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I have a Tobisha satellite M45-S165 laptop. I was trying to re-install windows onto the HDD.....There was a boot password that I had setup but now, the Bios does not recognize the password.....I have tried back door passwords, But none of them work...I really like the laptop but right now its just a big paper weight......The laptop will not read anything, CD, USB, etc..., until I enter my password....Is there any way to reset or get around this problem

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This is a common issue with that brand of Toshiba. The onboard RAM is defected and puts a default password on the BIOS to lock it. There is no way to fix it but there is hope. You can contact Toshiba and they should honor the extended warranty they issued for this model. They will ask you a few questions to verify it is in the effected recall.

Unfortunately, the onboard RAM for Toshibas are soldered on and very difficult to replace, making this a complicated issue.

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