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Turned laptop on and enter password in bios setup utility comes up. i have never set this password up. what do i do?

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Google the name of the laptop followed by "default bios password"
If the laptop is used, contact whom ever you bought the laptop from and see if they changed it.

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When I turn the laptop on I see the Toshiba screen for just a second and then it instantly goes to this lovely black screen that says password= How this got there I have know idea. Can anyone help?


Dear beanbean,
This "lovely black screen" is a BIOS password screen. This shows up because somebody has set a boot-up password in the BIOS Setup. If you're lucky, the BIOS Setup is still unprotected, and you can access it as follows:
When you turn it on, look for something that says "Press [button] to enter Setup" or "Press [button] to enter Setup Utilities." Press the corresponding button on your keyboard, and you should enter BIOS Setup.

Now two things can happen. Either you are permitted to access Setup, or you are prompted for the password.
If you can access Setup, navigate to the Security tab and clear all set passwords.If not... then you can either reset BIOS by unplugging the computer, taking off the back, and removing the CMOS Battery (unrecommended), or you can call Toshiba support and ask for the master password (Most manufacturers have a master password, which will allow you to access Setup and remove the boot-up password)
Hope this helps,Ericthecmh

Sep 13, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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Need to reset my bios password


Turn the computer off.
Turn the computer on, and immediately enter BIOS SETUP mode.
Enter the current BIOS password.
Set a new BIOS password. Write it down!
Save/Exit from BIOS setup.

Jul 19, 2011 | Sony VGN-NR140E/S Notebook

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NO KEYS FUNCTION AND ALL I SEE IS NTLDR MISSING BUT NO KEYS WORK TO GET TO BIOS


NTLDR missing is typical of Windows not findind some system files during the boot, I believe nothing wrong with the hardware.

First enter in the BIOS and be sure that in the boot device list you have the CD or DVD before the HDD.
Second Boot the PC from CD with the Windows CD and try to repair the Windows installation.

http://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/45n3684_01.pdf

To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, do as follows: 1. Turn on the computer. 2. When the Lenovo logo comes up, immediately press F2 to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.Note: If the customer has set a supervisor password, the BIOS Setup Utility menu appears after the password is entered. If the customer has set a user password, you can start the utility by entering that password; however, you cannot change all of the parameters.

Please let me know if you need more support.

Best regards

Mar 11, 2011 | Lenovo IdeaPad S10 - 42312BU Notebook

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Forgot cmos password after cearing cmos not able to boot from harddisk. Pls assist me how to remove cmos password of ibm T60 laptop


I just helped a friend out with this exact issue on the same notebook. Here is the instructions (step by step...well 4 steps) that worked perfectly. What you are doing is using a backdoor password set up by IBM/Lenovo.

Turn on your Thinkpad T60 computer.

  • Watch for the status message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button" to appear on the screen. The only time you have the ability to access your BIOS is while this message is on your monitor. If this message disappears, you will have to restart your T60 and try again.


  • Press the "ThinkVantage" button on your T60. From the list of options that appears, select "Start setup utility." You will be prompted to enter your BIOS password. Type "merlin" and hit "Enter" to bypass the password prompt using your backdoor password and enter your main BIOS utility.


  • Select "Security." In this window, select "Set Password." Type the new password you want to use for your BIOS. Press "Enter" to finish resetting your T60 BIOS password.

  • Hope this helps...

    Jan 03, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T60 Notebook

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    How do i rmove a bio password out of my toshiba satellite m305-s 4910 laptop


    B I O S P A S S W O R D

    Setting the BIOS Password

    There are two main varieties of BIOS used in Toshiba notebooks, each with its own unique method for setting and disabling a password. First, determine which type of BIOS is used in your notebook model, as follows:

    Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button.

    Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key. If the message "Check System and press the F1 key" appears, then follow the "Esc key BIOS" procedure, below.

    If the computer ignores the Esc key when it's powered-on, or if you see an invitation to press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup utility, follow the "F2 key BIOS" procedure, below.

