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Satellite A300-1PH - Why I have to enter a BIOS password?

Question: Satellite A300-1PH - Why I have to enter a BIOS password?

Hi All, how have u been.

It's been 2 months I have bought the laptop Satellite A300-1PH. Yesterday, first time I tried to see my system BIOS by pressing F2, but it required Password to enter onto BIOS but I never put the password as I am very first time opening it.

Can anybody tell me what is the exact problem?

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Answer: Satellite A300-1PH - Why I have to enter a BIOS password?

Maybe the shop who sold you the laptop put a Password on the BIOS?

Give them a call and ask if they put BIOS passwords on their laptops.

If they say no, then you should send the laptop to an Authorized Service Center. There is a list of ASP's on the Toshiba website in the support section.

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Hello, I have a problem with my Satellite A300-14S PSAJ0E-00W00PSK.

*Screen with input "Enter password" appears every time when I turn it on.* When I put wrong password 3 times, my laptop turns off. I had installed windows 7 with ubuntu for 2 years with no problems but I cannot boot any operating system now (even when I boot with inserted CD/DVD with windows/ubuntu).

*When can I get correct password? Or it is another solution of this problem?*

Thank You for any advice!

Answer:Satellite A300 - "Enter password" on startup screen

I presume your notebook is locked with BIOS password.
BIOS password cannot be set from alone but I don?t understand your situation.
Either you have blocked your notebook with BIOS password or someone have done it without your knowledge.
Have you some explanation for this situation.

Anyway, if BIOS password is not known to you, you must contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for help. They can remove it for you.

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For some time when I turn the notebook on the page where it appears the Toshiba logo do not appear and I cannot enter the BIOS.

And turn power back two or three times and then the details reappear.

I tried to reinstall the BIOS but the installation of the BIOS tells me that the version what I'm installing is the the existing one.

Do you have any suggestions?

+Message was edited: posting has been translated+

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1LG - cannot enter BIOS settings

To be honest I?ve never heard about such problem. It is pretty strange due to fact that you can enter BIOS from time to time.
I don?t think there is anything you can do about that, except to set BIOS to default settings. In my opinion BIOS update is not the solution. BIOS is the first and lowest hardware check level and notebook users don?t have much possibilities to do anything about that.

I?m afraid you need professional help with this.

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I'm having a problem with a Toshiba Satellite L300D. After I reinstalled the HDD it would beep. To solve this I went into BIOS to look and see if the board had some sort of intrusion setting. When I exited the BIOS and restarted I know get the Enter Current Password (with a blue background on a black screen) with continuos beeps. The thing is it seems to auto enter in 10 characters (*) and then stop. There are no other options.

I have searched unsuccessfully for any info about this and I cant even find where the CMOS is located which I think is soldered onto the board.

Has anybody had any similar experience like this?
I would really appreciate any help its driving me crazy.

Answer:Bios Password 'Enter Current Password' on Toshiba Satellite

Your thread is closed. We do not help with password problems. This is clearly stated in the rules section.
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Please read and follow the rules when posting.

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I tried to remove the ram cover and unplug the wifi cable but still not working and i can't the lucifer cmos battery
i tried to locate the jumper as well but i didnt found it!

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Satellite A300-15m is not bypassing the Bios password?


If you don?t know the BIOS password, then you have to ask the Toshiba ASP to get the password removed.
Removing the CMOS battery will not help you because it?s soldered on motherboard.

Therefore you need the help from ASP technician? :(

Good luck

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I have this Toshiba laptop Satellite A300-17s for many years, after I tried to use again the laptop after a few years I haven't use it, I discovered that I have a password on the bios.

I would like to know how do i remove it

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-1C2, some how the BIOS got locked and a startup password has been enabled, I have tried to get into the BIOS to disable the startup password but without any job.

Do I have to send or take it back to Toshiba to get them to take it off for me?

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Re: How to disable BIOS password on Satellite Pro A300-1C2?

If the BIOS password is not known to you then you need professional help. Contact nearest Toshiba service and they can delete it for you.

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Hey guys,

I'm selling my notebook, and want to clear my bios password, and I have no idea how. The option to clear the password is greyed out in BIOS.

Have updated to 1.8, and no go.


Answer:Clearing BIOS password on Satellite Pro A300

So do you know the password?

Try removing it in Windows (in the Toshiba Assist utility)

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on the machine I had a bios password set for startup.
After I set this start password blank it keeps asking me for some other password to enter the bios menu.
I am able to start the laptop, run Vista and do whatever I want to do besides enterering the Bios.

ANY hints to solve this problem?
Tried to update bios, didnt help.
Looked in the internet for a description where to find the CMOS batt. Still no clue.

Best regards

Answer:Satellite A300 - Question about BIOS password


Are you sure you have set the BIOS password?
If you would set the BIOS password then the notebook would asks for the password before it would boot into the Windows Vista.

I think you set either the User password or the Supervisor password!

In Toshiba Assist -> Secure you could clear this both passwords too.
Please check this!!!

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Hello, recently I adquired a Satellite A300-276 with insydeh2o BIOS.

The BIOS setup requires me password to access it. I've tried some tricks, like shorthing b500 (it clears cmos, but it doesnt remove the password). Also updated the bios version to the last release on csd (2.2). I still can boot, I'm just not able to setup it.

After all this, I started to have a new problem (guess it was because ive cleared cmos but i didnt configured(default setup). The power light, never turns off, only if remove battery/ac

Any idea to my new problem? I can live with the other one
hope you guys can help me

Answer:Satellite A300-276 - BIOS requires password


Regarding the BIOS I would recommend reading this article:

And what LEDs are still on after you turned off the notebook? The LED for AC adapter and battery is always on if AC/DC adapter is connected but if you disconnect it all LEDs should be off even battery is installed.

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HI, Satellite L70-A-13P

I setup a user and supervisor password. Works fine. However I can't anymore enter bios. If I press F2 as usual, i have the box "enter password" (the same as for normal boot). After typing the supervisor password, the computer continues to boot and don't enter bios!

I keep F2 key pressed but nothing works.
I also tried Esc, F1, INS, F12, 0.


Answer:Satellite L70-A-13P - can't enter BIOS after setting BIOS password?

Are user and supervisor password the same?
Have you been able to enter BIOS in the past?

Perform complete shutdown and start notebook again. Then try with F2 or F12. When you will be asked put supervisor password and I hope you will be able to enter BIOS settings.

