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Bios password help

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by bigman75, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. bigman75

    bigman75 Regular member

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    can someone please help me my wife's friends son gave me his laptop to fix but i am stumped on what to do every time he powers it on it is asking for a password but he has no idea what it is now i know it is a bios password,
    so i remember that if you take the bios battery out for ten minutes it resets it but i tried and the battery is soldered to the board.
    so if someone could help it would be great.
    Laptop is a Toshiba satellite L300
    Model number PSLB8E-03E007EN
     
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    thanks i managed to get pass the bios password by jumping the cmos (i think that's what it was called) but i have hit another problem hdd password is there a way round this without paying a company to do it i have been searching for the past two days on Google but no joy please help thanks.
     
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    is it asking for a password before going into windows? what windows?
     
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    ye its asking for password before and also and as far as i know its windows vista
     
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    most likely is a windows password not a hard drive password then. why not reload windows from recovery partition if not have disks?
     
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    how do you know if it is a windows password or a hdd password
     
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    already tried it did not work just keeps taking me back to windows boot manager window
     
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    Okay, my bad. In which case, read this:
    http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6B01MC000CR01.htm

    I should imagine putting a new HDD in the laptop would work fine, if my understanding of this (pretty ridiculous) security feature is correct.

    Edit:

    Presumably you've looked through the BIOS menu to see if there any any options relating to the HDD password?
     
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    ye i looked through bios and nothing
     

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