    Almost all Toshiba notebook computers will respond to either the Esc key or the F2 key when they're first powered-on. The Toshiba HWSetup program (found in the Windows Control Panel) may also be used for setting and disabling the BIOS password. See the HWSetup procedure, below.

    To set a BIOS password, start the BIOS Setup program and enter a new password into the password field, per the detailed instructions below. Once a BIOS password is set, it will be necessary to enter it whenever the computer is started, restarted or reset. Choose a password that you can reliably recall, or make note of it in a secure location. If you forget the BIOS password, only a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider can remove it.

    ESC key BIOS Password setting procedure

    1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key, until the message "Check system. Then press (F1) key" appears on the screen.

    2. Press the F1 key. The BIOS setup program will appear.

    3. Using the arrow keys or the tab key, move to the Password field, and highlight NOT REGISTERED.

    4. Press the spacebar, and then enter a new password at the "Password = " prompt. Press the Enter key.

    5. Enter the password again when the Setup program prompts for it, and press Enter. The Password field will change to REGISTERED.

    6. Press the End key and then the Y key to save changes and exit the BIOS Setup program.

    F2 key BIOS Password setting procedure

    1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the F2 key.

    2. The BIOS setup program should appear. If Windows starts, shut down the computer and try step 1 again.

    3. Use the arrow keys to move to the Security tab.

    4. Use the arrow keys to select "Set User Password". (This 'User Password' is equivalent to what is otherwise called, in this document, a 'BIOS Password'.)
    (It may be necessary to set a supervisor password before setting a user password. A Supervisor Password may be thought of as a backup mechanism -- if a User Password is forgotten, the Supervisor Password will allow access to the computer. The next section describes how to set a Supervisor Password.)

    5. Press the F5 or the F6 key to navigate to the Password section. Type in a new password at the "Password = " prompt, and then press the Enter key.

    6. Enter the password again when the Setup program prompts for it, and press Enter. The password field will now change to indicate that a password has been entered.

    7. Optionally, set the Password on Boot feature to 'Enable'. Otherwise the computer may not prompt for the password at startup.

    8. Press the F10 key to save changes and exit the BIOS Setup program.

    HWSetup BIOS Password setting procedure (This method works for most notebook models.)

    1. In Windows, click Start, then Control Panel (or Start, then Settings, then Control Panel).

    2. In Control Panel, click on the icon for HWSetup or Toshiba Hardware Setup.

    (If neither of these icons are present, download and install the Toshiba utilities for your model from the Service and Support Website, or use the appropriate BIOS Setup procedure above.)

    3. Click on the Password tab.

    4. Click to select Registered. Alternately, there may be a choice for User or Supervisor Password. Select one or the other

    5. Enter a new password at the "Password = " prompt, and press the Enter key.

    6. Enter the password again when the HWSetup program prompts for it, and press Enter. The Password field will now say REGISTERED or SET.

    7. Optionally, set the Password on Boot feature to 'Enable'. Otherwise the computer may not prompt for the password at startup.

    8. Close the HWSetup program.
    _______________________________________________________________________

    Removing the BIOS Password

    Follow one of the procedures below to remove a BIOS Password. See the section 'Setting the BIOS Password', above, to determine which type of BIOS your computer has. Once the password is removed, the computer will no longer prompt for a password when it's started. Removing the BIOS Password requires you to enter it first. If you cannot recall the BIOS Password, only a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider can remove it.

    ESC Key BIOS Password removing procedure

    1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key. The computer will display the "Password = " prompt.

    2. Enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The computer will display "Valid password entered, system is now starting up. Check system. Then press (F1) key"

    3. Press the F1 key. The BIOS setup program will appear.

    4. Using the arrow keys or the tab key, move to the password field, and highlight REGISTERED.

    5. Press the spacebar, enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The Password field will change to NOT REGISTERED.

    F2 Key BIOS Password removing procedure

    1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the F2 key. The unit will display the "Password = " prompt.