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How do i get into the Bios on Satellite A300 and how do i remove the bulit in hdd password.
It keeps askin me to entre it .

I know it i want to clear it.
Also how do i reset the password withouit the disk

Answer:Satellite A300: How to access the Bios & remove HDD password

Normally you must press F2 to enter BIOS.
Then you can delete the HDD password.

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i was wondering if someone could tell me why when reseting the bios password via jumpers on motherboard is it stated that 1 of the 2 memory sticks should be left in the FIRST slot (the one furthest from motherboard)?

I ask because the top/FIRST memory slot on the motherboard of my laptop (please see title) is broken.

Can I perform try to reset by leaving a memory stick in the second slot (closest to the motherboard)?

Many many thanks

Answer:toshiba satellite pro A300 bios password reset

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. If you KNOW the password this is the procedure
If you know the password for the BIOS or UEFI or don't have one set, you can change or remove a password through the UEFI/BIOS settings, Hardware Setup Utility, or TOSHIBA Security Assist Utility.
As explained on the link with the sub links to the appropriate OS
3. The procedure you appear to refer to, irrespective of where you found it is - I would think part of a suggested method when you do NOT know the password.
4. If that is the case, then one of the rules of this site is

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

5. Therefore I hope you will appreciate why we cannot assist if the presently set password is unknown.

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I have a satellite A300-1BZ running Windows vista home premium. For some reason, it has intermittentlystarted asking for a BIOS or startup password when I power it on. I have never set this password myself and have no idea how or where to look to remove it.

I can power up if I remove the battery without it asking for this password, but If I power off and power up again then it asks for it again. Any advice apprecieated.


Answer:How can I change/remove the BIOS password on Satellite A300?

The whole story is somehow strange. BIOS password cannot be set from alone.
Does someone else use your notebook?

> I can power up if I remove the battery without it asking for this password, but If I power off and power up again then it asks for it again.
To be honest I don?t understand this. If you understand you right you can use your notebook and bypass BIOS password if you start notebook on AC power supply only, right?
But with battery inside it starts and ask for BIOS password?

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When I start my computer I have to enter a password (BIOS password?).
I do not have this password and don't know how to solve this.
I am not able to get into the BIOS system to change the passowrd. I just simply cannot do anything. Any suggestions?


Answer:When I start Satellite I have to enter a BIOS password

> I am not able to get into the BIOS system to change the passowrd. I just simply cannot do anything. Any suggestions?
Unknown BIOS password cannot be removed.
In such case you have to ask ASP for the help

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Computer is a satellite pro C660-29W PSC1ME-00U00KEN

I've set a BIOS supervisor password (no user password is set). I know the password.

If I hit F2 it enters the text editor but does not give any opportunity to enter the password, and so whilst I can view everything there is no way to change anything.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-29W: BIOS won't let me enter the supervisor password

Can this be helpful?

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Satellite A300 1HP does not enter Standby after 30min inactivity.
Windows settings are OK (I am an experienced User).
It goes into standby if i do it manually (by pressing power key) - but not after inactivity,

Any idea?


Answer:Satellite A300-1HP does not enter Standby after 30min inactivity

Hello Norbert

Maybe you should check Vista power settings again. I have A300 too and everything works well.
I have tested it with all three power plans. Have you done the same?

Usually I use BALANCED power plan and it goes into standby mode after 20 minutes properly.

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Answer:Lenovo H 50-55 Bios password suddenly appears when trying to enter bios. I don't know it.

my guess is that your cmos battery died and it wants you to set day/time.  There is no backdoor password.  The choices are remember the PW or replace the motherboard.

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Answer:Tecra 9100: How to enter BIOS without BIOS Password?


Unfortunately I have bad news for your.
It???s not possible to enter the BIOS without to set the old password.
In this case if you don???t know the password so you have to contact the Toshiba service in your country. Only the ASP can remove the existing password.

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I did a BIOS upgrade from version 1.6 to 2.10-win at the recomandation of the Toshiba site, for my notebook A300 1N0 - PSAGUE model.
Touchpad not working anymore. I have 2 operating systems, XP and W7 and is the same.

I boot the notebook with Live Windows CD and Live Ubuntu CD and nothing changed.
The mouse is working but the touchpad is still dead.
Any advice?

How can I find the old version of BIOS to make a downgrade ?

Answer:Satellite A300 - BIOS downgrade after BIOS upgrade

Try to contact Toshiba authorized service provider in your country. They have access to Toshiba database and access to BIOS archive.
I am sure they can send you old BIOS version and you can downgrade BIOS on your notebook.

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Just started up my computer after not having a charger for quite awhile, and it starts up on a black screen stating "Enter CURRENT Password" I've went through previous post's and tried all the password and tips, which did not work.  Is there a different password I can try, or anything else I can try on this?  S/N CNU9347SZH Thanks in advance


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Answer:BIOS Password "Enter CURRENT Password"

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to see if this unlock passcode works...the next to the last character on the right is the number zero. e9lofvxn0z

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I just bought the Satellite A300-15M today after installing the things did this by itself now when I restarted the laptop its says enter password but I haven?t put any password.

Any help please ....

Answer:Cannot use my new Satellite A300 because of password at startup


What kind of password? BIOS password or Vista password?

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Hello,Yesterday I did a computer password .And I forgot the password How can you make a Reset ?

Please it is urgent I need to work with the computer,Thanks !

Answer:Satellite A300 - how to make password reset?

Computer password? Is this BIOS password or Windows login password?

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Hi,I wish to boot my system from a usb, so I want to change the boot order. In entering BIOS to change this, I was prompted to enter an "Administrator password". After 3 wrong attempts, I was given error code 67791368. How do I bypass this admin password to go directly to BIOS? Is there a default password?


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Answer:Administrator Password to enter BIOS?

Hi: Restart the PC and enter this unlock passcode... 78699968

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Hi everyone! My T420 Laptop is now dead for the BIOS's password problem. I created a password of "khongco123$%" and used it for at least one year. But few days ago I cannot enter $,% characters (Shift+Number not working). I've tried to remove keyboard and used external keyboard via USB port, but the same problem.  Anyone knows about my issue? How could I do with that? 

Answer:Failure to enter BIOS' password.

What happens when you try to enter the characters? Does the curser move? Does it beep?

