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jcham504

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I have a problem that has me stumped. I set up and admin and system password for my dell optiplex and saved settings and rebooted. When i rebooted the the system wants that password before loading. I know my password but the keyboard won't function so i can enter it. I have tried every usb port for the keyboard and other keyboards with the other types of connections. I get no response from any of them. Can anyone give me a solution. Thks
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Dell Dimension BIOS Password Recovery

The BIOS password may be cleared from a Dell Dimension by moving the password jumper on the motherboard.

The location of the password jumper on a Dell Dimension motherboard can be found by reviewing the Dimension User Guides.

For most Dell Dimension desktops, the steps to reset a BIOS password and clear all CMOS settings are:

* Locate the 3-pin CMOS password reset jumper on the system board.
* Remove the jumper plug from pins 1 and 2.
* Place the jumper plug on pins 2 and 3 and wait approximately 5 seconds.
* Replace the jumper plug on pins 1 and 2.

Dell Optiplex BIOS Password Recovery


The BIOS password may be cleared from a Dell Optiplex by removing the password jumper (PSWD) from the motherboard.

The location of the password jumper on a Dell Optiplex motherboard can be found by reviewing the Optiplex User Guides.

For most Dell Optiplex desktops, the steps to reset a BIOS password and clear all CMOS settings are:

* Locate the 3-pin CMOS password reset jumper on the system board.
* Remove the jumper plug from pins 1 and 2.
* Place the jumper plug on pins 2 and 3 and wait approximately 5 seconds.
* Replace the jumper plug on pins 1 and 2.
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once you can normally enter the bios, please make sure that legacy usb support is enabled. This will allow mouse/keyboard input at boot level.
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Double post, solution here.
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