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The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) password is not set by default on Toshiba laptops. When set, the BIOS password must be entered every time you turn on your Toshiba or wake your system from Standby mode. If you forget the password, you cannot boot your system. Prevent having to enter a password or the results of forgetting the password by removing the BIOS password from your Toshiba laptop. Other types of passwords can be set, such as a Windows password, to prevent unauthorized access to your machine.
1. Turn off your Toshiba laptop.
2. Wait 30 seconds and turn your laptop back on.
3. Press "F2" repeatedly as soon your Toshiba laptop begins booting until the BIOS menu screen appears.
4. Enter your existing BIOS password and press "Enter."
5. Press "F2" again to enter the BIOS, if prompted.
6. Use your arrow keys to select the "Security" tab in the BIOS menu.
7. Use the arrow keys to select "Set User Password."
8. Press either "F5" or "F6," depending on your Toshiba laptop model, to open the Password section.
9. Enter the current password into the "Old Password" prompt and press "Enter."
10. Press "Enter" when the "New Password" prompt appears. Do not enter any text in this box.
11. Press "Enter" again to confirm the new password.
The BIOS password is necessary to allow the computer to load it's basic startup programs before Windows begins to load. If you don't know the password or have forgotten it, you will have to have someone clear and reset the BIOS by disassembling the computer.
I presume this is the CMOS or BIOS password. Turn the unit over and find the ram cover, remove the ram locate the two brass bars near where the ram was. Take a paper clip and bridge them to short out and reset bios password.
replace ram and turn on
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Some Toshiba bios passwords can be reset using the Key Disk.exe utility, to
do this you need a 1.44Mb floppy disk.
Format the disk to be BOOTABLE using Windows and then
with a hex editor, change the first five bytes of the second sector to 4B 45 59
Then put the floppy into your machine and boot it up, you’ll be asked for a
password, just press Enter. Then when you’re asked to set the password, type Y
then Enter, this will get you into the bios configuration where you can then
type in a new password.
If you keep pressing F8 before Windows starts to load it should display a menu, if you choose "safe mode" it may then load into Windows. If you're using WinXP you can try a system restore - click start, all programs, accessories, system tools, system restore. It should display a calendar. Click on any date in bold and restore to that date. It may solve the problem for you. Did you install a new game or anything just before it went wrong?
can you get on in safe mode
if so then click control panel users accounts
i believe you would click administartor then accounts you can remove windows passwords in there.
hope this helps
safe mode can be accessed by repeatedly hitting f8 as you restart your pc
If your device is asking for a bios password then that means that someone has previously entered a bios password for the device. You need to access the cmos battery.....disconnect it.....then reconnect it...this will allow the password to leave the bios memory....DO ALL THIS WITH THE DEVICE OFF...