Dell Inspiron 531s desktop computer.

17 Questions View all

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.

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

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

Block Image

Was this answer helpful?

Score 4
Add a comment

I think to get past a password, you can visit

Was this answer helpful?

Score -1
Add a comment

Add your answer

althea will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 4

Past 30 Days: 9

All Time: 2,497