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Toshiba Satellite M105-S3041 Password?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:40 AM

Hey guys, this system running XP requires a password after the logo screen and before the boot options so I can't set to boot from DVD to reload the OS, anything I can do please?



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:13 AM

I am not sure how much help I can give regarding this but certain Toshiba's BIOS passwords can be reset by shorting two solder points. I would remove the main battery first.

 

Just Google Toshiba (your model number) password reset. This should get you going.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:07 PM

Well I tried the instructions in this link:

 

http://donrukshan.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-reset-bios-password-in-toshiba.html

 

but now when I power on there's no screen.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:14 PM

I was able to get the screen back but the password problem is still there.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:14 PM

You removed the battery and power cord first, correct? Make sure the RAM module is correctly attached. Try powercycling the computer. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds with the battery and power cord removed. Then attach the power cord but not the battery. Does the comptuer boot?



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:18 PM

This may be a hard drive password and not a regular BIOS password. In that case the password is encrypted in hard drive firmware.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:21 PM

You removed the battery and power cord first, correct? Make sure the RAM module is correctly attached. Try powercycling the computer. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds with the battery and power cord removed. Then attach the power cord but not the battery. Does the comptuer boot?

Yes I had followed the instructions to the letter. This unit does not boot without the battery being in place, I found that out even before trying what's in the link.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:23 PM

When you enter a password three times does it throw a code?



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:43 PM

No, it shuts down



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:57 PM

If shorting the solder point did not clear the password then I am afraid without the actual password you are out of luck. There is a utility that is supposed to clear CMOS passwords but that can brick some computers. If you remove the hard drive does it still ask for a password?



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:04 PM

 If you remove the hard drive does it still ask for a password?

Yes.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:32 PM

I think that is a BIOS password then. The password box does not mention hard drive, correct? I am not sure why shorting the solder point did not clear it. 



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:48 PM

The password box does not mention hard drive, correct?

Correct. I think someone tad tried to do the same thing before as one of the RAM holder brackets is broken so maybe they messed up something.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:55 PM

If computer is old enough the Hirens method mentioned here may work but you should tell the customer that he needs to okay it before you proceed as it could brick the computer. From what you are posting, it seems the computer is pretty much useless now. Does it boot from a USB flash drive or CD?

 

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-reset-remove-clear-or-reveal-cmos-bios-security-password/



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:57 PM

From what you are posting, it seems the computer is pretty much useless now. Does it boot from a USB flash drive or CD?

 

No it doesn't.






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