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Tecra A9 BIOS Password question

Q: Tecra A9 BIOS Password question

Hi,

I have had a laptop handed to me from a staff member, after they left I realised that they had put a BIOS password on so that it will not even boot without the password. They have now left the company and on there last day could not remember what the password was.

As far as I am aware there is no way for me to reset it and that it is a Toshiba task. Could someone confirm if this is correct and if so what number etc I would call to do this.

Unfortunately I have been told by the powers that be not to spend much time or money on this due to the laptops age, but I feel I can't just dump this otherwise fully working laptop.

Many Thanks,

Tim

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A: Tecra A9 BIOS Password question

Hello Tim

If there is no way to contact this people and ask for password you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can remove BIOS password.

Check please http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/
There you can find addresses and phone numbers.

Good luck.

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Hello,

I have a problem, when i acquire the computer put a user password in bios, and i dont remember her. I do autentication by pass the finger in scan. Now i want upgrade the OS to win7 and do a fresh instalation, not a upgrade.
The authentication via scan will be maintained or will be lost, when do the upgrade of OS?

Thank's

Carlos

A:Tecra S5 - Question about BIOS Password

Hi Carlos

When you make clean OS installation, everything will be deleted so my opinion is that you should delete all passwords before you start clean OS installation.
?unlock? your notebook, install and configure OS and when job is done ?lock? the notebook using passwords.

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Hi all, just joined this forum today in the hope of solving my problem, any help would be appreciated.
I recently bought a group of laptops for my business and amongst them is a Tecra A9, on booting there is just the word
"password" in the top left of the screen. As of yet there is no OS. I presume it requires a bios password, so my question is
does anyone know the best course of action to get this fixed?

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hello again

i bought a tecra a11-153 from ebay which has a bios password
the shop i bought it from sales ex business laptops etc
i have proof of purchase but is there anyway of removing the password?
ive tried removing cmos battery etc
the laptop its self works but its frustrating not being able to enter bios!

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Hey guys,

my Tecra M5 got a BIOS Passwort from one day to the other, I have never told him to do so.

All my passwords won't work, so how can I reset the password?

Please help me :)

A:Tecra M5 - how to remove Bios Password?

I never heard that BIOS password can be enabled alone so I?m really wondering how it can happen on your Tecra M5.

You must understand that BIOS password is very important security protection and we cannot discuss in public forum about this.
BIOS removal procedure is not always the same and Tecra, as business notebook model, has pretty complicated BIOS removal procedure and it can be done by Toshiba service provider only.

Sorry.

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Greetings,

It was recently purchased two secondhand laptops Toshiba ?Tecra A8?with serial numbers Y6091612H and Y6091296H. Both were passworded (there is no opportunity even to go into the BIOS). On the Internet I found the information that it may reset the password using the response code.

Is it possible to get the response code?

A:Re: Removing BIOS password on Tecra A8

This code can get authorized service provider only. You as private person will not be able to get it somehow.
Contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country and explain the situation. They can help you and remove BIOS password.

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I have a Toshiba Tecra M11-11M which has been password locked. I have stripped the notebook and removed the BIOS battery for 10 min but the password still remains ie on the screen it still reads PASSWORD- ****.

There is no way to enter the BIOS via any key combination.
There are no markings or letters on the motherboard whatsoever ie: C35-C36 or J12-J13 to short out which would in most cases remove the password and allow access to the BIOS.

Any techies out there with any ideas would be much appreciated.
Some people asking for help with a bios password are not thieves but just forgetful fools.

A:BIOS password removal on Tecra M11-11M

As far as I know Toshiba uses several methods for BIOS password removal. On business machines like Tecra or Portege the method is not the same as on Satellite models.
BIOS battery removal maybe works on desktops but not on mobile machines.

Mobile machines must have better protection due to fact that can be pretty easy stolen and it is very important to prevent fraudulent use.
> Some people asking for help with a bios password are not thieves but just forgetful fools.
That?s correct but you cannot expect that BIOS password removal method will be described on public forum. Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and they will do this for you. All you must do is to show valid bill and prove that you are real owner of this Tecra machine.

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Hi,

I have a Tecra A3x which died before Christmas. I purchased a replacement motherboard from eBay. I have fitted the mother board and the unit powers up fine but stop at a password screen that is plain black. I have tried to look for a way to wipe the BIOS and have taken the CMOS battery off for about 10 mins. I have read that most laptops have a jumper built in too fix this. I have looked under the usual places - memory modules etc. I can?t find this anywhere.

