HDD1/SSD1 password removal

June 17, 2011 at 06:49:16
Specs: Windows 7
I was reformatting my toshiba and the thing was telling me my admin account was disabled unless i knew a password I didn't set. So not very computer geek that i am I went to the F2 setup when you first turn on the computer and thought that maybe the passwords in the security tab were what i needed to change and now I have to type in passwords every time i turn the darn thing on and it's ticking me off.

What are they and how do I get rid of them since the setup menu wont clear them when I hit the default settings button.

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June 17, 2011 at 07:29:29
Are you saying that a password mysteriously appeared where none existed before. I don't believe that, there is something you are not telling us..

After formatting all previous Admin passwords user accounts should have been deleted. The only password left should be the system password and that doesn't get set unless somebody sets it.


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June 17, 2011 at 07:52:21
the passwords the just showed up were to get into individual accounts (why more then just the admin was created I dunno it wasn't a guest account and it didn't have a name) I didn't make passwords for them I was still in the middle of getting things set up after I formatted the darn thing. When I typed something in it told me the accounts were disabled and to contact my administrator lol. I then restarted the laptop and hit the F2 button to take me into set up and entered different passwords for the 3 things in security thinking that they might change the passwords on the accounts so I could log into them. I only got three new passwords I now have to type in every time I turn the computer on (user, supervisor, and HDD1/SSD1) and it's those 2 I want to get rid of.

The accounts passwords disapeard after I reformatted the computer again but the 3 you have to enter when you turn on the computer stayed

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June 17, 2011 at 07:54:15
You went into the BIOS and put passwords in there. You will need to go back into the BIOS and remove them.

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June 17, 2011 at 08:00:35
I tried to. I hit the reset to default but that didn't change/delete them.

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June 17, 2011 at 09:56:48
Resetting the BIOS to factory defaults will not turn off the password. You need to go back into the BIOS and turn it off the same way you turned it on.

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June 18, 2011 at 11:52:57
See if you can't get the owners manual. It should show how to clear that password.

I agree that I'd have guessed set to default would have fixed it but each system is different. Be sure to save it when done.

By the way, setting to default settings could have some effect if you built your computer. Timings and voltages may now be off. If store bought it should be OK.

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