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A laptop of the Dell Latitude C-series released around 1999-2000.

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no password to access computer

got a computer from fleemarket, cheap and perfect for my new writing machine, yes i am old, but there is a password in order for me to install better writing software, and i do not have this. sooo, plzz help an old lady, tried to use a software where you type your tag and number, did not work, now i am waiting for Dell support to help me, been waiting for a week. What do i do? install a new hd or wait for Dell support?

info: #RMVOL**-595B, is the tag

Dell Latitide cs 400xt is the computer, win98 or nt.

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Does this happen when you install other software or only the writing software?

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What is the computers serial number?

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looks like your password is zbmn1jyg

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The usual solution for a forgotten hard drive password is to replace the drive and reinstall everything. The password and firmware are stored on a chip on the HDD's controller card. This makes it difficult to retrieve. Wiping the chip will leave the drive useless. On some drives you can change the whole controller board which will allow you to use the drive again. Also, take a look on here Interesting read.

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How did you figure that out? +1

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We'll need to wait and see if it works for Chrissy Murry

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Ok, got it. Good job.

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nope! and i tried Dell as a backdoor code, did not work, thnxx for answering thou, tagnumber #RMVOL**-595B, if i change hd do you think it works? change pin? how do i do that? i am a newbee, a writer, old and irritated, the computer is perfect for me

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Please just boot into safe mode by holding down the esc key once there you will be able to post to your opsys and you will have admin access to change any password through your command line settings.

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