Any help would be very welcomed.

Thanks
John

A:Tecra A3X - how to remove BIOS Password?

Hello John

As you probably know BIOS password is very important security feature and BIOS password removal cannot be described on manufacturer?s public forum. It is a kind of ?top secret? information.
It is not logic to do this, right?

Every stolen Tecra A3X with BIOS password could be ?unlocked?.
In my opinion you should contact person who sold you this mainboard and ask for password. If he cannot help, send it back. Was this info in product description on his ebay offer?

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Hello
I have following Toshiba Tecra model :
Toshiba Tecra M11-15W
Part/Model No. : PTME0E-03J02SEP

Problem is that i did not use this notebook for some time and forgot Bios password i set. Now i need to re-install windows (its corrupted) but i cannot make my notebook to boot from USB or from DVD. To access that menu i need my Bios password.
Is there any way i can flash it or reset or something like that ? I tried everything already, i even wanted to get inside my laptop to find that Bios battery and remove it, but i am affraid that i will break something...
i can remove the HDD and install windows on another PC and continue install on the notebook , but still i need that password reset...
Thanks in advance !!

A:Tecra M11 - BIOS Password recovery

Few days ago one guy asked the same question on this forum. Asyou probably know BIOS passeord is very important security feature and it can be recovered or canceled by authorized personal only. With other words nearest Toshiba service provider can do it for you.

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My laptop Toshiba Tecra A9 have a problem with the BIOS password and I was wondering if you could provide me the password since I can not access anything without it

A:BIOS password issue on Tecra A9

BIOS password is very important security feature and such issues cannot be clarified on public forum.
All problems with BIOS password must be clarified with Toshiba service provider.
If your notebook is blocked by password and you cannot access it please contact nearest Toshiba service and they can remove it for you.

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Hello. Dear Tech Support, can you help me remove the BIOS password on Toshiba Tecra A8 ?

Challenge Code = GH1PF-YLL2C-CKQVT-K2U75-JJF0K

A:Need to remove BIOS password on Toshiba Tecra A8

You need to send it in to a Toshiba Service Center for password removal. There is no other way.

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aloha
i want to disable the fingerprint reader and bios password upon computer startup.
i have already uninstalled upek protector suite ql 5.4.0.2934, but upon startup i am still prompted to swipe my finger.
i have seen and followed the instructions in "toshiba Passwords: setting and removing (for BIOS, Supervisor, and Windows passwords)", but still have to enter my password to fire up the computer.
what else do i need to do?
mahalo

A:Tecra M9 - fingerprint reader and BIOS password

tried to edit this post but got message that i could not and had to contact an administrator but not how to contact the administrator.
so, i should have added, "XP operating system, laptop purchased in 2008".

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Hello, I hope I'm posting my thread in the correct part of Your forum...

My question is - is there anything I could do if I forgot my BIOS password for the Toshiba Tecra t9100 LapTop?
Model no: pt910e-0049g-dk

Thanks in advance for Your swift reply

A:Tecra 9100 -I forgot my BIOS password - what can I do?

Hello

Unfortunately you cannot do anything and you need help from Toshiba service provider. They can delete old password.

Check please - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB4600PR000JR01.htm

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Hello, I wonder if anyone can help ?

We have just started to put a supervisor password onto our Tecra A11 laptops so our pupils cannot set passwords on the hard drive etc.

To get into the BIOS and set a BIOS password, we press F2 as the machine starts.
We then go into the security option, then supervisor password.
Having entered the password we want to use twice, we press F10 to save etc.

The machine starts ok and goes in to windows without a hitch.

The problem we have now is that we cannot get back into the bios at all.
As the machine starts we press the F2 key as before but unlike previously the screen just remains blank and the 'Toshiba leading Innovation >>>' screen no longer appears.

If we keep our finger on the F" key or keep pressing it the laptop just restarts without ever getting to the BIOS screen where I assume we will get asked for the supervisor password we set earlier?

Is there another key we should be pressing as the laptop starts ?

I should add we have added a supervisor password for the BIOS security screen on three of our laptops and all three have the same issue.

Thanks

Steve

A:Tecra A11-1EG - cannot access BIOS after setting supervisor password

I think this should be useful for you:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB0B032D0000R01.htm

In some cases you need to press the "INS" key while Toshiba logo appears.

