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Dell Dimension 2400 BIOS Reset

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May 7, 2009 2:19:58 PM

I am having a hell of time trying to clear a BIOS password from a Dell Dimension 2400. I have tried every trick I know of, outside of using third party software. I have removed the CMOS battery and power supply for over a day, still a password. I tried clearing NVRAM through Dell's soft reset, as outlined in their guide here: http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/18671704/18794690.... Which I couldn't seem to get to work, I did not hear a beep after pressing <alt>+<E>.

I tried attaching a jumper to the 2 pin CMOS reset, the machine wouldn't power on.

Does anyone know why I am having such a hard time with this infernal BIOS password? Let me know if there is any additional information necessary to solve this dilemma. The BIOS is a Phoenix ROM bios version 1.10 A05. The motherboard is a dell f5949.
June 23, 2009 5:15:31 PM

1. turn off computer
2. unplug power cable
3. hold down power button for 3 seconds
4. remove side panel
5. locate jumper in JP1 and remove it
6. plug in power cable
7. power on computer and enter bios - should be clear
8. save and exit
9. repeat steps 1-3
10. reconnect jp1
11. put side panel back on
12. repeat steps 6-7 to verify bios password is gone
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May 28, 2011 2:26:36 AM

I believe there is a program or software that will recover lost passwords, you can probably find it easily if you goodle :
majicjellybean.
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May 28, 2011 2:26:45 AM

I believe there is a program or software that will recover lost passwords, you can probably find it easily if you goodle :
majicjellybean.
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May 28, 2011 2:26:57 AM

I believe there is a program or software that will recover lost passwords, you can probably find it easily if you goodle :
majicjellybean.
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August 26, 2011 6:45:39 AM

Download Hirens Boot CD 14.0
Burn with ImgBurn
Turn on PC insert DVD
Restart, set BIOS to boot from disc.
You can try using Konboot first, or follow the tut in the link.
Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIx46zQlKCk
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