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I have a Satellite Pro A120 laptop. Has long been asking me for a password when starting.

The BIOS password prompt:
ALERT: System protection failure!
Password =

I found somewhere that is the problem of the BIOS and should be updated. The Official ASP toshiba costs ? 67 plus shipping for resetting the BIOS. Somewhere I found that pressing CTRL, TAB, CTRL and ENTER Response Code asks.
The ASP can provide this code for free?


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To be honestly, I have no idea about these codes. Try to contact Asp ask them if they provide this code, Don't think if anyone can response this issue in this forum.

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Hi, a student of mine owns a compaq mini 110, CNU9312BR1, p/n NZ800EA#B1A and apparently is locked. But when I turn it on shows only <enter current password it doesn't give a lockout code so I can calculate withthe tool given in this forum the el****** reseting password. Anyway I tried writing the product name of the pc and the program gave me as a code : e9lof37pb3. When I try to enter this to the pc I notice that some keys are responding on the screen (showing a * when pressed and some not) is the keyboard broken also? or the mb perhaps? or is something else?

Answer:Compaq mini 110 bios lockout no code is given for reset pass...

Connect a USB keyboard to the mini notebook.  You can use it just as you can use the notebook's own keyboard. Press the power button and then when asked for the password, enter e9lof37pb3 and then press the enter key. e9lof37pb3 is the only system enable code for an HP mini.

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I Have Toshiba Satelite Pro A 120

And I Cant Open Setup

How Can I Open The Bios Setup

Whats The Hotkey

Answer:How to get into BIOS of Satellite Pro A120

Hm, I think with ESC or F2. You can also try the "del" key. But mostly the F2 key should do the trick. :)


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Have HP -15f010wn with forgotten bios pass getting :70052673 after 3 failed attempts . Hdd went bad and cant select boot.  I have removed ram and coin battery.? Any reply is thanked!!


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Answer:HP 15 notebook BIOS pass reset?!

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Sorry for my english.
But I need a help:

How to enter the BIOS on my Satellite Pro A120

Answer:How to enter the BIOS on Satellite Pro A120


If I?m not mistaken the Satellite ProA120 supports the Toshiba BIOS and therefore you should be able to access the BIOS pressing the *ESC* key immediately after notebook starting

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Can some one tell me how to access the BIOS on my SAT Pro A120????

Answer:Re: How to access the BIOS on Satellite Pro A120


You have to press the ESC button and then F1 immediately after the notebook has been powered up!

The notebook seems to use the Toshiba BIOS and therefore ESC button should be the right one!


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Satellite Pro A120SE
HDD password is known - No problem there.
According to the Toshiba documentation the HDD password can be reset in the BIOS.

Following the instructions in the documentation, a new password is entered but a 'beep' is returned and it is clear that the password has not been changed.
A support call was placed approx. 2 months ago with the reseller who could not resolve the issue. The reseller contacted the Toshiba support helpdesk who told them that the HDD password reset should be possible and that they had no explanation or solution.

Any assistance greatly appreciated.
Many thanks

Answer:Satellite Pro A120: Resetting known HDD password via BIOS


As far as I know HDD password can not be removed or reseted.

Maybe I have misunderstood something.

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Is it possible to disable BIOS password on Pro A120 laptop?

I know the password, but I can't delete it. I tried both through Password Utility on Windows and through BIOS, and in both I can change the password, but not disable it (i get DELETION DENIED message).

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to disable BIOS password on Satellite Pro A120?

> Is it possible to disable BIOS password on A120 laptop?

Of course its possible?
But you have to know the old, set password.

> I know the password, but I can't delete it.
First of all you have to type the old password.
Then in two further windows, you have to confirm with the ENTER button.
Then safe the changes and exit the BIOS.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 and i need to update the bios cause of a cpu change.
The laptop working great but for some reason with the new cpu the fan is always running full.

I searched a lot but nothing found.
The Model No is PSAC1E-0QL04CG3 any ideas where i can find the bios ?

Thx in advance,

Answer:Satellite Pro A120: Need to update BIOS after CPU upgrade


First of all: BIOS update doesn?t help you.
Why do you think that BIOS update should help you to reduce the fan activity?

I assume your new CPU is faster. Right?
So it provides more performance and this leads to higher heat dissipation... so finally the CPU has to be cooled down and this can be done only if the cooling module would rotate faster? you agree with me?

By the way: the BIOS update can be found on Toshiba EU driver page. Since the Sat Pro A120 is very old series, you have to search for drivers in Archive area (Product Type -> Archive)

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I?ve a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120, I?ve installed a Linux operating system on it, and uninstalled it.

When I come back to the Windows XP OS, I could no more access the Bios (event the i press F1, F2 ) and the computer could not boot the windows XP SP2 CD too but it boots the windows XP 2001 CD

Any one could help me please

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 - Cannot access the BIOS and install the Win XP


To access the BIOS you can try to press the ESC and then the F1.
The Pro A120 was equipped with the Toshiba BIOS and therefore the ESC and F1 should functions.

To boot from the Win XP CD you can also press the F12 immediately after powering up the notebook. This will enable the boot menu on the screen and there you could choose the CD/DVD drive as a boot source!


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I have a Satellite Pro with a system password, when I go to boot, I?m prompted for the password. I?ve been putting this off for over a year now, because the number 9 key was stuck to the ON position, so I couldn't even try to type a password.

Two days ago I fixed the keyboard. Now the system simply goes up to the point where it asks for a password but, I no longer know it, I?ve tried over 40 passwords I?ve used in my past.

So I?ve opened it up. Removed the battery overnight. no use. I?ve read up on this forum about the keydisk, parallel dongle. Don?t have floppy, or a parallel port. I?ve also read another post on this forum about a mark under the ram that needs to be grounded and I found no such thing.

can someone please help me? There must be a jumper on this motherboard as well.

The system is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120

Answer:How to remove BIOS password on Satellite Pro A120?

Hello Rob

Please don't be mad on me but in such public forum you will not get the right information about BIOS password removing. Such information is ?top secret? and it is not for public usage.
Can you imagine that such info can be encroaching on every stolen Satellite Pro A120.

I hope you understand what I mean. Please contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider and they will remove it for you.
Just for info: BIOS password removing technique is not the same on all Toshiba models.

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I have 240 Satellite A120 laptops to set up so I need to know an answer to this before I get too far into the project...
These laptops are to be used by school children and as such we do not want them having access to the BIOS.

