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  • I have a second computer that is a Dell Dimension XPS D233.  I got it from a friend as a back up machine.  After changing the bios battery about a year ago I could not get in.  I was told that I could download the update from the Dell site for that computer and then copy it to a CD to put into the dead machine.  Is that bios password download available on the site?  I do not see that model since it is about 10 years old or more.

     

  • Hello,

    Take a look at this page.

    The BIOS password can be removed by changing a jumper on the motherboard. Don't forget to put it back.

     

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  • Thank you for your response. The solution you provided worked great. I now have the old computer up and running. I do have a new problem I'd like to  ask you. If you do not know this I can post it to the forum. I  was able to get in under an account that had no password. Unfortunately, this account was not listed as an administrator. My regular log on is inaccessible due to the password that I no longer have. I cannot make proper changes to my settings unless I am the administrator.  Is there any way to break that password, or do I have to format the hard drive, (which I do not want to do)?

  • I replied to the post you have here.

     

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  • Hello again,

    If you are referring to the Windows admin password.

    No, you can't break it.

     

    Mis Dos Centavos,
    Darrell

    Helping Dell Customers here since 1997
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    My Dell systems ...
    Dimension XPS D266 - Bought long ago before this forum existed
    Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Upgraded and still working perfectly
    Dimension 9150 - Just arrived from Dell dfsdirectsales.com Refurbished!
    Pent D 3.2GHz, 2GB dual-channel 533 DDR2
    Windows XP pro SP3
    Add your system information or other signature to your forum posts using my instructions HERE

    Mis Dos Centavos,
    Darrell

    Gadfly at large

    Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

    My systems ...
    Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
    Toshiba Tecra M1
    Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
    Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
      Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!  

     

  • The password can be BLANKED OUT by using Emergency Boot CD here.

    googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/04/ebcd-system-recovery-boot-cd.html

    I have done it several times when I forgot my Admin Password on several computers.

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  • If you cant find solution for your DELL locked bios check this link for 3rd party service : http://freetexthost.com/er1wgjcp0m

    great service :)

  • I got mine for free from DELL tech support and also the hard disk password. Great service and fast.

  • hub_cap

    The password can be BLANKED OUT by using Emergency Boot CD here.

    googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/04/ebcd-system-recovery-boot-cd.html

    I have done it several times when I forgot my Admin Password on several computers.

    where do i get an Emergency Boot CD? Or can i go to a site?

     

  • The URL is given

     

    googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/04/ebcd-system-recovery-boot-cd.html

    Download ebcd-0_6_1-pro-sfx.exe [EBCD 0.6.1, 17 MB, alternate locations], run it, select a folder for installation, go to the folder and run makeebcd.exe. You will have a 60.4 MB ISO you can burn on a CD.