Question about Toshiba Tecra 8100 Notebook
I dont quite understand how the hard drive can be wiped just by not using it and how can i get the pass word off the hard drive.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
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.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
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on May 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Reinstall Windows from a Disk
1 Turn on your Toshiba . Insert your recovery disk or the original
Windows operating system DVD
into the 's CD/DVD drive. Turn off the computer.
2 Turn on the Toshiba . In the first few seconds while it is
starting up, press and hold the F12 key on your keyboard to access the Boot
Menu. (Note: Some Toshiba models may tell you to press "C" to boot
from the CD-ROM). The screen will display boot for this boot up
3 Use the arrow keys to navigate. Select the CD-ROM/DVD drive to
highlight it. Press "Enter." Be aware that this setting is for this
session only; it is not a permanent change.
4 Allow the computer to start up. Follow the onscreen instructions
for reinstalling the operating system from the disk.
Reinstall from a Recovery Partition
1 Boot up the Toshiba . In the first few seconds while it is
starting up, press and hold the F8 key. This will begin the "Advanced Boot
2 Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate the menu. Move
the keys to select "Repair Your Computer." Press "Enter."
3 Select your language and keyboard; click "Next."
4 Select your Windows user name from the drop-down menu. Enter
your password if required. Click "OK." This will begin the
"System Recovery Options" menu.
5 Select the Toshiba Recovery Wizard and follow the onscreen
instructions. The Toshiba Recovery Wizard will delete all existing data on the
hard drive and reinstall Windows.
Hope this helps!
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