Hello, I have an Inspiron 9300 for over 1 1/2 years ago and never had any problem with it. Recently I created a HDD Password that prompted me to enter the password whenever the system started up. My son got a hold of the Laptop and I forgot to tell him about the HDD Password. I don´t know that he did, but now I´m unable to get into my laptop, I´m given 3 attempts at entering the password and then the system shuts down automatically.
The HDD Password and the Administrator Password are the same. What I have done so far is to remove the Cell Coin battery from the system board in order to reset the BIOS but I´m still promted to enter the password. I cannot get into the BIOS Setup I cannot even flash the BIOS since I cannot boot from the CDR-CDRW. Any ideas as to what must be done. Thanks in advance.