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BIOS access problem HELP!

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#1 angerli


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:08 AM

Hello, Friends!  My stepson has a Toshiba Satellite laptop only a couple years old and works fine. Somehow (my stepson isn't terribly PC-literate), his BIOS access screens got into Password Mode and he has NO idea what password to use.


I got a copy of Windows Password Unlocker Pro from the fellow we bought his laptop from. Bill told me he "couldn't get into Windows". Right.....but he doesn't know or care what a BIOS is!


So, do we have a brick here, or is there SOMETHING I can do to help him out? I've been building my own PCs since the PC-XT, so I'm no newbie by any stretch.


Hope someone on the Forum can help!


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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:38 AM

It would depend of the laptop model. A simple BIOS password is useless security wise as far as data on the hard drive goes because the drive can be attached to another computer. It may prevent someone from using the computer itself. I believe according to the TOS of the Forum, no help can be given regarding BIOS passwords. But, you can google Toshiba Satellite laptop bios reset and go from there. Good Luck.

#3 kaz20


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:57 AM

if you are able to take apart the laptop. if the cmos battery is simple to get to you can remove that batter for a few minutes and put it back in. that usually resets the bios including the password.

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