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    Toshiba Satellite Pro BIOS pwd

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    Does anyone know how to reset the BIOS password for an A300? The school swear they've never set one and Toshiba deny all knowledge.

    Thanks
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    Parallel loopback plugs reset BIOS passwords on toshibas, i remember i was given one when i went on a toshiba course some years ago. Not sure if they work with yours, not even sure it has a parallel port.
    PassMark Loopback Parallel & Serial port pinouts

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    There is a toshiba bios password reset floppy disk as well if you have a USB floppy available. I don't think the A300 has an LPT port but I can vouch for the loop back working on older models as I had to make one up the other week for an A40 I think it was, plug in, boot, password removed. Anyone know why its Toshibas that seem to have this self setting bios password problem. Thought it would have been fixed by now.

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    I generally seem to have a lot of luck with CmosPwd - CGSecurity - not sure if it will work on that model but if you can get into Windows to run it then it's worth a go. Usually spits out a list of various gibberish passwords that don't work and one human readable line that tends to be the password.

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    No parallel port and it gets no further than immediatley after the Toshiba/BIOS spalsh screen. Toshiba want 100 + to reset the it on a RTB!!!

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Parallel port was really only the old Toshiba's that I'm aware of. Have you tried a USB floppy drive + keydisk?

    one way to reset it...
    CmosPwd - CGSecurity - get keydisk.exe here.

    (May not be accessible at work if you have a filter that blocks 'hacking' sites)

    Alternative is taking the whole thing apart and hoping you can find a CMOS reset jumper...

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    Will the A300 be the same as the A100? I can tell you how to do it if so.

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    Dunno if it's the same, but anythings worth a try

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    We had some student A200's that magically had BIOS passwords put on them (for home use, so we do nothing but give them the laptop).

    I don't know how similar the A300's are to these but what I had to do was -

    Remove the battery
    Remove the memory slot cover
    Remove the memory
    Look for a small 'W' shaped area and short it against the case.

    This cleared the BIOS and the password.

    Worth having a look
    Last edited by DevilsAdvocate; 21st January 2009 at 07:24 PM.

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    pls assit me i WANT TO REMOVE bIOS PASSWORD ON SATELLITE PRO A300 TOSHIBA
    Last edited by OLOPADE; 13th September 2010 at 12:52 PM. Reason: FOR UNDERSTANG

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    Sorry my Enflish is not good...

    I have a : Toshiba Satellite A200-2BL.

    I found the "w" and my Bios is clear. It`s works !!!! Many Thanks DevilsAdvocate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by Dusi; 25th September 2010 at 11:34 PM.

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    Toshiba Satellite A300-1AM

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    Toshiba Satellite A300-1AM

    Remove the battery
    Remove the memory slot cover
    Remove the memory
    Look for a small '◄ ►' shaped area and short it against the case.



    This cleared the BIOS and the password.
    Last edited by SergDol; 16th November 2010 at 12:25 PM.

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    please, kindly tell me what you mean by short it against the case.

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    I would have assumed (from my time fixing Toshiba laptops) that shorting it only requires you to "link" the two bits together with a screwdriver, well thats what we use to do.

    But yes Toshiba still do and probably always will randomly set a BIOS because they simply felt like it.

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