Then a prompt for the Supervisor Password would appear and if the password is certified then the BIOS could be entered by pressing the "F2" key.

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Hello,
I have a problem. I get a Toshiba Tecra M7 with fingerprint system. But it does not read my fingerprint anymore. I dont set an Password, but my notebook ask me at a password.

I tried Masterkeys, but they dont work. I read that I can make a DB25 dongle. but I have no Port.

I know, that on Dell Notebooks it works, if the EEPROM chip is short pin 6 or 7 with ground.

Do this work on my notebook too. HAVE I an eeprom chip?

Please help me. I dont know what todo.

thanks
 

A:Toshiba TECRA BIOS Password resetting deleting

Nobody who can HELP me???
 

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I have old Tecra R10-10W

Aftert long time in the cabinet, it say CMOS battery error and after charging can I not startup on the old system (bios) password.

How to reset the bios password and is also required replacement cmos battery and I can do it myself?

Thank...

A:Tecra R10-10W - CMOS battery error and next bios password error

you can change cmos battery your self np,for bios pasword use google,i havet a hp mini with same problem and foundet a program that have reset with the help off error code when inserted wrong password 3 times in the row,then i used error code in the program and got password,restarted hp and inserted password now is working bp.Do i have also a old tecra and have difrend problem with it,evrithing sims to be in order but laptop wont start in first tray,after several restarsts shovs startup screen,then runing bp,if restarted again same story,needs several restarts and then is runing again,trayed with outside monitor same thing,any ideas?
here is the link for your problem and sulution: http://dogber1.blogspot.com/2009/05/table-of-reverse-engineered-bios.html

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i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help     my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

A:i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

You need to place a voice call to Dell support --- they'll provide you an unlock key upon validation of ownership.

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i was fixing a friend of mines pc and was tryign to create admin password and did another thing in bios or the other f12 area and now when computer starts before ca neven get to windows login screen it asks for password on a black screen then once entered can get to log in screen and if had a pssword could enter password there to get into ista but it only has password on starting pc up if u don't enter it can't get to windows login screen and i need t oremove it for my friend
 

A:question aobut how to remove password from bios

as you set the password on the BIOS you should know it, so use the password and Enter BIOS , once in change or delete it in the same way as you originally did.
 

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Hi,

I have a old Tecra 9100 with years of good service, and this is my first problem, but is a great one, after a forced reboot the screen shows a BIOS block 1 damaged message. I have tried to repair the BIOS upgrading to the last version I have found, the 1.6 one, but its a Windows version (to upgrade from a running Toshiba computer I think) and when I try to run it in another computer to generate a FDD and upgrade BIOS, I cant, beacuse a Toshiba common modules message.

Its there any BIOS diskette image-archive I can dowload to perform the BIOS upgrade in the BIOS?

Thanks in advance.

A:Tecra 9100 - BIOS block 1 damaged and how to update BIOS?

Hello

All you can find is stuff on Toshiba support page. I don't know where you live but try to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider.
They have access to Toshiba database and they can obtain all this for you. Make a call and ask for help. I am pretty sure they will help you to solve this BIOS issue.

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When trying to choose (with F12) a different boot device than 1st harddrive (e.g. CD/DVD, USB-Stick, SD-Card), the system starts only form the built in harddisk. When trying to enter the BIOS (with ESC followed by F1) one can see just a very small selection just of the 1st BIOS page.

All further details (e.g. Boot Priority/Sequence) are not accessible. There is NOT set a User password and/or a HDD password.
When pressing the INS key before switching on the notebook, it asks for a supervisor Password. Someone has obviously set it and I don't have it. With the normal Toshiba Utilities (e.g. "Assist") it's not possible to remove it, also the LPT-Port connector or the Boot diskette (1st 5 Bytes of 2nd sector modified) doesn't help.

What can resolve this problem.

Thank you

A:Supervisor Password with Tecra S3

Did you tried F2 key when powering up your tecra? This my default BIOS setup menu key

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Laptop has been working great (win7 x64), until I rebooted it couple of days ago.
I can't enter BIOS, cant change BOOT sequence...

All I can see is black screen with
password:
when I try to enter anything - i get message:
Not authenticated.
(tried - Toshiba, toshiba, all my passwords, blank password)... - nothing helped.
I even tried disconnecting RTC battery for 30 minutes (disconnected CN9300 connector).

Please help me, how can I undo this?


