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Can't Enter Into Supervisor Mode of BIOS

Q: Can't Enter Into Supervisor Mode of BIOS

Hey guys, I have a Lenovo ThinkPad 11e 20DA series laptop. I know my supervisor password. The issue is that I can't make any changes in my BIOS. It ALLLL started when I updated my BIOS with the latest version. I selected my laptop and model and version from the Lenovo website, selected windows 10 and BIOS, and downloaded the update utility. It did its thing. And now I cant make any changes in the BIOS. NOTHING!! And my laptop doesn't prompt me for a supervisor password. I know to press F1 when the logo comes on and that it'll take me to BIOS or that it's suppose to prompt me for the password, however, it just simply doesnt do it. What do I do? I'm unable to make any changes in my BIOS!! Is there a way to flash the BIOS and revert back to an older version or something? I used to be able to make changes in my BIOS. What should/can I do?

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A: Can't Enter Into Supervisor Mode of BIOS

You may need to contact Lenovo Support directly if it is not prompting for a password, and yet also not letting you into the BIOS as the result of one of their BIOS updates. They may take care of it for you, but unfortunatelly just removing the CMOS battery will not help. From page 34 of the hardware maintenance manual linked below: Supervisor passwordA supervisor password protects the system information stored in the ThinkPad Setup. The user must enter the supervisor password in order to get access to the ThinkPad Setup and change the system configuration. Attention: If the supervisor password has been forgotten and cannot be made available to the service technician, there is no service procedure to reset the password. The system board must be replaced for a scheduled fee. ThinkPad 11e 20DAhttps://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/tp_11e_yoga11e_hmm_en_sp40f29949_02.pdf Good Luck

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Have a Satellite PRO S300 (PSSB0A-06500T) which is BSOD-ing with Stop 7B and I want to get into the full part of the BIOS so I can reset boot order to enable me to re-install Win XP.

Esc - F1 just gets me into the restricted part of Page 1 of the ACPI BIOS set-up. I know the Supervisor password! So how do I get to a password prompt that will allow me into both pages of the BIOS set-up.

I have tried F12 on boot to attempt to get into the boot options on the Toshiba splash screen, but that does not work.

A:Sat S300 - How to get Supervisor Password Prompt to Enter Full BIOS Setup?

I think you hold down a button during power on. Try holding the "INS" key to get the supervisor password prompt to appear.

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I can't seem to change any of my BIOS settings - even though at one point I had set a bootup password.If I press the Access IBM mode and F1 consecutively, I can enter the BIOS Setup. Yet it seems that I can't change anything - not even date or time. All menus say "If any items require changes, please consult your system Supervisor." on the right, but who would that be?In all (sub)menus, up/down buttons have no effect, all else beep, only Esc works. Just in long menus, such as Config/Power, do up/down have some effect: They scroll, but won't select anything. In the Restart menu, I can only confirm "Exit Discarding Changes" but choose none of the other options. What is wrong there? Could anyone please help me get into that mysterious Supervisor mode?Cheers!













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A:BIOS Setup in Supervisor Mode?

To unlock the BIOS, enter BIOS>Security>Password>Lock BIOS Settings>Disable and enter the Supervisor password.

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Hi.

Just unboxed an NB10-A and applied our standard policy of setting a supervisor password on the bios.
Now when I enter the bios setup during boot it defaults to non-supervisor mode and I can find no way to get it to prompt me for the password to allow me to make changes.
Does anyone know what I'm overlooking? All options are greyed out and I can't make it ask me for a password.

Cheers

Oliver

A:Satellite NB10 - enable BIOS supervisor mode?

> Now when I enter the bios setup during boot it defaults to non-supervisor mode and I can find no way to get it to prompt me for the password to allow me to make changes.

Usually if the supervisor password has been set, you can access the BIOS pressing F2 button.
Now you have to insert the Supervisor Password or you can proceeds with limit access to different BIOS options by pressing the F11 button.