The BIOS is ACPI Bios version 3.50. There are two boxes:
One says password and the other HDD password
I set the password but as the computers are put onto the school system using a bootable floppy disk, when I boot into Windows, the password box comes up. I thought that this was the password option to keep the children out of the bios but it would appear it stops them getting into Windows too but oddly the computer can reboot itself when it needs to for installations and the password prompt does not appear. It is not practical to put on software to control the BIOS so if anyone could give me some help with getting this set up, it would be most appreciated.

I phoned Toshiba but the help was not so good. I was told to turn the computer on and press Esc then F12 and follow the onscreen instructions - well last time I checked F1 was the way to access the BIOS?!


Answer:How do i password protect the BIOS of Satellite A120?

Hi dear,

there should be a setting in the bios which is called "supervisor password" or similar. This password is only for protecting the bios against unauthorized access. But no password will be asked during startup.

If you don?t have this option in the bios, then try to make a biosupdate and then check again if the option is present after the update.

Would appreciate some feedback.


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My screen opens the BIOS, but only for a second then goes, I cannot keep the BIOS screen on to check out anything.
Any ideas anyone

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 - BIOS screen open for a sec

That?s first time I?m reading about such issue?
Did you try to update the BIOS?

The newest BIOS version can be found on the Toshiba European driver page?
Ensure hat you have choose the right BIOS and update it from running system.

After that, check if you can access the BIOS page.

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I need back door code locked out although I disabled the password on boot and changed it to nothing I need code for it asap. System disabled 68419589

Answer:Bios locked me out although took off pass code

Hi: Restart the PC and enter this unlock passcode... 77571509

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Hi all

I upgraded my OS from XP-Pro to Win7 Ultimate March 2010, no problem everything runs OK. Now as I need more space, I want to upgrade the hard drive from 40GB to 320GB.

I cannot get access to the bios to alter the boot system (e.g. boot from DVD), I can access the initial 4 menu screen when hte laptop boots but whichever icon I highlight (disks, DVD/CD/etc) the laptop just boots up Win7. I have tried using F12, DEL key, F2, etc; all of these will get to the select where I want to go to, but as I said earlier when I select one , the Laptop just boots up in Win7 from the hard drive.

My manual tells me to use the Toshiba HWSETUP to access the boot system, but his doesn't work on Win7 (90% of the tools CD don't work with/on Win7!)

I've downloaded new Win7 drivers for the Bios and other various bits, some have installed and others haven't. Most (incuding the BIOS updates) state that I am running a non recognised OS so won't install! How is Win7 a non recognised OS?

So my questions are;
1. how do I access the BIOS to set the boot system to boot from DVD/CD then the local disk?
2. is there there a fix for this problem? (Looking through the forum its not an uncommon one.)
3. can I ever get the BIOS/boot systems working properly?


Answer:Satellite Pro A120 (PSAC1E-03Y010EN) no access to BIOS


> 1. how do I access the BIOS to set the boot system to boot from DVD/CD then the local disk?

Usually, you can access Bios pressing f2/f12 on startup but you have already tried it........ Try the next:

*Esc key method (Toshiba BIOS)*
Press and hold the Esc key.
Turn on the notebook.
Press the F1 key when prompted.
The first page of the BIOS Setup screen appears.
If you have utility called Toshiba hardware setup (starts in windows environment) where you can choose cd/dvdrom boot in boot priority option

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I'm having problems getting my notebook to load the Windows operating system. My notebook (serial no X6062917H) was purchased in Nov 2006. I did recently upgrade the operating system to Windows Vista (Toshiba Promotion), and subsequently had to upgrade the Toshiba BIOS.

This was done via the Toshiba website opting for upgrade via Windows option. Since upgrading the BIOS I have only used this notebook two or three times and now I am unable to use it at all.

When I turn on the notebook now, all I face is a blank screen with the cursor arrow. The cursor does move about the screen as I move my finger across the touch pad.

I'd welcome any advice on getting my Notebook back up and running, My computer knowledge is extremely limited, so please make it as easy as possible

Many Thanks

Mr Gibbs

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 fails to load after BIOS and XP to Vista upgrade

It seems you use the Satellite Pro A120 which belongs to the PSAC1E series.

It seems the notebook can boot into the operating system because the arrow cursor appears on the display.

Did you try to connect the notebook to the external monitor to check if you can switch the display to another monitor?
It would be very interesting to know if it?s a graphic card issue or the internal display problem?

If you will be not able to see something on the second monitor I would recommend trying to install the OS again.
But if it will be not possible to reinstall the operating system you will have to contact the ASP (service provider) in your country for notebook check.

good luck

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I am getting a "J" Character on the top left hand side of the screen immediatley after post (power on self test)?
It will not go any futher.

I have gotten into the bios and everything looks fine there, I can boot of a cd, but thats about it.
The hard disk spins up, but no booting.

ANy ideas PLEASE?

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 does not pass the POST


So you are able to access the BIOS.
Is the HDD recognized in BIOS? Can you see the HDD details?
If yes, then this would mean that the HDD is ok and BIOS can see it.

I have no idea why ?J? appears on the screen?
Did you see any other error messages or notifications?

You said that you can boot from CD. Did you check if you could boot the Linux Live disk?

This doesn?t require a installation on the HDD? theoretically you should be able to start the Linux distribution.

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 Product Name: HP ENVY 15-j059nr Quad Edition Notebook PCOperating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)Excused me!I have forgotten my ENVY 15's BIOS administrator password.This is the code it shows after 3 times of typing the wrong password:18874377 Could you give me the reset code for this, please?Thanks in advanced.

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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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Well, I chose the boot as "legacy bios only" after receiving the x220. I did a clean install of Win7 ultimate 64bits (which means the setting soft provided by Lenovo does not work) and then updated the BIOS to 1.15. After all these, the machine runs mostly fine but I noticed that I could not log into the BIOS setup any more. Pressing F1\F2\F12\thinkVamtage when the bootup screen shows up (press thinkVantage bottom....), and nothing happens. It does not beep as it did before and does not respond to the buttom press. That means I could not choose bootup device either - it will log into Windows from HDD no matter how you tried to boot from other devices. Any ideas on the problem? And I guess resetting the BIOS might solve the problem, but how? Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Can not log into x220 BIOS? How to reset BIOS setting without entering BIOS setup?

Try turning the system completely off, then power it on and press F1.I've seen strange cases where pressing F1 doesn't work on a warm boot.  It always works on a cold boot.