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Hi,I have lenovo t420i, and i want to go into the bios to change setting, every time i press f1 it will ask me for power on password and not the supervisor password, and when i do enter power's on password it will take me to the bios but i can not change anything,  Any help please.

Answer:Where to enter BIOs supervisor password

When you see the power on password prompt, enter the supervisor password

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Hi All, Please help me with the following issue: I was trying to remove the BIOS password from my Lenovo ideapad S10-2 netbook, i did the following: 1-Booted the netbook2-Pressed F2 to enter BIOS3-Went to change password screen4-Entered old password5-For new password & confirmation i just pressed the ENTER button on the keyboard.6-Exited the BIOS and rebooted the netbook7-Pressed F2, the BIOS requested for password again !!! I entered the old password, tried pressing just enter, tried entering password as \n .. NOTHING IS WORKINGPlease help me, i need to get to the BIOS settings !! Thanks in advance

Answer:Ideapad S10-2 Bios Password as ENTER

Hi mohabayman, welcome to the forum,
unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a hardware maintenance manual available for your system, but from your account your first attempt should have done the trick.  Did you save changes before leaving BIOS?
Please also try just pressing "n" leaving out the backslash; special characters aren't usually recognised by BIOS.

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why can't i download the bios update???

does anyone else have that problem?

Answer:Re: Cannot download the BIOS for Satellite Pro A300

its not working for me....

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I've a Satellite a300-1mz PSAGCE and I've never update the Bios. It's Insyde bios 1.70 (11/24/2008)

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Should be last version, right?
If I decide for upgrading it, what are benefits??? It's really necessary or simply recommended?

Besides, if I'd upgrade hard drive with a new 500gb, it works properly with the bios 1.70 or new hard drive needs higher bios?
Finally, what hd you advice to me between this two samsung[HM500JI| cd=446&ppmi=1159#]* and *[HM500LI| cd=373&ppmi=1159#], and this wd,[wd5000bevt|] especially for low noise and temperature?

The current 250gb fj-simens is very noise and it become very hot with very low work....
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Answer:Satellite A300-1mz: Bios update yes or no?

> If I decide for upgrading it, what are benefits??? It's really necessary or simply recommended?
The BIOS update is advisable only if you have some issues with your notebook.
If your notebook is running properly then a BIOS update is not necessary!

> Besides, if I'd upgrade hard drive with a new 500gb, it works properly with the bios 1.70 or new hard drive needs higher bios?
The new HDD should be recognized by BIOS properly event it?s an older version.
It?s not easy to say what HDD is better.
Usually faster HDD with higher rpm can be louder and can develop more heat as an slower HDD.

But in most case it?s not matter how fast the HDD is? there shouldn?t be a temperature issue?

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Hi all,

I have a Satellite A300/600 (PSAG4A-02600M), which I have just installed W7 x64 on (I did a clean install). I am upgrading the drivers as per the Toshiba website. I noticed there is a BIOS upgrade to version 1.8 - I am currently running version 1.5.

I have downloaded the update but when I try to run it I get the following message: "C:\Users\HELIF~1\AppData\Local\Temp\isc6632tmp\\i nsydeflash.exe could not be executed."

The PC is running fine at the moment, no major glitches - do I need V1.8? If so, how do I remedy this situation?

Other glitches so far in the upgrade process for me have been:

Every time I pressed the mute button W7 UAC popped up to ask me if I wanted to allow the Toshiba program to adjust a system setting. Fixed this issue by moving the ButtonSetting.ini file and making a registry change.

Loaded Windows Live Photo Gallery. When I inserted my XD card from my camera, W7 recognised it just fine, but WLPG could not see it. Therefore I am unable to import my photos off the card. Well, I can do it through W7 but WLPG gives you the options of fine tuning the import process which is what I'm after. Tried uninstalling/reinstalling WLPG after I'd installed all the drivers from Toshiba but it still won't recognise it. Still an issue.

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Answer:BIOS Update for Satellite A300/600

No you don't need it. If your notebook runs well don't change anything.
I cannot say for sure but maybe this BIOS update runs under 32bit OS only.

I have European Satellite A300 and I still have original BIOS although I use Win7 and latest stuff for it.
My advice for you is: don't touch well running system.

Unfortunately with WLPG I cannot help you much. It is Microsoft stuff.

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SSD cold start do not recognize the drive!
Some motherboards boot quickly before a hard drive!
Detected and function normally after a warm reboot or reset.
We need HDD delay option in BIOS!

Toshiba Satellite A300 - 227
SSD ADATA Premier SP550
Win 10

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Satellite Pro A300 got new infromation from Toshiba Tempro that there are new
bios available. I was downloaded and upgrading bios from 1.60 to 1.70. The problem are
that machine going totally JAM middle of bios upgrade. InsydeFlash show that bios upgrade
are going "Erasing and writing" but nothing happened. Machine is totally JAM!

What I can do now? I have power on machine and not yet rebooted from power key because
I fraid that bios update is not ready yet.


Answer:Bios update from 1.60 to 1.70 on Satellite Pro A300


Please contact nearest authorized service provider and ask for help.
If BIOS update is not done well the BIOS chip can be damaged and notebook will be death.
Contact them and explain the situation. They will help you.

By the way: what do you mean with JAM? Is notebook going OFF in the middle of BIOS update?
Have you switched it OFF?

What was happening exactly?

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BIOS Update 1.70-WIN 28/04/09
Again the same?...


Answer:Satellite A300 - BIOS update 1.70-WIN


Can you please explain what you want?
Again the same? What do you mean?


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Does anybody know what's now in bios version 2.20?
I just found it on the support site, but I can't find any details about it? I's funny, that there's no information about these upgrades....

Answer:Satellite A300 - What is new in Bios version 2.20


I didn?t find any details on the Toshiba European driver page?
But I visited the Toshiba US driver page and there you could find the details of BIOS versions for A300 for example;

According to the Toshiba US page this is the change history of BIOS version 2.20 - 2010/01/19

? Blocked the eSATA boot function.
? Changed the HDD password algorithm.


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I would like to update Bios notebook Toshiba satellite A300 version PSAGCE- 09800WCE
Current Version 1.90 and version 2.20 is available
I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS
Is it possible to upgrade BIOS to version 2.20?

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Answer:BIOS update on Satellite A300


Toshiba offers WIN BIOS updates. That means that BIOS update can be done under Windows operating system only. You cannot do this if you use Linux.

