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Dell Support for Lost BIOS Password

Summary: Follow the guidelines in this article if you need support from Dell to reset a lost BIOS password.

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There are three types of BIOS passwords you can set on your Dell desktop or portable computer: BIOS System, BIOS Administrator, or BIOS Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

NOTE: For customer security purposes, you may be asked to provide additional information to verify your system model and account information to proceed with support assistance.


Cause information is not available.


If you have lost either of these BIOS passwords and are unable to remember or retrieve the password, Contact Dell Support.

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Alienware, Inspiron, OptiPlex, Vostro, XPS, G Series, G Series, Alienware, Inspiron, Latitude, Vostro, XPS, Fixed Workstations, Mobile Workstations

Last Published Date

24 Jul 2023



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