected by a password authentication system.

And my service tage is

D525z71
 

A:Dell D610 password issue (I know, I know)

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What is it that you know?
 

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I have a dell inspiron 9300 that I acquired through an auction. However when I start the computer it goes to a screen that asks for a password. the id is #31f5l71-595b. can anyone help with bypassing this problem?
 

A:Dell inspiron 9300 bios password reset

Negative man, we don't do that stuff here.
 

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I have a real simple question. How can you tell on the device manager which one has the mouse and keyboard attached to that port? It does not show on my new computer
but it does on my old one. I am trying to help somebody with their problems. What do I not understand? Thanks