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this thing is old right? made 2006 so is 13 years old today.
and is xp or vista , bad news.
https://pcdied.com/XP-sux-sg.html
vista released January 30, 2007 so is not vista. I guess.?

so why not take any usb keyboard made and try that.
if that works then we know the relic internal is dead. or just software bunged up.
we can boot to Linux demo disk and see of the keys work
all techs do that, takes 5 min work.
and omg the keys work in Linux. so windows is BORKED!("corrupted".
no OS stated, at all if XP this is normal for XP it is a virus magnet.
do not run XP ever again if doing so now, OK?

what also can change is language settings set wrong.

and last.
"&"
gives what? that is shifted character.
shift 7
so if 7 works and all shift keys fail then shift is bad.
so use the right shift, does that work.?
try all keys and see what works and not.
if Linux fails ,then the keyboard is toast.. (ask how to boot free Linux demo mode "try me" at
one of the best ways to test ANY PC after Windoz
goes mad?
is to boot from Linux demo desk (harmless it is)
we make a USB stick or burn a DVD-r disk and boot it. then run Linux see how it runs for what ever the ill's may be. bad keyboard or HDD test top my list.

http://www.pcdied.com/linux.html
boot it and click "TRY ME"

one other way (weaker by far) is to use BIOS and test your keyboard, but sadly a full test is not possible there.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered 5 minutes ago


ok 960 SFF is not the same as MT or the big case MOBO.
SFF has its own mobo (motherboards)
it has 11x2 row non ATX spec, power . not yours as it has 12x2 some SFF have 2 diffr. mobo
and a dell custom PSU for just this mobo and its odd duck jack. (called PICO plug)
why not buy a new PSU? that matches this PC?
even the SFF PSU case is not ATX spec.

https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-960_service%20manual_en-us.pdf

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered 20 minutes ago


try this reset your bios.or check disk - goto run type - chkdsk. what result tell me.

Dell Vostro 1015... | Answered 2 days ago


this old XP PC has zero value dead. (on ebay)
and $20 working at most.
it runs XP, only. so is a virus magnet. with XP.
why buy dead PC, that are BIOS locked.? oops?
why not buy a PC that is 7 years old or newer, and avoid these junk. this one is 12 years old, stuck in the 32bit world.

that number is no good, ypc at del.com sorry

the D630 has many variants, dash C and 4 others.
the base is
https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/latitude-d630/drivers
last BIOS is Version A19, A19 Release date 16 Jul 2013

this PC not D620
has TPM and Intel Active management BIOS admin pw schemes
that are not easy to hack, (by design) and SMART CARD locked.
and more HDD lock outs.
the book on your PC tells you to read page 199 for if lost your PW.
did you do as the book directs?
For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-999-3355).
or says to ask on the DELL.com forum not FIXYA we are not DELL
we are not PWhackers.com ok? nor is it legal to do so.

so in fact there are 4 levels of bios lock here.
any on can block you
the model is newer with TPM chip, and you will never hack that if enabled.
that is why the book told you to call DELL
because they can discover which of 4 ways it is locked.
here is video of doing older dells.
that do not have TPM lock but the older EEPROM locks.
(EEPROM locks are a dell secret and not use here)
the rumor is 2008 to 2012 dell went full hog TPM.
like yours.


https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dell+d630+bios+password+reset
history: locks types all years
NVRAM (chip easy to reset)
EEPROM super hard.
TPM impossible
iatm (intel locked)
smart card locked.
only Gawd knows how yours is locked, mine has TPM+iATM
on mine its off, if was on it supports the intel 3 guess questions
or my finger print reader. or fails hard, so I keep mine off.

call dell or google how to hack
there is no other ways, but those 2.

Dell Latitude... | Answered 2 days ago


Did you try booting your computer in Safe mode to check if you receive this error message?
1. Use F8 while restarting the computer.
2. Under Windows Advanced Boot Options select Safe mode and hit Enter.
Check if you receive this error message in Safe mode.

It seems like your drive might be corrupted. If your computer is still under warranty, I would suggest you to contact them to get a replacement. But before you contact them, let us see whether Check disk utility would make a way to boot windows succesfully or not.

If you've Windows Vista Operating System disc, then try running the check disk utility from Windows Recovery Environment.

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type the following command and press enter.
Chkdsk /r

Once your machine has finished repairing the hard drive, type EXIT and press ENTER to restart your laptop.

You can also try typing the following command if Check disk fails to fix the issue. At the same command prompt, type fixboot and press enter.

For your information: If you've a Dell Laptop, then according to Dell, the error code 2000-0142 is a Drive Self Test failed error code. Visit the link below:http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&cs=19&dl=false&l=en&s=dhs&docid=14B3819735D6B40EE0401E0A55177ED2&doclang=en#HDD


hope 2 help


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Dell Inspiron... | Answered 3 days ago


Hard drive is failing. Reseat hard drive cables. If it does not work, have to replace hard drive. probably damage from overheating or powersurges.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered 3 days ago


Any error code for a hard drive isn't good, and should be reason to get a new one right away. So long as the drive is still able to be accessed, you have a chance of retrieving your data. There are free utilities to help you 'clone' the data to a new drive, but you may want to ask a tech-minded friend for help if you've never done it before. It sounds like the drive isn't dead yet, but is definitely on its way out. Good luck!

Dell XPS... | Answered 3 days ago


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Dell Computers &... | Answered 3 days ago


Istiyak ahmed,
You may want to boot to the Windows 7 disk and run a repair. You can click the link below for information running a repair install.
Repair Your Computer
http://bit.ly/1UgHmCH
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 19, 2019


op why not tell the full story
I just bought a used vista laptop and...
or kids played with my long used laptop .and..... (ask them?)
or what?
for sure what is locked you have not stated.(no photos of screen)
boot pw
bios pw
hdd password, (impossible to crack)
or vista login password (easy)
4 different answers


here are ways to learn and find answers.
1: ask Dell.com first. we are NOT THEM.
2: google all day. see up to 7 radicall ways to cure it and not one works, (a fact)
3: youtube it, make sure its your D620 model they are talking about or it will not work.
4: https://pcdied.com/passwords.html

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Feb 18, 2019


what password, there are 7 levels
not answering for all 7 me not can we see your screen (omg)
http://pcdied.com/passwords.html


the question posed, is like asking, where did I lose my car keys.
only 7 times worse.
talking in a text box blind and not one photo of screen failing
(impossible.)

Dell Inspiron™... | Answered on Feb 17, 2019


pin 1-G
pin 2-R in
pin 3-L in
pin 4-PG
pin 5-R out
pin 6-ST BY
pin 7-VC
pin 8-L out
pin 9-PG

Dell A525 Zylux... | Answered on Feb 15, 2019


You did not say what version of windows is on the computer. The issue you describe can be caused by the loss of a profile or it can be an issue with the file explorer.exe, see if you can boot into safe mode on start up and check to see if the icons come up. The other thing to check is to use CTRL ALT DEL to access the task manager and use the run command if you can to enter explorer.exe and hit enter and see if the icons come up.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019

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