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A:Tecra S10-11A - password: not authenticated

UPDATE:
I sent a question to licenced toshiba support in my city, and this is the anwser I got:
Dear Sirs,

Tecra laptops are PRO series which is not possible to reset the password methods by removing the battery or the like because of the level of protection on such models.
Removing a BIOS password is possible using challenge & response method of exchange with the Toshiba support available only service partners.
Deliver laptop to perform diagnostics cause of the problem and make sure you can reset the password.
It is preferable if you can attach a receipt as proof of ownership of that laptop.
Price 100$ services depending on the process that we must undertake.
If the hard drive is locked by the same method password on it may not be removed and will not be possible to access the data.

I can't belive that I have to unlock my laptop and pay for it - and that there is possibility that it will remain locked?!

Laptop's hardware is OK, but it's locked...
How can this be legal?

I paid for laptop (it was brand new and I paid good money for it) - and that it has "self destruct" mode built in it!!!
How can this be?

Can you help me please...

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I refurbushed a TECRA 8000. When I start it up the screen displays Sytem Failure and prompts me for a password. Do you know if there is a system default? I can't even enter CMOS to set the boot order to reload the OS. Thanks for your help.

-mc
 

A:TECRA 8000 password

If you can find the jumper on the mobo to reset the bios - try that.

Or else remove the cmos battery for 20 or so minutes & replace.

That should reset the bios & wipe the password.

abbyk
 

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Hi.

I just got an M5 from ebay that has a bios password. I know the password but I would like to get rid of it, so the laptop is unprotected.

I have installed the password utility, but all of the options are greyed out ( I'm logged on as admin in windows xp)

Tried changing password in bios but just get "Deletion Denied" ( I'm only seeing half of the bios options displayed)

Any ideas ?

Cheers

A:Tecra M5 - how to remove password?

> I know the password but I would like to get rid of it, so the laptop is unprotected.
The BIOS password can be removed within the BIOS settings.
I don?t understand that this is not possible in your case.

First of all you have to insert the current password.
Then you have to insert the new password. If you want to delete the current password, press ENTER button (leave the new password option blank). Then confirm again by pressing ENTER button.

Save the changes pressing F10 button and exit the BIOS.
Usually this should work.

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Hi,

I try desperately to update the bios of my old Toshiba A4-161.
I think not, because when I want to download the necessities bios, he asks me if I have an ATI graphics card and the other if it is a bios intel.

So I do not know which to choose.

Can you help me.

Here is my information from Driver Genius.


Summary
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Computer brand: Toshiba Tecra A4
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Build 2600
Service Pack: Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Pentium M 740 (1733.3 MHz)
Motherboard: TOSHIBA Portable PC (Intel 915PM (Alviso-PM) + ICH6-M)
Memory: 512 MBytes (single-channel)
Hard Drive: WDC WD600VE-00HDT0 (57.231 MBytes (60 GB))
Optical drive: MAT****A DVD-RAM UJ-831S (DVD + R DL)
Video Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X300 [Toshiba]
Audio Adapter: Intel 82801FB ICH6 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B2]
Network Adapter: Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
************************************************** **************Intel PRO / Wireless 2200BG Network Adapter (Toshiba mPCI 3B - MoW)
Battery: PA3399U-1BAS/BRS
--------------------------------------
Processor
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Processor ID: 000006D8
Codename: Dothan
Stepping CPU: C0
Platform CPU: mPGA479M (Micro-FCPGA/FCBGA)
Revision of the microcode update: 20
Heart (s): 1
Thread (s): 1
Initial Frequency: 1733.3 MHz
Current frequency: 798.0 MHz = 6.00 x 133.0 [email protected] V
Temperature of heart processor: N / A... Read more

A:Which BIOS to use with Tecra A4-161?

You can find latest BIOS version on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp
Choose archive option to get listed all old models. There you can find Tecra A4. Please choose right short model number.

I don?t know which one has your A4. It can be PTA40E or PTA42E.

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Hi,

I have BBBIIIG trouble. few days ago my tecrca s5 tells me "PCI Express error" and displays horizontal strips. Now i can't do anythink with this computer (warranty void). Ok .

I have 2 another computers and when i try use it with hdd from toshiba .
It tells me that hdd password is incorrect, but I use it for 3 years day by day and never change!!!!!!.
Technical support in Poland is on the floor level. What is with this hdd??

What can i do to use my password with MY HDD.

Please help.

