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BIOS passwords can be reset in two ways:

1. using software 2. using hardware.

I would first try resetting using software, here are two software apps to reset or retrieve BIOS passwords...

!BIOS - is a PC BIOS toolkit offering password removal/decrypt and BIOS settings modification/backup/restore.
You can download it here:

CmosPwd - Cmos password recovery tools

You will need to create a bootable Dos, or Linux or NT cd in order to run them.

Good Luck!

Dell Computers &... | Answered Yesterday

On most Dell's, when you start it up, for a brief moment, there is a black screen with <F2> for BIOS, <F12> for boot options. Instead of holding the F2 key, try pressing it multiple times before Windows logo shows.
Also - on some laptops, you can go into BIOS only from a complete shutdown state.

Dell LATITUDE... | Answered Yesterday

Boot to safe mode with networking, download the Kaspersky Removal Tool at :, remove Kaspersky, reboot and reinstall. Question, What Antivirus did you have originally? Did you use the Anti Virus Removal Tool to remove it before installing Kaspersky? Most Anti Virus use a Removal Tool, obtained from the makers website. It's advised to remove Anti Virus completely with the Removal Tool before installing another.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered 2 days ago

There are many streaming audio recorder. But I prefer Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder,It can download streaming video offline,you can download aol radio,myspace music and so on.
You can have a try.

Dell Dimension... | Answered 2 days ago

go to and search for the manual with model info

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Jan 15, 2019

If it is the system password, replacing the hard drive may get it going.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Jan 13, 2019

have you update the computer ...try to restart too..have a nice day over there...

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Jan 13, 2019

Question posted in 2014, almost 5 years back, laptop by this time seems to be abandoned or scrapped? and if still searching only solution is to change the Hard Disk Drive

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019


Going by your post it looks like you require the BIOS password. Let me know if the password prompt appears before or after windows boot. Do send me the system service with the customer details like customer name, place of purchase, shipping address, email address and phone number along with a picture of the password prompt screen via email to . I will then check and see what can be done.

Thanks and Regards.
Kiran Kumar.

Dell VOSTRO 3500... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019

Spanish language versions:

Use Comment menu to add more information to your question, please.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019

You can use Kernel for Outlook PST Repair Tool to repair your damaged Outlook pst file successfully. Go to
to download the tool and refer to
to know more about the pst recovery.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Jan 10, 2019

change the power supply it seems like you are not getting enough power to the monther board or it could be the power board is bad

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

Why not buy a PCI gigabit Ethernet add-on card

Dell E200 233Mhz... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

Depending on the RAID setup you have for your server. Best thing to do is search for "Dell Open Manage" software for your server and install it Once installed it will give you all the information about your hardware. you should b able to rebuild RAID with same size drive if previous drive is bad, RAID will build automatically and take a long time to complete,

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

Could be many things, take it to a computer lab or calla technician who has tools to identify the problem. f Hard Drive is fried then you may not be able to get data back.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

I just love BIOS quesitons.
but why post and not say why , you want to clear something first/?
tell one thing bad, or a symptoms/\
hint can the helper be on the same page (issue or problem)

my guess is you want to clear the CMOS NVROM RTC memory.
on some PCs for sure many old optiplex.e (and never new)
clear has many meanings.
some thing flashing in new BIOS firmware is clearing action
no it is not.
In BIOS pages there is reset bios to default settings that too is kinda clearing but not really, its default settings, only

only 2 things truely clear, killdisk run on any hDD/ssd.
or the like.
and clearing the NVRAM,
called CMOS or RTC clear.
so i guess you forgot has service manual on your PC
as they do super well on, as does HP and most other makers sux.

called good documentation. a top buying, choice this.
for self support.
like YOU.
1st google hit for 960 support
amazing no?

click service
click your 1 of 3 cases (unstated by you) and mobo not the same,OK?
i click mini for your,(had to guess sadly)
read page.91 pdf.
clear as day, RTM.
was that hard, took me 2,minute to get the offical book
i typed Control+F (find) and typed, jumper

easy peasy lemon squeezy

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

possible failed CD drive or bus on motherboard.

Dell Vostro 1400... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

Look on he power adapter and some of the old dells has to have a 65 amp and you might have the 90 amp check to see which one you have. the 90 amp is for the docking station

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 07, 2019

might have to reset it un plug it and then pull the battery out and press the power button to clean it. then plug it back in with out the battery in and if it did not start sometimes you have ot have the battery in for some laptops to start. see if that fixes it.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 07, 2019

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