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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I GOT A TOSHIBA SATELLITE
I'm afraid you may have purchased a stolen laptop. It is impossible to remove a HD/SSD drive password, there are no backdoor passwords and if the Toshiba has a Power on Password then this laptop cannot boot up.
If the HD/SSD is password locked then remove the existing drive, replace it with a new HD or SSD, install Windows plus the Toshiba device drivers and programs to get a working laptop.
Posted on Mar 20, 2011
You can download the user guide from the Toshiba website.
Once there, make sure that you are on the Downloads tab and then under Refine Search By look for All Categories and change it to User Guide / Addenda and it should give you a link to download the guide.
Posted on Sep 22, 2011
Step 1Turn on your laptop. Press the "F2" key when the first loading screen appears. This will load the BIOS. You'll only have a second or two to press this key before Windows begins to boot. If you're not fast enough and the Windows screen comes up, simply restart and try again.
Step 2Use the right-arrow key to highlight the "Security" tab. This is the third tab from the right.
Step 3Press the down-arrow to enter the Security Settings menu. Scroll down to "User Password," listed beneath the "HDD/SSD Password Select." This will open a pop-up window with three text fields.
Step 4Type your current password into the "Current Password" field. Press "Enter." Type your new password into the "New Password" field and press "Enter." Type the same password again into the "Confirm New Password" field and press "Enter." The "Password" window will close.
Step 5Press the "F10" key to save your new settings and exit the BIOS. Your laptop will now boot normally.
Tips & WarningsHDD password can be changed as many times as necessary. However, once you enable password protection, you can never delete it.
Posted on Mar 24, 2012
You'll need to know the current password for the HDD to be able to reset it. For the motherboard BIOS password you can reset it merely by pulling out the CMOS battery and draining it to reset it, but the HDD password is stored on a particular sector of the HDD. So, the only real way to reset it would be to replace the hard drive if you don't know the password.
Otherwise, if you know the password and just want to disable it from popping up all the time:
- Boot up the machine and once the Toshiba logo pops up, press "F2" to get into the BIOS.
- Navigate to HDD password option and press "Enter".
- Enter the current password when prompted and press "Enter".
- When prompted for new password, leave blank or enter new password and press "Enter".
- Navigate to "Exit" and "Save All Changes".
The computer will restart and the HDD password should not pop up anymore.
Posted on Dec 05, 2012
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