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I have A135-S7403, i know that it's old but i worked good until i install a new Bios version (1.90 for Satellite A130 (PSAD0U/PSAD3U) from the official Toshiba site(here: rpn=PSAD0U&modelFilter=&selCategory=3&selFamily=10 73768663).

Everything installed without any problems but when i restart laptop it doesn't start.
It freezes on screen with red inscription "In touch with tomorrow TOSHIBA" and i can do nothing.
What should i do? And why this official update broke down my computer?

Answer:Re: Satellite A135-S7403 does not pass POST after BIOS update


Something has gone wrong with your bios update, that's why the lap can't startup. By the way, can you enter the Bios itself?

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I've downloaded the latest Bios for the laptop and when i was installing it.. it gave me an error but i can't remember it.
So i closed the flash bios and i tryed to restart windows but it hanged at "windows is shutting down".
So i pressed the power button for 5 seconds and it didn't close.

I tryed many times but no answer.. so i closed it by removing the battery ... after that i powered the pc on .. the power light is on with cd and no signal in monitor ...

i tryed to change RAMs but no changes.. the hard disk is working and i tryed to plug an exterior monitor and no changes but im sure nothing happend to the VGA card ..

help me please what should i do

Answer:Satellite A110-195 (PSAB0) does not response after BIOS update


Not damaged BIOS is basic requirement for notebook functionality. According to your description there must be some problem with BIOS itself. I can not say for sure that BIOS is damaged but if you have noticed error message everything is possible.

I am afraid your notebook must be checked by technicians. Using different diagnostic tools they can check if BIOS is damaged or not. Sorry but I do not believe you can do something alone.

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Answer:pls help hp mini laptop bios reset code 2MC9202SH5

Hi, Enter   74eo717nzq Regards, DP-K

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You would need to send the system to a service center to have a forgotten BIOS password removed. We would suggest contacting technical support in your region for further assistance with this issue.
Acer Service and Support

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i forgot bios password please help ACER Aspire ZC-606

Answer:reset BIOS ACER Aspire ZC-606hie how to reset BIOS...

You would need to send the system to a service center to have a forgotten BIOS password removed. We would suggest contacting technical support in your region for further assistance with this issue.
Acer Service and Support

Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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Does anyone know how to access the greyed out areas in the BIOS, do you have a log in as a 'Master' or 'Supervisor' first? or something?

And does anyone know how to reset the BIOS so I can remove the password, and how to access the BIOS as a supervisor not just a user?


Answer:Satellite L - How to reset BIOS?


I think the grayed out options in BIOS means that you are not logged in as supervisor. You have to enter the supervisor password and then you should be able to change these options.

And BIOS reset can only be done from an authorized service provider. Ask a technician for this. They can help you!!!


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Trying to repair pals laptop and need to get into bios, he forgot password, anyone help with location of cmos reset jumper?? Thanks

Answer:How to reset BIOS of Satellite L30-11D

Unfortunately I cannot give you information how to clear the CMOS but you can ask an authorized service partner for deleting the BIOS password. But I am not sure if they will charge you for the deletion, most of the ASP?s do this so be prepared that you?ll have to pay something for it.

Click [HERE| 000000871] to find the nearest ASP in your country.

Greets and nice weekend

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I forgot the password from the Bios and I want to set a new one in order to boot my PC

Answer:How to make reset to a Bios in a Satellite M30


As far as I know the BIOS password can be removed by Service partner only. There is a way to do it but you should know that this can not be published because on this way it will be possible to start every stolen unit.

Contact Authorized service partner and they will remove it. It can not costs a lot of money.

Good luck!

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I have an Toshiba Satellite C660D-18W, and suddenly i got the message that i need to enter password when i started the computer, i tried to take out the bios battery, no luck, i try to find out how i can reset the bios, still no luck, can someone help me?

Answer:How to reset BIOS on Satellite C660D-18W?

It is not known to me that BIOS password can be set from alone and it is not easy to say what is wrong there.
Fact is that BIOS password can be removed by authorized personal only. As far as I know there are various methods for doing this but it cannot be discussed on public forum.

Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can do this for you.

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I'll set password on BIOS and forgot it. Call me plz ID jumper for reset BIOS.

Answer:How reset BIOS on Satellite L755-16P?


BIOS security is very important security feature that allows notebook owner to protect his notebook and saved data. Please don't be mad on me but you cannot expect that BIOS password removal technique will be described on public forum that belongs to notebook manufacturer.

Usually if the notebook user is faced with such problem must contact nearest authorized service provider and ask for help.
At first it must be proved if the notebook belongs to you and then BIOS password can be removed.

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I own a Satellite M30X and its not booting anymore after soldering a new D/C Jack. It turns on and the fan starts working. But the screen stays dark and after 2 seconds the fan stops and everything is frozen (cant turn it off by pressing the power-button). I hope I cant solve the problem by resetting the BIOS by hardware.

Is there any chance to do that?

Answer:BIOS reset at Satellite M30X

>?after soldering a new D/C Jack
And who has done this job? You or service provider?

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I have a problem with my Satellite L50-A-10J. I forgot my BIOS password.
I tried to remove the cmos battery inside but nothing Do you know how you can 'reset the BIOS? Thank you

Answer:Satellite L50-A-10J - how to reset BIOS password?


Unfortunately, the BIOS passwords can be removed only by a Toshiba authorized service provider available in your country.
I would recommend to get in contact with the ASP in order to take next steps.

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Hi there,
I need a little help, somehow my notebook came up with the idea of putting a bios password in by himself. So I have no idea what it is.
I would really like to logging at my notebook again so has anyone an good idea?
I googled on the internet and I already tried:
- Playing with the boot button to try and by-pass the biospass
- Holding the left Shift button to try and by-pass the biospass
- Trying the password Toshiba / toshiba

So the warranty is already elapsed so I opened the Notebook and disamblled it. It ain't possible to get the Bios battery out of his place without killing it, and I can't find any jumper or bios chip.
So has anyone please an idea how to fix this problem?

my laptop also has no floppy drive.

thanks for reading and I hope you can help me solving this problem.

Koen Loep

Answer:How to reset BIOS on Satellite A110?

Hello Koen

It is really stupid situation. Problem is that BIOS deleting procedure is not the same for all notebook models. All you tried is a kind of "standard procedure" but as you can see, it will not help you at all.

I am afraid you have just one solution: contact nearest authorized service provider and explain the situation. They can help you and remove the BIOS password. Try to convince service people to believe you that it is not your fault.

I wish you good luck and hope service guys will help you.

