Configure setup is disabled

By Anty ยท 8 replies
Nov 23, 2007
  1. Hi all,
    I just purchase a Dell Latitude D600 and when I try to change the boot sequence, it was lock. I believe it the admin password is enabled. Please I need help to disable the admin password so I can change setup in the bios. Thanks for your help
  2. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    you should read the other threads to find the answer but ok....

    - go to
    - download the dst-cd iso (password = smellyalater)
    - burn it to a cd boot your laptop with the cd
    - press f12 on the dell post screen to access the one time boot menu and choose to boot from cd drive if the boot order is different
    - change or delete the service tag and reboot
    - the bios configure password will be removed on service tag changes

    don't forget to change the services tag back to its original value to avoid loss of warranty if you have any

    cheers, mscrx
  3. Anty

    Anty TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi mscrx

    Thanks a million... it works like a champ. I really appreciate it. Take care.
  4. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    you're welcome

    regards, mscrx
  5. oxleyr

    oxleyr TS Rookie

    This does not work for me at all..
    Does not let me boos to CD
    I hear the CD moving...
  6. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    could you please tell us first what problem you were trying to solve, what steps you did and where you failed with the procedure.

    regards, mscrx
  7. oxleyr

    oxleyr TS Rookie

    cracking PW

    I tried all the software from this site...

    download.centre4service dot com

    IT would not boot to cd, even when I took the HD out.
  8. Traud

    Traud TS Rookie

    Open laptop and short epp the only way for free
  9. imercado

    imercado TS Rookie

    Hey all. On the off-chance that you happen to be working for a company that owns the laptop but have had the laptop ownership passed to you recently, you can just call Dell technical support and they will provide you with an Admin Password override. Once entered on the Admin Password entry page during bootup, it will reset the BIOS passwords, including the Configure Setup password. I do not know if this also works to reset the HDD password, as I was not having to deal with this issue.

    Hope this helps!
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