I have a hard disk password set and I do know my password but I would like to change it. Can't seem to be able to get to the BIOS to change my password. What would be the steps to changing the password? Thanks
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Re: Changing Hard Disk Password on Toshiba Tecra M5
YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE THE PASSWORK UNLESS YOU SHORT CURCUIT THE BOARD RESET SETTING, IT IS A JUMPER ON THE MOTHERBOARD
IT HAS 3 JUMPER, THEY SHOULD BE 1-2 OR 2-3, YOU WANT TO MOVE IT TO THE 2-3 OR 1-2, THAT RESETS THE MOTHERBAORD BACK TOTHE MANUFACTURE ORIGANAL SETTINGS.
I WOULD JUST LEAVE AND WRITE THE PASSWORD INSIDE THE CASE SOMEWHERE AND PUT PASSWORD FOR BOIS
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Well, it sounds like you have a hardware problem. Start by removing the Ram and hard Drive from the machine and insert a boot disk. If your not getting the Tecra Splash screen when you press the power button, the screen that appears before the windows boot screen, you may have a bad Monitor or Burned background lamp or faulty BIOS install or upgrade. Any of which will give you this problem.
If it is the password that has been firmware locked, you cannot. This is to stop people who steal laptops from accessing data If its a BIOS password, access the bios by pressing ( I THINK) F2 or F1 or Del at start up, navigate through the BIOS screens until you find SET Password and remove it
Someone has set the hard disk password in the BIOS. This stops the hard disk from being accessed until the password is sent to it. The hard disk itself is now locked - you cannot put it in another system - it will just not work until it receives the correct password.
I am sorry but unless you know the password there is no way to access the data on the hard disk. You would have to send it to a data recovery firm or possibly return it to the disk manufacturer but contact them first as they will probably destroy all the data on the hard disk.
Sorry - but you will have to buy new hard disk and reset the CMOS before you fit the new one and remove all BIOS passwords.
If that is the power on password (BIOS) password, that can be removed by a repair center authorized by Toshiba for Toshiba laptops. If you are referring to the Windows password, that can be removed using full system recovery (like reformatting and reloading of the operating system and original programs and drivers) but you need to have the recovery disk for it. You can call Toshiba to check if you can purchase the recovery disks for it. Hope this helps. Thank you.