    2. Enter the correct password, press the Enter key. (You may need to press the F2 key after you hit the enter key.)

    3. The BIOS setup program will appear.

    4. Using the arrow keys, move to the Security tab, and to Set User Password.

    5. Press the F5 or the F6 key to navigate to the Password section. Enter the current password at the Old Password prompt, and press Enter. At the New Password prompt, press Enter (without typing anything into the password field). At the Confirm Password prompt, press Enter again (without typing anything into the password field). The password should now be removed.

    6. Press F10 to save and exit from the BIOS Setup program.

    HWsetup BIOS Password removing procedure (This method works for most notebook models.)

    1. In Windows, click Start, then Control Panel (or Start, then Settings, then Control Panel).

    2. In Control Panel, click on the icon for HWSetup or Toshiba Hardware Setup.

    (If neither of these icons are present, download and install the Toshiba utilities for your model from the Service and Support Website, or use the appropriate BIOS Setup procedure above.)

    3. Click on the Password tab.

    4. Click to select Registered. Alternately, there may be a choice for User or Supervisor Password. Select one or the other.

    5. Enter the current password at the "Password = " prompt, press the Enter key. If the HWSetup app prompts for the current password and then twice for the new password, simply press the enter key three times after entering the current password. By pressing the Enter key only, you are selecting no password.

    6. HWSetup should now show that the password is Unregistered, which means there is no password set.

    7. Close the HWSetup program.


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    Dec 12, 2010 | YouTube Videos

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    Enter bios password


    If you want to add the BIOS password:
    1. Restart the computer.
    2. At the SONY screen, press the F2 key.
    3. In the Setup Utility window, press the RIGHT ARROW to select Security .
    4. On the Security menu, press the DOWN ARROW key to select Set Machine Password .
    5. Press the ENTER key.
    6. At the prompt, in the Enter New Password field, enter the desired password.
    7. Press the ENTER key.
    8. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the same password.
    9. Press the ENTER key.
    10. At the Setup Notice prompt, press the ENTER key. NOTE: To set a user password, repeat steps 4-10, selecting the Set User Password option.
    11. Press the F10 key.
    12. In the Setup Configuration window, press the ENTER key.
    13. Press the RIGHT ARROW to select Exit .
    14. Press the DOWN ARROW key to select Exit Setup .
    15. At the Exit Setup prompt, press the ENTER key.
    If you want to remove the forgotten BIOS password:
    Please call 888-476-6972 and speak directly to a Sony® support representative for further assistance. A resolution for this issue is available, but for security purposes, this resolution can only be provided by a support representative.

    Jun 12, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-N385E/W Notebook

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    Can't remember password


    BIOS password remove alternatives:

    1. Reset Password BIOS via Backdoor BIOS Password.
    2. Reset Password BIOS via Software.
    3. Reset Password BIOS via hardware.
    4. Reset Password BIOS via default manufacturers.


    OK, here is my guide to Remove Acer Bios password computer via Software. This has been done on testing machine Laptop Acer Aspire 3620/ Travel Mate 2420. Anyway, I'm not sure it will work on every Acer PC/Laptop so just consider to do at your own risk, I’m not responsible for any damages caused by this guide.

    As we know most of Acer computer (Laptop & Desktop) allow us to setup BIOS in Microsoft Windows (9x/XP/Vista) environment. Great, this is the powerful that help us to remove the BIOS password cuz all we know if we enter Setup Utility at the boot time we have only three times of filling the password and if all wrong then the system will halt.
    The program helps us to enter Acer BIOS setup in Microsoft Windows is “Acer eSettings Management” which comes with the CD when we buy Acer PC/Laptop. If you lost the CD then just come to Acer website to download the program.

    Feb 02, 2010 | Acer Power 1000 PC Desktop

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    The thing is that somebody set bios password. On phoenix bios based on intel platform? like yours normally if you will enter bios password incorrectly 3 times bios will lock the computer and it will generate 12 digit lock code. You will need to contact Toshiba technical support to get bios unlock password. (Normally this is generated by them within couple of hours.)
    I would recommend you to check with toshiba support before locking bios (entering password incorrectly 3 times)

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