(sorry my english is not good)

tom

A:Re: Tecra S5-15Q: HDD password and mainboard dead

I searched in Toshiba pages for some info regarding the HDD password and found this interesting document:
[What is A HDD Password?|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ9202JG0000R01.htm]

[TOSHIBA HDD Password summary|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6B01MC000CR01.htm]

According to the information in both documents the unknown or forgotten HDD password cannot be deleted.
If you are 100% sure that you use a right HDD password then it could be possible that you have mistyped the password. This is only plausible explanation?

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I
The school where i work have a TECRA R950
when i boot the latop i have a password (it's not a bios password) but i don't know him
how can i proceed to reset this password ?
thank's for the answer

A:Password on boot TECRA R950

when i boot the latop i have a password (it's not a bios password)



Why do you think that this isn’t a BIOS password.
Are you able to access the BIOS pressing F2 button?

If not, the notebook is secured by BIOS password and such unknown BIOS password can be removed only by authorized service provider…

If you don’t know the password, you will need to ask the ASP for help

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Hello everyone,

I have just been given a laptop (Techra 500cdt) which has a password when first booted. Of course I do not have a password, is there anyway of getting rid of this? I do not want to spend a lot of jack on this computer due to the fact that this computer may be too old for my college work. I do not have a correct reboot for it either. I thought of loading a system but if there is a better way please advise,
Thanks, sorj
 

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Hello dear

I've a Toshiba tecra z50, and i forgot the user password because i've not use it more than one year,
i can't enter to bios setup

so, is there any solution to reset the password, or reset cmos?

i removed the battery, and no chance,

please help me,
thank you

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hi lads an ladettes just wondering if anyone got a diagram or pic of what eeprom is where the power on password is held. im pretty sure this is where it is held as i have tried all other methods. its just there are a couple of eeprom chips onboard and im wondering which one it is held on...

thank you
dex
 

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Hi all,

I searched where I could, but found no hint at all, so I ask here.

I own a Tecra A9 that needs a re-install which I like to be done for me.
I have a very good password on the HDD which I do not wish to give away. So I want to either change it or completely remove it.

Please someone, how must I do that? In the BIOS I only see that it has been set, but whatever I try, I cannot change it or get rid of it.

I should perhaps add that since original setup of the PC it's years ago and I do not know the ' Administrator ' password any more.

Anything else is under control. I know the 'supervisor' password and have already successfully removed the BIOS password. TPM chip is disabled.

BUT what to do about the hard disk drive password?
Any help much appreciated!!

Thanks!

A:How to change or remove the HDD password on my Tecra A9

Hi

I found several interesting documents about HDD password. Please read it and if you have more questions you are welcome:
What is A HDD Password?
Is it possible to remove a forgotten HDD password?
After removing the BIOS password a HDD password will be asked

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I am the owner of Tecra 540.
Full details:
Tecra 540CDT/4.0 SYSTEM UNIT; Model No. Z7013615.

I have just downloaded the newest BIOS for that laptop (bios-20071126170622.zip)

Two files inside:
CHGBIOSA.EXE
BIOFCE7T.COM

Now I am looking for a way to flash BIOS. This machine does not have floppy drive but CD-ROM.
I was looking at Toshiba site where "how-to" for upgrading BIOS is described for any of Toshiba laptops but not my :(
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

Can anyone please let me know what steps do I need to upgrade the newest BIOS ?

A:Tecra 540 - BIOS upgrade ?

Hi

On the Toshiba driver page in the Tecra 540 section you can find two BIOS packages.
The one package BIOS 8.00-TRAD contains an BIOS Tecra 540 exe file and some pdf documents which describes how to update the BIOS.

Furthermore the Toshiba FAQ document +?How do I update the BIOS on my Toshiba Notebook and where can I get the latest BIOS for my machine??+ provides a step by step instruction.

Please check the last point *?BIOS Upgrade Procedure 7?*

It says:
For all models except those listed in procedures (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6)
So if your model was not listed in the early procedures then you will have to use the last ?Procedure 7?

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Hello,
I've got an old Tecra 740 cdt without disc drive and an empty hard disc.
I wonder how to access BIOS so I could change boot priority to boot from an bootable CD.
Browsing this forum I found some keystrokes like F2, F8 and so on but this didn't work for me.
Anyone can help ?

TIA

A:Tecra 740 cdt - how do I access BIOS ?

