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Toshiba Satellite 1405-S171 Laptop from friend had the bios password locking me out of even booting the thing up, so i unplugged the cmos battery for 5 minets then plugged it back in, now i can see the green led light on but it will not power UP???????? can the battery stop it from booting? thanks

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Paul319581
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SOURCE: laptop will not turn on,its

hi take your battery out for 1/2 hour and then try turning it on and clean the terminals of the battery..
hope this will work !!

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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SOURCE: I need to know

Hi,
Try removing the battery inside for the bios, and the jumper for clearing the CMOS. or try flashing the bios. I am sorry, because its very dificult to get the inside pictures of the laptop. Otherwise Download the latest bios and install it in your laptop. Hopefully it should work. Thank you

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

RPFinney
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SOURCE: Boot Problems

Hi,

PXE means it will only boot while connected to the network,

You need to change the bois From network boot to Hard drive boot.

The system doesn't see a hard drive inside,

it thinks it is booting from the network only,

it boots to a server like this.

It is called a dumb terminal

Richard.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

jell587
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SOURCE: BIOS PASSWORD REMOVAL on a toshiba satellite L45 S7409

This link describes the bios password reset for various Toshiba models (it's at the top of the results list), hopefully this will help you take care of your problem.

I would also think that Toshiba support would be able to assist you with this should you call them.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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If you've forgotten your BIOS password, or if someone has changed the password on your Toshiba laptop without your permission, then there are a couple things that you can do to reset the password and access your computer.

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· The CMOS is, in basic terms, the part of the motherboard that stores the BIOS settings. To remove the BIOS password from your Toshiba laptop, your best option is to forcibly clear the CMOS.

To clear the CMOS, you must remove the battery from your laptop and leave it out for at least 30 minutes to an hour. The way to remove the battery from your Toshiba will largely depend on the model. A common way to remove the battery--particularly with newer models--is to release the battery lock on the bottom of the laptop, while sliding the accompanying tab over to the side. This will pop the battery out from its tray so that you can then pull it out all of the way out.

Before you remove the battery, turn off the laptop and remove the AC adapter. Otherwise, you could end up harming yourself or the laptop components. You must also ground yourself to prevent damaging the laptop with static electricity.

After about a half an hour or more, return the battery back to its tray and lock it into place. Power on the laptop. The computer, ideally, should no longer ask you for a BIOS password.

It's important to keep in mind that resetting the CMOS means that all of your BIOS settings will be reset to factory default. Also, sometimes you may need to leave out the battery for much longer than an hour to reset the password

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· If resetting the CMOS doesn't work, then your next bet is to try using a backdoor password. A backdoor password is basically a password that manufacturers include with the BIOS so that technicians can access the computers that people send in for repair. An example of a Toshiba backdoor password is, unsurprisingly, "Toshiba." When the BIOS prompts you to enter a password, entering "Toshiba" may allow you to access your PC and clear the old BIOS password. Another option is to hold the left "Shift" key down while booting.






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In case of your Toshiba laptop the easiest method would be using software from Hiren's Boot CD as it's pretty hard to open it up and reach for the CMOS battery or the jumper.

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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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Anyway, open up the computer case using a screw driver and locate the flat, circular and metallic CMOS battery. It should look something like the picture to the right. Some computers have this part standing upright.

Once you have located it, observe how the latches are holding it. There are many different ways to remove a CMOS battery but the most common way on newer computers can be seen in the picture below.

Make sure to power down the computer, unplug the power cables and unplug any USB devices if they are powered. The computer must not be able to get power from anywhere for this to work. Take out the CMOS battery and wait 10 – 25 minutes before putting it back in. The reason for this wait is because the computer can still store power in its capacitors even though everything is unplugged. The waiting period allows enough time for them to discharge.

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