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Laptop is locked on start up bought at pawn shop almost year ago now its asking for a password as i dont know it. how can i reset this password for this phoenix bios. screen is blue and asks for Pw cannot access anything
Phoenix BIOS backdoor password. Try ine of these?
Posted on Nov 06, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the best way to remove a bios password is to have the bios reset by a program called "winternals" this can be done by any pc repair shop
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
If you have lost or forgotten the XP administrator password, first reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeated as the computer starts up. Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "control userpasswords2" without the quotes.
You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.
Just click the administrators user account, and then click Reset Password.
You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.
All done, you have recovered the lost administrators password! Source(s): http://www.hsinlin.com/tips/lost_passwor…
If it’s a BIOS password then there are several ways to do it, on older Toshiba's there is a “key” that you put in the parallel port to unlock it, or you can remove the BIOS battery (with the main battery and the mains out) then short out the pins for a few seconds (sometimes you have to strip down the base of the laptop to get to it, maybe half to an hours work if you know what you’re doing). If it has been written to a fixed memory, you’re stuffed and need to contact Toshiba with proof that it’s yours.
If it’s an XP / Vista user account password then you can either log in as Admin using safe mode (F8), or, as happens sometimes) you’ve removed/disabled the Admin account or forgotten ITS password as well then you need to clear the user account password file (ther are a number of programs that do this, I know which ones I prefer, others may have different choices)
If you’re still stuck let me know.
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Posted on Aug 11, 2009
remove ac supply and battery from the laptop.. and press power button for atleast 30 sec.. it reset the CMOS memory.. this is what toshiba technical support person told me to do when i called to them way back..
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
SOURCE: I have older Toshiba laptop
ESC Key BIOS Password removing procedure
1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key. The computer will display the "Password = " prompt.
2. Enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The computer will display "Valid password entered, system is now starting up. Check system. Then press (F1) key"
3. Press the F1 key. The BIOS setup program will appear.
4. Using the arrow keys or the tab key, move to the password field, and highlight REGISTERED.
5. Press the spacebar, enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The Password field will change to NOT REGISTERED.
F2 Key BIOS Password removing procedure
1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the F2 key. The unit will display the "Password = " prompt.
2. Enter the correct password, press the Enter key. (You may need to press the F2 key after you hit the enter key.)
3. The BIOS setup program will appear.
4. Using the arrow keys, move to the Security tab, and to Set User Password.
5. Press the F5 or the F6 key to navigate to the Password section. Enter the current password at the Old Password prompt, and press Enter. At the New Password prompt, press Enter (without typing anything into the password field). At the Confirm Password prompt, press Enter again (without typing anything into the password field). The password should now be removed.
6. Press F10 to save and exit from the BIOS Setup program.
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