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It's asking for a password and don't let me go into the bios

I bought my S2 second-hand and also bought a brandnew harddrive for it. As soon as I turn it on, it's asking for a password, but it never had one.
I tried different programs, like PowerSuite and also the Windows XP disc.
No matter what key I press..all I get is a beep. The harddrive is formated and has XP on ( done that on my desktop ) .. I'm at the end of my knowledge what to do, so maybe you guys can help. Thanks

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  • Ryan Peterman
    Ryan Peterman May 11, 2010

    the cmos trick only works if BIOS is whats password protected...it could be the hard drive itself....did that to myself once... that password will be on the hard drive itself so it wont be lost by removing the battery....so my questions are as follows.. icetiger, did that work or no?...what kind of hard drive do you have?

  • nejasoib May 11, 2010

    do u know where is the location of cmos battery on ur laptop

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Sir Please help me soon i have forgotten the bios password and want to get master password.


if you know how,try to take off the small battery inside.if don`t know,ask from a professional .

Apr 02, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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Toshiba Bios Password Deletion Satellite P100 & Satellite Pro P100 With...


Toshiba Bios Password Deletion Satellite P100 & Satellite Pro P100

With notebook turned off;
  • Open Wi-Fi Cover
  • Remove Mini Card Wi-Fi card
  • Locate & Short Out JP8 for 5 Seconds
  • Remove short and turn on
  • NO BOOT
  • Press & Hold Power button to turn off
  • Turn on again & password is cleared
Satellite L10, L20, L30 & Satellite Pro L20

With notebook turned off;
  • Open Wi-Fi Cover
  • Locate & Short Out JP1 for 15 Seconds
  • (Satellite L10)
  • Satellite L20/Pro L20 short out G1
Satellite M100 & Tecra A6

With notebook turned off;
  • Open Memory Cover
  • Remove Memory
  • Remove Black plastic insulation
  • Locate & Short CMOS CLR1 for 15 Seconds
NOTE:
All the following models use the same password removal process.

Satellite: 17xx Series, 1000, 1110,1130, 1200, 1900, 2430, 3000 P20,P30, P33, A30, A70, A80, M40X, M50,M60, M70, M100

Tecra A3/S2, A5, A6
  • The jumper is always located under or near the memory modules
  • Depending on the model the jumper could be labelled J1, J2, J5, J7, J9 or CMOS CLR1 (M100 & A6)
Satellite A100 & Tecra A7
  1. Remove Strip cover
  2. Remove 2 x K/B screws
  3. Move K/B Unit up but don’t disconnect
  4. Release & Remove Mini Card Wi-Fi Card
  5. Locate & short C88 Pin 1 & 2 together
  6. Power on Machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
  7. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
  8. If machine boots, Password has been removed
  9. Satellite A100 (PSAA2A-02C01N)
    1. Remove Memory Cover from base of machine
    2. Release & remove right side Memory Module
    3. Lift black plastic insulation
    4. Locate & short PAD500 Pin 1 & 2 together
    5. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    6. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
    7. If machine boots, password has been removed
    TECRA A4 & Satellite M40
    1. Open modem & Wi-Fi card cover
    2. Remove mini PCI Wi-Fi card
    3. Lift up black plastic
    4. Locate & short C738 Pin 1 & 2 together
    5. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    6. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
    7. If machine boots, password has been removed
    TECRA S1
    1. Open palm rest cover
    2. Remove mini PCI Wi-Fi card
    3. Lift up black plastic
    4. Locate & short C5071 Pin 1 & 2 together
    5. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    6. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
    7. If machine boots, password has been removed
    TE 2300
    1. Remove 2 x B12 screws from bottom of system
    2. Remove strip cover
    3. Remove keyboard screws 1 x B2.5 & 1 x SF4
    4. Remove 1 x 4mm screw & Wi-Fi cover
    5. Remove mini PCI Wi-Fi card if fitted
    6. Locate & short points as shown in picture below
    7. Power on machine while still shorting points
    8. Short for 5 seconds
    9. Nothing will appear on the screen
    10. Turn system off holding down power button
    11. Password is now removed


    te2300_board.jpg

    Satellite A60
    1. Open Wi-Fi slot cover
    2. Lift up black plastic
    3. Locate & short C561 Pin 1 & 2 together
    4. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    5. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short

    6. If machine boots, password has been removed
    If you need your Toshiba bios password removed and your model is not listed above then chances are it's a procedure that can only be done at an authorised repair centre.

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