Is there some reason for BIOS update? I mean, if everything is OK you must not update BIOS to the latest version.

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I have a A300 PSAG8E and I would like to know what news between BIOS 1.7 and 1.9?
The new BIOS can change the fan control? On my A300 it is so loud.

Thank's, regards, cricri975.

Answer:Satellite A300 (PSAG8E) - What is new in BIOS 1.9?


Have you checked the Toshiba website if there is a change log available?
Normally there you can check if it?s a change log available or not. => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

If you can?t find a change log on the Toshiba website there is no change log available. ;)


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When I want to upgrade my bios 2.70 win, there is an error and the program says that it couldn't find bios.wph file. So I cannot upgrade my BIOS.

Thank you for your help.
Vehbi Tirnakli M.D.

Answer:Cannot upgrade BIOS for my Satellite A300

What exact error message appears?
And most important, have you unpacked the BIOS files, after downloading? If not, do that and try it again.

BIOS update version depends on what operating system you are using. I guess you have WinXP installed if you use version 2.70. For Windows Vista you should use version 1.30.

Please check the right BIOS versions.

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How to recover bios on satellite A300 laptop?

Answer:How to recover Bios on Satellite A300


The BIOS can be updated running Windows OS.
What do you mean exactly be recover?
Do you want to downgrade the BIOS?

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i don`t need to use BIOS very often but now, i have a huge problem.
I cannot stay logged in BIOS... after a couple of minutes my PC turns OFF.
In most of cases i can stay logged in less than 1 min.

Can u give me some advices?

Answer:Satellite A300 shut down during BIOS

Is it shutting off in Windows as well?

Maybe the system is overheating, blow out the dust through the vents using Compress Air.

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Satellite A300-1MS PSAG8E

New BIOS with fan control, please.

Answer:Satellite A300-1MS - I want a new BIOS with fan control

Why should Toshiba make a new BIOS only for you?
Do you have a problem with the fan?

I don?t know which OS do you use but you can change the cooling method with Toshiba Power Saver. On my both Toshiba notebook I use this tool and I like it.
You can download it on the Toshiba website: => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

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Answer:Satellite Pro L10: Pop-Up in say "Enter Password"

Hello Caroline

Unfortunately there is no way to bypass the user password. Ask your son and enter the operating system. Then you can remove it without any problem. It can be changed in Toshiba console under Security tab.


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I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 and I forgot the password to log on and I don?t have the recovery disk.
How do I do it please?

Answer:How to bypass Vista login password on Satellite A300?


Do you know the Admin password account?
If yes check this:
Restart the notebook and press F8 until, select "Safe Mode".
When safe mode is loaded click on Administrator and it this should allows you to the Windows admin desktop? then you should be able to change user account password.


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How do I reset the password on the logon screen?

I can't access the set-up facility or BIOS as I can't get pass this screen. Entering something incorrectly 3 times shuts off the computer. I do not the current password and I'm not sure what kind of password it is and why it?s asking for one as soon as I turn it on.

How do I fix this issue?

Answer:Re: How do I reset the password on the logon screen - Satellite A300 ?

You cannot fix it. You can only disable it but for doing that right password must be known to you.
As many times before in this forum we have already discussed about this theme.

Password protection is very important security feature and we cannot give tips how to bypass or remove passwords on public forum. With other words, every stolen notebook protected with password will be easy to start and access on saved data will be easy.

Is this your notebook? Have you maybe bought it as used one and now it is blocked by password?

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Hello.I own a Lenovo Y50-70.I want to replace the SSD in the laptop, but it wont recognize the new SSD im trying to put and wont find it in boot.Ive then wanted to get into BIOS for the first time ever (owned the laptop since march 2015). And then it askes for a "Sytem Password" ????Ive never set any BIOS password, so this really annoyes me. Im the owner of the Laptop and im the only one that ever used it, i never set any BIOS password. Ive never been into the BIOS before.I hope for some help.

Answer:Cant enter BIOS. Asking for password, and ive never set any password

Someone set the password.  It ddoesn't get set by itself.

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Need to know how to bypass password screen upon entering bios screen or finding way to reset password as password is lost n need to enter bios screen to update bios

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Hi any one so far no one telling me any thing let me try one more time.I'm using Lenovo laptop and mouse is build in key board can not entered any thing in the user neither password screen the operating system is window Vista it means previous entred passward has been luck ctl Alt and delte keys are not working. so can't get ride of the previous entred passwaord I need help thanks.

Answer:Can't enter BIOS password for Lenovo laptop

thanks but i can't do nothing at all and on the user screen previously entered password re-enters itslef.

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Hi, I tried to enter into the bios but it ask me the administration password. Can u help me to find it? 

Answer:Enter bios, forgot administration password

Enter an incorrect password several times, you will be given a code, post the code here

*****I do not work for HP**********click the purple thumbs up button to say thanks**********If I solved your problem, help others by clicking accept as solution*****

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Hi, Enter  27490417 Regards, DP-K

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I have given default BIOS settings on the previous point, the password does not work. After I wrong password three times, you have two options serves tag and PPID Please advise
Laptop models

Answer:Bios enter system password n5010 r15

You'll need to place a voice phone call to Dell support - have your ownership details ready along with a credit card to pay for the call -- a support call charge applies out of warranty, as this system certainly must be.

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Hello, I don't need to remove the UEFI supervisor password, I know what it is. The problem is that I can't get it to prompt me for that password! Pressing Thinkvantage button + F1 just prompts for the power-on password, and I'm never asked to enter the supervisor password so that I can enable the VT & VT-d settings. This is really critical, I can't run VirtualBox without it. Can anyone explain how to enter it? Am I getting to the BIOS settings the wrong way?


Go to Solution.

Answer:How to enter a BIOS/UEFI password in T420?

Power off, start it up, enter Supervisor password at Power On password prompt.
Hope this helps!

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When entering the BIOS, I am first prompted for the hard disk password (the appropriate icon is shown). I am then prompted for the power on password (the appropriate icon is show) which is NOT enabled in the BIOS. Simply pressing the Enter key get me to the BIOS but without the ability to change any settings. I've tried a number of methods but never see the supervisor icon password prompt. I tried the documented approach of disabling power on password (it was set initially). The hard disk and supervisor password are the same and 18 characters long. 

