I'm new here, and have a question I'm ready to throw thiis machine out the door.
First off I'm a 60yr old disabled lady who has done some work on computers before, and I have never run into this problem... So I'm completely Stumped..
Purchased a Dell Latitude C810 on E-Bay. Machine was just what I wanted, it had evrything except a OS, no big deal.. thats easy enough... Well when the machine arrived it not only had no OS, the Hard drive was Dead. so of course it had no CD Rom drive that would work either since thats a Optical Drive... Anyways no problem bought a Hard Drive Went to put it in and Now here is my problem..
When you boot the machine it goes into a screen which says Hard Drive Password Locked enter password. Well of course I don't have this password... with the new drive in I can't even go into Bios/Cmos. take it out and F2 works fine but thats not what I need.. anyways spent 3 hrs on live chat with Dell, and needless to say got nowhere.. they gave me a master password for the machine.. but of course it didn't work..
Now here is the ptoblem..
We have tried to reset the bios now several times.. Have taken machine apart to take out battery to try to clear cmos.. that hasen't work either.. I have several good programs to crack the Cmos but don't have anyway to run them since nothing is being reconized to run.. even the A drive won't boot..
How do I get this Hard Drive to work...???????
Please someone out there has to know how to get the cmos/bios cleared off so I can get this machine to run...
Don't say get ahold of the seller,, tried that one also.. no go.. he is willing to send me a barebone machine in place of this one which I don't want.. I want this one to run.. and I can't afford to take it into a repair shop... I have very limited income and have already spent what I could afford to purchase this machine...
Please Please someone help.. :angry: