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Reset Password for BIOS in Dell® Inspiron 1420

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What are the guidelines to reset the Password for BIOS in Dell Inspiron 1420?

Dell Inspiron 1420 features Pentium Dual core processor which operates at 1.86 GHz for offering a fine and elegant multitasking. The memory in it is of 4GB. Hard drive which is used for storage has a capacity of 160 GB. The 6 cell Lithium ion battery in it offers a comfortable life for Dell Inspiron 1420. Operating system in it is Windows Vista Home Premium. The 14.1 inch display screen of Dell Inspiron 1420 has got WXGA display and it offers a maximum resolution of 1280×800 pixels. For offering fine graphics performance Dell Inspiron 1420 has got Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor. Connectivity for Dell Inspiron 1420 is provided by Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wireless LAN. Along with the battery Dell Inspiron 1420 weighs about 5.39 lbs.

The following are details of password reset for BIOS on Dell Inspiron 1420 and the tip to change the bootable device order within BIOS:

  • CMOS battery Removal
  • Through password jumper
  • Tip to change Bootable device order

CMOS battery Removal

You are able to reset the BIOS password in your Dell Inspiron 1420 by locating or removing CMOS battery. For that first you need to open up your Dell Inspiron 1420 and locate the CMOS battery which placed at the center of the motherboard. Then you would have to remove it and by doing so you would be able to remove the password, as the BIOS password of your PC is stored in the CMOS memory which would be erased when your PC is powered off.

Through password jumper

You can reset your system’s BIOS password with the help of the BIOS password reset jumper. The BIOS password reset jumper consists of three pins. You might have to move the jumper to pins one and two if the jumper is on pins two and three. By doing so the BIOS password would be turned off and you can go in to the BIOS and set up a new password.

Tip to change Bootable device order

Boot order is the order of the devices which is listed in the BIOS. Hard drives, floppy drives, flash drives, optical drives are some of the devices which are listed as boot order options in the BIOS. With the help of the BIOS set-up utility, you can easily change the boot order. For that first you would have to turn on your system and then have to wait for the message during the POST. As soon as you see the message, you would have to press ‘Del’ or ‘F2′ key so as to enter SETUP.

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