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Satellite L30-134 Laptop

Did a stupid thing earlier and started to put in my Supervisor password for the BIOS when my 8 month old was sat on the sofa next to me... Well the next thing I know his hands where all over the keyboard and then the ENTER key was pushed, aaaahhhhh! The password is now set and I ain't got a clue what it is.

So to my question: How do I reset the CMOS/BIOS in order to lose the password or is there another way around it?

All help/remedies gratefully appreciated.



Answer:How do I reset CMOS/BIOS on Satellite L30-134?

This is not possible.
The whole passwords must be deleted before you will start with the BIOS update.
Sorry, but if you don?t know the password you cannot delete it and the BIOS update procedure will not work!

ASP in your country is a last possibility for password deleting. The guys are able to delete the password. It should be not very expensive.

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I search the solution to extract the BIOS on Satellite A60 (PSA60E 09T060FR) or procedure to reset the chip.
Here is the model "software inside bios-m JE 2238

Thank you very much

Answer:Satellite A60-124 - How can I extract BIOS or reset?


I don?t know what you mean with extract the BIOS but BIOS reset can only be done from an ASP. The ASP is able to reflash the ROM module if it?s possible and reset the BIOS.

I think the best way is you contact an ASP. They can help you because here it?s only a user to user forum. => Support & Downloads => Find an authorized service provider


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Hope some one can help me ive tried all videos on youtube loads of guides and looked in the manual for this laptop

My Kids have managed to muck my bios up now machine will not boot cannot even get it to load bios as they loaded a password can some one please help me reset ive tried several methods but no luck

ive tried looking for jumper by ram XXXB500 but cannot see the jumper with this label
ive tried method of jumping pins next to cmos battery but might not be doing it right it

If some can please take a min a put a step by step guide to resetting the bios on this model would be very greatful

Many Thanks Lead

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I have a Satellite Pro M30 notebook and my son changed my bios password and now I can't even boot it! How can I reset the bios? Where is the bios battery to take out of the MB, so to reset like in desktop's? Is there any jumper to do the trick if all else fails? What else should I try?

Thank you all, in advance.


Answer:How can I reset BIOS password on Satellite Pro M30?

Hello John

Removing CMOS battery will not help much. If the BIOS deletion can be so easy, removing password on stolen units can be too simply. Please don?t expect that this information will be posted here.

You can contact Toshiba service partner. They will delete password for you.

Good luck!

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Is it possible to reset the BIOS password on my notebook Toshiba Satellite U400?

My friend have changed my password in BIOS. And unfortunately he has forgotten it.

Any ideas?

P.S.: I don't want to disassembly my notebook and clear CMOS settings by removing the CMOS battery...

Answer:Satellite U400 - Reset BIOS password


The BIOS password can only be reset from an ASP.
Sorry but this is the only way.

On the Toshiba website you can search for an ASP: => Support & Downloads => Find an authorized service provider


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Does anyone know how to reset a BIOS password on a laptop - A65 - s1062? The laptop was bought in USA.
I've heard that on laptops, the password is usually stored in an eeprom on the motherboard,
and what I need is an eeprom programmer/eeprom reader.

Or maybe it's possible to fix it? I live in U.K. How much approx. may it cost?


Answer:Bios password reset on Satellite A65-S1062

I had the same problem with a A60, but I don?t think that you can read that eeprom on that mainboard. Don?t do that, because I screwed my PCB with this procedure up. I think there is some other solution, maybe some short circuit of some pads but I don?t know it for sure, because I had to buy a new Mainboard, so there was no Password on it. :(
You have to remember: this is not a desktop board, it?s a notebook-mainboard and you won?t be able to put that eeprom (which is definetively not in a usual formfactor and not readable with a eepromprogrammer -> weird format) in a eeprom reader.

I think the best idea will be to give your rig to a service partner and they will delete the biospassword (hopefully without damaging your systempcb ;) ). I think this should be a secure way.


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I purchased a used Satellite x200 to replace my old p100.
When I received it, I remarked the bios is locked and the person I got it from is unable to tell me the password, arguing she used the finger imprint only four long.

Is there a way to reset the bios password and how much would it cost?


Answer:Satellite x200 - how to reset the Bios password


The BIOS password can be removed only by an authorized service provider in country where you live.
So get in contact with Toshiba service partner and ask for BIOS password reset.

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I had a BIOS password on my Satellite A100-785 and suddenly when I restarted blue screen came. So I restarted then it asked a password but the password didn?t work.

What should I do?

Answer:How do i reset BIOS password on my Satellite A100?

Contact the ASP in your country for the help.
Don?t know why a BSOD appear but you will be definitely not able to remove the BIOS password if the old password doesn?t function.

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I need to reset the BIOS password on a L350D.
Can anyne help me with this?

I have tried to find the service-manual for this model, but I can't find it. So if someone have it, please respond.

In the user manual (paper-version), it refers to chapter 7 on the electronic manual, but I don't have the electronic version, so could someone who has it check what it says about reset BIOS and HW password?

Answer:How to reset BIOS-password on a Satellite L350D?

I found the electronic manual with "chapter 7".
But it only descibes how to set and remove the password when you are already in windows.

Please, anyone who can help, please respond.

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Does anyone know how to either change or reset the BIOS Password in the satellite 1400 series notebook?

I have a notebook that keeps coming up with a BIOS password (I did not set one ,I suspect the BIOS battery needs to be replaced)

Answer:Satellite 1400 - How to reset BIOS password


You cannot remove the BIOS password.
The unknown BIOS password can be removed only by a Toshiba ASP technician.


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Hi, guys.

I suddenly ended up having a bios password problem without having set one at all. I can?t seem to start up my A100-237 computer because it wants a password right after I?ve started it up.

Unfortunately I haven?t got the time to go to the nearest Service partner as it is 400km from here. Can anyone help me in solving the problem (I?ve read about KeyDisk, but I need a floppy to be able to use that and I simply donīt have one).

Maybe I can use some sort of bootable CD to reset the password or something else?

Thank?s in advance for your help!

Answer:How to reset BIOS password on Satellite A100-237?

No, no, no? you cannot do it yourself? the BIOS password is not easy to remove like on the desktop PC by removing the RTC battery.
Something like that is not possible on the Toshiba notebook and can damage the board.

The only way to remove the BIOS password is contacting the ASP in your country.
I think it?s a security option because before removing the BIOS password you have to show the bill or delivery note.

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I put the password on BIOS and power boot and I forgot that password.
How can I reset the password?

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300.

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro L300 - How can I reset the BIOS password?

You need to bring the laptop to an authorized service center to remove the password.

