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How do I obtain my Bios Setup Password? Cannot boot laptop


EamonX1

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Toshiba, Equium, Model A210-1C4 OS Vista

Recently have had difficulty booting and now find I cannot get beyond a request for the Bios Utility password

When I boot I am given the option to press F1 or F2 . If I press either F1 or F2 a new screen opens as follows:

"PhoenixBIOA Setup Utility

(Enter Password)"

I dont have this password

I have tried everything, including installing a new cmos battery - but it still comes back to this screen asking me for the password.

Where can I get it? How can I get in tough with Toshiba??? a nightmare Help gratefully requested on this one.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Laptop BIOS password are kept on a separate chip so if you got the machine from someone else you need to ask them for the password they set, otherwise its a chip change or try a backdoor password.

BIOS Passwords

http://www.biosflash.com/e/bios-passwords.htm

http://labmice.techtarget.com/articles/BIOS_hack.htm

http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/reference/biosp.htm

http://corky.net/2600/computers/reset-bios-password.shtml

http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.shtml

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Jock1e

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Or if it comes to it a complete reformat should do the trick.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Jock1e

Formatting the drive will not reset a BIOS password

it will of course reset any windows passwords as you would have to recreate accounts and lose all your info anyway.

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Jock1e

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Ok Fruit Bat /\0/\ I had the same problem with a dell computer and was told it was the Bios password that I was having the problems with.

So reformated the computer and it stopped asking for a password.

So maybe I got the wrong information at the time and it was not a bios password problem.

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