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Toshiba Satellite Pro 440 CDT

My laptop asks for a power on password, i forgot mine and had locked me out, the links that were sent to me for master passwords by Toshiba didnt work, i tried taking out the hard drive and booting and it doesent ask me for a password when i put it back in it asks me for a password, im now stuck can anyone help. the laptop was made on 10th Dec 1987

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Re: Toshiba Satellite Pro 440 CDT

The password is on the CMOS, best thing to do is open it up, find the CMOS battery and disconnect it for a few minutes.

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