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aggrey vunyoli Jul 11, 2008, 11:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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PASSWORD TYPES

There are three varieties of passwords used on Toshiba notebook computers running Microsoft Windows:

BIOS Password (User Password)


Supervisor Password (used on some models)


Windows Logon Password

Both the BIOS and Supervisor password prompts appear immediately after the computer is started or restarted, or taken out of Standby mode. Once a BIOS or Supervisor password is set, the computer will only start Windows (or any other operating system) after that password is entered correctly.

Entering either a BIOS password or a Supervisor password permit normal use of the computer. The difference between them is that if the Supervisor password is set, it must be entered in order to change system settings. Exactly which settings require the Supervisor password permission varies from model to model. Knowing the Supervisor password makes it possible to change the BIOS password, without knowing it.

The BIOS and Supervisor passwords cannot be removed or changed unless you know the existing password(s). If you forget your BIOS or Supervisor password, you will have to have the password removed by a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider. Although the prompts for these two passwords have the same appearance, the passwords are set and removed differently. If both are set, the Supervisor password takes precedence.

The Windows password prompt appears while Windows is starting. With Windows 95, 98, and ME, this password is used only to support the customization of the Windows environment by each user, and the password prompt may be ignored by clicking Cancel or pressing the Esc key. The computer can then be used normally (though possibly with some limitations). With Windows XP, 2000, and NT, the password prompt is for a secure logon, meaning that it's not possible to skip over the password prompt (though it is possible to leave the password prompt blank -- a 'null' password).

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.

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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.

NOTE: If there is a prompt for a password when the computer is started, even though the password field in the BIOS Setup program is blank, then a Supervisor password has been set. Follow the steps below to remove a Supervisor password.

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tama yacob Oct 03, 2008, 04:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hi. i have a toshiba laptopA200. my kid has sett a bios password. i have tried everything, opening the latop up looking for the battary. still noting. there is no battary inside. rang toshiba and they told me there is no cmos reset on the new laptops. they have to do it. i said great. took it in and they asked me for prof of purchasse. i said i lost it. now they refuse to do it. what can i do. the laptop model is PSAF6A-02Q01N satellite A200. plz plz help me i have so much things in there.

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Yep! Perfect! Worked the first time! Thanks so much! Everyone, stop here, this is the step by step that solves this issue!

jay spear Oct 22, 2008, 09:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Lets try that again! This is the solution! It works perfectly step by step:

ReSetting Bios Password on Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386

1)Remove Laptop Battery

2)Take off Memory Cover(underneath - square cover, Sits in middle of laptop 1 retaining screw

3)Using two thumbs spread spring clips to outside and pull out RAM memory.

4)Remove clear vinyl label opposite RAM memory slots in upper left corner( laptop battery slot is on right, DVD drive is facing away from you)

5)Using a magnifying glass (unless you have perfect vision)in the upper left corner you will see JOPEN1 with a white silkscreen square next to it . Inside the square you will see what looks like the letter T over a U. Using a metal paper clip short the U to the Silver 1/4" post connecting the motherboard to the laptop case(this is your ground, it is located above what looks like a silkscreen outline of a chip)hold for 25 -30 seconds.

6) Place back your RAM memory, put in the laptop battery and test start laptop. you should see a selection of F1 or F2 for setup. Using the F2 gets you into the Bios menu where you reset the time and date. Then Tab over to the SECURITY setting tab and change your passwords. Now hit F10 key ,yes to save and your done!

Note: if your having trouble your most likely grounding the ground(that blob of solder about 1/8"dia on both ends of the "silkscreen chip outline"

K W Feb 09, 2009, 08:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have a Toshiba satellite 4300 pro that was given to me (2nd hand) a long time ago but never used it as I didnt have a power cable. It apparently has win 98se op system. I now have a power cable but when turning it on it comes up with toshiba logo then asks for password. I have tried your fix above but this is a different model and so could not do your fix, I have also tried killcmos program but laptop wont boot from drive, I dismantled and disconnected the little battery and reconnected but still asks for password. Any hlep would be appreciated as I would like to set it up to give to my grand son for school work

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THANK YOU! I had this problem with my Satellite a135 and you completely solved it for me :) I LOVE YOU!

ted cotton Jul 08, 2009, 05:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Please can someone help me with with a Toshiba A8 Laptop,

I'm now locked out through my own faullt as i now have a sony which
i have been using for sometime now, but i cannot remember what blessed
password i used on the Toshiba . ( Power on password ) Stuck ?.

Can someone help me to remove my forgotton password?
THANKYOU.

anita king Aug 07, 2009, 10:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i found memory never found jopen1 or letter t over a u with dvd facing away from me can you tell me is it on that side of ram(dvd) behind the ram theres a white bar that ram slides in is it behind that

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can anyone help me reset the bios password please

John Mutch Oct 13, 2009, 11:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I forgot the Administrator password on my Toshiba Satellite A45. Signing in to safe mode by pressing F8, logging in to Control Panel and User Accounts and resetting the password fixed the problem. Now I can log on. It may be different for the BIOS password. Some people say to not write passwords, but they should be written in a safe place with the date set. If that did not work I would have reloaded the Operating System. The OS should be in it's own partition, maybe with the Applications, and all data saved in other partitions. Then if the OS has to be reloaded, the data should not be disturbed.