What country are you in? Check your local Toshiba website for a list of ASP's (service centers).

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+Satellite P200D-12Z+
I forgot my BIOS password. Now I cannt use Toshiba HWsetup, some features in the Toshiba Assist and I cannt change boot priority because it is password protected.
What should I do? Is there any software that can reset the password?

Answer:How to reset BIOS password on Satellite P200D?

You will need to send the laptop to an Authorized Service Center for the password removal.

I think you need to give them the Invoice to prove that you own the laptop.

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Some days ago after disconnecting power cord and restart, notebook asked to enter a password. But there was no password installed earlier. I tried to Clear Cmos (short jumper near memory slots? when notebook completely off) as described on forums- no effect. In my town there is no autorised service center. Please help me with password removing.Maybe engineering password or something.

Answer:Satellite M100-180 how to reset a BIOS PASSWORD


Unfortunately but the BIOS password cannot be deleted without an help from ASP.

You have to contact the guys in your country in order to remove the BIOS password.

It?s pity that you will have to dispatch your notebook to the ASP but I don?t see any other solution?


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I got a Toshiba A100-906 2 years ago when I was on a holiday in another country.
Funny thing it has a Bios password and I can?t change it.

I read all the manuals and there is no default password.
Is there any way to reset it or at least a program that will allow me to change it with my fingerprint reader?

Answer:Satellite A100-906 - How to reset the Bios password?

> Funny thing it has a Bios password and I can?t change it.
For me it?s not funny but it?s strange because BIOS password is not set on any of the new notebooks? the point is that BIOS password cannot be disabled or removed without knowing the old password.
So you will not be able to remove it without an help from Toshiba ASP.

Only Toshiba ASP technician can remove such password and you should get in contact with the guys to resolve your issue?.


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hi all
HELP ME to reset bios password laptop satilite c660

Answer:Satellite C660 need help to reset bios password


Is the BIOS password known to you?

In such case ONLY the Toshiba ASP (authorized service provider) can reset the BIOS password.

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How reset bios password for Toshiba Satellite C855-1MF please !

Answer:How to Satellite C855-1MF reset BIOS password

BIOS password can be reset only by Toshiba authorized service provider.
Get in contact with the ASP available in your country and ask for password delete.

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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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What is the easiest way to reset the Boot/BIOS/CMOS password on a Satellite A15-S127? I have seen notes on creating a Parallel loopback, but I can't find technical notes on how to make one. Even if I do manage to make one will it work on this model?

I don't recall seeing "Clear CMOS" jumpers on the board and I have heard that pulling the CMOS battery out will not reset the password in the event you need to access the BIOS later.

Can anyone help?

Answer:How to reset the BIOS password on Satellite A15-S127


I'm not sure about the A15, but as it is the american version of the A10, the reset method of the BIOS password should be the same. You need a special PCMCIA adapter. And the bad news: Only Toshiba service people have this adapter. So you have to go to a service partner.


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I have laptop toshiba satellite p870 core i7

and lost password bios

im need Find jumper bios or Or plan to open the device

this modil pord >>>> gl10fg 6050a2492401

please help me

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Answer:How to reset BIOS password on my Satellite P870?

BIOS password is very important security feature and BIOS removal techniques cannot be discussed on public forum, especially not on forum created by notebook manufacturer. Such info is something like ?tops secret?. ;)

For BIOS removal contact nearest Toshiba service. They can help you with this.

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Hi everybody,

i have an old Toshiba Satellite A10-S103 (Model No. PSA10E-00KWY-GK) and i forgot my bios password and i am trying to reset it by finding the cmos jumper in motherboard (FHZSY1) but there is nowhere the J1 or any pins to reset my cmos.

Please help me

Answer:Satellite A10-S103 - How to reset Bios Password

[How do I delete a BIOS Password if I have forgotten it?|]

+You can not remove a BIOS Password yourself, if you have forgotten it.+

+The notebook has to be returned to a Toshiba Authorized Reseller or Toshiba Authorized Service Provider who will remove the password as a chargeable service.+

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I update my BIOS and *3 long beep from the LED caplock remains allumme as well as f10 and f11*
Apparently it happens a lot after this procedure, thank you to give me the procedure to reset
3 except it is 3 beeps and no sign of seeing my life syteme died*

S/N: y4119882q

Answer:Satellite A60 (PSA60E-09T060FR) - How can I reset the BIOS?

It seems that your BIOS was not flashed correctly?
But a BIOS reset can only be done from an ASP so you can?t do this by yourself.

I think you should contact the nearest ASP that you can find on the Toshiba website: => Support & Downloads => Find an authorized service provider

I?m sure that the technicians will help you as fast as possible. :)

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Hi everybody

I have a real big problem with my laptop. I have a Satellite Pro L300, Windows Vista 32, version of BIOS insyde 1.50, version of system 6.0.6002 service pack 2 version 6002, then I must re-install the system.

But there are a BIOS password and I?ve lost it, so I can't access to my BIOS menu. I would like to know how I can reset this bios password.
It's very important for me. thx.

Answer:How to reset BIOS password on Satellite Pro L300?

you can't reset bios password if you don't remember it. Contact the service center and ask them to reset it.

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Model: Satellite L50D-B-17J
Serial no.: YE031145C
So, a cousin of mine has somehow managed to put a BIOS password on her laptop, and then forgotten the password. Now, I've been asked to see if I can fix it.

First of all: this laptop, despite being relatively new, is essentially fix or trash, she's already got a new one. I have already opened it up, so the warranty has technically been voided already. All this means it doesn't matter too much if it breaks in the process of fixing it. They say they have contacted support and not really gotten a clear idea of what to actually do, and I'd prefer to not have to bother with support either (the site Support system isn't even working for me right now).

Long story short: Is there a way of resetting the BIOS password on this model? I understand that it's possible on a lot of laptops to do so by removing the CMOS battery. Now, this model does not have one (I have it opened and have not found one). Instead, I understand that newer models may have a circuit that can be shorted to possibly reset the BIOS? Is this correct, and if so, which circuit is it?

Once again, the laptop is pretty much forfeit anyways, so if at all possible, I'd take the chance of doing it myself, if it's at all a possibility.

