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RE: Dumpster Diving: Found old Dell Laptop - Need help with Dell code to erase/reset admin password

You might try this hack, it resets all system settings to the factory defaults. It doesn't specifically mention the BIOS PW, but worth a try:

www.dell.com/.../ru

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RE: Dumpster Diving: Found old Dell Laptop - Need help with Dell code to erase/reset admin password

Thanks houdel for the help!

Unfortunately, the laptop keyboard does not have a Numlock or Scrolllock key. I tried to use a wireless external gaming keyboard which does have those keys but since I can't get past the bios, it never loads the drivers for the USB receiver.

Thanks anyway.... I keep looking and trying stuff but still nothing works.

This has become more of a personal challenge than just trying to resuscitate an honorable old laptop to working status again. Now I want to see this old Dell cracked laptop screen smile again.

Thanks again to everyone for all your help!

John

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RE: Dumpster Diving: Found old Dell Laptop - Need help with Dell code to erase/reset admin password

Here is another KB article which may work for you. Click the tab for noteebooks to get the right process -

www.dell.com/.../en

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