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HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)

By LegendLuke ยท 936 replies
Sep 23, 2006
  1. I haven't used the laptop in a while started it up and forgot the admin password, the admin is the only user on the laptop so i cant even get my old files how do i change or remove the password?
  2. budm2849

    budm2849 TS Rookie

    Help for lost password on OmniBook XE3

    I am new to this site; so bear with me If I don't do it right. I am looking for help to open a lost password on OmniBook XE3. This is a hand me down from a grandchild. He does not remember the pass words used by different people that has used this old computer. Can anyone help with this problem. Is there a jumper someplace that can be removed?
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is this "lost" password used to get into Windows? Is there more than one user on the sign in screen?

    If the answers are both yes, boot the computer into the Safe Mode, Administrator, and select the password protected user account(s) and use the "remove the password" option. reboot the system into Windows
  4. laptoplooser

    laptoplooser TS Rookie

    Hashcode 07547 on HP nx9010

    Hi guys

    i need your help too for my laptop...
    this is a old HP nx9010 w/bios password...

    System Hash Code is 07547.

    Thanks for your aid.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  6. Lokern

    Lokern TS Rookie

    Find system Hash code??

    How can I find the system hash code on my Dell Latitude D531??

    And how do I manage to get the BIOS password??

    - Lokern
  7. NameBrandHuman

    NameBrandHuman TS Rookie Posts: 34

    is the lock primary or admin?
  8. Lokern

    Lokern TS Rookie

    I only have a restricted user, and Costumer Service at Dell need the hash code to create a new BIOS password.

    I can access the BIOS but I can't change anything in it, because I need the admin password.
  9. NameBrandHuman

    NameBrandHuman TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Copied from another thread DST CD = Dell Service Technician CD
    this cd contains tools to modify or erase a dell pc/laptop service tag, asset tag and owner tag. by erasing or modifying the service the bios configuration pw gets deleted as well, nice side effect :)

    download it here:


    Thanx to mscrx.
  10. Lokern

    Lokern TS Rookie

    OK, but I can't boot from anything but the hard drive.
    So what shall I do then??

    And how can I get the Hash code on my laptop??
  11. NameBrandHuman

    NameBrandHuman TS Rookie Posts: 34

    For the hash code try this get into bios and try pressing F-12 when it asks for password. Good Luck!
  12. bcoliebee

    bcoliebee TS Rookie

    Dell Inspiron 600m locked hard-drive password

    I have a Dell Inspiron 600m and whenever I boot it up, I get the white error screen telling me I have a locked hard-drive password. I never set up a password though, does anybody know what password I could use to unlock the hard-drive? The error message says "hard-disk #***********-595B is protected by a password authentication system." I saw on here that someone else had the same problem and someone was able to give him the password he needed. My service tag is
    FPL8N61 if that helps!
  13. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,313   +100

    Search the forums, there are quite a few threads regarding this at the moment ;). You can just click the link in my signature to begin your search.
  14. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    Zenosincks is right but maybe you can save the time because from what I know about the dell password philosophy the master password for harddisk drives is being generated from the code given in the gray/white screen. if your code is all about asteriks the chances are low to generate a password from that.
    the code has to look like this for example #ABCDE12345-595B
  15. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  16. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    That appears to be a very, very, very old post... that even refers to board using ISA slots
  17. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  18. ronnyron99

    ronnyron99 TS Rookie

    i tried some of their backdoor passwords for my dell laptop but it didn't work, has anyone had anyluck with the sites tedster posted?
  19. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    No, most of that information will not work on Dell latitudes or inspirons or XPS laptops manufactured after May of 2005. All that information, though good, is old... most of it prior to March 05, 2003, and some goes back to 1998 or earlier.
  20. ronnyron99

    ronnyron99 TS Rookie

    oh ok

    that is true too, i will save those links as a bookmark, never know when i may get someone that locks out with an older pc
  21. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,421   +809

    HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - June 2008)

    Please post all your inquiries regarding Dell or HP or (any other brand) laptop passwords here.

    Any other posts made outside of this thread may get deleted or merged here.

    This thread effectively replaces the previous one which received over 500 responses.
  22. champ

    champ Banned

    thanks for re-open this forum

    i hope that all the things that they place here make sense
  23. ronnyron99

    ronnyron99 TS Rookie

    Need major help on a dell inspiron b130

    I did a transfer of ownership cause this laptop was given to me and the previous owner can't be found. the warranty is out since jan 08, dell wants to charge me over 100.00 to reset the bios password that comes up on a gray and white screen. I just need to get into it so can reinstall windows xp and i searched this whole forum and i heard that service tags ending in -595B will not work and some say it does, my service tag is G8DNBC1 and Express code is 35335169569, i read from a post by the legendary rustm_ that he can't give out a master password for that tag ending in -595B and we can't Ask him about it.... can anyone help me please!!
  24. quietas

    quietas TS Rookie

    I got a Pm for my Hashcode 11117, but unfortunately the password "eqgd58y" does not work. I'll post it here since I can't send a reply to the PM as I don't have 10 posts yet.
  25. ronnyron99

    ronnyron99 TS Rookie

    is that for your dell that is the same model as mine?
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