Just picked up an Alienware M18X at an auction but it's locked with the former owner's user password. This person is now deceased and there is no way to recover that info from him.
Need help to reset or change this password.
My Hirens boot iso (bootable flashdrive) always does the trick
I have same kind of predicament (partly) as Minsburg.
I was "out" from civilisation like 1,5 years - look my last post and count from that LOL.
So - came back and cant remember BIOS p-word. Have tried several but no "luck".
I dont worry about Win p-word - didnt have time to but anything important there.
Most my stuff are on portable HD anyway.
But that BIOS thing - if someone has nice quick fix it would be nice.
I start working with my AW sometimes next week - if I get my other stuff in order.
Did find all, did as Matusow insturcted - I guess it worked.
There was lots of beeping and stuff but after restart the p-word is still on.