Forgot bios password on Toshiba laptop

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Posted on behalf of WindowsSecurity.com member Joe W. I locked my new Toshiba laptop with a bios password and forgot it. Yea I know...don't say it. I tried all the info I could find and nothing worked... Please help.

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Disconnect all power supplies (power and battery). Then remove the motherboard cmos battery. Check the Toshiba website for information regarding your model of laptop. There should be info as to removing the battery on the motherboard.

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  • Latinracer
    FYI...That might not work on all mainboards. You might want to call Toshiba and ask for advise or search forums related to toshiba laptops or support.
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  • CISCONetwork
    you can use the cmos password breaker software, by booting your sytem in dos mode (only if you don't provided bootup password). If bootup password is provided that the only option is to remove the cmos battary of your motherboard.
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  • Facilitiesguy
    As a one-time owner of a Toshiba Service Center, there are several different answers depending on the model. Your local service center has a device that needs to be plugged in, on some models. Others have 2 unmarked solder spots that need to be jumped (along with some other steps which I don't recall.) Toshiba used to promote shipping the unit to the regonal service center; for what ever reason, but most larger cities have authorized service providers that are supplied the support info for each model, and can fix this for a modest fee.
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  • Sidzilla
    On many Toshiba laptops the Bios password can be bypassed by holding down the left shift key while booting the computer.
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  • ELPUEBLO
    CISCONetwork writes you can use the cmos password breaker software an example of one I found (I'm gathering Portable apps) which will run off of any outboard drive (and I far as I can tell has NO SPYWARE Attached, which is important for things like this and other toolkit portable apps, can be found at http://geocities.com/sjwoolham/ Hope this helps
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