Answer:Unable to enter BIOS supervisor password

At the power on password prompt, enter the supervisor password

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I forgot the BIOS password on my pavilion 15-n033ca  ...I Tap Enter key three times, i get System Disabled code 63700992 ??? ken you give me i code for that **System Disabled code **63700992

Answer:BIOS password forgot...I Tap Enter key three times, i get Sy...

@skull666? Enter     72668314 Regards, DP-K

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I tried to update bios with the utility winflash from the official toshiba-site. It created a backup file and stuck in the half of the process. Then when I tried to reboot it the screen was blank (no power). I hear the cpu works, the fans, the lights on the keyboard and the hard drive. But i cant hear the beep sound on startup and the screen as i said is blank with no power.

What should i do? Is my motherboard destroyed?

Answer:Satellite A300-17N - BIOS update failed


> What should i do? Is my motherboard destroyed?

The Bios has to be reflashed. Contact the service center:

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My laptop does not pass self-test in the BIOS. Inscription "Toshiba Leading Inovation" does not disappear. So what to do?

The buttons are not active.

Answer:Satellite A300 does not pass BIOS self-test


That means your screen is completely black and you can see nothing? That?s strange but you can try this workaround:

-Try removing the battery and the AC adaptor
-Wait at least one hour or one night (no battery and AC adaptor should be connected)
-Connect battery and AC adaptor again
-Try to start the notebook as usual

If the same problem occurs you should contact an authorized service provider. It seems to be a hardware problem? :(

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Is the bios v2.00, which was released together with the win7-drivers on 04/11/09, recommended for upgrading the a300-25k (psagce) to windows 7 ?

Enhancements and benefits are not documented on the download website. :-(

Any experiences or reports about pros and cons of bios v2.00 so far ?

Answer:Satellite A300-25k - Is BIOS v2.00 recommended for Win7?

hi thelma,

if there is a new bios provided with the win7 drivers it makes sense to upgrade...
that your new os can handle the full power of the hardware a bios update is necessary.

otherwise you (your os) will not be able to use the full power of the machine.

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I tried to enable the Virtualization setting in the BIOS and the setting was disabled and I was unable to change the setting to enable. I Flashed the BIOS to the new version and now the option for enabling Virtualization has completely disappeared.
The Laptop model is Satellite Pro A300-28R with Windows 7 Professional and BIOS version is 2.10.

How can I enable the Virtualization setting so I can run Windows Virtual PC mode for running XP compatible programs?

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-28R - How to enable Virtualization in BIOS?


Have you checked the specifications of your notebook first?

The point is that the CPU must support this Virtualization and according the Toshiba website your notebook is equipped with Core 2 Duo T5870 CPU.
I have checked this CPU on the Intel page and Virtualization isn?t supported. That means you can?t use this feature!!!

Here you can see this:

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I HAVE THIS TOSHIBA SATELLITE A300-1ID, as described above, it happens that WERE UPDATING THE BIOS AND SUDDENLY PC turned off and there is no power nor was there any PEAK CURRENT BY ME UNLESS I have grasped TURN OFF AND NEVER HAD ANY IMAGE OR EVEN CONNECTING TO AN OUTER SCREEN.



Answer:Satellite A300-1ID - no display after BIOS update


Seems something went wrong during the BIOS update?
For me it?s really unbelievable because something like that never happened to me and I updated BIOS very often?

What to say? you will need an additional help from Toshiba ASP. I think the ROM module needs to be flashed once again using a crisis disk.

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You update the BIOS in the laptop model A300-psagce after the update, the device to be subjected something.

Please help very necessary

Answer:Problem updating the BIOS on Satellite A300

To be honest I don't understand what do you mean exactly.
Can you please explain a little bit detailed what have you noticed after BIOS update exactly?

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I can't update BIOS on Toshiba Satellite A300-14t whithin windows. There is error in PHlash.log:
Driver returned ID (Manufacturing ID, Device ID): Unknown (00000000)
ERROR: No matching algorithms found for above block

Error code : -151(0xFFFFFF69)
The current device is not supported in the interface.
Error code: -151
How I can repair this error for update bios on notebook?

Answer:BIOS update failed on Satellite A300-14T

Do you try to make BIOS update with version 4.20 WIN32 from ?

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for the latest BIOS for my Sattelite A300-1g2 (PSAGGE) I can't find any BIOS at the dl page.
Maybe someone is able to help me.


Answer:Re: Cannot find latest BIOS for my Satellite A300-1G2

Latest BIOS you can find on BIOS download page -

Check it out.
By the way: is there some reason for BIOS update? Do you have some problems with your machine?

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Hi everyone,

I have recently purchased a secondhand Satellite Pro A300 1DZ.
Put a fresh copy of Windows xp home on it.
I then went on to install all the drivers needed from Toshiba's own site and at the end of this I thought it may be a good idea to update the bios????

OH DEAR what a big mistake.

Now the netbook will NOT start windows.
So I thought thats ok I will just start from the begginning and reinstall windows again, but it is telling me it cannot find a hard disk on my netbook?

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I am going crazy,
Could someone please tell me how to fix this? Thank you x

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1DZ does not find HDD after BIOS update


I think the option SATA mode has been set to AHCI and therefore the Windows XP cannot find the HDD.
This is because of the SATA controller.
You can set the SATA mode from AHCI mode to compatible mode and this will allows you to install the Win XP on the notebook without the usage of SATA drivers.

So, you?ve got two options if you want to install Win XP:

AHCI mode -> but you have to include SATA drivers
Compatible mode -> Win XP installation possible without the SATA drivers

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Please if you can help me,

I was updating the BIOS, when I thought he had finished restart, and has not been started, only the power button lights up, if anyone knows I can do, or as concesguir boot.

Thank you

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Hi there,

I attempted to update BIOS on my new Satellite Pro A300-1EA (PSAG9E-001001EN) as prompted by Tempro, from version 1.50 to 1.90. The system froze completely during BIOS flash, after waiting for 1 hr, I decided to turn off the power and pray for the best. Thank heavens, everything still works, but the BIOS is still v1.50, not been updated. I have now read so many posts on the forum regarding blotched BIOS update and am now very cautious regarding undergoing any BIOS updates at all.

My questions are: Are there any issues regarding this particular update and/or with the InsydeFlash facility? Are BIOS updates all generally so tricky that they best be avoided? What are the alternative ways to update BIOS, hopefully less dangerous? Also, could there be any potential damage to my laptop related to this miscarried BIOS flash that I should be aware of?

