can anyone tell me why my pc wont boot past the dell screen? gf said she had someone lock the hard drive?

recently i came home from work to find my user acct had been changed from a comp. admin acct. to a limited account and my gf's to the master acct. after correcting the prob, a week later when returning from work pc would not boot past DELL SCREEN. she said that she had the hard drive locked until she could finish having someone install my suprise. i can only access the F2 SYSTEM SETUP, and F12 BOOT MENU. what do i need to do to fix this prob.? help!!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    F2 system setup

    Look for hard drive properties in the bios.

    however, if she did right, she password protected the bios.

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  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hey Dude,

    Get a new gf!

    Does it take a long time to get through? Is it asking you for a password?

    Two things. She may have removed the hard drive OR she indeed may have put a password on it.

    Either way, she better have a pretty GREAT surprise, or dump her! She sounds like the type that will take your dog to get neutered.

    If she locked it, you can call Dell and they will walk you through a recovery process.

    Tom

    Source(s): MCSE 2003, CNE 5 and 6, LPI 1, CCNP/CCDP/CCDA/CCNA, CCA, Dell Certified Engineer and overall nice guy. If you need more help you can email me (But I expect an "thumbs up!" :) )
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    go into safemode

    hit on start >all programs >accessories

    system tools> system restore . then restore my computer to an earlier time . go back a date to where it was fine

    then the next day create a new system restore point from then on

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