Setup password, startup password needed

Toshiba / Nb205 311/w
September 18, 2011 at 10:05:19
Specs: XP
at start up it ask for a password (PW) I never had one on this system. this just started one day. I tried the Master PW on the Web. this is a 2009 machine. Can anyone help?

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#1
September 18, 2011 at 10:45:10
A password is a security measure so there is little we can do. All I can suggest is to contact the manufacturer and be prepared to prove ownership.

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#2
September 18, 2011 at 11:00:42
Thanks that is not a problem I still have the box it came in. I was hopeing not have to.

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#3
September 18, 2011 at 12:48:23
Appa rently Toshiba Nb205 311/w is a netbook.

Laptops and netbooks never have a password that was set in the bios unless the user, or somone else who has physical access to it, set the password themself.


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#4
September 18, 2011 at 13:53:07
Do you see the question in what looks like windows?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
September 18, 2011 at 15:18:05
I do not remember entering one, thank you for the reply

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#6
September 18, 2011 at 15:22:54
I do not think it is, I did not have a windows password on my laptop.

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#7
September 19, 2011 at 15:53:42
You may have hit the nail on the head. One of my children was on the laptop when it froze. She tried to reset by using the F12 key(?), after that is when a password became necessary. Does this make sense to anyone??


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#8
September 19, 2011 at 18:14:23
Usually those F keys are a way to do special things. One some systems the F12 is a network recovery but I don't know all of them.

Has this been powered up all this time?

Send a PM to me if I forget to look back on this post.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#9
September 19, 2011 at 19:53:55
No, if you take three trys the system disables itself. To try again, hit the power button and three more tries.

I am not sure what you mean by "Send a PM to me if I forget.......")


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#10
September 23, 2011 at 13:52:48
Pm is private message.

I forget is me not remembering to look back on this post.

We need to try to figure out where in the start process it is asking you for a password.

Some virus may be trying to gain your password even.

I needed to find out is this some old white print on black background type of display or is it a more windows looking blue background?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#11
September 23, 2011 at 19:31:16
Thank you all for your time...I jumped (shorted out) per the instructions on
http://www.jaysonjc.com/diy/removin... I am in the system!
Again thank you all for the help...

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#12
September 24, 2011 at 08:36:11
You are fortunate that you can remove bios set passwords on your Toshiba Netbook NB200 by doing that (clearing the Cmos).
On most modern (made in about the last 12 years or less) laptops and netbooks, passwords set in the bios are NOT stored on the Bios / Cmos chip - they are stored on a separate chip that is soldered into the mboard that cannot have it's user contents erased by removing the power to it or by moving or shorting any jumper on the mboard.

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