Many thanks indeed!


Answer:Re: Satellite Pro A300-1EA - Difficulties in BIOS update

I've done many BIOS updates and they have never failed. As long as you follow the instructions, you should be fine.


1) Never update a the BIOS on a laptop with faulty RAM or freezing problems. Run Memtest before doing the BIOS update for peace of mind.
2) Boot Windows from a cold boot. Dont do a BIOS update from Resume/Hibernation mode
3) Ensure the Battery is full and the AC Adapter is connected
4) Close all the programs you can, and Disable your Virus scanner
5) Run the BIOS update as Administrator

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Hello every body:

I bought a Toshiba laptop Satellite A300-247 with Windows Vista Home Premium.

Then I formated it and divided the hard (320 GB) into 6 partitions and installed Windows XP on drive C and Windows Vista on drive D after changing the SATA controller mode in BIOS to compatibility. The computer was working well with the 2 operation systems. However, when I updated the BIOS to version 1.9, the two operating systems stop working and one of them only can be installed: XP can be installed when SATA controller mode is put on compatibility and Vista can be installed only when SATA is changed to AHCI.

Is there is any explanation of what happened? And can I install the 2 operating systems together again?

Thank You

Answer:Satellite A300 - After BIOS update I can't install two OS


First of all I doubt that this has something to do with BIOS update. I think after BIOS update the HDD mode was changed from AHCI to Compatibility and so the OS didn?t boot.

Anyway, in Compatibility mode you can install Vista and XP without SATA drivers. This shouldn?t be a problem.

But do you know the difference between Compatibility and AHCI? The AHCI mode is faster and so I would recommend this mode.
As you said Vista you can already install in AHCI mode and for XP you need Intel Storage Manager. This package includes the SATA drivers that you need and here is a step by step guide to use these drivers correctly:

Last but not least you can install 2 OS. You can do what you want! ;)

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In my BIOS (ver. 1.60) --> Advanced menu there is an option: USB Sleep and Charge. I can set it to Disabled, Enabled (Mode1), Enabled (Mode2).
My question is: What is the difference between Mode1 and Mode2?

Thanks for your answer.

Answer:Satellite A300-1NO - BIOS - USB Sleep & Charge


I?m also not an expert but as far as I know it?s depending on the device that you use what mode you need for Sleep & Charge. The default setting in BIOS is mode 1 and if it doesn?t work (Sleep & Charge) you have to switch to mode 2

I have also checked the user manual but it doesn?t offer more details. So as I already said it?s depending on the device.

You can set it to default (mode 1) and if it?s not working change to mode 2.

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Hi forum,

i need an older BIOS than 2.20-WIN for my Laptop because this wont let spin the CPU-Fan at maximum speed and the CPU reaches dangerous Temperatures over 85?C. Please contact me if you have any older versions, or the version the Laptop comes with.

Thank you.

Answer:Need older BIOS than 2.20-WIN for Satellite A300 PSAGCE


I think, you should contact the asp(service center) and ask them to send you a download link. To find service center in your country can here:

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How could I update the Bios on a Satellite A300 with Vista 64bit.

There is only a 32bit update utility available.

Answer:Bios update on Satellite A300 with Vista 64 bit

So don?t update the BIOS if the compatible version is not available!!!
The BIOS for Vista 32bit is not compatible with Vista 64bit!!!


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I decided to upgrade BIOS on my Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW
I found something like that but I can't found Satellite A300 there

After downloading BIOS Update from Toshiba site and unzip it I have something like that:

What should I do now?

Answer:Satellite A300-1MW - BIOS upgrade instruction


The BIOS update should be executed from running Windows system.

Have you tried this?

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An error box pops up when I try to start InsydeFlash program. The error is "IHSI: get support mode fail in SMI !" I click on OK. Another box pops up labelled InsydeFlash and it says "BIOS did not support InsydeFlash! OK." Upgrade closes without going any further. Notebook - Toshiba Satellite A300 PSAJ0E-00V00NRU.

BIOS file ** downloaded from the official website. Current BIOS version - 1.8, OS - Windows Vista Home Premium SP2.

How to update BIOS?

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 - BIOS update fails


Did you load the default settings in BIOS before you started the update?

If you update the BIOS make sure that you are logged in as administrator and unzip all files from the zip archive before you start the update.
Close all running programs, also the firewall and antivirus and try to update again.

By the way: Why you want to update the BIOS? Is this really necessary?

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Hi, I'm hopping someone here can help me to fix this without sending it to the service shop if possible.

I've just updated tempro when it notified me of a bios update. I ran the update but it completely froze the system (Vista). I've waited 15 or so minutes for it to show any sign of life (either lights flashing or the system unfreezing) and then I turned it off figuring the thing crashed. Now it won't turn on.

Is there a way to fix this? As it's turned on it checks the cd drive, can it be fixed by updating the bios from a cd? Or a flash key?

Help please :(

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1NT - BIOS update failed

Unfortunately a botched BIOS update can only be resolved by a Toshiba authorised dealer.

Richard S.

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Does anyone know what is a default version of BIOS in my Satellite pro A300 PSAGDE 1NT ? I bought it in 2008. I've found only an update version of it on technical support, what is insyde 2.20 WIN.
If anyone have the same previous type of BIOS, will it be possible to make a recovery file for me? This of mIne is already corrupted and there is nothing i can do.


Answer:Need default BIOS version for Satellite Pro A300

Hi, I don't think there is a default version preinstalled. It depends on when the notebook was manufactured. Later batches would have a later BIOS version preinstalled.

The only solution may be to send the notebook to an ASP for a quote.

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I updated the most recent BIOS on Toshiba website and my laptop froze now giving a bad BIOS flash.
All I get now is a blank screen and the hard disk light flashing is there anyway out of a bad flash

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-1PW system
Model number psag9e

Thank you

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1PW - BIOS flash not successfully

I am afraid there is no much you can do about it. BIOS chip is screwed up.
Contact nearest Toshiba service as soon as possible. They can help you with this.

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I bought Toshiba Satellite A300-24X notebook WITHOUT preinstalled operating system.

I'm running Linux and I want to upgrade my BIOS from version 1.8 to 1.9 via some DOS/FreeDOS utility.