If you have inserted the right supervisor password, you could delete it again in the BIOS security tab.
Usually you have to insert the right supervisor password and have to press ENTER twice just to delete it. Then save the changes

Here an short description what the supervisor password does.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ9202JF0000R01.htm

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Hello all, I've been messing with and Googling this problem all day and am stumped. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

My laptop:
Toshiba A105-S4134
XP SP2
MCE 2005
Intel T2400 Duo Core
2 GB RAM

1. Two days ago I had a glitch - a bunch of browser windows were open and the system just sort of froze up. I ended up doing a hard restart. The PC then took a longer than normal time to boot back up.

2. That made me nervous, so yesterday I made True Image images of both partitions on the HD, that is C: (OS and apps) and D: (data).

3. This morning I decided to run a memory diagnostic disk (I had memtest86+ and Windows Diagnostics CDs on hand). I set boot priority to CD/DVD ROM using Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities > Toshiba Assist > Optimize > Toshiba Hardware Settings > Boot Priority

4. When I restarted the PC, I heard the CD Rom drive spin for a few seconds, but the screen stayed lack and didn't boot. After some time passed with no activity, I hit control/alt/delete a couple of times and XP then booted form the HD.

5. I unsuccessfully tried multiple times with three bootable CDs (that worked on another Toshiba laptop), including the Recovery and Apps disk that came with the laptop. Same result. I re-checked boot order a few times and the setting priority was still as I had set it.

6. I then found that I was unable to get into either safe mode or BIOS, or to get the PC to boot from the CD ROM during startup using any of F12, F8, F2... Read more

A:Solved: Toshiba: Cannot boot from CD or enter Safe Mode or enter BIOS on startup

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro S300-11Y laptop and have a problem. A day, I decided that wanted to set a supervisor password for the bios of the laptop. Now, I remeber this password, but when I entry to the BIOS setup, I can't view any option for change o disable this password. I can't entry this password for set it me a supervisor, and also I can't modify some options as for exemple, the boot sequence.

How can I delete this password or how can I login as supervisor? I don't see any option for it, and I need to modify the boot sequence.


A lot of thanks.

A:Satellite Pro S300 - How to enter supervisor password?

Hello

About this I can only say check your user manual!!! ;)

There I have founded the following information:
+C:\Program Files\Toshiba\PassowrdUtility\TOSPU.exe+
+This utility lets you do the following:+
+Register, delete or change the supervisor password+
+Create or invalidate a supervisor password token+

Check this and then you should be able to delete the password if you know the current.

Greets

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I press the power button to turn on then I repeatedly press Fn and F2 but I can't get into BIOS mode? How do I enter BIOS mode?Model number: ideapad 700-15ISK

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turned on computer and found my onecare was not opening up. Onecare removed several viruses yesterday which is not normal since I do not go online much with this computer. I didn't write down the names. I completed all steps in your guide and used all the programs you listed as well as, I went to the Onecare site and ran the update malware repair and got onecare working and ran it and removed Ferbink.B and Ntlin.A. Didn't find anything online about these. I did HiJackThis and removed about 6 items,,,once again, did not write them down. Down below is a copy of the latest HiJackThis and it appears the only file to come back is ctfmon.exe which I believe is for my windows office software. The comp is working fine and onecare is working but I can still not log in to safe mode or bios. It appears my keyboard does not function until windows is completely loaded. Nothing happens when pressing f2 or f8 and once I made it to the screen that has the selection for safe mode, by turing off then on the computer before it shut down properly which made the computer go to that screen on the next boot, but my up and down arrows did not function and it automatically went to regular windows after timing out. Also tried to boot to my windows disc but when the screen read "hit any key to boot from cd" the keys did not work and it booted to the drive....by the way it says "invalid boot ini". It appears I need to rebuild my boot.ini but don't know how to do that since I can not ... Read more

A:Unable To Enter Safe Mode Or Bios!

was it something I said?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 560 desktop about 3 years old. Running Windows 7, Intel Pentium chip. Last night I was watching a video online when the computer froze up completely and started beeping repeatedly. I held the power button down for 4 to 5 seconds to turn off the computer because the mouse was frozen in place. When I tried rebooting, the system powered on but Windows would not load. I repeated the hard turn off and turned the computer back on but I was met with a black screen (I tried this about 10 times before giving up). The monitor did give a message that it was not receiving anything from the computer system.

