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When I turn on unit...it flashes the Phoenix BIOS screen and then says "Enter Password" (wants me to enter the BIOS password)...dont know it...HELP!! Don 903-520-6137

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  • stockbucks Feb 01, 2010

    A Laptop technician/repairman has already taken the cmos battery (unsoldered it...and soldered it back on) off the motherboard and back on...most of the default passwords u gave me i've already tried...i tried them all...why do I need to try in 30 min intervals? With other Password issues I've never had to wait...just wondering...do u have any other suggestions?

  • stockbucks Feb 01, 2010

    Anymore ideas on this BIOS password problem

  • stockbucks Feb 01, 2010

    Also I have a Phoenix BIOS...I think the default passwords you gave me were for an AWARD BIOS...thot u should know...let me know.

  • stockbucks Feb 01, 2010

    Yes it is a laptop....Toshiba Satellite A105-S2051...thx

  • stockbucks Feb 01, 2010

    This is for Toshiba Laptop...I have already removed the CMOS battery on the laptop...did not erase the BIOS password tho...pls reply..thx

  • stockbucks Feb 01, 2010

    where is jumper to clear BIOSsettings to clear/remove jumper? Do I have to take laptop apart again (my friend already did when he removed the CMOS battery which didnt fix it).

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    r u talking about 'clear bios password' jumpers on Toshiba laptop motherboard?

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    I will consider...my tech friend has already had laptop apart when he removed CMOS battery..but didn't notice any jumpers to change temporarily...I dont think i want him to take it apart again without 100% sure that this would eliminate BIOS password!

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    Ok deal...I will try and call Toshiba sercie center tomorrow and see if they will fix it for me unde warranty....I will let u know...and THX again! Don

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    already tried this...didnt work...thx

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    Just found out...Bad Motherboard...thx anyway

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    it is bad MBoard..thx anyway

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    "wayneard"...your co-worker... figured it out...Bad MBd...fyi...thx

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    "wayneard"...your co-worker... figured it out...Bad MBd...fyi...thx

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    "wayneard"...your co-worker... figured it out...Bad MBd...fyi...thx

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    "wayneard"...your co-worker... figured it out...Bad MBd...fyi...thx

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    You gave me the idea to call Toshiba Service provider..so I did...they said MBd is bad...they will fix it under warranty...so thank you...send me another inquiry and i will 'Acept This Solution', so you will get credit...THX!

  • stockbucks Feb 02, 2010

    Yes of course...'wayneard' helped me solve it...bad Mbd...thx Wayneard

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Hello Don.

You need to shut it down and remove the power cord. Press and hold the power ON button for about 5 seconds.

Open the case to the computer and do one of 2 things:

1) Pop out the CMOS battery which is about the size of a quarter and is usually a 3 volt battery. Leave it out for several minutes, then reinsert it in the slot. Close the case and connect the power cord. Power up and then you will have to enter the BIOS, verify your settings and do a Save and Exit. This will eliminate the password prompt.

OR...

2) Most motherboards have a jumper labeled CLR or RESET. There are 3 pins together with a jumper on 2 of them. If the jumper is on pins 1 and 2, remove it and place it on pins 2 and 3 for 15 seconds. Then remove it and place it back on pins 1 and 2. Replace the cover, power up and again, enter the BIOS and verify your settings and do a Save and Exit.

Note that this is for desktop PC's. If you have a laptop or have trouble opening the case, please post your computer's make and complete model number, and i will try to be more specific.

Thanks for using Fixya.

PS. We are not supposed to contact you via email or telephone. Hope you understand.

Wayne

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  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Feb 01, 2010

    What is the make and full model number of the system?

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Feb 02, 2010

    I know you may not want to hear this but this is directly from the Toshiba site:



    Both the BIOS and Supervisor password prompts appear immediately after the computer is started or restarted, or taken out of Standby mode. Once a BIOS or Supervisor password is set, the computer will only start Windows (or any other operating system) after that password is entered correctly.



    Entering either a BIOS password or a Supervisor password permit normal use of the computer. The difference between them is that if the Supervisor password is set, it must be entered in order to change system settings. Exactly which settings require the Supervisor password permission varies from model to model. Knowing the Supervisor password makes it possible to change the BIOS password, without knowing it.



    The BIOS and Supervisor passwords cannot be removed or changed unless you know the existing password(s). If you forget your BIOS or Supervisor password, you will have to have the password removed by a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider. Although the prompts for these two passwords have the same appearance, the passwords are set and removed differently. If both are set, the Supervisor password takes precedence.



    There is also a know problem with Toshiba laptops that addresses older BIOS giving the prompt without the user setting up a password. If this is the case Toshiba has agreed to make a repair at no cost through 12/31/10.



    See this page:



    Toshiba Support Bulletins



    Click on the one that says Incorrect power-on password prompt...



    Sorry I can't be of more help.

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Feb 02, 2010

    Just for my sake, how did you determine the MB is bad? (If you don't mind me asking...for future reference.)

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Feb 03, 2010

    Good deal!



    Thanks!



    Wayne

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Open the pc, access its motherboard and remove the bios battery for a while, say 12 hours and put it back.This normally resets bios password.Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

  • heeman mohun Feb 02, 2010

    If it is a laptop and is still under warranty then do not mess with it further as it will void the warranty.Contact the manufacturer to solve this issue.

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This is due to you have selected the boot on password option enabled in the BIOS level. But you have forgotten the BIOS password, then need to reset the BIOS setting by changing the jumper settings on the motherboard (to clear CMOS setting)which is near the CMOS Battery.
Or try to remove the CMOS battery and switch on the system, it will ask to do the settings once again.

Revert back for more assistance.

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  • Rajesh Pai
    Rajesh Pai Feb 01, 2010

    Have you tried to change the jumper settings to clear CMOS option?

  • Rajesh Pai
    Rajesh Pai Feb 01, 2010

    After changing the jumper setting, need to start the laptop and switch off your laptop will clear the passwords.

  • Rajesh Pai
    Rajesh Pai Feb 01, 2010

    Jumper setting is there near the CMOS battery and if the jumper already set to 1st and 2nd pin, change it to 2 & 3 pin. After start & switch off the laptop, revert the jumper settings.

  • Rajesh Pai
    Rajesh Pai Feb 02, 2010

    This sould work,..I mean to say is that, you have not properly changed the jumper settings. If you have changed the jumper settings properly, then it will reset all the settings including BIOS password. Try once again and revert back for more assistance.

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    Rajesh Pai Feb 02, 2010

    Provide you feedback and rating on the same.

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Hi, Welcome to Fixya.

Did you try removing the battery from motherboard?
Also try clearing the CMOS but remove & replace jumpers.

Please let me know the result.

Thanks & Regards

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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    Mohd. Tareq Feb 01, 2010

    You can try the default passwords in 30 mins interval.



    • AMI

    • Award

    • bios

    • setup

    • cmos

    • AMI_SW (case sensitive)

    • AMI!SW/

    • AMI?SW/

    • j262
    Thanks



  • Mohd. Tareq
    Mohd. Tareq Feb 01, 2010

    I just added this password to check defaultly. And I added 30 mins interval to save the bios memory from being corrupted/crashed or for to save from blockage issue.

    As you rated my answer the question is opened to other experts.

    Hope you will get the solution.

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  • Mohd. Tareq
    Mohd. Tareq Feb 02, 2010

    There should be a jumper or block of jumpers where it's written clear bios password.

    Can you check it. because as your details it's looking like that.

    Thanks.


  • Mohd. Tareq
    Mohd. Tareq Feb 02, 2010

    Yes , Exactly.

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