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Bios password removal
Easiest way to do it is to just remove the CMOS battery and put cmos jumper on clear. That will remove the password and restore all of the default settings.
Posted on Mar 31, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if it is a desktop pc then you can remove the bios password just by removing the cmos battery & putting that back after 10 mins ...
or better if you change it ....
bios password & user defined settings of bios will be stored thus by removing the battery it can resetted ....
if it is the laptop then you must take a backup in the cd with other computer by downloading the iflash bios update utility from the motherboard manufacture site according to your model ..
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Posted on Jul 02, 2008
hi had the same prob an worked out how to fix. should be exact the same. http://www.fixya.com/support/t217294-toshiba_satellite_a100_spontainiously let me know how you go or if you need more help
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
Here's the REAL DEAL!:
Remove the RAM chips and peel up the black plastic underneath RAM.
Locate the 2 contact points labeled "B500 - XXX".
Find a small screwdriver that you can use to short the 2 contacts together.
Replace RAM and POWER-UP laptop WHILE CONTACTS ARE SHORTED!
That's it! If it didn't work for you, don't worry - you didn't have those contacts shorted good enough.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
HOPE THIS HELPS...BE SURE AND READ ALL BEFORE STARTING...GOOD LUCK
WARNING: Some BIOS configurations will lock you out of the system completely if you type in an incorrect password more than 3 times. Read your manufacturers documentation for the BIOS setting before you begin typing in passwords.
Award BIOS backdoor passwords:ALFAROME BIOSTAR KDD ZAAADA
ALLy CONCAT Lkwpeter ZBAAACA
aLLy CONDO LKWPETER ZJAAADC
aLLY Condo PINT 01322222
ALLY d8on pint 589589
aPAf djonet SER 589721
_award HLT SKY_FOX 595595
AWARD_SW J64 SYXZ 598598
AWARD?SW J256 syxz
AWARD SW J262 shift + syxz
AWARD PW j332 TTPTHA
AMI BIOS Backdoor Passwords:AMI BIOS PASSWORD HEWITT RAND
AMI?SW AMI_SW LKWPETER CONDO
Phoenix BIOS Backdoor Passwords:phoenix PHOENIX CMOS BIOS
Misc. Common PasswordsALFAROME BIOSTAR biostar biosstar
CMOS cmos LKWPETER lkwpeter
setup SETUP Syxz Wodj
Other BIOS Passwords by ManufacturerManufacturer Password
VOBIS & IBM merlin
Packard Bell bell9
Most Toshiba laptops and some desktop systems will bypass the BIOS password if the left shift key is held down during boot
IBM Aptiva BIOS
Press both mouse buttons repeatedly during the boot
Using the Motherboard "Clear CMOS" Jumper or Dipswitch settings
Many motherboards feature a set of jumpers or dipswitches that will clear the CMOS and wipe all of the custom settings including BIOS passwords. The locations of these jumpers / dipswitches will vary depending on the motherboard manufacturer and ideally you should always refer to the motherboard or computer manufacturers documentation. If the documentation is unavailable, the jumpers/dipswitches can sometimes be found along the edge of the motherboard, next to the CMOS battery, or near the processor. Some manufacturers may label the jumper / dipswitch CLEAR - CLEAR CMOS - CLR - CLRPWD - PASSWD - PASSWORD - PWD. On laptop computers, the dipswitches are usually found under the keyboard or within a compartment at the bottom of the laptop.
Please remember to unplug your PC and use a grounding strip before reaching into your PC and touching the motherboard. Once you locate and rest the jumper switches, turn the computer on and check if the password has been cleared. If it has, turn the computer off and return the jumpers or dipswitches to its original position.
Removing the CMOS Battery
The CMOS settings on most systems are buffered by a small battery that is attached to the motherboard. (It looks like a small watch battery). If you unplug the PC and remove the battery for 10-15 minutes, the CMOS may reset itself and the password should be blank. (Along with any other machine specific settings, so be sure you are familiar with manually reconfiguring the BIOS settings before you do this.) Some manufacturers backup the power to the CMOS chipset by using a capacitor, so if your first attempt fails, leave the battery out (with the system unplugged) for at least 24 hours. Some batteries are actually soldered onto the motherboard making this task more difficult. Unsoldering the battery incorrectly may damage your motherboard and other components, so please don't attempt this if you are inexperienced. Another option may be to remove the CMOS chip from the motherboard for a period of time.
Note: Removing the battery to reset the CMOS will not work for all PC's, and almost all of the newer laptops store their BIOS passwords in a manner which does not require continuous power, so removing the CMOS battery may not work at all. IBM Thinkpad laptops lock the hard drive as well as the BIOS when the supervisor password is set. If you reset the BIOS password, but cannot reset the hard drive password, you may not be able to access the drive and it will remain locked, even if you place it in a new laptop. IBM Thinkpads have special jumper switches on the motherboard, and these should be used to reset the system.
Posted on Oct 16, 2010
SOURCE: I have forgotten my BIOS
That's a doozzy,
There are ways to get passed this, but if the backdoor password recovery has failed - I'd call Toshiba
and find out if there's another option. I have recovered many BIOSes from this issue - but not a simple task in most cases. BIOS chip replacement (Not easy and very expensive to have done)
Here are some Back door passwords:
Posted on Nov 15, 2010
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