lost/forgot all passwords(embarassing event) now notebook locked in boot menu F2-F12 with screen that says please type in admin oradmin password.also disc stuck in drive as it will not eject in boot up system.
I have an XPS Gen 2 Laptop. I know its like ancient now but after 3 years its still running pretty well. The problem is I'm getting severe fps drops in games and I realized something strange happened to my cpu.
The cpu load is going crazy because the cpu clock speed is locked at 800mhz.
I thought it was something wrong with SpeedStep but I turned that off and nothing changed. My cpu will not go past 800mhz.
Why is my cpu downclocked and what can I do to make it normal again. Dell BIOS doesn't really let u manipulate anything.'
Core Speed: 798 MHz Multiplier: x 6 Bus Speed: 133 Mhz Rated FSB: 532
i've been aware of the bluetooth widcomm and the logitech software causes the moment where you'll get a black screen after the windows loading screen then you just need to restart the laptop to enter into windows.
i really think that this is the cause in my case because whenever i disabled the logitech webcam, i don't get any locked up, although when i enable it, then restart the machine, i don't usually get the locked up.
The weird part is that when i leaved the laptop at least for some few hours (note that i enabled the logitech webcam here), the issue arises, so i need to restart the laptop using the power button once to get inside windows.
My solution here is to disable the logitech webcam which i don't like because whenever i need the camera the laptop will ask me to restart the computer.
I would like to ask if there is any other solution for this? any new software? i don't like to uninstall any software unless its really the solution.
We have bought a bunch of Latitudes E7240 and deployed them with the new Dell Data Protection | Security Tools (DDP|ST).Now we have discovered that if you attempt to login with the wrong credentials the device (HDD) will be locked.This is expected as it is one of the purpose of having Disk encryption enabled BUT if a user accidentally lock the HDD by typing wrong credentials you would expect to be able to UNLOCK it with the admin password. (You create one when first enabling DDP|ST)
So, the user forgot he's credentials and the screen only shows "The device is locked, contact your administrator" and with NO OPTIONS what so ever! How do I, as the administrator unlock the HDD? Where do I type the admin password?
My mouse is locked and or frozen. I do not have a password so I can hit enter to get to my main screen. I have tried doing what the dell site said to do and does not work. Told the unlock button is the key to the right of the f12 key.
I bought my Inspiron over the telephone direct from Dell about two years back on the strength of my satisfaction with a Dell PC some five years earlier. However I have been so disappointed with it and wish I'd bought a cheapy somewhere. It continually locks up with the hard drive working away on goodness knows what - this can last from a few minutes to leaving it running all night and it will still be locked in the morning - the cursor actually still moves and you can move between open pages but that's it. I wrote three recorded delivery letters to Dell which were ignored.
On line they run through a test and declare it is all operating fine, 'that's it', no problem! I paid £50 for a professional to look at it and he suggested we reload the software. This was supposed to be held in a seperate protected part of the hard drive (as it did not come with software discs) which, after talking to his contact at Dell, he confirmed didn't exist! To cut my losses he arranged for me to buy, more money, a software disc from Dell that he later re-installed for me. The result was absolutely no improvement. I know a few computer 'fans' who have all said 'I'll have a look at it' but all have been baffled. So I have continued to suffer this appauling performance that can lock up sometimes every couple of hours, sometimes every couple of minutes, it can even be locked when I first start it and it then merrily plays with itself for as long as it fancies.
One day I came home and opened my laptop to see a black screen with a blue bar and white font saying Harddisk Security SAT Port 0 Hitachi HTS723232A7ALock. I don't know what to do, nobody put a password on it, and the manual doesn't give a password.
my acronis stopped working, itunes locked it up, and several other programs were just not working the way they should. i went out and bought a new hard drive, installed, and put xp pro back on! i'm in heaven again! i couldnt beleive how much i used to enjoy xp until i got it on. no more lock ups, programs work,
I have a dell lattitude e6320 that i just got and im totally locked out of the laptop after one use and a screen comes up saying something about dell sercure manger and asks for a palssword and after u get it wrong 3 times tje laptop shuts down ....
I am having a little problem in my inspiron 5110 laptop.I had set master password on my BIOS but now i did'nt remember password and Setup is locked, what should i do to unlock that setup. I tried every combination of password i set?
Back before Xmas, I had to reinstall the os so at the same time I changed the password for the hard disk that is set in the bios, before installing the os.
Problem is after the OS had installed and said it was shutting down to reboot, it never shut down properly so after 5-10mins I pushed the power button to force it to shut down.
Switched it back on, typed in the new hard disk password and it wouldnt accept it. Tried again but no success so tried the old hard disk password but even that didnt work. Anyway I've locked the hard disk now, not updated the bios or anything but wondered if there is anything I can do or Dell can do to unlock it?
Its an E6400 with the finger print scanner (can post the tag number) , I know its old laptop but still got all the receipts and everything to prove its not nicked and owned by the original owner.
Recently I purchased a Dell Latitude D830 motherboard as a replacement for the damaged one in my own system.
The seller didn't tell me that the system has a customized bios and a password, instead he announced it as 'password free'. The board is working and I can enter the BIOS but all settings are locked with a password.
As the seller refuses to take it back, I need to reset the system. The first owner of the board is known and I have the service tag ready. Is there any chance to reflash an original DELL BIOS and to reset the password(s)?
after using for sometime(one is i locked my laptop, go out for few hours. the 2nd time is when i watching movies for around 15mins), the keyboard will somehow "off" or "disable", means u still can use the mouse, clicking everything n its fine, but the keyboard just cannot type anything.
i than decided to restart the laptop. but than after the os shut down, the laptop unable to restart. its just black screen. so i press the power button to off it. switch on, n it never boot up, not even bios appear. tried a few times unable to on.
i than plug out the power, which than able to boot up successfully on batt.
the cpu of my pc acer aspire 9423 xp media center is blocked at a frequency of 1Ghz, while an Intel T5500 CPU is expected to operate at 1.66 GHz. I changed my HDD, the ram and cpu for intel T7200 and always my cpu to 1ghz.
The number keys on the right are locked and I cant use them. When I press the numlock key it just beeps and a pad lock open and shut on the screen. I bought this laptop especially for these number keys.
However, I'm using Linux. The button is completely not working - LED diode that's next to it isn't working too. I know it's driver issue, since touchpad requires driver with this feature. Is there such driver for this touchpad for Linux?
I am trying to install a hybrid HDD with solid state and a mechanical back-up. The SSD portion works but I can't run the HDD utilities to turn on the mechanical drive portion. I need to turn off RAID and activate AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) for HDD's in the Bios settings. It would also be nice to update my bios as the revisions come out. I need to override the Password...
My old Acer Ferrari was protected with a bios password that i personally used. However I was giving away my old laptop and tried to clear out my bios password for its new user.
What happened was i simply put nothing when it asks to enter the new password in the bios..i just hit enter. Now the system keeps asking for a password when i have none to give. Even the old password doesn't work, as does just hitting enter. I don't know if anyone still knows tricks of the trade for this old system but anything could be helpful.
I've been trying to find a backdoor password but I can't find any that works and Acer won't help me cause I don't have warranty anymore since the laptop is old.