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Edited: Oct 15, 2009, 11:19am EDT

 
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John Mutch said:
I forgot the Administrator password on my Toshiba Satellite A45. Signing in to safe mode by pressing F8, logging in to Control Panel and User Accounts and resetting the password fixed the problem. Now I can log on. It may be different for the BIOS password. Some people say to not write passwords, but they should be written in a safe place with the date set. If that did not work I would have reloaded the Operating System. The OS should be in it's own partition, maybe with the Applications, and all data saved in other partitions. Then if the OS has to be reloaded, the data should not be disturbed.

John,
There is a difference. The administrator password is a Windows password while the BIOS is a hardware password which will allow you to get to hard drive and windows and your other software. It is stored in the hardware of the laptop, while the administrator password is stored on the hard drive. Some laptops such as some IBM, call it the power on password or supervisor password. So the BIOS password will usually require the correct password or a hardware fix.

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Laptop Willie Oct 15, 2009, 11:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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John Mutch said:
...... The OS should be in it's own partition, maybe with the Applications, and all data saved in other partitions. Then if the OS has to be reloaded, the data should not be disturbed.

Doing this is defeating the need for the password in the first place. The password is to protect the information you have stored, not the operating system.

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Steve Jumonville Oct 17, 2009, 06:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Uuhhh ... guys ...

If you check the Toshiba website, you will see:

"Issue:
A "Password =" prompt may be displayed when the computer is turned on, even though no power-on password has been set. If this happens, there is no password that will satisfy the password request. The computer will be unusable until this problem is resolved."

You will also see:
"If the problem has already occurred on your computer, then please make arrangements with a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider to have this problem resolved. Toshiba will cover the cost of this repair under warranty until Dec 31, 2010."

So you can build all the dongles you want, but Toshiba will fix this for you for free if you just give them your laptop.

Mc Bo Jan 06, 2010, 04:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello,

i have a second hand Laptop Toshiba S5200-801 with power-on password.

How can i reset this?


Cu

Mc

james Berg Jan 22, 2010, 02:54pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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yeah that only works if you have a printer port.... mine does not.... toshiba A-210

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hi
i have toshiba m400 tablet pc with bios password on.
please help me how to remove it.

thanks a lot.:(

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Thanks so much The Mac! I've never shorted anything on purpose, but this worked like a charm! If I saw you in person, I would hug your neck for giving such detailed instructions! I am a 57 year old woman, so I definitely needed the magnifying glass. I am doing the Happy Dance! Thank you! These are you directions, in case this gets posted out of order!

1)Remove Laptop Battery

2)Take off Memory Cover(underneath - square cover, Sits in middle of laptop 1 retaining screw

3)Using two thumbs spread spring clips to outside and pull out RAM memory.

4)Remove clear vinyl label opposite RAM memory slots in upper left corner( laptop battery slot is on right, DVD drive is facing away from you)

5)Using a magnifying glass (unless you have perfect vision)in the upper left corner you will see JOPEN1 with a white silkscreen square next to it . Inside the square you will see what looks like the letter T over a U. Using a metal paper clip short the U to the Silver 1/4" post connecting the motherboard to the laptop case(this is your ground, it is located above what looks like a silkscreen outline of a chip)hold for 25 -30 seconds.

6) Place back your RAM memory, put in the laptop battery and test start laptop. you should see a selection of F1 or F2 for setup. Using the F2 gets you into the Bios menu where you reset the time and date. Then Tab over to the SECURITY setting tab and change your passwords. Now hit F10 key ,yes to save and your done!

Note: if your having trouble your most likely grounding the ground(that blob of solder about 1/8"dia on both ends of the "silkscreen chip outline"

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BIOS password unlock - Toshiba Satellite SATELLITE C660-10T is straight forward for anyone that is stuck with a brick ;)
The keyboard on the laptop lift it how the top of the keyboard near the power button it has a long tin strip pop it with a small flat head screw driver then you will see four small screws on the keyboard remove them.
Next you lift the keyboard mind because it has a ribbon connected to the MB now you will see the battery remove it.
Next remove the hdd thats easy, one screw underneath the laptop lift the plate off and slide the hdd to one side to unplug it.
Next remove the Laptop battery then power up the laptop using the charger after a min maybe less of a black screen you will see the CMOS reset back to default when its finished power off put everything you took out back and power it again and there you go now if the hdd is locked also you will need to unlock it i sagest downloading something like Hirenís BootCD 13.1 and clear the password.....
Peace Out :cool:

Pradeep Chellur Mar 24, 2011, 10:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks a ton for the solution Mac. I could short and unlock the BIOS password.


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