Forget boot password for second handed TOSHIBA laptop

March 17, 2012 at 03:12:58
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a second handed TOSHIBA laptop which was configured
with an unknown password.pls i cannot make use of the system since i
bought it. can u asssit me by telling me on how to resolve the
password. let me give u info about the laptop. pls i will be very grateful if u
assist me to solve this problem.
I allready checked these ways which don't work:
- "pharell loopback" - made it myself
- bios battery
- jumper for clearing of cmos setting
- imposible... don't know how to flash the bios if I dont have a 1.44 flop and theres no boot
- no backdoor passwords work
- some hardware specialists were flashing the password chip, and nothing helped

So give me some ideas becouse I'm in dead point!


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#1
March 17, 2012 at 03:25:34
How can you forget something you never knew in the first place?
Didn't think to get the password from the person you "bought" it from?

laptop boot passwords are an anti-theft feature and we cannot help bypass them.

Contact Toshiba and be prepared to send it to them with proof of legitimate ownership and maybe they can unlock it for you.

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#2
March 17, 2012 at 06:59:32
There's nothing any of us can do to help you. Did you buy this laptop without even seeing it work? Are you sure it's not stolen? Why not go back to the person you bought it from & ask for the password?

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#3
March 17, 2012 at 15:46:01
Last month someone stole my Toshiba. What is the serial number?

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#4
March 18, 2012 at 12:31:09
thanks for the post....my new book called 'How to access Passwords When it's not My Laptop' is almost finished. It will be loaded with info on how people forget and forgot and made up excuses to delete or change their passwords (of course this was AFTER acquiring someone elses laptop)

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#5
March 18, 2012 at 13:37:41
A legitimate owner is extremely unlikely to forget a system access or hard drive access password that they had to use every time they used the laptop.
If the seller claimed he forgot it, the laptop was probably stolen.

"I allready checked these ways which don't work:
- "pharell loopback" - made it myself"

Huh ?

"- bios battery
- jumper for clearing of cmos setting "

The passwords data is not stored on the bios chip on modern laptops (those newer than about 13 years old) . It's stored on a separate chip that's soldered into the mboard that cannot have the data on it cleared by removing the power to it.

"- imposible... don't know how to flash the bios if I dont have a 1.44 flop and theres no boot"

You can't flash the bios if the laptop has a system access password you don't know - one that must be entered to use the laptop at all. The password data is not stored on the bios chip.

"- no backdoor passwords work "

They don't work on modern laptops. or at least, I've never heard of any that do. .

"- some hardware specialists were flashing the password chip, and nothing helped "

Obviously they didn't know what they're doing.

Your problem can be fixed by any technician who has the equipment to remove the chip and program a new one with the appropriate data and solder it in without damaging the chip or the mboard, but it's often cheaper to buy a used mboard for your model that has no passwords that were enabled in the bios.


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