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Anonymous
June 24, 2005 9:34:43 PM

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Our Club has a Dell 4550 with an A05 BIOS. When we installed the
computer I put in a set-up and system password as a security measure.
Now some users are complaining that they are having trouble logging in
and want to eliminate it. That is my problem. When I access the
set-up file on boot, I enter the BIOs password. I scroll to the
security section, hit enter and see both types of passwords are
"enabled". I then hit the space bar but get a command to reenter the
password and then another to confirm it. Nothing shows how to eliminate
it - none of the Dell documentation I have tells how also. Short of
pulling the case apart and jiggering with the configuration jumper is
there another way to do this. what am I doing wrong????

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Anonymous
June 24, 2005 9:34:44 PM

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Bill Mackey wrote:
>
> Our Club has a Dell 4550 with an A05 BIOS. When we installed the
> computer I put in a set-up and system password as a security measure.
> Now some users are complaining that they are having trouble logging in
> and want to eliminate it. That is my problem. When I access the
> set-up file on boot, I enter the BIOs password. I scroll to the
> security section, hit enter and see both types of passwords are
> "enabled". I then hit the space bar but get a command to reenter the
> password and then another to confirm it. Nothing shows how to eliminate
> it - none of the Dell documentation I have tells how also. Short of
> pulling the case apart and jiggering with the configuration jumper is
> there another way to do this. what am I doing wrong????

I'm not sure where the "space bar" come in.

When it asks for a password, just hit <Enter>.

You should get a "Not Enabled" message.

Notan
Anonymous
June 24, 2005 10:04:08 PM

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Got to admit I once had the same question the first time I tried to disable
a BIOS password I had set. Took me about 5 seconds (yeah, okay, 4 seconds
too many) to figure "what if I . . . "

>just hit <Enter>.
>
> You should get a "Not Enabled" message.
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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 2:59:02 AM

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if you open the case and go onto Dell's web site you will find a pin to
remove or jumper to clear the BIOS passwords

Pretty simple really

Wayne

Bill Mackey wrote:

> Our Club has a Dell 4550 with an A05 BIOS. When we installed the
> computer I put in a set-up and system password as a security measure.
> Now some users are complaining that they are having trouble logging
> in and want to eliminate it. That is my problem. When I access the
> set-up file on boot, I enter the BIOs password. I scroll to the
> security section, hit enter and see both types of passwords are
> "enabled". I then hit the space bar but get a command to reenter the
> password and then another to confirm it. Nothing shows how to
> eliminate it - none of the Dell documentation I have tells how also.
> Short of pulling the case apart and jiggering with the configuration
> jumper is there another way to do this. what am I doing wrong????
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 8:23:05 AM

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.... or remove the coin-sized C2032 3v battery and let the computer sit for a
bit, then put the battery back in its socket. Either way, unplug the wall power
first... Ben Myers

On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 22:59:02 -0500, "wayne" <nope@nowhere.com> wrote:

>if you open the case and go onto Dell's web site you will find a pin to
>remove or jumper to clear the BIOS passwords
>
>Pretty simple really
>
>Wayne
>
>Bill Mackey wrote:
>
>> Our Club has a Dell 4550 with an A05 BIOS. When we installed the
>> computer I put in a set-up and system password as a security measure.
>> Now some users are complaining that they are having trouble logging
>> in and want to eliminate it. That is my problem. When I access the
>> set-up file on boot, I enter the BIOs password. I scroll to the
>> security section, hit enter and see both types of passwords are
>> "enabled". I then hit the space bar but get a command to reenter the
>> password and then another to confirm it. Nothing shows how to
>> eliminate it - none of the Dell documentation I have tells how also.
>> Short of pulling the case apart and jiggering with the configuration
>> jumper is there another way to do this. what am I doing wrong????
June 25, 2005 12:16:27 PM

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all these answers are correct but clearing the BIOS password aint gonna help
anyone log onto windows
<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:42bcdbef.53789173@nntp.charter.net...
> ... or remove the coin-sized C2032 3v battery and let the computer sit for
> a
> bit, then put the battery back in its socket. Either way, unplug the wall
> power
> first... Ben Myers
>
> On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 22:59:02 -0500, "wayne" <nope@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>>if you open the case and go onto Dell's web site you will find a pin to
>>remove or jumper to clear the BIOS passwords
>>
>>Pretty simple really
>>
>>Wayne
>>
>>Bill Mackey wrote:
>>
>>> Our Club has a Dell 4550 with an A05 BIOS. When we installed the
>>> computer I put in a set-up and system password as a security measure.
>>> Now some users are complaining that they are having trouble logging
>>> in and want to eliminate it. That is my problem. When I access the
>>> set-up file on boot, I enter the BIOs password. I scroll to the
>>> security section, hit enter and see both types of passwords are
>>> "enabled". I then hit the space bar but get a command to reenter the
>>> password and then another to confirm it. Nothing shows how to
>>> eliminate it - none of the Dell documentation I have tells how also.
>>> Short of pulling the case apart and jiggering with the configuration
>>> jumper is there another way to do this. what am I doing wrong????
>
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 5:34:23 PM

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For cracking Windows NT/2000/XP passwords, there is Pettar Nordahl's very fine
bit of freeware:

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

.... Ben Myers

On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 08:16:27 +0100, "Fixer" <steve.h1@ntlworld.com> wrote:

>all these answers are correct but clearing the BIOS password aint gonna help
>anyone log onto windows
><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>news:42bcdbef.53789173@nntp.charter.net...
>> ... or remove the coin-sized C2032 3v battery and let the computer sit for
>> a
>> bit, then put the battery back in its socket. Either way, unplug the wall
>> power
>> first... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 22:59:02 -0500, "wayne" <nope@nowhere.com> wrote:
>>
>>>if you open the case and go onto Dell's web site you will find a pin to
>>>remove or jumper to clear the BIOS passwords
>>>
>>>Pretty simple really
>>>
>>>Wayne
>>>
>>>Bill Mackey wrote:
>>>
>>>> Our Club has a Dell 4550 with an A05 BIOS. When we installed the
>>>> computer I put in a set-up and system password as a security measure.
>>>> Now some users are complaining that they are having trouble logging
>>>> in and want to eliminate it. That is my problem. When I access the
>>>> set-up file on boot, I enter the BIOs password. I scroll to the
>>>> security section, hit enter and see both types of passwords are
>>>> "enabled". I then hit the space bar but get a command to reenter the
>>>> password and then another to confirm it. Nothing shows how to
>>>> eliminate it - none of the Dell documentation I have tells how also.
>>>> Short of pulling the case apart and jiggering with the configuration
>>>> jumper is there another way to do this. what am I doing wrong????
>>
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