Lost Admin Password in IRAQ help Dell6400 Inspiron

By jimdog79
Oct 11, 2007
  1. I recently bought a dell inspiron 6400 N series computer from a fellow soldier who left to return to the states. I was planning on using this computer for movie watching and to save pictures on to send to family. I went to turn it on one day after using it for a week and the computer started up to a screen that asked me for an administrator password. I did not receive this password or do not have knowledge of one that was saved. I cannot use this laptop and I was just starting to enjoy it! This was my way to have some down time away from this place. Can someone try and help me please? I tried to email rustam_ but got no reply. I tried to go to different websites but found no help. Someone please help me! I would really appreciate it.
  2. yakwhacker

    yakwhacker TS Rookie Posts: 31

    I'm assuming this is a windows password we're talking about here, and that you're running XP. If it is asking you for a BIOS password (black screen, white text), then you're probably screwed, unless there is a BIOS reset jumper within easy reach. If not, have fun opening the entire laptop to find it.

    If it gets to windows and wants a password, try this:

    grab either active password changer (http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Active-Password-Changer.shtml)


    Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/)

    Follow the instructions closely and there's a good chance one of the two will work.
  3. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    I think the only way is opening the laptop, and resetting the bios.


    Also, i know this aint nothing do with your problem, but i would like to say what a great job you lot do over there in Iraq.

    I am currently thinking about joining the army myself. :)

    Regards Jase :)
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