This morning I turned on the computer and Windows loaded and the desktop came in but the mouse was frozen. I again had to hold the power button in for 4 to 5 seconds to turn off the system. When I turned the computer back on I was met with a totally black screen.

When I try going into BIOS I can not enter BIOS mode.

I have unplugged the entire system for a minute or more to see if that would reset the system but it didn't help. I did some reading online and thought I might have to switch out the CMOS battery but I haven't had any trouble with my computer clock going wonky on me.

About 4 to 6 weeks ago the computer crashed 2 or 3 times but each time I could reboot it successfully but it would be a little iffy so I took to putting the computer into sleep mode most of the time to avoid turning it off and on as much as possible. I would reboot the whol... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 won't load, can't enter BIOS mode

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Lenovo g500 windows 8 cannot start. only lenovo logo is displaying. I have tried f8 and shift+f8 to enter save mode, reseated ram and battery, f1, f2, and del to access bios to change boot option but failed. please help

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Hi,

I have an Intel D101GGC motherboard. On most computers the Del button is used to enter BIOS. But on mine it is F2. I dont which keys to use to enter the Boot First options and which key to use to enter Windows Safe Mode...

How do I find this??

Please Help...
 

A:Which keys to enter BIOS, Boot, and Safe Mode??

Read the manual? Propably all are done by the F keys, so you might just want to test each one and see what they do.
 

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Hello, Problem 1:I've set the supervisor password some time ago on my T450s. I think I used the special character "!" which was accepted at that time, but I'm not sure anymore today. Now after severeal BIOS updates the "!" only leads to a beep of the system and I also tried all of my standard-passwords without "!" , but without success. Problem 2:Now I've tried to roll back to older BIOS versions to try if one of these accepts the "!". But every version I tried leads to a "secure flash authentication failed"-error after the reboot of the laptop to actually flash the BIOS. The following link says its the Rollback Prevention Enabled, but I checked in BIOS and it's clearly disabled.https://support.lenovo.com/sg/de/solutions/ht117858 Now I have no idea how to proceed. Has anyone seen that the BIOS has accepted special characters like "!"?Are there other T450s which are not able to rollback to older BIOS versions with the above mentioned error? Technical Infos:- Model: ThinkPad T450s 20BW-S03E00 (the one with Intel graphics only and a core i5-5200)- BIOS: 1.29(JBET65WW) Thanks in advance!  Best regards,Linus123

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Hi

Satellite C850-F0055 laptop

I am trying to figure out how to access the boot menu at power on.
I have tried f2 & f12, f2+fn & f12+fn, tried holding the keys, tapping the keys
holding for 1 second etc, I have tried all the f keys as well, tried esc, backspace
ctr+ del nothing works.
what happens when I boot up, within 1 second 'Toshiba Innovation' screen appears
and then proceeds to load Windows 8.1.
I can access BIOS/UEFI via charms-pc settings and navigate to UEFI and get in that
way but that won't help if I need safe mode.
My settings are:- ODD/USB/HDD, boot speed set to 'normal', Secure boot disabled
I have a dual boot system with Windows/Linux.
If I put a boot disk in and power up, the boot option is totally ignored but with the disk still in
and Windows loaded and I access UEFI via the above route, enter UEFI and exit again
immediately the disk bursts into life and loads the disk as is supposed to happen at start.

I have not sure where to go now so any help will be appreciated

Cheers Rozzer

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I just reinstalled XP into an ex lease Lenovo Thinkcentre M57 [6072 ] & trying to actvate Enhanced Security & need a password .Is there a defult p/word for a M57 ?
Ozi

A:Bios supervisor password

Ozi,

While I have not used that exact model, most BIOS passwords can be cleared by opening the case and removing the CMOS battery for a few seconds. It looks just like a big watch battery on the motherboard. Good luck!

