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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by duhall, Jan 7, 2018.

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  1. duhall

    duhall Thread Starter

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    I took windows off my dell laptop and installed Linux. I forgot my password and when trying to reboot, I do not get to the BIOS screen? I hit shift, I am returned to the log in screen.
     
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  3. Paul23

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    Try downloading http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/ Easy bcd... click on "rebuild MBR"
     
  4. duhall

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    But I am logged out of the laptop. I cannot get in it.
     
  5. Paul23

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    If you know how to get into the BIOS (you can use a Windows disk or stick pen copy of Windows) select troubleshooting and then "command prompt" once you get to command prompt you will need to locate your directory containing Windows, usually D: (its C: when booted up to Windows) it's usually D: before Windows boots up. Type diskpart
    Then 'list disk'
    Locate the one that has the most data on it. That's your Windows drive.
    Reboot
    Once again, enter the BIOS (command prompt) Change directory to the Windows directory (usually by typing ' D: ' ((without the quotes))) your cursor should be blinking beside D: now.
    Enter these commands:
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr (hit enter)
    bootrec.exe /fixboot (hit enter)
    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd (hit enter)


    That should do it. Usually if you reboot 3 times in a row, the system will go to the "troubleshooting" screen. You should be able to get into "command prompt" there. Otherwise, you will need a Windows disk to get in.

     
  6. plodr

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    Unfortunately the OP said he is not able to get to the BIOS screen
     
  7. Paul23

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    Please put your exact computer specs and name of laptop and I will find out how for you to get in the BIOS.
     
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    Press F2 when the Dell logo appears. Press every few seconds until the messageEntering Setup appears. Older Dell desktops and laptops may instead use Ctrl+Alt+Enter or Del to enter BIOS. Older Dell laptops may use Fn+Esc or Fn+F1.Nov 14, 2017
     
  9. saikee

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    Regardless how good is the intention helping a member to hack a PC to bypass the password has been in the past viewed by this forum as a serious breach worthy of banning. Wonder if the goal post has been moved.
     
  10. Paul23

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    I saw no evidence of that. He intimated it was his laptop. I didn't notice anything about 'bypassing the password'. What are you referring to?
     
  11. Johnny-be-Good

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    This is the opening post:

    Note: according to the thread starter, there is no Windows operating system on his laptop any longer.
    I read it as he's forgotten the password to booting into Linux.
    Sounds like he needs a password for his bios, also.


    imo, saikee has a point about help.
     
  12. TerryNet

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    I see plenty of ambiguity in this thread, but I do not see any request for password bypassing nor any help for doing so.

    Please don't expend too much energy trying for a resolution here unless duhall shows renewed interest--his only two posts were on Jan. 7.
     
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