Forgot password and unable to log into the laptop
Dell has a hardware lock but I have forgotten the password for my log in.
Any1 know how to bypass this?
Not possible, without passing this, I cannot even access the BIOS screen to select boot to CD or such.
Thanks for the response, still.
Thks... still not able to resolve, it ok, I think I send it back to Dell...
You should be able to do a "repair install" and if that dosent work you have to clean install
I dont of any other way
heres a link
but you have to do ALOT of disasembly and it may not work!
heres directions on resetting in safe mode if the battery fails
Hold F8 as the computer boots before the os boots and then select Safe Mode option (not the others) The computer will boot up from here, but there should be an additional "Administrator" account. Log in to this account (There shouldn't be a password, but if there is, try "admin") and navigate to the User account panel in control panel. From there, select your account name, and select the "Remove Password" option
this will get you in again
You can create a Windows password reset disk to reset your password. Follow this 5 easy steps:
1. Enter a computer that can link to Internet. Google "windows password recovery tool 3.0". Download and install the software on that computer.
2. Run the software and create windows password reset disk by follow the instructions.
3. Eject the created CD/DVD and insert it into the locked computer.
4. Reboot the locked computer (it's necessary for you to change your locked computer's BIOS setting to make it boot from CD drive) and then follow the instructions to reset your password.
5. Now login Windows and set a new password.
To reset the password in windows, you will first need to boot the computer into safe mode. Hold F8 as the computer boots (Before the OS loading screen) and select the "Safe Mode" option (Not "Safe Mode With Command Prompt" or "Safe Mode With Networking") The computer should then boot up, but there should be an additional "Administrator" account. Log in to this account (There shouldn't be a password, but if there is, try "admin") and navigate to the User account panel in control panel. From there, select your account name, and select the "Remove Password" option. This should clear the password for your account. Shut the computer down, and reboot like normal. Your account should have no password.
So why not create a windows password reset disk?Now,let me show you, next time when you or your friends meet this tricky problems,you can use this disk to help them,very easy and convenient.
You need to prepare:
1:A blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive
2.A computer which can link to internet
3.A program called Windows Password Key
Then let's begin
Step 1.Login to a PC which can link to internet,Downlo
Step 2.Run the program and burn to CD/DVD OR USB flash drive
Step 3.Turn to your locked PC,insert the newly create CD or USB to your drive.Reboot the Computer and then follow the instructions,it is very easy to use.
if it is running windows xp then when it is bootting up keep pressins f8 then it will come up with a screen with a few options choose safe mode then just agree with everything it does and it will make a new profile called administra then log in on that. the profile will look like the old windows then just go on to control panel > accounts > (your account) > remove password > then shut down and this will take it out of safe mode and delete the account that was made in the prosses hope this helps (it may work on other softwares but im not sure i do know it works on the windows xp software)
Here are some common methods.
Method 1: Reset Windows 7, Vista, XP Password Via Another Administrator Account
If you have another user account with admin privileges, including built-in accounts in Windows 7/Vista/XP, you can easily bypass other accounts' password using Lusrmgr.msc and Command Line.
1. Log on Windows 7/Vista/XP with your administrator account. Click on Start, type lusrmgr.msc in the Search box(Win7/Vista) or Run box(Win7/Vista/
2. When the Local users and Groups dialog appears, open the Users folder. Right-click your user account and select "set password", type a new password and click OK.
Method 2: Reset WIndows 7/Vista/XP password with Windows password reset disk
Here is the steps to reset Windows password with password reset disk, bypassing Windows Vista/XP password is the same as this:
Step 1: Login Windows with a incorrect password, it will show you a link "Reset Password.." under the password box.
Step 2: Insert your password reset disk, click the link, When a password reset wizard appears, click Next.
Step 3: Choose the drive name from the pull-down list, click Next.
Step 4: Type a new password in the new password box, and type it again to confirm it. Click Next→Finish. Then you can login Windows again with the new password.
Method 3: Reset Windows password with Windows password recovery program
In this method, you need to load a recovery program on another computer, then burn it to a CD/USB. Boot your locked computer from CD/USB and reset WIndows password offline. This is a universal password reset method.