This is not the windows pass this is a boot pass. I have been looking around and it looks like this is a known issue with the version of the bios and dell's computers. The version I have is the phoenix A04 people with BIOS versions older than A22 have this problem, it is a known issue. The way you fix this known problem is to upgrade to the A22 BIOS (sounds simple enough)
The problem is that I cannot upgrade because there is a boot password in place, I need to clear the pass. This has nothing to do with me not knowing the pass I know that pass I can put in the pass and get to windows and everything works ok.
I can’t get into the BIOS, F2 is not responding. It will respond if I upgrade to the A22 ver of the BIOS, but I can't because there is a pass set (not because it is asking for a pass and I don’t know it) it simply tells me it cannot upgrade because there is a pass set and then cancels the upgrade.
There is a way to jump pins (I don’t know what ones) that will allow you to enter some sort of manufacturing mode; I have been told that in this "manufacturing mode" I will be able to clear this pass.
Any know how to do this?
Aye, I stated is all 3 of my post that i know the pass.
Dell support is useless, it took me a half hour till they guy finally understood that I wasn’t talking about the windows pass, after an hour of useless questions and suggestions he told me I need to replace the motherboard because its "failing"......LOL, clearly their techs don’t know what they are talking about.
Someone out there must know what pins to jump on what chip to clear this mess up.