-Kenny

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Hi, I didn't really find the answer I was looking for so here I go: I bought thinkpad yoga 460 that was previously in demopool(nbwn.de). After using it for 4 months I noticed that it has a BIOS supervisor password set and I couldn't get in BIOS. I sent it back, but none of the passwords they usually set worked nor did the one that was given by the previous customer. I definitely haven't set a password of my own, nor could anyone have done it while I have been in possesion of the laptop.  The interesting thing is that when trying to enter BIOS, it asks for fingerprint first which is mine interestingly, although I set one only in windows and after that it asks for the supervisor password. So is it possible that I have unknowingly set the password for BIOS through windows?

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When I boot into bios via esc and F1, it wont let me go to any other pages, says the supervisor password is registered but doesn't prompt you to enter a supervisor password to make any changes. I have upgraded the bios version to 2.0 but that hasn't made any difference. I need to change the boot order but can't get into it to change it.

Does anyone have any ideas? How I can force it to ask me for the supervisor password? Or let me go onto the other pages?

Thanks

A:Supervisor password and BIOS settings

Which laptop model do you have?

Tell us the PSxxxx-xxxxxx number found on the Base Sticker.

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Hi

I am wanting to send out either a tool or a script that will check all the desktops and laptops in my clients organization for a BIOS Supervisor password. They are all Lenovo Thinkcentres or Thinkpads running XP Pro. I think this is possible as i have IBM Standard Asset Manager installed on my Thinkpad and it scans for a Power On password and a Hard Drive password. I'm having trouble finding anything on this as every search i have done brings back info on cracking the passwords! There isn't even that much info about IBM Standard Asset Manager. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Hello there, I set my supervisor password long time ago, I still can use my laptop with hard drive password , but now I want to remove the hard drive password. I can not access BIOS to remove the hard drive password.So,Is there any solution? I still have time on my waranty.... Thanks 

A:I forget BIOS Supervisor Password

There is no solution to a lost supervisor password other than replacing the motherboard.  As far as the HDD password, it is encrypted in the BIOS but the encryption algorithm is the same on most models of a similar age.  (You don't say what model you have.)  If you have another machine or anything T400 or newer with an ultrabay, you can remove the password there

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In the BIOS I set the password for supervisor and user but it is not getting activated. I do not know whether anybody has disabled it permanently. how to get it activated. Is there any command in the c prompt I should give. Earlier it was working.

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Greetings,

I have forgotten my BIOS password on my Asus N61JQ notebook and I want to recover it without removing the casing, since it is going to void the warranty. How can I reset the BIOS or crack the password? Is there specialized software for this purpose ? Any help is appreciated.

P.S: I am able to boot in Windows. The password protects the BIOS settings.

A:Forgotten BIOS Supervisor Passwords

Welcome to Seven Forums. Take a look at this link and see if it will help you. Clearing the Bios or CMOS Password

You can also scroll down to the very bottom and find software that may help.
Fabe

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Is there a simple way to remove or reset the supervisor password in BIOS?

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I recently acquired a Lenovo W530, however on startup it is asking for a password to move forward. I got this password from my supplier, however when I go into the BIOS to turn off the password protection, it says 'Can't remove when Supervisor Password is set' - meanwhile the Supervisor password change option is greyed out. Is the password I have only the Power On password, with a separate Supervisor password that I don't have? Is there any way to remove the Supervisor password if you don't have it (other than replacing the motherboard)?

A:Supervisor Password greyed out in BIOS

Power on PW and Supervisor PW are different from each other, you can open your computer using power on PW but not on the other. I suggest you to contact the manufacturer directly and most of the time they can deactivate that PW on their end.

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Hello all,

I'm in a bit of a bind. I'm working on a computer that needs the boot order changed, so I can install an OS upgrade (2000 to XP Pro) and I can't get into the BIOS without the supervisor password. The individual who had/worked on the computer before has long gone, so that option is out. The default stuff won't work (admin, exec, password...and so on). I seem to remember that you can dislodge the battery, or switch the jumpers (although different motherboards might have different stuff), but It's been several years since I've had this problem and I can't remember the solution.

