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Toshiba Satellite A-45 password protected

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Toshiba Satellite A-45 password protected

Post by larryg0821 on Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:24 am

I recently inherited a Toshiba Satellite A-45 laptop that when turned on, immediately demands a password. As the previous owner is deceased, I need Divine intervention or your help to get it to boot. I followed a tutorial on YouTube and totally dismantled the machine. I disconnected the battery and also poked with a paperclip to try to reset the bios. I re-assembled, turned on and "Password" started flashing immediately. I am ready to dismantle and sell the parts on e-bay, but maybe someone has a solution? Thanks.

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Re: Toshiba Satellite A-45 password protected

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:31 am

Hello,

The removing of the battery is to reset the BIOS password, not the OS password. In your case, you will have to reinstall Windows.


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Post by larryg0821 on Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:53 am

I tried with an XP disc as I don't have the one for this computer, but it won't boot from it, it just keeps saying password.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:24 am

Hello,

Tell me the exact message the computer is displaying.


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Re: Toshiba Satellite A-45 password protected

Post by larryg0821 on Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:57 am

Blank screen....upper left cornerit says PASSWORD: (with a flashing curser)

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:00 am

Hello,

Boot in the BIOS and change the first boot device to your CD-Drive.


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Re: Toshiba Satellite A-45 password protected

Post by larryg0821 on Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:05 am

I can't boot in the bios. neither F2, F8,F9,F10 or F12 gets me anything. The password screen comes up instantly. That's why I thought it was in the bios

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Post by larryg0821 on Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:06 am

Bed time - I will return tomorrow. Thanks

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:16 am

Hello,

Use the Del key to boot into the BIOS.


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Re: Toshiba Satellite A-45 password protected

Post by Xenos on Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:47 pm

it is a bios password but it cant be cleared by removing the CMOS battery. you have to build a device to do it,
Silly i know but secure Smile

check this out:
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006/02/10/remove-clear-toshiba-laptop-bios/


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