Reset Toshiba satellite c55t b5230 using Windows 8

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When I start up my computer with Windows 8, I get a black and white key board and a prompt to enter my password. It first occurred for my girlfriend but it asked her to create a password and she did sweet right. But now I forgot my user password and the timing on bootup that this keyboard and password request pop up is preventing me from system restoring my laptop. So first I turn on my computer , then the toshiba screen appears. Next the onscreen keyboard and password request. How do I just erase and reset everything?
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The drive is probably formatted as NTFS (default Win file system). Without additional software, Mac OS X can only read NTFS. You need to re-format the flash drive with Disk Utility. If you’re only going to use it with Macs, format it as JHFS+ (Mac OS Extended Journaled). If you’re going to use it with Macs and PCs, format it as FAT32 (MS-DOS FAT). Formatting it will destroy all data presently on the drive, so back it up first.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    As it is Windows 8, you can reset pass by login MS msn account/ use any 3rd party tool. For more info is here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/what-do-forget-windows-password#1TC=windows-7
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  • ToddN2000
    I don't think it's a BIOS password as you are getting a Toshiba screen. Is this a new problem on this PC? Have you tried booting up in safe mode? If that works you can try a system restore from there.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    If this related to bios password, not possible to login without the help of vendor's assistant.
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  • TheRealRaven
    If different users (you and your girlfriend) on the same system have different passwords, then we can assume that it isn't a BIOS password.

    What exactly do you want to happen? What do you mean by "just erase and reset everything"? Everything? All user info? All data? Everything you downloaded and/or installed?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Either you can login windows via MS msn account. Or even can reset windows password with another available admin account (if any).
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  • 1979Jeff2012leo
    Trying to get to my widows login screen
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