Any and all help would be appreciated.
 

A:BIOS lockout...need supervisor password

Not quite sure that'll be crackable. It'll depend on the mobo.
 

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Hi Guys,
I have a little issue with my Satellite L50-B-PSKT4U laptop and have created a service ticket at Toshiba, took additional warranty and no answer from Toshiba support..Have been on the phone after 3 weeks with their support and after 30 minutes of listening to keep-you-calm music the line get's cut and no support. Called again, after 30 minutes again same story, and 3rd time same wonderful support. One and a half our further no support, so let's try the queue for business laptops......
Within 30 seconds I get a service guy on the phone and I told him I pressed intentionally the wrong option for business support, because I had been waiting for 1.5 hours in total without success and 3 times in a row the line was cut... He told me that this line was for businesses and not consumers.
I told him the laptop was bought and owned by a company, bought via a reseller and my problem is a buggy BIOS from Toshiba/Insyde and could affect also business laptops..The guy became pissed and wanted to bet there was nothing wrong with the BIOS, because Toshiba would not supply buggy BIOSes.
Furthermore BIOS problems are not covered by warranty and if I wanted to get my laptop fixed I had to send it to a repair company and pay their fee for fixing the result of a buggy BIOS supplied by Toshiba..
Are you completely out of your ****ing mind???
This is the last time I bought a Toshiba laptop and will never recommend it to someone else......
Here is the problem:.
I upgraded the BI... Read more

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Hello,I've recently bought a used Lenovo ThinkPad L440 and it has a supervisor password which prevents me to modify anything on the BIOS. Is there a legal and easy way to clear it since the former owner doesn't know the password either? Thanks.

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Please, help me guys i have one big problem.Half year ago i set bios supervisor password because of my roommates.Now when i want to delete the password i can't Only ask for pass when i want to go on bios setup...Bad is that i can't do anything in my bios and i can't remove my password.Nothing! I removed batery from my laptop motherboard and nothing happens MSi GX660 btw...Is there any type of software to remove password?
Sorry for my bad english...Thanks in advance

A:Can't remove bios supervisor password, please HELP ME!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Strahinja


Please, help me guys i have one big problem.Half year ago i set bios supervisor password because of my roommates.Now when i want to delete the password i can't Only ask for pass when i want to go on bios setup...Bad is that i can't do anything in my bios and i can't remove my password.Nothing! I removed batery from my laptop motherboard and nothing happens MSi GX660 btw...Is there any type of software to remove password?
Sorry for my bad english...Thanks in advance


Does this help;

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In the Thinkpad BIOS, is there any way to access the pre-boot environment with only the supervisor password if a HDD password is also set? I note that at least on my machine (X1 Carbon 5th Gen), with both a supervisor password and a hard disk1 user password set (I have set different passwords for each), I am always prompted first for the HDD password to enter any pre-boot environment, including:BIOS (pressing F1 at Lenovo screen)the boot order menu (pressing F12 at Lenovo screen)the boot options menu (pressing enter at Lenovo screen)However, for any of these functions, I am not accessing the disk drive and not booting into the drive, but rather trying to access only the pre-boot environment in the BIOS. So why does the system ask for the HDD password? I can see a scenario where perhaps one needs to boot via USB for troubleshooting, or the HDD password is forgotten or some other issue where only the BIOS needs to be entered and not the disk drive.  Is there perhaps a certain key press at the HDD password prompt to switch to a "BIOS only" mode? (I tried the various function keys at the disk drive password prompt, but it didn't do anything) Thanks in advance for any assistance!

A:Possible to access BIOS with only Supervisor Password?

