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User Password I have a toshiba 1415-s173 laptop, someone set a user password. So Windows will not load. All you have is a black screen with: Password = How do I clear the password? Can it be done by removing the CMOS battery? Is there another method.

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    This may help:

    remove the cmos battery for 5 mins or so or short the jumpers on motherboard, battery way is easier


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If you need the admin PW and you already tried (no joy) the blank password.
I used successfully this set of tools to recreate a new admin password

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For this issue I have had myself. First and foremost the best solution is to flash the notebook, clear EVERYTHING out, most tech. support locations are able to this, with no problem, OR you may also try, f you can get into the BIOS, there should be an option to "Load Defaults". Choose that and then "Save and Exit". If you cannot get into the BIOS because you do not know the password, look for a jumper on the motherboard marked "Pass", "PWD", "BIOS", etc. Typically you should move the jumper over one pin, or it may have just two pins, and they need a shorting jumper on them. Do that for a few seconds, and replace it as you found it. That should clear the password, and perhaps all other non-default settings, as well.
Let me know how it goes,
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Necesito ayuda en mi idioma

Te envie el guia por email.

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