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    hey i have a dell dimension 4700, i dont know the administrator password.. and when i try some of these programs they wont boot up because all of that seems to be set off in the bios and i cant change it because of the password.. is there some other way?

  • #2
    Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

    From your description, it is the BIOS password thats the problem, so you cannot even get into windows.

    Do a quick google or try here: http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.shtml

    If all else fails, you can check the PC documentation on how to clear all BIOS settings, but this is very much a last resort

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    • #3
      Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

      Follow the instructions given by DELL in the following URL:

      http://support.dell.com/support/edoc....htm#wp1052769

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      • #4
        Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

        i tried the dell instructions with switching the jumper settings from 1-2 to 2-3 and it tells me to turn my computer on after but it doesnt..it did reset the date tho..

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        • #5
          Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

          If i rememebr correctly you need to contact Dell for a master reset password as they are not crackable.

          I could be wrong though.

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          • #6
            Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

            sigh

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            • #7
              Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

              All may not be lost.

              It seems i WAS wrong in assuming that the password protection is not crackable but it seems that it is only onl laptops and not desktops.

              Oops.

              Now back to the question at hand.

              Have a look at this site and specifically the clearing forgotten passwords section. Hopefully this will help you.

              http://www.webmadeeasy.net/ComputerD...l/syssetup.htm

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              • #8
                Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

                well i used that.. i can get into my like bios settings but i still cant get into the administrator account... i do have a extra account but it has like low level so i cant really do much with it..any idea?

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                • #9
                  Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

                  So you don't have a BIOS password then???

                  Doy ou want to clear the admin password for Windows??

                  At which point are you trying to enter thsi password??

                  Can you post the exact process you use.

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                  • #10
                    Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

                    well i just decided to reinstall windows..lol, BUT now my internet doesnt work... its a onboard ethernet connection.. what do i do now

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                    • #11
                      Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

                      Check Device Manager and see if the network adapter is working. The NIC appears to be an Intel Pro 100/VE and XP should detect the NIC and install the driver. Other Dimension 4700 driver are available here.
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                      • #12
                        Re: DELL Dimension 4700 admin

                        yup its working.. it was the dell drivers i needed.. thanks a lot

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