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HDD PASSWORD Everytime I open my computer it always appear that an HDD password is needed

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  • ver_jhen Oct 10, 2008

    The problem is that I cant boot in without passing through it. Thus, I cant use said computer

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This is an optiom in the setup. If you knw the password and wish toi disable it, here are the two methods for access the BIOD Setup Screen

  • F2 key method: Turn the computer on. If you see an invitation to press the F2 key to enter Setup, do so. The Setup screen will appear.

  • Esc key method: Turn the computer on. If you do not see a prompt to press the F2 key, then immediately press and hold the Esc key for three seconds, and then release it. When prompted to, press the F1 key. The Setup screen will appear.

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I am confused as to whether you are getting a BIOS password message when you first turn on the unit, or whether you are getting a HDD password when the operating system starts, so I will suggest methods to get around both.

BIOS Password:

The easist solution is to look for a "password removal tool" which plugs into the parallel port on the computer. You may be able to find one on one of the internet auction sites. Generally, you plug the device into the port, then turn on the computer, turning it back off after a few moments, but here is a link that demonstates some alternative methods, including using "keydisk.exe", a password removal program which fits on a floppy disk.

http://www.laptop-repair.info/toshiba_bios_password.html

One source for the keydisk program is:

http://www.s2services.com/bioscmospasswordfreeware.htm

Look for "Name - KeyDisk for Toshiba" about halfway down the page.

I can't garuntee this will work because I don't have a Toshiba to test it on.

Good luck!


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    Michael VanWye Oct 10, 2008

    If your operating system goes to the start screen, but then asks for a password, you may need to obtain a "password reset disk".



    There are many available on auction sites for just a few dollars, but I would try entering the computer model number as a password, as I have found that to be a fairly common trick people use so they don't have to remember the p-word since it is usually on the manufacturers' sticker on the back or bottom of the computer.



    Good luck!

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You must have it or you couldn't access the drive. to remove the hdd or power up password you need to enter the bios setup and remove them there or disable them it depends on how the bios is wriiten.

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    len52155 Oct 10, 2008

    there's only one problem with these solutions. IF and i say if the toshibas are like ibm machines, if its a supervisor password, it may well be stored in a chip on the mother board and they can be bypassed but it's not all that easy. If it's a hdd password, you replace the drive as IBM openly states they cannot bypass a hdd password.. good luck

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