Answer:Satellite L50D-B - Bios Password Reset

Well the circuits in question would be the JCMOS1 jumpers normally located under the RAM. Bridge them while the power is off first. If that doesn't work then post to screen by taking out the battery and lead, hold the power button for 10-15 seconds, then hold Fn+ESC, while holding this down plug in the power lead and turn on the device. When the fan starts up release Fn+ESC. If you see a post screen then bridge JCMOS1 jumper then and that should reset the BIOS. Unplug the device and hold down the power button for 1 minute and then plug it back in again. It should start up with out prompting for a password. If you could not get it to post then refer to the user manual to see what it's flashing procedure is. The buttons needed for a flashing procedure will be the same to make it post. Only bridge the JCMOS1 jumper while the machine is on if you see the post screen, no other time. An easy way to bridge them would be to use a paper clip and bend it out and use either end of it.

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I have an old computer Toshiba Satellite P300 and the screen don't work any more, but when I connect out self standing screen I see the screen Insert BIOS password, and I forgot this password. But I am almost 100% that I didn't write any BIOS password.

Is it any posibitlity that I reset BIOS password ?

Answer:How to reset BIOS password on Satellite P300-13X?


As far as I know Bios password cannot be set from alone. If the BIOS password is not known to me you need professional help. Toshiba service partner in your country can help you with this.

BIOS password is very important security feature and it cannot be discussed in public forum.
Contact nearest Toshiba ASP, explain the situation and they will help you with this.

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I am having trouble with an old satellite L100 prompting for the bios password, which we do not know.

I have seen there are various ways to short connections to work around this problem, however I cannot find anything relating to this specific model and none of the information I have seen applies to this motherboard.

Can someone please help and direct me to which pins needs shorting on the laptop in order to re-use this equipment.

Many thanks in advance,


Answer:Satellite Pro L100 - Question about BIOS password reset

>old satellite L100 prompting for the bios password, which we do not know.

Bad news buddy? BIOS password is some kind of security mechanism which cannot be deleted easy. The unknown BIOS password can be deleted by Toshiba authorized service only?
Therefore you need to contact the ASP in your country to get it removed

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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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Anyone know how to reset the cmos, via the motherboard, on a Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5241? I have asked this question on other sites without any solutions that work.

Answer:How do I reset Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5241 bios?

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One of my customers was caught by a telephone scammer and the result is the laptop now has a power on password.

On this model how do you reset the BIOS?


Answer:Satellite C660-2ED1 - Bios password reset

Hello Jim

BIOS password is very important security feature so BIOS removal technique cannot be theme for public discussion.
Such information cannot be shared on public forums. I hope you understand what I mean.

As far as I know Toshiba uses several different techniques how to remove BIOS password and I depends on notebook model.
If BIOS password must be removed it can be done by Toshiba service provider. Contact nearest Toshiba ASP in your country, explain the situation and they will help you with this problem.

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I Forgot the BIOS Password of my Satellite Pro 4600.

[1] How can i reset the password ?

[2] Can BIOS Update from Diskette be usefull for bios reseting ?

[3] If not, do you know other methode ?


Answer:Satellite Pro 4600: How to reset or remove the BIOS password


1.) It?s not possible to remove the BIOS password yourself.
If you have forgotten the BIOS password so you have to contact the Toshiba service partner in your country to delete the password.

2.) Every notebook has a different BIOS procedure. You have to check the Toshiba FAQ - How to update the BIOS? -
Please check this Toshiba support page: u

But if the BIOS password is set you cannot upgrade the BIOS. The BIOS password must be removed to update the BIOS.

3.) see FAQ

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I have a Toshiba notebook Satellite 5105-S607 Part No PS510U-00NU7X and have lost the password.
I have tried to reset Bios by disconnecting bios battery and various methods seen on the web site but nothing

The methods apply to other models but this one seems to miss out, can you assist me as to have to spend a lot of money is not worth the price of the notebook.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Satellite 5105-S607 - How to reset BIOS password

+You have to return the machine to a Toshiba Authorized Reseller or Toshiba Authorized Service Provider who will remove the password as a chargeable service+

[How to delete a forgotten BIOS Password?|]

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Hi Guys,

I have a laptop, it is a Toshiba Satellite C660D-15F
Part no : PSC0UE-02R00MFR

At startup it blocks on password (Bios), but the owner does not remember it.
I know there is 2 nodes on the motherboard to jumper to reset the BIOS.
Can anyone tell me what is the label of those nods or give me any solution to unlock the BIOS ?

Thank you very much

Answer:Re: Satellite C660D - how to reset BIOS password at start-up?

BIOS password is very important security feature and we cannot discuss about this on public forum. Why to protect my notebook when someone who steals it can post on Toshiba forum can ask how to remove my protection?

BIOS password must be removed by authorized Toshiba technicians after check if you are real owner.

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Hi to all,

unfortunately (but "strangely" most of all!) my Toshiba Satellite a350d-20k PSALME-01D00RIT does not recognize the BIOS password anymore. It is just the same password ever. I have been using it since 9 months each time in order to let the laptop boot.

However, it is a couple of days since it decided by itself that now that password is wrong. After trying and trying, I finally decided to put the hard disk into another computer as external drive in order to go on with my job... but here it came the panic: none of the computers I've been trying is actually able to read the data on the disk!

After spending a while frozen in panic, I got back to myself and start asking around to figure out the problem. Someone said the fact of the wrong BIOS password has something to do with the fact that I cannot read my disk outside of that laptop: you know, it is some kind of security mean.

However, the only thing it cares to me is that at the same time I cannot use my laptop and I cannot use my data outside my laptop.

So, my questions are:
1) does that laptop model have such kind of BIOS-password-protection affecting also my disk?
2) will the reset of the BIOS password solve the problem?
3) how to reset the BIOS password anyway?
4) how to get back reading my data on that hard drive?

Waiting for any feedback.
Thanks a lot !

Answer:How to remove/reset BIOS password on my Satellite A350D?


Its not probable that the BIOS password has anything to do with the Data in the hard disk.
When you say: "none of the computers I've been trying is actually able to read the data on the disk!"
What do you mean exactly? You cannot view the partitions in the disk at all? Or you mean that you get an error message when you try to view files in specific folders like "My Documents"? An error message can be caused by encryption that Windows use to protect private data in sensitive user folders.


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I have looked online. Cannot find a picture to shoe me where the reset jumper is on this exact model. Similar models are completely different. Nothing to show any b500 jumper under or near memory slots or around the side on this exact model. I can provide images. Can i access the jumper directly from the memory area under the access panel? Or does this model require the entire casing removing?