The main problem is what the BIOS flash utility running only under Windows OS.

Why Toshiba do not provide DOS flash utility for people who bought notebook without Windows OS and want/need to upgrade BIOS without buying/installing Windows OS only for these purposes???

Is it possible to upgrade my BIOS (Insyde H2O) with some DOS flasher?


Answer:BIOS (Insyde H20) upgrade from DOS - Satellite A300-24X


You could update the BIOS using the floppy disk but you would need a traditional BIOS update.
But fact is that ONLY Win-based BIOS is available on the Toshiba page and it can be updated only running a Windows OS.

But as far as I know the local ASP (authorized service partner) in your country could update the BIOS using a floppy disk.

So if you need the BIOS update and don?t have installed Microsoft Windows OS then you would need to contact the ASP guys.


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I have Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW with BIOS 3.5 version. Can I make upgrade it to 1.7 version which i will download from Toshiba site?
Whay i want to do this?
Because I have a lot of problems with this notebook. For example:

1) Slow system loading on Compatibility mode
2) When I will set AHCI mode and install SATA drivers then loading is faster but I have problems with Critical Error

I don't know what to do :/ Maybe I have bad drivers (it is not possible because all drivers are from Toshiba site) or maybe I didn't install some drivers (there are a lot of drivers on Toshiba site, I didn't download and install all of them)

Can someone write the list of drivers which i need to install?

Thanks in advane and have a nice day.


Answer:BIOS Upgrade on Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW

Hello Tralla

As I can see you have already posted one thread with the same question and I am wondering you ask the same again.

You have these ?problems? because you didn?t install WXP properly. If you want to have well preinstalled WXP and use it with full speed use AHCI settings in BIOS and load WXP with all SATA drivers.
After doing this notebook will run fast, you will not have problems and BIOS update must not be done at all.
This theme is discussed very often on this forum and please take a little bit time and check this forum about WXP installation using SATA driver.


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Dear Freinds Iam using toshba Laptop
Model Name Satellite A300
Part Number PSAGCE-00C006AR
Serial Number 98020636Q

My problem is i am downgrade my system to windows xp sp3 before its vista and i am upgrade bios 2.20 ,,,,,now its not working correctly problem with power ........when i am connecting power code system stuck .........any body have older bios please send me my Email:[email protected] sorry for my bad english please help me
anybody help me please...................

Answer:Need older BIOS than 2.20-WIN for Satellite A300 (PSAGCE)

If nobody can send old BIOS to you try to contact Toshiba service in your country. They have access to Toshiba database and they can obtain old version for you.

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satellite c50-a-1dv

The system just hangs when I enter my password. I have tried to reinstall windows but I get the error message:

required device is not connected.

Any help gratefully received.


Answer:Satellite C50-A-1dv - hangs when enter password

Have you tried to reinstall original recovery image?

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Hi Guys!

Just bought Toshiba C50-B, This is ****test laptop I ever see, no recommend to anyone, avoid this brand at all.. 15 day I tried to enter in to BIOS ad still nothing this completely useless, even no cd-rom in it!

Answer:Re: How to enter BIOS on Satellite C50-B

I presume you are not informed enough how all this works and your opinion is, unfortunately, based on low level of information about Win8/Win8.1.

At first you must perform a complete shutdown in Windows. How to do this you can read in

After doing this restart your machine and press F12 to enter boot menu.
There you can choose bootable device and also find option setup to enter BIOS settings.

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I've just taken delivery of an R500 with Xubuntu installed.

I need to get into the BIOS to change some settings. I know the supervisor password and I know that normall one presses ESC and then F1 to get into the BIOS. Unfortunately, I don't get the option to enter the supervisor password - it just puts me straight into the 'User' settings.

I'm also having problems getting the F12 boot device settings to work.

The manual suggests that I use the Windows Configuration utility to adjust some of the bIOS settings, however - I'm not running windows ...

Any thoughts?

Answer:Portege R500: Enter BIOS with known supervisor password

Thats far as I know you will had have windows installed to access some further bios options.

The problem is there is no other software then this windows configuration utility and the common moduls which can access the hardwarelayer.

So, if you want to change something you will have to use windows.. :/


Hint: you can use another HDD where you can install Windows. Maybe a good way to keep ubuntu on the harddisk

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Hello all... I foolishly entered password for BIOS while poking around and now get the message "enter administrator password or power on password" upon power-up~3 wrong password attempts give me another message "System Disabled" with "71962701" displayed in brackets below~Would anyone please be able to help get me past this issue?  thanx v much in advance...

View Solution.

Answer:Inadvertently entered password for BIOS/get "enter administr...

When prompted for password try 64640327

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I keep getting popups, also i cannot change policy, I am running 64 bit Windows 7. I see shopperPro, Search module by Groobzo, The Torntv v10, Browser Air, AllDay SavingsService64, GlobalUpdateUpdate Service, hzunyanhtn64, aND OTHERS. i Cannot run as administrator. My system is slow. 
Any help is appreciated.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 04-10-2016
Ran by Keith (administrator) on MELISSAGLOVER (09-10-2016 07:21:13)
Running from C:\Users\Keith\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Keith (Available Profiles: Melissa Glover & Keith & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 10 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Hewlett-Packard) C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\HPFSService.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Windows\System32\hpservice.exe
(Validity Sensors, Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\vcsFPService.exe
(DigitalPersona, Inc.) C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\Bin\DpHostW.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\57F737B4-ACBE-4AFB-87B3-6DC08B80F484\etmajyzoqm64.exe
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I boot up to see the Bios Password screen.The system sounds continuous short beeps.I am not able to enter the password or any characters to get past the Bios password screen.Sometimes a character, shown by *, is entered onto the password box but not corresponding to my key strokes.

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It's a Packard Bell Easynote L4. It had a fault hard drive - but I could access the Bios by hitting F2 key.
After a successful hard drive upgrade, I now get asked to enter a password, if I want to get into the Bios configuration page.
I have downloaded a Bios upgrade from the PB website ( along with drivers), and wonder if, by updating the bios, which is now on a bootable CD, this might resolve (reset) the Bios problem.
Is it worth the risk, as the laptop is booting into XP and is working well?

Answer:My revitalised laptop now asks for password to enter the BIOS...

...I forgot to add that I tried replacing the original faulty hard drive into the laptop to see if the Bios page was still accessible - no joy.

