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Tecra im stumped how can my harddrive be wiped or even passworded just by not being used for 12mths i power up the laptop and it shows the main toshiba sreen then it asks for my pass word then it asks for system disk can i get round it

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The BIOS pwd last time I checked could not be reset. You would have to contact the Toshiba Support and they may have another work around for the BIOS password. This is used commonly as an anti theft measure.

Dec 20, 2013 | Toshiba Tecra A9-S9012X Notebook

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I have a virus on my emachines laptop E528 Series and it wants the password to the hard drive before I can fix it. I can't remember the password. What can I do?

Unfortunately, when a hard drive password is assigned, either accidently or not, there is no way to get pass that lock. We have even tried swapping the control board from an eact same harddrive, doing a sector by sector wipe, all to no avail. If you cannot remember or know the password, the harddrive will have to be replaced.

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I have a toshiba tecra a8 pta83e when i switch my laptop on a black screen comes like DOS and written on (alert: system protection failure! password= ) so can u help me and...

Hi there,
You must have set up a password in bios for protection as it appear.
Follow below steps to fix it:-
Shutdown Tecra
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

Can be repeated for any password field
Hope this helps

Jan 26, 2018 | Toshiba Tecra A8-EZ8311 Notebook

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I have a Toshiba Tecra M2-S730 laptop that will not boot up. In fact, the laptop will not even enter the BIOS POST when power is applied. The CMOS battery (PN 710000033) is a 3.0v unit. I get a voltage...

is it come to welcome screen when power on? pls check the ram and clear cmos and try again. if not showing toshiba screen pls use usb post diagnostic card to identify the fault.

Apr 24, 2017 | Toshiba Tecra M2 Notebook

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Toshiba Tecra a6-ez6311 Removing Power-on Password

Unplug and open laptop and remove BIOS battery and leave unplugged and this will reset BIOS.

Jun 03, 2010 | Toshiba Tecra A6-EZ6311 Notebook

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Power on password


Please see below for instructions on reset the BIOS password on your old Tecra.

  • Download KeyDisk from
  • Format a 1.44MB floppy disk and leave in your floppy drive
  • RunKeyDisk, this will create a special floppy disk to reset your laptop password.
  • Insert this disk into your Tecra laptop and reboot, the laptop should find the disk, boot from it and ask you for a password, press ENTER at this prompt and it will ask you for a new password.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to ask


Jul 25, 2009 | Toshiba Tecra 740CDT Notebook

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I have a ibm thinkpad t20 and when the internal battery died the computer started asking for a password when booting up. I know how to reset the password on a desktop but this thinkpad has me stumped. Can...


the default BIOS password for this model is merlin but if that doesn't work you have a hard drive password set and may for lack of a better term be screwed. You can try zero wiping the harddrive from another system assuming you have the right cabling/adapters.

If the Hardrive is locked but the BIOS password works you can also acquire a new hard drive cheaper than a password cracker in most cases.

Hope this helps FixYa,


May 15, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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Tecra 8100

I'm not clear on your description, so here goes:

If it showed the Toshiba start screen, then asked for a password, then your hard drive is password protected.

If it showed the Toshiba screen, then asked for password, and you entered it, and then it goes "insert disk", then your hard drive is passworded and wiped.

If the first thing it does is ask for a password, then the password is in the BIOS.

Aug 16, 2008 | Toshiba Tecra 8100 Notebook

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Well here is the thing...


it sounds like your harddrive may have corrupted files to troubleshoot this, you will have to unplug the harddrive and see what kind of message it gives you.


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