Thanks. A photo or diagram would help.
Also im having trouble removing the keyboard to get to the other screws


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Hi. Does anyone know how to reset the BIOS password for a Toshiba Satellite C660D 19X please? There are a number of very good YouTube videos for almost identical models, but they don't work on this one. The motherboard has changed a bit, and the reset jumpers don't seem to be in quite the same place, if they still exist. This video very nearly has the answer, but it's not quite right for the particular model variant I need:


I think it's very likely there is a similar answer to this problem - it just needs the right person to answer it. Thanks.

Answer:reset the BIOS password for a Toshiba Satellite C660D 19X

You want to reset it, or remove it? Once you enter the original password, there should be an option to do either, but I am not familiar with Toshiba's bios. But you will need the original password.

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Hey guys

on my Toshiba Satellite A210 I have a BIOS password, which i have no clue what it may be. One day when I turned on my laptop, it came up with a blank black screen with a blue rectangle in the middle saying "Enter Password". I tried entering my Windows Login password, but this didn't work.

After 3 times of trying password the laptop will switch itself off. No one in my house uses my pc, and even if they did they wouldn't know how to do something like this anyway. Also, i have seen on other forums that this has happened to people for no reason.

One other thing, I would try one of the BIOS reset programs like KeyDisk or CmosPWD but if I put a CD, DVD, USB Flash Drive, etc, in my pc and press F12 for boot menu, nothing happens so I can't do that!

Plz help, I cant use my PC and i am currently on my sisters pc!!!

Answer:Satellite A210 how to reset unknown BIOS password?


This is very strange? ?:|
Never heard about passwords which appear automatically without doing any action?

Anyway, let?s talk about solution proposals;
The only real solution is to delete the BIOS password and this can be done ONLY by an authorized service partner technician.

I recommend get in contact with the ASP in your country and ask for the BIOS password removal.

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I am look for a last ditch help on fixing the BIOS/POST problem on a perfectly fine E6230
I was attempting to make a powered eSATA cable work when I enabled the SATA 4 and SATA 5 button in the BIOS.
After reboot... nothing..
I have been told it is a motherboard failure but this is too co-incidental!
I have tried a reset of the BIOS by disconnecting all power even the BIOS Coin battery .... nothing - no POST - although the LED shows that laptop is detecting lack of memory and HDD
A search shows that for INSPIRON laptops the BIOS can be unpacked and re-FLASHED to reset.
Does anyone know how to achieve this with the DELL Latitude Laptop or another way to reset the BIOS setting please?

Many thanks for any help or advice

Answer:Reset or Re-flashing BIOS Dell latitude E6230 - BIOS Corrupted will not POST

You can click the link below for steps to resolve a corrupted bios.
BIOS Recovery options on a Dell PC or Tablet

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hello everyone.i have a Toshiba Satellite A215 S5822 .i forgot my bios password i cannot open my laptop.i tried to desolder cmos battery discharge 24 hours no not working still "enter password.i tried to jumper b500 but not working.please can you help me? i really need my laptop back it was my birthday gift from my birthday.thank you for reading.please message me.thank you for reading

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A215 S5822 help reset bios password

Already being helped here: I think?

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Hello everyone!

About 2 years ago i bought my Satellite L50-B-1K3 and it worked perfectly fine until today.
I was using my computer on battery as normal and suddenly it turned off completely, with no notification - like you would remove power cable of standard PC from wall plug (immediately)...
I tried to turn it back on, but nothing happened. Then i removed battery and performed BIOS reset (holding power button down for 30 sec with battery and psu disconnected) and than i plugged in only PSU and booted my PC. I was able to log in to my OS and use computer for a few minutes... then it turned off again, no warning... i tried to turn it back on, but nothing happened until i made another BIOS reset... Then I entered BIOS and waited a few minutes in the main menu of BIOS and computer also turned off...

I have no idea what else to try... Did anybody have the same issues or any kind of idea, what could be wrong?

Thank you for your help!!

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I am trying to reset my cmos to solve a problem with my dvd burner.
I was trying to run an old game that I own that was protected by starforce and ran starforce nightmare with has made the device completly inoperable.

After much searching I have heard to reset cmos.
I have treid through debug and nothing happend. I don't really want to open up the laptop and pull the cmos battery out or leave it for a month until the cmos battery runs out.

Is there any advice on what I should do.

Answer:How to reset the BIOS to solve a problem with DVD burner on Satellite P100

Could you please post more details about your notebook model and about you CD/DVD driver issue? This would be helpful for further suggestions.

To be honest I don?t think that any BIOS resetting, RCT battery removing, etc? is possible or could help you.
Fact is that only the ASP would be able to remove the RCT battery (if necessary what I don?t think) but this would not reset the BIOS as on the desktop PC!

I appreciate a feedback

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I have a Toshiba M400 and i was wondering how i could reset the bios password. I disabled the finger print scanner recently becuase i decided i dont need it anymore but it still asks for a bios password which i forgot. I used to just swipe my finger and it would let me boot up and all that gravey.

If you guys know how to reset the password. Either physically or through software that would be awesome.

Or if you guys know who is the bios manufacturer for Portege M400's I could probebly give them a call and ask my self.

I could send it in but I want to avoid that and leave it as a last option.

BTW this laptop was purchased in USA.

Answer:Reset BIOS password on Portege M400 - Bios Manufacturer?

You will be not able to remove the BIOS password yourself if you have forgotten it.
As far as I know the manufacture of the BIOS which was preinstalled on Port?g? M400 is......... Toshiba ;)

So you have to contact the authorized Toshiba service provider in your country and only these guys are able to remove the BIOS password which you have forgotten.

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Ok...Found a way around.  Phyically removed the SSD and I can once again enter the BIOS and boot off USB and the CD. Rapid Drive was competely incompatible with software I need to run, so was attempting to install a clean copy of Windows and to boot only off the hard drive.  In doing so, I removed the SSD from the Boot list in the BIOS.  After doing so, the system became incapable of booting off of any media.  When I press F2 during post, I just get "Please Wait..."   Pressing F12 just locks up on the logo screen.  Does the system not work when the SSD is removed from the bootable devices in BIOS?  How can I reset my fancy new brick?

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Hello, guys...
Is there such program which decodes or reset the bios password of a Laptop
My laptop in an old Acer Aspire 4715z

I've tried removing the CMOS
But found no jumper. I was suprised that after resetting the CMOS only the Date and Time reset.

I'll be waiting for your replies..

Answer:BIOS Decoder or BIOS password reset tool

I am sorry, but we cannot help youPer forum rulesNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

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I downloaded "sln0v190.exe" (Phoenix WinPhlash 64) and extracted to a folder and then selected to run the BIOS flash routine.