Did you try to press the ESC and then F1 immediately after powering the notebook?
As far as I know this should works on all notebooks with Toshiba BIOS

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I have a brand new Tacra M11-11L machine. I have set a password on the BIOS but cannot now access it at all. When I switch it on I get the Toshiba splash screen, i press the escape key and am presented with a little note saying "F2 for Setup". I press F2 and the screen goes blank, i get a underling cursor flash three times at the top of the screen and then it boots into windows. I need to change a setting that is not covered by HWSetup. I can get into HWSetup with my password but it is not use to me!

A:Re: Tecra M11 cannot access the BIOS

sorry, should have said that the BIOS has been upgraded to 2.90

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Hi.......
I have TECRA A3 Laptop I want to when my laptop shutdown so i do connect it laptop charger so my laptop automatic on without press power on button. now a days this feature add other companys in bios (Power option). it feature is use a veary simple when u will power wair in ur computer r laptop so u r computer automatic on without press power button.............

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Hello there,

so I've recently bought this Toshiba Tecra S11 on eBay and I've sucessfully installed Windows 10 on it but one day I noticed that my built in Webcam doesn't show up at all. So I asked google about it and it said the webcam could be disabled inside the BIOS. So I shut the Laptop down and tried to boot into BIOS but nothing happend, it just booted into Windows... I've tried F1, F2, F11, F12 and every possible combination and nothing worked. After more research on google I've read that if there is only set a supervisor password you need to boot while holding doen the INS Key - which I did but as you can guess it doesn't work. So to sum up I've never seen even a field to type in a BIOS protecting password!

So my question is how can I boot into my BIOS and is it possible to reset these Passwords?

Thanks

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Hi I have a old Tecra M2 PTM20 and need to update the Bios, have found the bios listed for the M2 downloaded it
but when I try to run the update I get the mesage that this computer is not supported

Regards

Message was edited by: nickj

A:Tecra M2 bios upgrade

Hi

I assume You are upgrading in Windows?
If so certain modules need to be in place before this upgrade.

If You're in WinXP, make sure You have Common Modules installed.
If You're in WinVista or Win7 make sure You have TVAP / Value added package installed.

Hope this helps.

BR
Tom

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Hey guys,

I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop made in 2004, I installed Ubuntu on it about 3 months back and it had bin working fine. today, I set the laptop down, and i got wierd lines across the screen about 1/4 the way from the top, then more lines showed up running up the sceen, everything was frozen so I force reboted the laptop. When I tried to turn it on I got beeping which I now know is the BIOS. the bees go, 1 short pause 1 long (pause three short pause 2 short one long) then what is in brackets just repeats over and over untill i force shut down. Its an old computer and repairs would shurly cost money I can't spend. Any ideas will be helpfull, Thanks

also, I put different RAM in it from another Toshiba laptop and no luck, even with both ram, differnt slots and anything I could think of.

Cam
 

A:Tecra S1 BIOS Beeping

It is probably as simple as replacing the drive. If you have the restore disk set, you can install any drive you choose to purchase. Then use an external enclosure to copy your files from the old drive to the new...
 

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Hi,

I have a Tecra S11 With windows 7 enterprise 32bit installed. I want to make a backup image and installl Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit. However I cant figure out how to enter the BIOS to change the DVD drive to first boot device.

After 1 sec. of a Toshiba logo I'm requested a user pasword, after this it directly boots in the currently installed Windows 7.
esc, del, f1, f2, f10, f11, f12, tried them all, but no BIOS menu to be found. What is the trick?

gr,

A:Tecra S11 - How to enter the BIOS?

Hi

According the user manual you have to press F2 key to enter the BIOS setup but you must press the key before Toshiba logo appears.
Does it work?

Alternative you can change the boot order using "Toshiba HWsetup" tool that is preinstalled on your notebook.

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Hi

I was wondering what's fixed in the new BIOS. Toshiba does not disclose any information about changes in updates (why? It's really a weird thing to do).

Does anybody know, what it does? It's the third update already, and still nothing.

A:Tecra S11 and BIOS update 2.20

Hi

It seems that such details about BIOS changes are not available on Toshiba European driver page.
I found some details about BIOS updates and improvements on Toshiba US driver page but Tecra S11 is not listed. Maybe because it was note released only in USA.

You could get in contact with a local ASP in order to get some information about changes in BIOS. Maybe the guys could provide some info? then you could share it with us?

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I bought a M5 from a local computer recycling company for my Granddaughter as her first laptop it was not a lot of money because it needed a hard drive and was password locked.

