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HELP I HAVE A TOSHIBA SATELLITE WITH A LOCK BIOS. I WAS ABLE TO UNLOCK BIOS, BUT IN TURN THE COMPUTER IS ASKING ME FOR A BUILT-IN HDD1 USER PASSWORD. COULD YOU PLEASE HELP THANKS

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If the BIOS and the Hard Drive are locked, it's not something you should be attempting yourself. Toshiba would be the people to approach, at one of their dealerships. If the laptop is still under warranty they should unlock it for free, if not there will be a charge. You will also need to prove ownership of the laptop before they can proceed, so remember to take that documentation with you.

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I am being asked for my "Built-In HDD1 User Passward" for my TOSHIBA Satellite A135-S4527. Please tell me what it is, or how I can bypass it. I can reload my operating system, that is not a...


Toshiba Notebook PC's in the A105 series, and A135 series, suffered a lot of issues with asking for a HarDDrive password.

[ BIOS
Basic Input/Output System.
A small program contained in the BIOS chipset.

{Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

A Processor is an I.C.
Ram Memory uses I.C.'s on the sides. They are DRAM chips.
Just two examples of I.C.'s used in a personal computer }

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{Simple explanation}

WinXP, and Win 7 are two examples of an O/S.

BIOS gave the harddrive in your laptop the moniker of HDD1.
If there was another harddrive installed also, it would be HDD2.
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Reloading the O/S may, or May Not stop the request for the HDD1 password.
Most of the time? No.

Removing the CMOS battery (RTC Battery) will Not fix this issue.
{Real Time Clock}

It's a glitch in the BIOS program.
Toshiba is aware,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/my-toshiba-laptop-displays-password-prompt-on-startup/

One solution (Besides Toshiba Support),

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006/02/10/remove-clear-toshiba-laptop-bios/

{ NOTE*
When you go to perform a BIOS update, make SURE the power will not go out.
If the power goes out during upgrading, you will wind up with an expensive doorstop, or an ornament for a table.

A battery backup device of some sort is recommended }

For additional questions, or comments, please post in a Comment.
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Regards,
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Sep 09, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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Hello, I recently had a Toshiba Sattelite L455 that suddenly promped for a BIOS password on startup. There was never a bios password set for this laptop. So I found a workaround using the onboard...


You hit the correct jumpers for this model to remove the motherboard bios lock, which shows you have done your homework well. Toshiba, like Dell set a bios lock and HDD lock on some laptops for security reasons, often when the cmos battery needs changing, it manifests itself.

As to why you got this request for a bios pass is very odd, if you did not change the cmos battery, however, removing the battery as you state would not fix the hard drive problem. The hard drive will remain locked and if, as I suspect, it is a security measure, you will not be able to remove it and externally access files or even format it by slaving it in another computer or docking station.

Your best solution would be to contact a Toshiba service centre and explain the problem and ask them for a bios unlock code. IF this was installed at the factory, they should be able to remove it (you WILL be asked to provide proof of ownership)

I have heard of some laptops being "time locked", which is where the time/ date settings in the bios trigger a request for a bios password for security purposes, but never actually seen this occur. This might explain why the bios pass request appeared randomly as it did. There is the possibility that this was caused by a virus, although, again, I've never heard of this happening.

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It ask me for a built in hdd1 user password.


if you cant remember the hdd password then you only have two options, contact toshiba (who will charge about £60 GBP) or buy a new hard drive and then reinstall windows on it

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You could try contacting Toshiba technical but I am sure they will say, "Take it to your dealer with proof of ownership" as the password option is for securuty.
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I need to reset, bypass, or remove the HDD1 PW


Shutdown The System
Press ESC and Power button together
Enter the passwords if prompted
Press F1 to enter the BIOS

Select the password field (it shows Registered)
enter bkspc or space
enter your existing password
press enter
It prompts for New password
Just enter
Repeat for verify
Now password is Unregistered

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http://www.hddunlock.com/

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