Forgot password to Inspiron 1501. locked out and using another computer. Help.

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Forgot password to Inspiron 1501. locked out and using another computer. Help.

  • The only way around the problem is to call Dell. Prove ownership and they'll assist you in removing the password.
  • Windows Password or Boot / BIOS Password?
     
    pcgeek11
  • i think theres a way to remove all passwords by going under the hood and re-inserting the coin cell battery. i think i works
  • The BIOS Coin Cell battery has nothing to do with the passwords on a notebook. The BIOS and BIOS Boot passwords are written to a secure location that is not volitile ( needs no battery power to retain the password ). This is for the owners security of the notebook.
     
    There are ways to get around anything if you try hard enough. Discussing this would be a violation of the terms of use for the message board. The correct way is for the customer to contact Dell with ownership credentials and they will assist them in getting past any BIOS / Boot password.
     
    The OS password is another matter. The user is own their own.
     
    pcgeek11