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BIOS Password without removing the CMOS battery or messing with the hardware how does one reset the BIOS and HDD password to "null" or nothing. I currently know the passwords and want to have them removed.

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    I see the password fields for the BIOS and HDD, however they both say registered. How can they be "unregistered"? I click the spacebar/ backspace to change the option, leave it blank and then click enter. It still retains the previous passwords....

    The computer is a Toshiba Satellite M45 S265


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Enter the bios

You should see something that says Administrator Password, hdd password, etc.

Not all bios menus are the same so you gotta poke around a bit.

Let me know if you need any more help or if something is unclear.

Best of luck!

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