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Richard, Computer Specialist
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 I have locked my self out of my Dell laptop, Dell Inspiron

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Hi, I have locked my self out of my Dell laptop
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact model of your Dell? And what operating system are you running?
Customer: Dell Inspiron 17R Windows 8.1
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I have tried to re-enter recent passwords
JA: The computer expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: that's all thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and welcome

Can you tell me please the message it gets when you fail to sign in?

And the email address you are using as your account please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
34;The password ***** ***** Try again" ***@******.***
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Do you have access to the phone ending in 85? If so what are the last 4 digits of the number?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

they should now call you with a code, give me this here

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

ok, restart the computer and enter in richieja16 as the password *****

Let me know the results please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No luck. -the password ***** ***** try again
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Are you sure thats the email address? As I double checked the password ***** it is working from here.

You entered it in exactly as I specified?


If so, power off the computer then power it on and try the password *****

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
still locked out of the laptop
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

It must not have internet then, connect it via a network cable to the internet router, restart then try please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still no luck
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

ok, very strange, as the password ***** ***** we are only left with the option to reset the PC

This will remove all your data and return the computer to new, but this you cannot avoid, its the whole point of the password.

To do this, on the sign in screen, hold SHIFT and with it held, click on the power icon and click restart.

Keep shift held until it has restarted, and your at a menu.

Then choose troubleshoot, then reset my pc.

Choose the option to remove your files, then let this complete and the computer is returned to as new and you can set it up again.

Let me know how you go please