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Bios password reset

The kids got to my laptop and have changed the bios startup password, they can't remember what they did and now I can't get in to my laptop. Can anyone help me change the password - or how can I reset it???? (without major surgery lol)

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There is a battery on the main board. Removing it for 5 seconds will clear the bios password and the clock. Put it back in and all you will have to do is reset the clock.

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Ouch. ok, look on the bottom of the laptop for a small hole, about the size of a pin, that you can use a toothpick to push a small button with. If that is there try that first. If not then you can try removing the battery and the disconnecting the power plug, Press and hold the power button for 60 seconds. If none of these works then you will need to contact Toshiba for a method to reset the bios.

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BIOS setup passwords aren't in volatile memory, i.e. once they're set it's permanent until you change it. Even removing the battery until the computer is totally dead doesn't usually help. Some laptops can be hacked but you'll have to do a little research online to find out if yours can be. I have two laptops at home with the same problem and I haven't been able to fix it in two years. The best you can do is guess.

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    Desktop Machines.

    In desktop machines its very simple.
    Just remove the BIOS Battery from the motherboard and place it back after 1mint.

    Laptop Machines.

    It is some what difficult in laptop machines. Because it is not an eassy job to remove BIOS battery from the mother board. So i'm just explaining some most commen methods.
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    The backdoor password is a BIOS password that works, no matter what the user sets the BIOS password to. These passwords are typically used for testing and maintenance. Manufacturers typically change the backdoor BIOS passwords from time to time.

    AMI Backdoor BIOS Passwords Reported AMI backdoor BIOS passwords include A.M.I., AAAMMMIII, AMI?SW , AMI_SW, BIOS, CONDO, HEWITT RAND, LKWPETER, MI, and PASSWORD.
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    Phoenix Backdoor BIOS Passwords Reported Phoenix BIOS backdoor passwords include BIOS, CMOS, phoenix, and PHOENIX.
    Backdoor BIOS Passwords from Other Manufacturers Reported BIOS backdoor passwords for other manufacturers include:
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    !BIOS will recover the BIOS password for most common BIOS versions, including IBM, American Megatrends Inc, Award and Phoenix.

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