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I have a Satellite L45-S7423 Toshiba Laptop the Vista Windows Passwords stopped working. Then after shutting down and powering back up the Bios password is no longer working. The password that I used in the Bios is not working. Toshiba has told me that I need to get the bios reset at a cost of $170 to $400 dollars. I would like to to fix the problem myself can someone help? P.S. The PC is 3 years old. Thanx James

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It's completely possible your CMOS (small BIOS battery) inside the laptop has died. If you are able to disassemble a laptop yourself, go here:

http:www.irisvista.com/tech/

You'll need to remove the CMOS and reassemble.

If not, try to find a friend who can help you download "Hiren's Boot CD" which has tools for resetiing BIOS and other Passwords. Be careful what you do. Study blogs about whatever steps you intend to take and be patient.

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