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Dell Inspiron 1000 won't boot, wants password

By StupidDell
Sep 18, 2007
  1. Ok so I was given a Dell Inspiron 1000 today and can't boot it as it wants a password. I don't know the previous owner so it's not like I can call them. I am waiting on a Transfer of Ownership to process with Dell to see if they will help me. But in the mean time, I wanted to see if anyone on here could possibly help me. As soon as I hit the power button, it turns on, and the screen goes black with a blue box that says "enter password". Is there a way to bypass this??? I've tried reinstalling windows, but the CD won't boot. I can hear it spin, but nothing happens. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!!!

    Service Tag is BGZX151
    If you need more information, I may be able to provide it just let me know!
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    See the info in these forums on password removal.
     
  3. rustam_

    rustam_ TS Rookie

    this model is different from usual dell laptops, so I don't know is it right code below or wrong,
    BGZX151 pass: 7398052

     
  4. premnate

    premnate TS Rookie

    Have the same issue d820 , i've tried latitude.exe no go password not accepted. Have tried the shorting method no go. Heres my ST#

    SERVICE TAG
    #CTS20C1-595B

    Hopefullly someone can help thanks.
     
  5. StupidDell

    StupidDell TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Do I have to enter JUST those numbers? If so, that doesn't work..
     
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Each Dell series has a separate code, according to Dell Technical Support.

    The Service Tag you posted is that of a refurbished unit, specifically recoded by Dell to be difficult. Dell can fix it by shipping it to Round Rock, but perhaps Rustam has another way.

    We are seeing a great number of Dell and Sony VAIO machines which have muysteriously appeared with passwords that cannot be broken. We had a Sony deprogrammed by an EEPROM programmer who found the password was machine language with some digits that were not entered from a keyboard.

    If this is happening with Dell, as well, there is a larger problem brewing out there.
     
  7. premnate

    premnate TS Rookie

    in case anyone was going to help me. thank you but i found the password.
     
  8. PcHouseDoc

    PcHouseDoc TS Rookie

    rustam_

    I'm having the same problem w/ a Latitude D600. I removed the hard drive b/c of viruses etc. to mine the data and then reformat. Now it's asking me for the admin. password for the hard drive. If this will help:

    Serv. Tag: JJ3Y261
    Exp. Serv. Code: 42514349689

    The boot screen has a Hard-disk #****-595B

    If you can help, thank you so much in advance.

    PcHouseDoc
     
  9. Dmazda8

    Dmazda8 TS Rookie

    hi rustam_ ive been reading all over the place and the only thing i have found is that your a god for these thingz...I wanted to bug you and hope that you could help me...
    this is my service tag
    FL02D91
    express is 33921635221
    if you could do this for me it would really my lil girl happy since this laptop will be for her thank you
     
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