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Hello, I decided that maybe this would be the best forum to deal with my situation as the problem of BIOS passwords must be a common problem for up-graders. Anyway, the problem is: I decided to buy my young grandson a laptop for Christmas so I bought him a second hand Dell Latitude D620 running WinXP Pro pre-installed. Everything seemed to be working fine, I added a few programs and did some general checks, until I downloaded Verity parental control software which my daughter wanted to have on it for obvious reasons, now the Verity program has a facility for limiting Internet access times and I noticed that the system clock was way off so I go into the Bios to change it only to find that it has a password protection on it so I could not change it, also I noticed that on boot up the system is generating a PXE boot error which I happen to know is because the network boot is set as first boot device, in fact the boot sequence that is set on the system is quite bizarre, device 1. On board NIC. device 2. Diskette drive. device 3. internal HDD. device 4. USB storage. and 5. CD/DVD/CD/RW drive, and obviously I cannot change these either. Has anyone any idea how I can wangle my way out of this situation?
Many thanks.
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Unfortunately, as noted in the site's Terms of Use we all agreed to abide by, item 3.o. states,

o.Due to the nature of online help we are not able to verify ownership, and will not be able to help bypass or recover any user passwords, cd keys, license codes, serial numbers, etc.


Therefore, my only recommendation for getting into the BIOS is to take the system to a shop where they can verify ownership.

As for setting the clock, you can do that from within Windows. Just right click on the clock in the System Tray and select Adjust date/time.
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Thanks Digerati, I found a way around the problem, as for re-setting the clock from within windows, why didn't I think of that, (feel free to call me Dumbo from now on), Thanks again for your help.
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No problem and thanks for understanding our policy.
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