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Toshiba locked with a password

Bios screen and boot screen ask for a password I never set. Toshiba Tech support in India says I need to purchase a recovery cd from them for $40 to reset password and wipe all my data off.Will not work with a new HD. I took the laptop apart and was looking for J01 pin to short out. could not find it. Could I remove bios chip for a reset? Let me know..though it would make a nice anchor for my fishing boat

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with a Compaq Armada 1529DMT laptop I recently inherited. I would like to use it as a computer for a grandchild, but cannot get anywhere with booting it up. Even the CD does not seem to start up when 1st booting it up. I just goes to a password log in screen and waits. I have no idea what the user name and password were?



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Download the UBCD (ultimate boot CD) burn it to a CD and boot your laptop up with it (you may have to change the boot order to CD)
There is a utility on the UBCD for changing the BIOS password.
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

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Note: Some systems have a boot option durig startup. Thus eliminating the need for BIOS change.

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UNMOUTABLE BOOT


Following are the causes for this error
1.The file system is damaged and cannot be mounted.
2.You use a standard 40-wire connector cable to connect the UDMA drive to the controller instead of the required 80-wire, 40-pin cable.
3.The basic input/output system (BIOS) settings are configured to force the faster UDMA modes

Solution:

If it be the connector cable problem then replace the 40-wire cable with an 80-wire UDMA cable.
If it's a BIOS settings problem then load the 'Fail-Safe' default settings, and then reactivate the most frequently used options such as USB Support.

If it's a damaged file system case then:-
1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

3.If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.

4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

5.At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.

6.At the command prompt, type exit , and then press ENTER to restart your computer.

This takes a bit longer, but the system should boot back into Windows

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TIP 2 - Restore the operating system

Windows password recovery can be performed by restoring the operating system. Since restoration leads to data deletion, the solution can only work if you have a clean and updated backup of your hard drive data stored somewhere else.

TIP 3 - Use Windows Boot disk

The boot CD for Windows can be used to reset the administrator password. This disk enables you to repair Windows OS, thereby, setting your administrator password as blank.

TIP 4 - Use password recovery software

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Step1: Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download Windows Password Recovery from

http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecoery.html and install it on that PC.

Note that: there is an .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD/DVD or a USB flash drive

Step2: Get out the newly created CD/USB and insert it to the locked computer.

Step3: re-booted the locked computer (it's necessary for you to change your computer's Setup to make it boot from CD drive or USB drive) and then followed the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old passwords were removed.

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http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/07/06/how-to-reset-remove-clear-or-reveal-cmos-bios-security-password/

read this...this will help u

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Be warned that you WILL loose data if this is the only option open to you.

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