I'm stuck with PITA of a case on my Toshiba laptop... BIOS PASSWORD!!!!@#!$#%
My teenage kid was playing with the laptop and setup the BIOS password and doesn't remember what character she input. Tried all sorts but to no avail. I even tried parallel cable and shorting pins but nada.
My search seems that this laptop has "security" chip.
Anyone know? Thanx.
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Thanks a lot Rory!!! I chose to flash the BIOS which is the easiest way. This fixed the
hdd access problem. However, I still have problem accessing the BIOS but it doesn't matter
anywho. I'm reloading XP...
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My cousin has set the BIOS passwd mistakenly, she doesn't remember what she did!! I am really very worried my laptop is not working it requires BIOS passwd in the start.
I have tried a lot to solve this problem but failed if anybody could help me pleaseeee...
I can't say much for Sony, but I know Toshiba has been forefront runner in security technology. And it's that much harder to crack the code into Toshiba...Try flashing the BIOS like I did. Although I can't access the BIOS, flashing did disengage the hdd from BIOS in which I was able to access hdd.
That Sony Password is stored in a security eprom chip on the motherboard. If you replace that eprom with a blank one, you lose the option to use Restore CDs as well as the option to download and run specific updates from Sony such as future BIOS updates ect ect...
Like I said, I downloaded Toshiba BIOS update from their web site, and then flashed the BIOS using the floppy BIOS update. This did disengage the hdd from BIOS although this destroyed the boot record and got "operating system not found" sort of message. I reloaded XP from not the Recovery CD but from another XP copy from my other PC, for test. So.....so much for security!!! Although I can't access BIOS, who gives a damn. That part, Toshiba did a good job since flashing with BIOS update couldn't crack it anyhow.
To reset the password of a Toshiba, you can use KeyDisk.
If this doesn't work, you can try to build the Toshiba Parallell loopback.
To make a device that you connect to your parallell port, a lot of Toshiba computers remove the password when you boot it up. The device, named "loopback" ,could be made out of any parallell wire with 25pins connectors (db25). Connect these pins: 1-5-10, 2-11, 3-17, 4-12, 6-16, 7-13, 8-14, 9-15, 18-25
I have the same problem with the Toshiba 4200 Pro, there is no cmos jumer on the board (that i can see) and you cant get into the cmos because you require a security password when you turn on the laptop.
In my case this passowrd was set by one of my uncles dumb programers who borrowed the laptop and hes now forgotten it !!!!, i've taken the thing to pieces and still cant work out why it wont reset.
What exactly is this KEYDISK and where do i get one or download one, i will have a search of the web, but if anyone has any idea then let me know please.
At the A: prompt, type SBFIXMBR and follow the on screen instructions or call Stratum for support.
This simple utility can be used to determine the drive type, serial number and parameters of your IDE Hard Disk Drive. It bypasses the system BIOS and communicates directly with the hard disk so it will work even if the CMOS has been set to 'No Drive'. This utility will hang if no IDE drive is present or if the drive is Busy due to an error condition.
If you guy`s have a manual then read it and find where the CMOS jumper is,then change the jumper as told wait 30 seconds and then reboot go into bios setup,set default settings and also set boot sequence.
hi every one i own a toshiba satellite pro 4300 series and well its all gone pear shaped. i passworded it and now everytime i turn my laptop on i instantly get a pw screen. now i tried the recovery disk and rewriting the sectors to spell pass on the floppy drive but still no joy.as for the idea of flashing the bio im not too sure of the bios type. i looked it up on net and still cudnt find it. i looked on the mobo and there is no cmos clear tab and when i disconnected the batter and left it off all night it still didnt touch it. anyone had this problem and how do i fix it.
p.s everytime i enter password it starts reading from the floppy drive.
If you are using a toshiba they tend not to have a cmos jumper so you will need to remove the battery. It tends to be small (not too much bigger than your thumb nail). In the 6100 it is located at the front of the laptop but you need to open the whole thing to get to it (a pain about a million screws). This will however NOT disable the password because that is stored on the security chip which does not require any sort of power to store it.
i am trying to unlock a bios password for a toshiba 8100. i am trying to make a loopback plug dose anyone know how i can find out what colours i need to connect. i know the numbers but cant work out what number is what colour. please help
I also have a toshiba 8100. I have taken it apart and found no cmos jumper. I removed the battery and left it over night still no luck. if any one can tell me how to build one of these things to clear the cmos i would appreciate it. my local comp. shop has no idea