How do I fix an dell bios Password?

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EricB

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I have a guy who tried to bios protect his computer he somehow mess up. the password doesn't seem to recognized any key at all except enter on the keyboard so he can't get into it at all


he has a dell comp.
 

uzi9mm

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Well you can try to pull the CMOS battery on the motherboard, but if you do not want to open the case and possibly void the warranty, than try this:

Try this password: Dell
(case sensitive)

Note: Maybe you think it is not typing when infact it is, it just wont put ******* when you type.
 

uzi9mm

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Your right though, flashing the BIOS would work, but why do that when you can use the "omnipotent" password. Sometimes flashing the BIOS is dangerous, it could render your computer useless.
 

Osiris

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Whats the name of this BIOS?

Try this for these: PC BIOS Security and Maintanance toolkit


Or this for these:

ACER/IBM BIOS
AMI BIOS
AMI WinBIOS 2.5
Award 4.5x/4.6x/6.0
Compaq (1992)
Compaq (New version)
IBM (PS/2, Activa, Thinkpad)
Packard Bell
Phoenix 1.00.09.AC0 (1994), a486 1.03, 1.04, 1.10 A03, 4.05 rev 1.02.943, 4.06 rev 1.13.1107
Phoenix 4 release 6 (User)
Gateway Solo - Phoenix 4.0 release 6
Toshiba
Zenith AMI CmosBackup
 

EricB

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thank for the replies. I will try the dell option

the bios is phoenix rom bios plus version 1.10 A06
Optiplex GX150

I will try flashing as a last resort
 
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