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Hi, I have the problem to boot up my HP laptop when I enter my HP 15 laptop BIOS setup, it shows me to enter administrator password. So I entered three times the wrong password on it, it showed me system disable message and the code is 73203555. Can you tell me the administrator password? Thank you....!!!

Answer:Laptop enter administration password in BIOS setup

Hi, Enter  62161591 Regards, DP-K

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Dear members...

Have a nice day...

I have a problem with Toshiba Satellite A300-243, I installed the Bios after downloading from Toshiba website, and when it finished, it restarted the device and didn't work, just powered on.

So, if any body can help me to solve this issue, I will be glad.


Answer:Re: Satellite A300-243 - After BIOS update it didn't work


This sounds like that the BIOS update failed...

What you can do now?
Yourself you can do nothing. The only change is the authorized service provider. The technicians can try to reflash the ROM module.

Sorry buddy, but in this case you need professional help.

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Hello all,
I just applied the BIOS update on my Satellite A300. After the update successful, the system does a reboot. Now when I try to power it up I get no display, I can hear the hear running, the CD Drive reading the DVD, led blinking.

The Toshiba ASP tolled me (phone call) the mainboard should be replaced after a unsuccessful bios update, but it's very expensive for me, :(
Please can you tell me if they are any way to fix it without mainboard replacement? The bios is a Insyde and according to the website the bios has bios [Recovery Technology|]. I guess that the ASP doesn't know that.

Please can you tell me how to start the recovery procedure if it's possible (key combination?),
Any help about fixing the laptop without mainboard replacement will be much appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A300 - After BIOS update black screen


I think the ASP is right and in worst case the mainboard must be exchanged.

You could try to remove the battery and AC/DC adaptor. Wait one hour and then connect the AC/DC adaptor and battery and try it again.

If it doesn?t work you should go to an ASP. Maybe a BIOS reset can solve the problem but this can only be done from an ASP.


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exact model is Satellite A300 PSAGCA-06M01N running Win XP.

i had a problem with the webcam, and i read in the forum that it may be solved by a BIOS update. so i went ahead and downloaded the latest BIOS from the toshiba website specifically for my laptop model. it went completely well with no errors.

however when the computer restarted after the BIOS update my touchpad doesn't work anymore.
i went to the Device Manager and could still see the Synaptics touchpad device and it says "This device is working properly". but its totally dead and will not respond including the 2 buttons. before i updated the BIOS i had never had any problems with it.

Tried FN+F9 to no avail. plugged in a USB mouse and it works with no problems. In fact, when i plugged in the mouse the synaptics software said " Disabling the touch pad due to external pointing device" so the device driver for the touchpad is working.

if i remove the mouse it will say the touch pad is restored but it is still not working. rebooted many times and still the same problem. went into the BIOS and selected "Default" still a no go.

Can someone offer any advice or ideas please?
I really need the touch pad for the way i use the laptop...

Answer:Satellite A300 - touch pad dead after BIOS 2.20 update


In many cases the touchpad (pointing device) can be enabled and disabled in BIOS.
I think you should check if such option is available in BIOS and if yes, check if it needs to be enabled.

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Could you please tell me the original *File Name* of BIOS *V3.90* for Satellite A300, Short Model No: PSAJ4E for Vista *x64*.

Many thanks to all of you,

Best regards,

Answer:Satellite A300 PSAJ4E - BIOS V3.90 - need full file name


Why you need the full name of the BIOS file 3.9?
It?s not on the download page anymore because a newer BIOS version has been uploaded?
Even you would know the full file name you would be not able to download it?

Only the newest BIOS versions are ready for download!

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I have an A30, and I tried a bios upgrade to 4.2 which is the latest version for my model. Bios upgrade went well, it prompted me to restart the laptop after the process was finished, but after that I was not able to boot. I makes it to the screen where I can enter BIOS setup (which I can actually do, and I am able to change settings and save them) but after that the screen turns black and it hangs.

At first I thought that I have done something wrong and upgrade did not work well, so I started looking for crisis bios recovery methods, I found this article:
Following the steps described I managed to get my USB floppy drive working and, hopefully, reflashing BIOS, but it did not help it still would hang at the same stage.

My laptop has an expired warranty, so I can not get it fixed for free, and service will probably cost me half its price. Is there anything else I can do to get it fixed?

I was thinking to flash an older bios version - maybe the latest 4.2 is not actually compatible with my model, but I could not find any... is it possible to get an older bios version and give it a try with a floppy drive?


Answer:Satellite A300 (PSAJ0E) - After BIOS update I can't start it

Hi Anton,
please read one of my posts about crisis recovery. You need phlash.ini and latest version on phlash.exe to get it worked.

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I have a problem and the only solution left for me to try is to update the BIOS. Could someone please tell me how?

Cheers, Levi

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 (PSAGCA-09W01N) - How to update the BIOS?

Hey mate,

Are you really sure that BIOS update can solve your problem? I mean BIOS update is always a little bit risky and in worst case you could destroy the ROM module. So BIOS shouldn?t be updated just for fun. ;)

I hope you can find your answer here:

The right BIOS for your notebook you can get on the Australian page:

Good luck!

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I was trying to upgrade the BIOS after reading an alert from TOSHIBA TEMPRO, after some time, it didn't seem to launch so I ran it a second time, then both BIOS application showed up in the taskbar only and it froze while I didn't start upgrading or anything, I had to power off.

I tried to reboot but now, it just stays on black screen ( the monitor isn't even powered, as if the system wasn't running ), all leds are powered with the "accessing hard disk" flashing, the led from the DVD reader keeps on flashing while making a noise every 3 seconds or so.

I've read on the forum that there may be no solutions but to take it to an authorized service provider, but I'm willing to take any possible solution before doing it.

Thanks for any advice.


Answer:Satellite A300 Won't boot after powering off during BIOS upgrade

Hi, mate

Unfortunately, you need to reflash the Bios as something gone wrong during update. You should contact the Asp and ask them to reflash. There is no other way to get your laptop working.

Good luck!

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Could you please tell me the original File Name of BIOS *V3.90* for Satellite Pro A300, Short Model No: PSAJ5E for Vista x64.

Many thanks to all of you,

Best regards,

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 PSAJ5E - BIOS V3.90 - need full file name

Take a look here:

It's not necessary to post two threads about the same theme even though the notebooks model is a little bit different!

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