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yes , the books cover this, (maybe?)
SFF seems weak coverage,
others there complain about this, if you read dell forum at dell dot com.
I see the connector talked about at dell forum REAL.
I do . why ask here and not DELL.COM ?

Dell Computers &... | Answered 10 hours ago

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

Dell Vostro 1015... | Answered 21 hours 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 sorry

the D630 has many variants, dash C and 4 others.
the base is
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 forum not FIXYA we are not DELL
we are not 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.
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 Yesterday

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:

hope 2 help

Dell Inspiron... | Answered Yesterday

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 2 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 2 days ago

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Dell Computers &... | Answered 2 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
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L

Dell Inspiron... | Answered 3 days ago

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 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.

Dell Computers &... | Answered 3 days ago

what password, there are 7 levels
not answering for all 7 me not can we see your screen (omg)

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

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

the fake Desktops, AIO, sure. fake means , made from non standardized parts. and more painful to fix. for sure. you must be in UK saying Torch, we yanks use electric flash lights, LOL. no , no prevention on failing PCs all fail. and often, a fact. fact 2 is PC made in 2009 so is 10 years old what fails on 10 year old PCs. sure, CCFL lamps if this old.
back lamps die NOW. 2nd HDD failure. 3th, PSU failures. its inside on this puppy. i just looked at your parts lists and shows it has a Inverter card, for CCLF back lamps and it fails 1% and the tubes 99% now the tubes inside can last 5 years (10hr/day)

OR 10 YEARS, (JUST LIKE YOURS IS) THE CURE IS RETIRE THIS PIG AND GET ANY PC WITH LED BACK LAMPS, 2010 OR NEWER. ANSWERING , me for PC turns on, all fans inside working and the heat radiator not packed in lint as all are this old and overheating. the screen is dead,(black) and with torch pointed ad the dead screen you see Data now. that is hard proof the black lamps are dead the only cures are: new backlamps new inverter.

2 years latter 2010 all PCs went to LED back lamps, (most)
a phased in design change, on all PCs

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

Looks like they've been taken over by AT&T. Go to the AT&T signin page
and enter your full email address ( and password.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019

If your hard drive has not been tampered with;
Turn on your Dell, and as soon as you see the blue "Dell" bar at the top of the screen, push "Ctrl" and "F11" at the same time. Hold for three seconds and release simultaneously as well. At this point, a Dell Symantec window will open.
If it has been tampered with use your windows install disk, boot from it and choose, fresh system and follow prompts.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

have you tried buying a canister of air and blowing the gaps around the keys as dirt and fluff can accumulate and cause mis strokes.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

what is the OS? if windows go to control panel and select system and security to create a restore point, doing a factory reset will leave the computer without anything to restore to though

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

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