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Deon Ludeke Jan 31, 2010, 09:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi there, I recently bought a Toshiba Tecra M10-18G laptop (2nd hand) and are unable to access the second page of the BIOS or the HWsetup options due to a password (Supervisor). I asked the bloke what it was but no luck, does anybody know how I can reset it or remove it?

Thanks


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~Vel Jan 31, 2010, 10:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Tecra M10-18G Supervisor Password Help
Haven't had to do it myself but this link may help.

http://www.topbits.com/reset-bios-password.html

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Deon Ludeke Jan 31, 2010, 10:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Tecra M10-18G Supervisor Password Help
hi there, thanks for the list, gave them all a try with no luck, my problem is at no point does it ask for a password, in the bios menu it says there is a supervisor password registered and wont let me in to the 2nd page of options.
In windows I've tried using HWSetup and the 1st thing it does is ask for password.

I cant partition or format the HDD, says access denied so i'm stumped!

~Vel Jan 31, 2010, 10:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Tecra M10-18G Supervisor Password Help
Did some more searching.

Most Toshiba laptops and some desktop systems will bypass the BIOS password if the left shift key is held down during boot.


So try that, see if you can get in. If you can, then try the following.

You can use the following to invalidate the information stored in the BIOS and make it revert to defaults:

- Start the command prompt (Start -> Run -> CMD)

- Start Debug by typing DEBUG and pressing enter.

- At the prompt (a hyphen -), enter the following commands.
(The first output command is Seven-Zero, not Seven-Letter O)

o 70 2e (Enter)
o 71 ff (Enter)
q (Enter)

Restart the computer and during the POST, it should say something like "BIOS Checksum Fail - Resetting to Default Values"

If all goes well, the password should be gone. Keep in mind this will clear out all the BIOS information, so you may have to reset some minor things like boot order, power management, etc.


Retrieved from http://www.ozzu.com/hardware/supervisor-password-t35726.html

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edgard rodriguez Apr 28, 2012, 04:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Tecra M10-18G Supervisor Password Help
i have never mosted anywhere but this fixed my issue and hope it helps you too

SOLUTION THAT WORKED FOR ME - WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS TO DOWNLOAD THE '"TOSHIBA PASSWORD UTILITY TO DELETE THE SUPERVISOR PASSWORD"
go to
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp
click on download
select your laptop model and click on "go"
select your OS (e,g windows xpsp2/sp3) then right beside it from the drop down menu selectt "security"
scroll down and download the following: ( i have windows xp sp2)
06-01-2006 Security
ToshibaToshiba Password Utility for Windows XP/2000(v2.01.09; 05-26-2006; 5.71M)

download it and install it.after install it you will see the Toshiba Password utility under
Start- Programs- Toshiba-Utilities- Password Utilility.
(DO NOT USE THAT, IF YOU GO HERE THE OPTION TO RESET THE PASSWORD IS GRAYED OUT)
INSTEAD GO TO:
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Windows Utilities\SvpwTool
and from there run the file TOSPU.exe; this will give you the tab option for supervisor delete option (not grayed out anymore.
If this works please post your comments.
After i deleted the supervisor password i restart it and was able to go to the second page; you mighty be prompted for the BIOS password to delete the Supervisor password.
cheers
Edgard


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