I was told by Toshiba to take it to a local PC World to get the Response Code but repairs are ?200 whatever the fault!!
As it is not faulty and only needs a code can anyone suggest a reasonable agent/person who may be able to help.

Thanks, John.

A:Tecra M5 is locked by BIOS

Hi

I cannot believe that deleting a BIOS password would cost ?200.
Also the HDD upgrade should not be really expensive.
However, I recommend asking an Toshiba authorized service provider to delete the BIOS password.
Only the authorized service partner can delete this.

Here you will find a database containing all ASPs worldwide.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com -> Support & Downloads -> Find an Authorized Service Provider

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hi all,
im having trouble trying to get into the bios of my tecra 8100 so i can overclock it. does anyone know how to access it? ive tried DEL, F1, F2, and i can't get anything to come up at startup apart from 'Boot Selection'.
 

A:Bios in tecra 8100

Select restart im msdos from the shutdown menu.

Once your computer restarts type tsetup and press enter.

You will now see a list of all the setup options.

From what I understand there is no option to overclock on your computer.

Regards Howard
 

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Dear members

I have the Tecra A10-IC5 (-ptsb0e-03d01ken), and have *windows 8* installed on it. It was my wish to update the bios to the latest version.

Accordingly I navigated to the Toshiba website, and, using the auto-detect tool that Toshiba provide, was directed to the drivers list for my model.

The list of drivers included bios update, and it was designated as "operating system independent".
Therefore I downloaded and unpacked the file, and launched the program.
(bios 2009110452403)

However as soon as I did this the program abruptly terminated with the message "this computer is not supported"

With that in mind I would like to request advice - could anyone please tell me what I must do to update bios

thanks you
Ian

A:Updating BIOS on Tecra A10-IC5

As I can see BIOS version 3.00WIN is available for your Tecra.
Do you want to install this version? You can install it on any OS except Win8.

If I?m remembering well Toshiba offers BIOS updates for Win8 and all available versions begin with version 6.0 and higher.

Is there some problem with your Tecra and some reason for BIOS update?

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Hi all,

I have been a complete spanner and changed some BIOS setttings, specifically WOL on my laptop. Now when I try and boot I no longer get prompted for the password (the blue screen with ****** etc) but instead a message saying "Error loading Operating System"

I have tried everything I can think of but it looks as though EasyGuard has died/diabled the HDD from booting or has infact wiped it.

I have just tried booting from the XP CD too see if the partitions are intact - I can see two with [Unknown] where it should say NTFS.. clearly something to do with the HDD encryption/security..

Please help! A speedy response would be fantastic!

A:Tecra M5 no longer prompts for EasyGuard HDD password

Did you change or remove the HDD password in the BIOS?

Perhaps try resetting the BIOS to the default settings.

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respected sir i have bought 7 pcs of tosiba tecra s11 ut there is problem its 6 pcs bios or boot menu is password protected so please help me what should i do i need to use this feature so please help me reply ..

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I hope my local service center will replace my TECRA mainboard (later I will tell why). Will my HDD with password protection work and my fingerprint encrypted files accessible after a mainboard CPU replace?

Will Windows 7 Pro boot in after this main "upgrade"/ replace?
(I have read the thread about similar Tecra S5 issue, pls do not link that closed thread)

A:After mainboard replace will my HDD with password work on TECRA S11?

Hi

Usually the HDD password should work after the motherboard replacement.
The point is that the HDD password is stored in a special area of the HDD and it should not be a matter that motherboard has been replaced.

I found this info in Toshiba knowledge base:
+TOSHIBA HDD Password summary+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6B01MC000CR01.htm

+What is A HDD Password?+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ9202JG0000R01.htm

Hope this helps!

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hi all

i have got a tecra r950-1el. it was a previouse company laptop that they have given me i recently put windows 10 on it and decided i need to change my boot order how ever it has a supervisor password set. i know the password as i work for the company so i installed the password utility to disable it but it constantly gives me a dll load error ok so tryed to get the thing to prompt me for the password on boot and no it will not. i can get into bios but cant change anything and cant get it to promt me for the password on boot. iv tryed everything iv found online press ins key hit esc then f1 but no joy.
do any of you know how to a: get it to prompt for the password or b: fix the dll load error on the password utility.
before any one suggests reload windows i have already done so and made no difference. any help would be appreciated.
many thanks

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