Dell Inspiron 531s desktop computer.

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How do I get past a password so it will boot up?

When I turn it on it asks for a password. I cannot get it to go any futher. Is there any thing i can do to by pass this? I've tried the Fkeys, Ctrl+Alt+Del.

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althea, sounds like your BIOS password. You can reset it by following Dell's advise :"Reset the current CMOS settings:

Locate the 3-pin CMOS jumper (CLEAR CMOS) on the system board

Remove the jumper plug from the CMOS jumper (CLEAR CMOS) pins 2 and 3.

Place the jumper plug on the CMOS jumper (CLEAR CMOS) pins 1 and 2 and wait approximately five seconds.

Remove the jumper plug and replace it on the CMOS jumper (CLEAR CMOS) pins 2 and 3. "

The CMOS jumper is number 12 on the diagram

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I think to get past a password, you can visit http://www.recoverlostpassword.com

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