In advance, thanks for looking at this thread and apologies if posted elsewhere (I could not find one relevant) .
I have entered a password in the BIOS settings (can't remember which one) and now have forgotten it
. Each time I switch the laptop on, after a few seconds of loading windows the laptop screen turns black and asks for the password.
I have a DELL Vostro 3700 running Windows 7 Ultimate.
As an amateur I tried the following so far:
- Trying every password I know
- Pressing F12, F2, F8 on startup
- Trying a fresh install of operating system
- Booting off my network
- Currently taken the screws off the laptop with a view of finding an internal battery to take of to reset (this is where I stopped myself)
Please help! I have a new member of staff start tomorrow and I need the laptop working!