If the HDD PW is forgotton the only way to get in is to pull out the drive

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Hi, I found a script who update the BIOS password:***************************************************** '' Update Administrator Password'On Error Resume NextDim colItemsIf WScript.Arguments.Count <> 3 Then    WScript.Echo "SetAdminPassword.vbs [oldpassword] [newpassword] [encoding]"    WScript.QuitEnd IfstrRequest = "pap,"+WScript.Arguments(0)+"," + WScript.Arguments(1) + "," +WScript.Arguments(2)+";"strComputer = "LOCALHOST"     ' Change as needed.Set objWMIService = GetObject("WinMgmts:" _    &"{ImpersonationLevel=Impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\wmi")Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Lenovo_SetBiosPassword")strReturn = "error"For Each objItem in colItems    ObjItem.SetBiosPassword strRequest, strReturnNextWScript.Echo strRequestWScript.Echo " SetBiosPassword: "+ strReturn'' Update Administrator Password'On Error Resume NextDim colItemsIf WScript.Arguments.Count <> 3 Then    WScript.Echo "SetAdminPassword.vbs [oldpassword] [newpassword] [encoding]"    WScript.QuitEnd IfstrRequest = "pap,"+WScript.Arguments(0)+"," + WScript.Arguments(1) + "," +WScript.Arguments(2)+";"strComputer = "LOCALHOST"     ' Change as needed.Set objWMIService = GetObject("WinMgmts:" _    &"{ImpersonationLevel=Impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\wmi")Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Lenovo_SetBiosPassword")strReturn =... Read more

A:Do you have a vb script to set a new BIOS Supervisor Password?

It is not possible to set a password with the WMI interface when a password does not already exist.  This is for security reasons.  Otherwise it would be possible to have malware which runs in Windows, sets passwords that you don't know, and locks you out of your system. It can be done in DOS.  Some customers boot a DOS disk as part of their unboxing procedure to set a known password.  Then they can change it by WMI later (if they want to).  Some large customers order their systems from the Lenovo factory with a known password installed, talk to your account manager if you fall into that category.

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I recently changed my BIOS password (aka supervisor password) on my ThinkPad T400 and I did not write it down. I do remember that the character limit for this password was short (maybe 6,7,or 8 characters long). If I knew the (default?) character limit or length I could rule out dozens of other passwords in my memory and gain access to my computer that much sooner. Ive read every manual and users guide for my laptop and there is no other method readily available, no bypass solution so it is imperative that I remember what I set.. Thanks for your time.
 

A:Supervisor(BIOS) password for Lenovo T400...

rillo31957 said:


so it is imperative that I remember what I setClick to expand...

Indeed it is. That's the only solution so there's nothing that we can do as we don't assist with password issues as per the site rules.

As a result I'm closing this thread.
 

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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 Guys. My name is Marius, and i have a question for you. I recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p online, and i noticed it has a supervisor password that i don't know, and neither the seller doesn't. My question is, can i update the Bios ( cause i have 2.24 version now ) without having this password? Or will it crash ? I need a 100% sure answer, as i don't want to brick my laptop. Thank you

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Hello, after the last BIOS update my X250 stopped to allow "-" (minus) sign in supervisor password. I have a german keyboard and minus is not accepted nor in US, neither in DE layouts. But the password contains this symbol and now I am not able to log-in and change BIOS settings. Why the hell it happened and what to do?

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 I bought this laptop from a used-laptop store and I only bought it because the BIOS where accessible and ready to use. I set virtualization to on and everything was great, even before I left the store. I also have a friend who loves his Lenovo T430. I told him about the problem and he said to just give Lenovo a call and they will know what to do. Of course there is no phone number I could find except sales, so I am hoping I can find a fix here. A little while ago I updated my T430 to BIOS Revision 2.7, and without my knowledge, in the process the update set a new BIOS Supervisor Password and it decided to disable virtualization extensions. Does anyone know how to fix this?Thank you.

A:T430 BIOS Update gave the laptop a Supervisor password

A BIOS update cannot create a BIOS password.  There is no backdoor password and no way to reset.

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Hi,guys , im brazilian so.. sorry for my english... I have a problem.. how do enter in safe mode without enter in windows?
I tried this mode but, dont show this option. help me

thanks for all

A:How do enter safe mode without enter in windows ?

Command prompt > bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network then restart.

Option 3 here Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi,

yesterday i set the bios/supervisor password.

When i now turn on the notebook, i can see the Toshiba - Leading innovations screen and then it goes dark and won't boot any further.

