and pershaps other Toshiba laptops too....

Why?

It's impossible to secure the BIOS:

To summarize the issue:

With BIOS password set for Supervisor only a student can press F2 then F11 to gain entry to the BIOS and create User BIOS passwords and HDD Passwords thus preventing the laptops from booting without knowing these new passwords.


With both BIOS password set for Supervisor AND User, the laptop won't boot to Windows without entering the relevant password. (This however is only an issue once the laptop has been shutdown, the first time you enter both passwords and save the BIOS the PC boots to windows straight away and you think it's OK)

I've phoned TOSHIBA Support who agree the BIOS cannot be locked down.

It's BIOS revision 3.7 but apparently that does nt matter