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Toshiba Satellite R25-S3503

I have a Toshiba Satellite R25-S3503 which was purchased for CompUSA and is out of warranty?. Unfortunatly while checking a bad CD drive unit I got my notebook bad. On boot it displays and asks for a password;
'ALERT: System protection failure!
Password ='
It had no BIOS password. Entering any password it displays 'Not Certified, system shutting down' Can you help me with this password?

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  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    Yes ! I have the same problem on my Toshiba Sattelite R20-112 !
    Could You help me ?

  • fish4art Feb 11, 2008

    I have the same problem on my Toshiba Satellite R20-112 ! Please, help me !

  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    Finger point not fonctional Help me

  • sweetflorin2 Nov 17, 2008

    i have the same problem oa a toshiba satellite pro a 120 . can it be fixed?
    e-mail me.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    Toshiba Tech said this is malware...Solution, use reboot disc and it will restart your system. You will lose all your data unless you save it.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    my notebook like this too



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This can be removed by your Toshiba service centre. They have to call Toshiba for a response code to remove the BIOS security settings. There is no back door or work around for this.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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This makes (4) four of us only on this site here ...I have R25 S3503 model and got this morning same problem :(

I did strip the tablet appart and remove the battery plus cleared up the motherboard via reset..and still the same problem :(

Will try last atempt with parallel port procedure loopback procedure

I think we have a case for class action lawsuit here angainst the can reach me @

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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  • Boss007 Mar 03, 2008

    Ok....I had it off with the matherboard battery removed (unpluged) for 3hr...same problem

  • Boss007 Mar 03, 2008

    Last attempt was with backdoor passwords...and no luck...It seems to be it is the bios password security chip! How in the world can this thing get activated by itself?? I sure didn't set any wonders does toshiba slips you in that crap with updates so their tech dept. stays busy?????

  • Boss007 Mar 04, 2008

    After every single thing that was listed on the internet to help fix this proble nothing I end up going to authorized toshiba service provider and he fixed in within few hr. for $130...and it was not the "SECURITY CHIP" I am after toshiba to get my money back becouse this happend after I downloaded toshiba utility pack update from their website :(


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Try pressing the enter key without any password since u had no pass word on the system, it should work.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

  • Boss007 Aug 31, 2010

    I was talking about the BIOS password ...and NO i did try this too but didin't work ..ONLY toshiba and their technicians knwo the password for bios if the user doesn't have one set! :(


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Last nite the letter l on my r25 laptop stopped working. it's ony working now when i copy/paste an l in, or use the tablet keyboard...very annoying. i tried to reinstall the keyboard driver, and then used system restore...checked on the keypboard in the control panel, says it's working fine.

when i first turn on computer and open wordpad, i can type one l, first then no more. all other letters and numbers work fine, so it doesn't seem to be that the l can't work, as it will work once, so it doesn't seem like the keyboard itself is totally at fault.

hep! i don't want to buy another aptop because of one etter....yes i omitted the l's in that sentence for emphasis



Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • kimincocoa Oct 08, 2008

    i'm sorry, i meant to post this as a new question


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