The harddisk / fan / graphics card etc is working - but i don't see anything nor do i get some kind of prompt or shell or whatsoever.

I tried all those "Press, ESC, Press F2, Press F1, Press INS" stuff, nothing worked out.
I removed the battery for several mins while pressing the power button, nothing.

Maybe somebody has some kind of clue whats wrong with this maschine....

A:Portege R830-1EE: Supervisor / Bios password - No Boot or login prompt

Hi

Did you use some high ASCII character like ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? etc in your BIOS / Supervisor password?

In the past the usage of such characters prevented the notebook from booting up.
In such case you had to contact the service partner in order to solve this problem.

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Hi...i have a lenovo B590...this laptop was a gift ...two days ago i power up and no boot...shows boot option menu but no option get charge the system, also cannot boot from the usb key or cd room...i tried remove the battery (the two) but still no boot and the bios supervisor password still appear... anybody know a solution?

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Hey all,
my cousin dropped of her laptop (Acer aspire V5-571 series) with a problem.
when she booted up the PC it gave a message "Operating system not found", after a quick google search i found that if i boot from a USB installer and repair the PC, or go into bios and change the HDD location etc. I could fix it.
This is not the main problem, the main problem is i CANT get into the BIOS after everything i have tried and the only way i can fix this PC is if i enter the BIOS, anyone know either how to fix the OS not found without BIOS, OR, how to get into BIOS without windows.
(Yes i have tried pressing F2,Delete,F12 etc.)
 

A:Can't enter BIOS and can't enter Windows

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All -- any help you can provide would be appreciated. I do not have any desire to pay Lenovo $100 to walk me through the steps of recovering the system.

I have a lenovo ideapad y560 0646 - windows 7 64 bit.

Each time I start the laptop, I get the following error (after the introductory language that says - we're killing the startup to protect you, really, trust us ):

-- ntfs.sys

Then there's the other boilerplate language that it's not microsoft but you, really --

followed by

*** stop: 0x00000050 (0xFFFFF98001680000, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF8801c36344, 0x0000000000000000)

*** ntfs.sys - Address FFFFF88001c36344 base at FFFFF88001c2B000, DateStamp 4a5bc14f

If you can help by pointing to something describing the steps to restore the system, that would be great. Lenovo seems to think all hardware is fine but that the operating system is corrupted.

In short, I was using an air card connected to a PC Card Adapter - inserted in the laptop. Hit hibernate and quickly, without thinking, removed the PC Card Adapter from the laptop. Later, when hitting power on, the blue screen appeared and has not left.

I have tried to enter via safe mode, and that does not work.

There's extensive data on the hard drive that I need to take all practical steps to preserve before blowing it up.

Thanks,

A:Blue Screen - Cannot Enter Safe Mode or Any Other Mode

Welcome to SF! davidsawyer

Have you tried reinstalling the pc card adapter and then starting up to see if you can then safely remove it?

As far as the error message itself, "Stop 0x0000007E" or "Stop 0x00000050" Stop error message in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 MS has a fix available at the page there for this type of error.

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I had a strange set of circumstances today. I was trying to update my memory from 2 to 4g. My system would not boot with the new memory and the bios gave 3 beeps. After removing the new memory, the system would boot to XP but I had no video. I powered down and powered back up. I now had video but the system would hang. In Safe Mode, it would hang after the following entry system32/config/system. Note I never observed any windows error messages, just the hang.

I used the Recovery Console from an XP CD and did a chkdsk /r and chdsk /f
I also ran fixboot

None of these solved the problem.

I then ran fixmbr
Recovery Console displayed some kind of caution message that I had a "invalid" or something MBR and that it might prevent me from access partitions or something.

Well, I ran fixmbr anyway since i was out if ideas.

Now when I try to boot, it is freezing during the post process. When I hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup, it says "entering setup" but it never does. It seems to be hanging right after the drive detect process.
Note I have one standard IDE drive © and 2 SATA drives. Windows XP is installed on one of the SATA drives.

Any ideas? Let me know if you need any more info.

