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Old 04-24-2012, 08:12 PM
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How to reset dell latitude bios password.

I'm not sure whether its already been done but when I searched I found nothing aside from using a paperclip and shorting it out. So I'm going to post my method.

1 turn your dell latitude on and access the BIOS. Go to the security tab and at the bottom there should be the serial number. Copy it down to a piece of paper. its format should be something like (11111111-111a)

2 Boot into hirens boot cd/mini windows XP. (you can do this on the latitude or another computer. It does not matter.) click on the HBCDMenu and go to programs/password and keys/BIOS Master password generator. open it. type 1 and then enter the serial number. it should now give you the master BIOS password for that computer.

*This password will work no matter what the user has set as the password. so its a good idea to keep it on file*

This is my method to get the dell latitude BIOS Password.
I know it could have been written better and there probably other ways too but I like this one.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:30 PM
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Hirens incorporates Dogberts scripts

http://dogber1.blogspot.com/2009/05/...ered-bios.html
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Darn. I was hoping I had something new for once
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Ive always used a python script that I find on the net. Cant remember the name of it at the moment but it basically built the bios password off of the service tag number. Nifty script I tell ya. I think its the same one in the hirens boot cd
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Ive always used a python script that I find on the net. Cant remember the name of it at the moment but it basically built the bios password off of the service tag number. Nifty script I tell ya. I think its the same one in the hirens boot cd
Most if not all scripts are or were a variance of dogberts.
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Remove CMOS CHIP for a little while
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Remove CMOS CHIP for a little while
Can someone please ban this guy ? He is a non tech giving awful advice.
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Yeah im not sure removing the CMOS chip is the way forward on this one either...
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Does this only work on dell latitudes?
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