system password

  peartree 12:23 07 Oct 2011

My son in law gave me an old dell latitude D510 laptop, one problem it wont boot up, keep asking for the system or administration password and he cant remember it.I have phone DELL they want to charge me £109 to solve the problem and i dont think it's worth it, can anyone help please.

The Service TAG is BRTCS1J -595B.

  robin_x 12:37 07 Oct 2011

Presumably this is the BIOS password not Windows (they are easy to clear)

See these links.

Try a default backdoor password for your BIOS manufacturer.

Beware making lots of guesses in case you get locked out permanently (unless you already have and it's not counting)

Try taking out the CMOS battery, but this may not work on many models.

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