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    Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 BIOS Passwork Removal

    Hello,
    One of the students has managed to set a password in the BIOS of a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 so that the we cannot boot without it. I have looked through forums etc and still no luck and Toshibas support company have quoted 90 for a BIOS removal. Any ideas anyone?

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    May be some help in this thread.

    Toshiba Satellite Pro BIOS pwd

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    Find the student and break his fingers?

    Oh, sorry, you meant ideas about how to reset the password. Well, a recent Toshiba Bulletin suggest that a student may not be to blame at all: A "Password =" prompt may be displayed when the computer is turned on, even though no power-on password has been set.

    Saw this mentioned on another forum where someone had an A300 and when they checked with Toshiba, their model was one of those affected. Call Toshiba and see if your model is affected by this bug. You could also check the Toshiba support pages for the exact model to see if there is a BIOS update that mentioned a bug fix for this issue. If so, Toshiba should cover the issue even if the normal warranty is expired.

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    Have the A300 range still got a parallel port?

    I've still got my toshiba tool kit from a course over 8+ years ago, and was issued with a parallel port dongle that reset BIOS passwords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    Have the A300 range still got a parallel port?

    I've still got my toshiba tool kit from a course over 8+ years ago, and was issued with a parallel port dongle that reset BIOS passwords.
    Nope.

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    How bizarre - this has just happened to us with 3 A300's that had not even been unboxed - after a lot of prompting from our supplier (big thanks to Roland at Kelway), Toshiba finally told us what to do - though flatly refused to admit there was a problem, even though there are loads of similar stories on the net. Fix pm'd!

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    BIOS removal

    Spotmau powersuite boot disk has got me out of a BIOS pickle before.

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    hi people im new here, iv been doing research for 8hours none stop. my sis has the tosh sat pro a300 and she has the same prob with the bios password she needs it asap. i was wondering if spuffmonkey could tell me how you fixed it? you can email me or try pm but i dont think that would work as this is my 1st post. any help wellcome. p.s this laptop has vista so no parallell port, when turned on tosh splash screens shows with insyde h2 bios then goes black with enter password in blue. any help please?

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    hi people im new here, iv been doing research for 8hours none stop. my sis has the tosh sat pro a300 and she has the same prob with the bios password she needs it asap. i was wondering if spuffmonkey could tell me how you fixed it? you can email me or try pm but i dont think that would work as this is my 1st post. any help wellcome. p.s this laptop has vista so no parallell port, when turned on tosh splash screens shows with insyde h2 bios then goes black with enter password in blue. any help please? thank you

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    anyone?

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    could someone get spuffmokey to pm me in request to my reply?

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    thanks

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    SpuffMonkey could you please PM me with that fix? I would really appreciate it...

    Thanks,

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    not heard anything from spuff monkey yet :-(

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