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Toshiba Bios Password Help?

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#1 marcin714


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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:06 PM


About week ago, my Toshiba laptop spontaneously crashed, so I used the "Delete/Pwr Button" method to shut it down. When I booted up again, it asked me for a password (right after the intro screen which proudly states "Toshiba", and use the F2, F12 keys now to choose boot setting and/or setup). I didn't know the password, so after three random (and wrong) combinations, the system shut itself down. I tried it several times, and I tried the F2 and F12 keys, but both of them require the same password. So, naturally, I started researching online. I found some "back way" passwords, but none of them worked. I also found a PCI plug, a floppy disk, but the laptop can't use either of those (curse buying good computers in the 21st century!). Any advice?

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:14 PM

I would contact toshiba, or read the documentation available online to get access to your computer again.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

on a desktop I would suggest resetting the battery, but that would entail disassembling the laptop to do so....

call Toshiba

(could have been malware to cause this, especially if you didn't already have a PW enabled)

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