Dell BIOS Password Removal

By keiontre1 ยท 484 replies
Dec 29, 2005
  1. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Nice thread people, Finally an educating thread. Is this not illegal though? Just wondering.


  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Nah, not if it helps someone. It's upto the moderators and only if they thought it was illegal in any way, it would have been deleted already.
  3. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    There's another good idea and one I will add to the site, a bread tie!!! I never thought of that one,

    As for the legality of this, well its Dell PC who can complain if they like after all we are bypassing the security of the systems they build, but as their second user, no proof, support sucks, I think it's justifiable.

    I have been running the site for over 6 months now and niether Dell or NTL the webhosters have had any contact with me to complain, apart from which the info is in the public domain and has been for many years, its just never been documented fully as it is now on the site.

    A big shout out to Paragon33 who is the guru behind the info and without whom I would be nomad wondering in the desert of ignorance,

    The info is "is as" and you are welcome to try it or leave it, after all you can get instructions on the web on how to build incendiary devices and the like, I think therefore that this comes under the freedom of speech act and would be difficult to control,

    If I take the site down someone else will put one up and so on and so forth.
  4. slutz420

    slutz420 TS Rookie

    dell latitude d800

    Well ive come to the conclusion that my latitude d800 is one of the few that cant be hacked. Ive tried every concivable way to break though the dreaded grey screen to no avail.My only hope is that rustam can come with with one of his miracle master passes for me. Here is my service tag #jzggz21-595b so if you could help rustam it would be much appreciated
  5. hosseinzadeh

    hosseinzadeh TS Rookie

    clear cmos

    Hello Dear sir
    i forget the password setup in lap top toshiba satellite p25-s509
    (phoenixBios 4.0 Release 6.0 copyright1985-2002 phoenix Technologies LTD All
    rights Reserved BTQoo BIOS version V1.60 system BIOS shadowed.) please
    help me how to reset cmos or backdoor password .or master password.
  6. hosseinzadeh

    hosseinzadeh TS Rookie

    clear password

    I have a lap top and when I turn on it (setup or system)aske me "ENTER PASSWOD" and i enter true password but no boot up Model is lap top toshiba satellite p25-s509
    (phoenixBios 4.0 Release 6.0 copyright1985-2002 phoenix Technologies LTD All
    rights Reserved BTQoo BIOS version V1.60 system BIOS shadowed.) please
    help me how to reset cmos or backdoor password .or master password.or t echnical email address is email removed
  7. greyfox

    greyfox TS Rookie

    Help I can't get past the Dell greyscreen!

    please help!


    Hello rustam, I am new to this website and this is my first post. I recently bought a laptop Dell Latitude model D600 from a garage sale.I noticed the laptop was asking for an "Administrator password?" I asked the lady that sold it for the password but she told me it belonged to her husband who sadly passed away and so she did not know it. I thought I could get it unlocked for a few bucks but I was sadley mistaken. I was desperate so I did a web search and ended up here. I read many reviews and posts on your miracles. So if anyone can help me im shure it will be you. My service tag #3VQ3X31-595B. I beg of you please help an old fool out or any info you can provide will really help me. As you know Dell will not help me and I would hate to throw my money away. I know nothing about pc's and I am desperate.
    Thank you for your time

    Edit: Threads merged.
  8. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Is the password prompt in Windows or during boot up? If it's in Windows, format the drive and re-install Windows. You'll need a bootable Windows disc.
  9. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Tell me what you have tried, did you follow the instuctions on the site ??, I have the location of the chip in a picture if you need it,

    Let me know and I will do what I can.
  10. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    No its the good old Dell security screen he has, there are a couple of threads

    and here

    you can also read the website in my tag, it has all the info you need,

    You can also shout Rustam, he does like a good story in return for the password, however he isnt in very often, and this is now the third thread on the same subject, so I will ask a mod to lock this thread.
  11. slutz420

    slutz420 TS Rookie

    To IDIDMYC600 or Rustam the great

    Ive tired the paper clip method many many times and ive got no response. The location of the chip on the d800 is on the right top of the docking bay if your looking at the chip right side up. Not much was mentioned about which legs to short on my model but i tired combinations of all of them.Ive taken my machine apart so many times that i even dremeled holes the case for easy shorting. If theres a combinaton of legs to short or a method plz let me know.
    service tag jgzzg21-595b
    thanx all
  12. whosarabbit

    whosarabbit TS Rookie

    Help, Rustam!

    Hi Rustam

    I've a similar tale of woe concerning a Latitude D510, service tag #7VMNG1S-595B, HDD ID #2PAX2D5MDEG-595B
    I got this from a deceased estate auction, minus the master boot password and HDD password. Dell don't believe it's really mine (quite rude), and were no help. I've managed to remove the master boot password by dismantling the laptop and shorting the EEPROM, but the HDD won't budge.
    Can you help?


