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Re: there is a password when i open thmy laptop..
If the password comes up after the computer has been turned on, gotten to the desktop, then you close the lid and the computer goes on standby and asks for a password when you open the lid. This is a password set in the screensaver section. Power the laptop off by holding the power button until the computer shuts off. Then turn it back on. Once the desktop loads go into your screensaver options and disable password on resume.
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Stuck process. Use Ctrl-Alt-Del to see what is not responding, kill the process.
Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. In Startup tab, uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running. This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but when only you initiate.
If you don't remeber the wireless security code, maybe you still remeber the user and password to access the web management interface of the router. Then you have to connect the laptop to the router by using a network cable. Open a browser window, type in the IP adress of your router and check the wireless setup section. There you can find / modify the wifi security code.
If you don't know the router's IP adress, then open on your computer a ms-dos prompt and type the command ipconfig /all
it will display your current IP adress, subnet mask and GATEWAY. The gateway adress is the router's IP adress that must be typed into the browser.
If you don't remember the user and password for accessing the router's web interface, please refer to the router's user manual in order to reset it to factory default configuration, and then proceed as for the first installation of the router.
The BIOS and Supervisor passwords cannot be removed or changed unless
you know the existing password(s). If you forget your BIOS or Supervisor
password, you will have to have the password removed by a Toshiba
Authorized Service Provider
Any authorized toshiba dealer can remove the password for you (or should be able to) and some will do it for free, but you must take the unit in. If you cannot find one locally, you can ship the unit to me, and I will remove the password for $25. You must pay shipping.
You can try calling Toshiba's laptop support line but they will require proof of ownership. If they can't get it removed then your only option is to get a new hard drive. Reason is because when a hard drive password is put on a hard drive its programmed into the circuitry in the hard drive so if you don't remember the password then you can't get past that screen.
This is a tricky one because the BIOS password is made to be the hardest password on a computer to break. Some manufacturers allow you to enter BIOS without the BIOS password but most do not. Here are some troubleshooting methods starting with the easiest and moving on to the hardest.
To enter BIOS hit the F2 key repeatedly as
the computer boots up. You should enter BIOS after the first loading
screen. If this does not send you into BIOS, try the ESC, DEL, and F1 keys. Once in
BIOS find where you can set the password and reset it or enter a blank
password as your new password.
If you can't access BIOS or are
prompted for a password once you enter BIOS, try the following methods
to flush the BIOS password cache: 1. Contact your manufacturer's support and ask if they have a backdoor BIOS password that they will allow you to use. This works to allow you to enter that password instead of your own and easily fixes the whole problem, but not all companies will tell you their password. You can also do a google search for your manufacturer's backdoor BIOS password since many of them have been discovered. 2.
Send your laptop to your manufacturer to have them reset the password manually,
although this takes an undisclosed amount of time and they will often make you pay a fee if you are not under warranty. 3. If you don't want to pay your manufacturer, open
your laptop and locate the motherboard. On the motherboard there is a
CMOS battery, if you don't know where this is use your PC manual. Remove
the CMOS battery for an hour and then place it back on the motherboard. This
should reset the password. After this turn on your computer and enter BIOS. This will reset all your BIOS settings so it may take a
few minutes to open. After it is open, just exit BIOS and everything
should be working properly. Just be very careful when opening the laptop and handling the CMOS battery because you can severely damage your laptop if you don't handle it properly.