A:BIOS Hang, unable to enter BIOS Setup after running FIXMBR

This sounds more like a BIOS = hardware issue. Since you have been inside the case it is possible something got nudged loose. Re-seat your memory and video card if it is an add-on.

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My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.*

So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to format the partition, I cancel the installation. After restarting windows, it stuck at bios. I restart again and change SAT to AHCI. Restart, still stuck at bios. This time I cannot enter BIOS, recovery or change boot media. Assuming the boot sector has corrupt, will reseating the cmos battery will fix this *problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.*

A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
6. Restart.

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried rebooting...no change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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I have had this H50-55 for sometime, several years and suddenly it ask for a bios password when I try to enter the bios to change the boot order.  I have no clue what it is. I hate passwords and NEVER use one unless forced...What can I do?

A:Lenovo H 50-55 Bios password suddenly appears when trying to enter bios. I don't know it.

my guess is that your cmos battery died and it wants you to set day/time.  There is no backdoor password.  The choices are remember the PW or replace the motherboard.

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I have a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD (512 GB) connected next to the original 512 GB SSD (Samsung MZVPV512HDGL-000H1). When I have the 950 PRO in the Studio I cannot enter BIOS settings. The Studio just stops (hangs) if I try.When I have the drive in the Studio and upgrade BIOS the Studio stops (hangs) during reboot. I have to open the Studio and remove the SSD to be able to perform these two tasks. Then I can insert it again. Otherwise the SSD is working nicely in Windows... This is the strangest thing that I have encountered for years! Anyone else have encountered this? Any workaround?

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Hello, i have a really annoying problem: Everytime i start my laptop, it wont boot up. The capslock button is blinking twice so i guess the bios is damaged. First i checked if there is a update for my bios on you driver/software download page but there isnt. So afterward i tried to recover and reinstall my bios but i cant even enter the bios update menu.In the bios recovery manual http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 it says:With the computer off, press and hold the Windows logo key and the B key at the same time.Still pressing those keys, press and hold down the Power button on the computer for 1 to 2 seconds, and then release the Power button but continue to hold the Windows and B keys until the BIOS update screen is displayed or until you hear a beeping sound (usually 8 beeps).But this isnt working. It only blinks twice continiously but wont boot. Can anyone help me? I cant find further information regarding this issue. I start to get really really annoyed by the problem because sometimes it takes up to 15-20 times to get the laptop running. Best Regards  

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i wasn't very clear with the title i guess, but what ever. here is my story.

my computer is about 4 years old, and the power supply blew, i thought this after the black screen flashes and auto restarts. i opened it up and saw some pieces had melted, or become deformed. so i go to best buy and get a new power supply, and wth, a video card, i figure it was time to replace the geforce4 ti 4600. i install the power supply and the new card and turn the power on. all it showed was my comp specs and said "A: Drive error" , i went into bios and disabled the search for the A: drive , because i couldn't care less. then it brought me to the screen to choose to open in safe mode, normally, or from the last point where windows worked well. problem : i can not use my keyboard in this setting, it works in bios, but i cant choose to load from the last working point of the OS.

i apologize for my short story, i really miss final fantasy 11 already ( /sigh) and am ancy to play again.

thank you for your help
 

A:I can not enter safe mode- or any mode

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hello:
today I got infected with a version of the FBI moneypak virus which displays a white screen whenever I boot my computer. I've tried reading around for solutions and it seems that most people start with entering safemode and running antimalware from there. The problem is I cannot enter safemode or safemode with command prompt or networking so I can't run malwarebytes.  PLEASE any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I apply the instruction in forum with subject " FBI Moneypak virus, can't enter safe mode, please help" until I create Both the FRST.txt report and the Search.txt and they are as below, please send me "fixlist.txt" and I will continue from that forum the remaining parts.
This is the FRST log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 14-11-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-0O7KKU2 on 16-11-2013 12:45:41
Running from I:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 9
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe [1436736 2011-06-15] (Microsoft Corporation)
Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: C:\Windows\system32\igfxdev.dll (Intel Corporation)
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A:I can't enter safe mode, please help

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