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      • Manufacturer:
        Dell
      • Model Number:
        Dell Inspiron 560
      • Motherboard:
        Dell Inc 018D1Y (CPU1)
      • CPU:
        Intel Pentium E5800 @3.20GHz
      • Memory:
        DDR3 3.00GB
      • Graphics:
        Intel G45/43 Express Chipset
      • Sound Card:
        Intel High Def Audio HDMI
      • Hard Drives:
        WDC WD5000AAKS-75V0AD
      • Display:
        HD2201 on Intel G45/43 Express Chipset
      • Operating System:
        windows 10 Home 64bit

    Locked PC

    Greetings, not sure where to post this (I had windows 10 home) I said had because someone decided they were going to "help" they somehow put win 10 pro on this pc and now it's locked. I can't do anything to fix it because it needs administrator password which I don't remember(I always logged on auto) can't boot to safe mode, can't use cmd prompt, can't do system restore,nothing I try will unlock this pc (not even microsoft account). No I don't have a recovery disc( win 10 home was downloaded because I originally had win 7 home) Others have said there are third party tools that I could use but I'm kinda hesitant.I trust you guys here and I appreciate your opinion and help. If there are third party tools (and free or at least trial versions) I'm all ears.And thnx for the help. (My tip of the day don't let anyone on your pc lol)


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    Re: Locked PC

    Two other tips: write down any administrator passwords when you set up a PC and learn to make images. If the hard drive dies or your computer gets borked by a well meaning friend, restore with the most recent image.

    You can use the media creation tool to download a Win 10 ISO (use the first link in the download section)
    Download Windows 10 - MajorGeeks

    Since your computer is out of commission, perhaps your friend will download it and create the DVD for you.

    I don't run Windows 10 so wait for someone that does to see if this is a good build to use.

    You can also use this small exe file
    Download Microsoft Windows ISO Download Tool - MajorGeeks
    to download an ISO of Win 7 home if you need one.
    The ISOs are useless unless you have a serial number.

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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
        Dell
      • Model Number:
        Dell Inspiron 560
      • Motherboard:
        Dell Inc 018D1Y (CPU1)
      • CPU:
        Intel Pentium E5800 @3.20GHz
      • Memory:
        DDR3 3.00GB
      • Graphics:
        Intel G45/43 Express Chipset
      • Sound Card:
        Intel High Def Audio HDMI
      • Hard Drives:
        WDC WD5000AAKS-75V0AD
      • Display:
        HD2201 on Intel G45/43 Express Chipset
      • Operating System:
        windows 10 Home 64bit

    Re: Locked PC

    Greetings, first off thnx for your help, (I don't like xp which is what I'm using and I' m really trying to get win 10 up and going) anyway here's whats going on brought up the utility page in win 10 (CMOS setup utility) brought up boot device configuration > cd/dvd boot priority says 1st drive > [ P1-PLDS DVD+/- RWD ] > options { P1-PLDS DVD=/- RWD Disabled. I am unable to boot from dvd how to I enable this?

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    bobbymcgee's Avatar
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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
        Dell
      • Model Number:
        Dell Inspiron 560
      • Motherboard:
        Dell Inc 018D1Y (CPU1)
      • CPU:
        Intel Pentium E5800 @3.20GHz
      • Memory:
        DDR3 3.00GB
      • Graphics:
        Intel G45/43 Express Chipset
      • Sound Card:
        Intel High Def Audio HDMI
      • Hard Drives:
        WDC WD5000AAKS-75V0AD
      • Display:
        HD2201 on Intel G45/43 Express Chipset
      • Operating System:
        windows 10 Home 64bit

    Re: Locked PC

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbymcgee View Post
    Greetings, first off thnx for your help, (I don't like xp which is what I'm using and I' m really trying to get win 10 up and going) anyway here's whats going on brought up the utility page in win 10 (CMOS setup utility) brought up boot device configuration > cd/dvd boot priority says 1st drive > [ P1-PLDS DVD+/- RWD ] > options { P1-PLDS DVD=/- RWD Disabled. I am unable to boot from dvd how to I enable this?
    Can anyone help me out with this BIOS says this action is disabled why? and can I enable it? And yes I contacted Dell without any advice.

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