I get the following error:
"Failed to retrieve system bios information.
BCPSYS block signature not found
Error Code -100"

As I can not read - and save - the old corrupted BIOS I can not flash the new BIOS!

Any ideas please?

Answer:Satellite L500 - BIOS update error code 100

Hi buddy,

Do you update the BIOS with administrator account?
Have you disabled the security software on your computer?
Is Toshiba Value Added Package installed?
What operating system do you use?

But may I ask you why you want to update the BIOS? Do you have any problems with the computer? If not I wouldn?t do this update. As you probably know never touch a running system ;)

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I'm trying to update my BIOS using the download from the Toshiba Page but just opening the program causes the error 1072...?

"Cannot Load Driver
Please check your accounts..... (i'm administrator)
The specified service has been marked for deletion
Error code 1072"

Any help would be great

Thanks a lot

Answer:Satellite L30-10S BIOS Update - Error code 1072


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So I updated my Satellite A200-AH6 PSAE0C notebook (Bios and Graphic update) after installing Toshiba Power Saver, but every so often now, if I have to do a restart, there is a black screen on reboot with some info on my BIOS and some warnings/failed things.

Also, when it comes back, again, every so often, my date/time get reset to December 2004, 12:00 a.m.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite A200-AH6 PSAE0C: BIOS Update issue - Date & Time Reset

Hmm... that?s strange... maybe you should try to update the BIOS again. I?m not quite sure if this will be possible if BIOS was already updated to the newest version but it worth a try.
Furthermore you should access the BIOS and should set it to default settings and should save the settings.


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I have a Satellite Pro A.120 I'm trying to load my Creative Zen Sleek MP3 on to it but keep getting a Code 19 Registry is corrupt message in Device Manager. How do I fix this

Answer:Satellite Pro A120: corrupt registry - error code 19 in Device Manager


After a short investigation in the Microsoft knowledge base I found this full description of Error Code 19:


Code 19:
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged.
To fix this problem you can first try running a Troubleshooting Wizard.
If that does not work, you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device.

This can occur when more than one service is defined for a device, if there is a failure opening the service subkey, or if the driver name cannot be obtained from the service subkey. Try these options:

On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard. Click Uninstall, and then click Scan for hardware changes to load a usable driver. Restart the computer in Safe Mode, and then select Last Known Good Configuration. This rolls back to the most recent successful registry configuration.


Hopefully this steps will help you!

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I have recently purchased the Sat U300-11v laptop and am using Toshiba Tempo alerts.

It has advised me to update the Bios Driver - which I have downloaded to my Desktop.
When i try to run the program I get the following message - " Cannot load driver, C:\Users\Sue\Desktop\bios-2007 1023123728\PHLASHNT.SYS" - Please check your account. if you have no administrator privilege please log in again.

I have checked and there is only one user on the laptop - Sue and I am also the administrator.

Please advise what I should do. many thanks

Answer:Satellite U300-11v: Cannot update Bios - error code 5 - no admin rights

Click with right mouse button and choose ?Run as administrator? option. Can you please report if this helps or not?

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How do I reset the BIOS or update the BIOS and how can I make the USB drive boot in boot menu? I have been contacting Microsoft multiple times and they need this info to fix my problem.

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My Sat M30 laptop start with an bios error. The error says "Resource conflict, edit bios setting or boot" If select "boot" computer hangs before windows completely starts. I remove the wi-fi and the modem module and the same error appears. I can't upgrade the bios because the windows don't start. The bios version is 1.7. The laptop is UK version. If select "edit bios", bios start but I can't find any resource management.


(sorry for my english, I am from Spain)

Answer:Satellite Pro M30 Bios error Resource conflict - Edit bios setting or boot


I think the error ?edit bios setting? means that you should access the BIOS and should set the BIOS back to the default settings.

Please do this, save the settings and try to boot up!

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Whilst updating the BIOS the system froze at step 7 of replacing the BIOS code, needless to say the laptop will not boot as the BIOS is now corrupt.

I have the BIOS.BAK but need advice on how to restore the BIOS. I copied the BIOS.BAK to a usb stick and plugged this into the laptop and then powered on the system (I've tried holding down F, F2 and together). I can see that the usb stick flickers initially but clearly does not progress with the restore.

I hope someone might be able to advise how to use the BIOS.BAK file to restore the BIOS.

Answer:Satellite C660 - BIOS Update Failed, help needed to restore BIOS.BAK file

Unfortunately I cannot help you with this but check please this interesting thread -

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Well, I have used the BIOS updater listed on the drivers/bios updates section of Toshiba website, on Windows vista x64 and offcourse I have used the x64 executable.
Strangely, when I reboot it, it requests a bios password that I have never inserted. So I suppose the update inserted a password automatically. Now I can't boot from any device so I cant use the laptop.

What do you have to say about this?

Answer:After Vista x64 BIOS update Satellite A200-1KB PSAE6 requests BIOS password

Hello MC

Have you founded some answers? Nobody offered here real explanation what can be wrong there. Have you maybe contacted authorized service partner in your country. They have contact with Toshiba and I am pretty sure they can help you about that.

If you will find out something regarding this password issue please let us know.

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Hi All ! Excuse my poor english because i'm french.

A friend gives me his Notebook (a Satellite 4090CDS exactly) because he had a probleme.
In fact, the problem is that when I switch on the computer, i have one and only one message(not even the red toshiba logo) which is "Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS update diskette in the drive, and press any key when ready to proceed."

So I go on french toshiba website, in the BIOS download, i find that i have to download this update:

Ok, i download and unzip it to a diskette and i boot the notebook with the disjette, it said that the update was made successfully and automatically reboot.
This time, the red toshiba logo appears, but next i have a black screen with a message:

**** Bad check sum (CMOS) ****
Check system. Then press [F1] key.

And after that, i can't do anything, not even press F1. If i reboot the notebook, i meet myself one more time with the first message "Ready for BIOS update..." and it is still and still the same.

If anyone could help me to understand what is the problem, it would be very nice.


Answer:Satellite 4090 BIOS issue - "Ready for BIOS update..." message appears

It sounds as if your CMOS chip has a problem. It?s possible that the CMOS battery has failed and your BIOS settings are being lost.
Maybe the RTC battery is empty. In this case you should plug the AC adaptor to charge the RTC battery.
Please note that the RTC battery (CMOS battery) will charge after the notebook main battery was fully charged. In this case the charging procedure could take several hours.

But if after this long charging procedure this message appears again so I assume the battery is dead.
I suggest you contact your nearest ASP to get your notebook checked.

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My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access


I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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