  13. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    I have a prog on the site that will unlock BUT BLANK the drive, if thats of any use...
  14. whosarabbit

    whosarabbit TS Rookie

    Thanks IdidmyC600 - I'll give that a go
  15. whosarabbit

    whosarabbit TS Rookie

    Thanks Ididmyc600

    Thanks Ididmyc600 for the links to the HDD unlocking program - some great utilities on this site. (See post about 3 back)
    Unfortunately the HDD Unlocker didn't work for me - mine is one of the brands not supported. What a bummer!
    Looks like my only recourse is to hope for a serial from Rustam (go Rustam!) or buy a new hard drive.
    I found a comment on another forum (can't remember which one) that said in this situation (ie Master Password unlocked, HDD locked) if you instal a new HDD this may become locked. I was under the impresssion that locking/encryption data was stored on the HDD, not on the MoBo. Anyone heard this?
    I'd hate to buy a new HDD and end up in the same situation!

  16. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Nope doesnt happen, the drive can be swapped quite safely and the password will show as unset in the BIOS.

    As for the unsupported type I will investigate a bit further and add a list of supported drives, thanks for the info
  17. Mr. Meathead

    Mr. Meathead TS Rookie

    BIOS Master Password

    Oh great Guru Rustam, my story is not an orriginal one but I hope it will be worthy of your help. I'm working on a Dell Inspiron 1100 that the current owner took as colatteral for loaning the previous owner some money to travel out of the country. the current owner says he saw the previous owner working on the laptop several times so either this person knew the password or there wasn't a password untill the laptop was handed over in exchange for the cash. In any case, it would be nice to get a password so this trusting sole can at least make use of the laptop. It's Service tag # DNKBM51-A95B. thanks in advance for your help.
  18. ragchicago

    ragchicago TS Rookie

    Oh superior and Rustam, could you please help me. I have bought D610 from eBay and it also has a master bios password. I have taken computer apart, but did not find the 24c02 chip. Very hard to do!

    Service Tag JXQVG91
  19. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie

    I have a picture of the location I can attach to an email
  20. funkylorenzo

    funkylorenzo TS Rookie

    Just another story...

    Hi guys, hi great Rustam, i really wonder what is the trick behind your answers man... or simply if you're an angry Dell employee ?

    So here is my story.
    A friend of mine don't know anything about computers, he actually work in a bakery shop and one of his customer convinced him that he need a laptop to work, he ordered a big cake and then he sold him a brand new Dell Latitude D610 for too much money... Of course the laptop was discharged when my friend got it and when it was ready to boot, the seller was far away... There comes the grey screen, the bios password and... a cake for nobody.
    My friend just promised me to make a giant cake for my birthday at no cost if i can unlock his brand new and... "fuc**ing useless" laptop :)
    The service tag is #6N02V1J-595B and express service code is 144-515-494-07

    Thanks for your help...
  21. ragchicago

    ragchicago TS Rookie

    Paragon33! Thanks for sending me the pic! I'll keep you posted of my status.
  22. sovindustry

    sovindustry TS Rookie

    read this:
    How can I gain access to a Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 computer if I forgot the administrator's password? How can I reset the administrator's

    Ok, so you say you forgot your Windows administrator's password, huh? Oh well, it doesn't really matter if you did or you just say you did. The fact is that you need to gain access to a computer and you cannot "remember" the administrator's password.

    How can you get out of this situation without formatting and re-installing the operating system?

    One method of gaining access to the system is by trying hard to remember the forgotten password, or a password of another user which has the same level of administrative rights. However I don't think this approach will help you, otherwise you wouldn't be sitting here reading article, would you?)

    Another method is by trying to restore a backed up System State (in Windows 2000/XP/2003) or a ERD (in NT 4.0) in which you do remember the password. The problem with doing so is that you'll probably lose all of the recently add users and groups, and all the changed passwords for all of your users since the last backup was made.

    A third method might be to install a parallel operating system on a different partition on the same computer, then use a simple trick to gain access to the old system.

    BIOS password , can removed with , remove that baterry for 10 min , then put in place from where is , onto the motherboard
  23. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie

    You are so wrong where Dell laptops are concerned it is not even funny and stupid any more.
  24. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Yeah. A BIOS password on a laptop is non-erasable using such a method since it is on a EEPROM chip, which is (as the name says) Read-Only. It can only be done by shorting this chip or by erasing the data using UV or a software program. And most of the tips posted by sovindustry are completely useless since they don't relate to the BIOS password at all. They don't solve anyone's problems so please keep such thoughts to urself before posting useless comments like these sovindustry.
  25. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    From someone who has much experience with this, the post you made is a complete waste of time, you post a post and you dont give answers, I mean come on is there a point ?.

    3 ways to get past an NTFS password

    1) reinstall, easiest by far

    2) use a linux boot disk available at

    3) slave the drive to a working machine and delete the sam file found in..

    c:\winnt (or c:\windows) system32\drivers\etc

    This will clear all account passwords and will allow you to log onto windows as administrator with a blank password.

    Oh yeah there is a fourth, to use a program called L0phtcrack, it is a good prog and works but can take anything up to 4 days to find the password.

    See now thats a useful post...
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