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Toshiba Satellite P755 & A665 - How to delete "SUPERVISOR" Password

Q: Toshiba Satellite P755 & A665 - How to delete "SUPERVISOR" Password

Lets start off with this statement, so I don't get a load of replies on how to clear the BIOS PASSWORD. This is the SUPERVISOR Password which is set via the "Toshiba Supervisor Password Utility". So removing the CMOS battery/using the jumpers under the memory won't work in this case.

I have a couple of P755 and A665 laptops that I've repaired, however they have the SUPERVISOR password enabled with various degrees of security enabled in the BIOS.

After hours of google searching and pouring over the internet and looking at schematics for the Compal LA-6061p and LA-6062p motherboards (which are near identical in layout) it appears that there is no "master password" for the SUPERVISOR Password. It would appear that the password is stored in the EEPROM chip which is where I'm unsure which chip it is on the Motherboard for these laptop series.

From what I gather you can do the "not so safe" thing of shorting out the EEPROM chip during boot cycle. Failing that I can simply replace EEPROM chip, if I know which chip to replace, off of a donor motherboard.

So does anyone know a way to get past the Supervisor Password either by jumper points on the motherboard, shorting the EEPROM chip or simply the chip location on the MB?

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Preferred Solution: Toshiba Satellite P755 & A665 - How to delete "SUPERVISOR" Password

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i have set a supervisor password for the content moniter in "internet explorer," and now i have forgotten it. is there anyway to reset the password or make it go away all together??????????????


A:lost supervisor password for "internet explorer"

This has been asked a couple times, so... click search at the top of this page, put content advisor for the keyword click start search and start reading. One of them has a link to site that may help. The second one I think.

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how can I delete "saved password" and "form data" of microsoft
edge manually ?!

after too much search in google ....

I trid to delete some value of the following registry address
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wek yb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\

also I tried to delete some files in the following folder

and finally I could not find the way ...!!!

please help !

A:delete "saved password" and "form data" from microsoft edge manually

Welcome to the forums, go to settings (... dots from top right), click view Advanced settings and "Manage Saved Passwords".

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I joined this website because my internal mic is messed up. I bought this new laptop (toshiba satellite) about a month ago and the mic/camera was working perfectly fine, but now the mic can barely pick up my voice. If i put my mouth directly up to the mic I can hear feedback on my speakers, but it's static. Even when I record it picks up nothing. Soooo my question is how do i fix this.

Things ive tried so far:

-uninstalling and reinstalling my audio drivers
-looking for driver updates; they were all up to date
-troubleshooting both the speakers and the microphone, no problems were detected
-realtek audio manager: I boosted the mic as loud as it can go
-realtek audio manager: I separated the mic, which gave me 2 mics: the original mic and a front panel mic (black). The front panel mic is not connected so i'm assuming that this is the microphone that is used for the headset.
-enabled stereo mix
-messed with the mic properties

all of this and i still got nothing... please help!!!

I'm in india right now for 6 months and this happened as soon as i got over here and I'm trying to skype with friends and family. Like i said before traveling it worked fine, but now the mic is barely picking up anything. It is possible that something could have happened while traveling, but I made sure it was secured in my laptop bag during the trip. I've checked countless websites and tried so many things, but still nothing. Hopefully you guys have the answers.
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A:Internal Mic problems with Toshiba Satellite P755

is there anyone who has the answer?

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Hi Everyone

I have just installed a new copy of Windows 7 x64
All the drivers have been installed successfully except the Wireless Lan Adapter driver which remains as Network Controller in Other Devices (Device Manager)

I have tried all the Wireless Lan Drivers from the Download page but none of them is working

Help would be appreciated


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When I click the power button when my computer is off, the light turns on, a few LED's on the front turn on, the CD drive makes the noise like it's starting up, but then it just freezes and the screen doesn't light up. I have to hold the power button in for 3 seconds to restart the laptop and try it again. If i do this like 10 times it will sometimes power on and function properly until I close my laptop again. It seems like it has to be warmed up or something?

A:Toshiba Satellite A665 won't power on.

When you are trying to turn it on are there any bleeps or do any lights flash in any kind of sequence ?

A couple of things you could try and that is a cold boot and/or resetting the BIOS.

A cold boot is when you remove the battery and the AC power cord then hold the power button in for 40 secs - 1min.

This is how to reset the BIOS for your A665 How to Reset BIOS Password on a Toshiba Satellite - YouTube

Have you tried booting up with just AC and the battery removed ?

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To whom it may concern:

My niece has Toshiba Satellite A665-S5170 and when she started the computer and loggin then for little while the compunter crushed and restarting the window on it's own. I have tried to reboot in safe mode and run virus scan. Then I restart the computer again in normal mode and same thing happen. I am frustrated and need some help to fix it.

I am looking forward to hear from you soon.

Thank you,


A:Toshiba Satellite A665-S5170 crushed!

Hi yuko....welcome to TSF!!

I see you have Windows 7 listed as the Operating System and we'll start in the Microsoft Support Forum to see if the problem is with Windows. Please let us know if you are not running Windows 7 on the laptop. The problem may also be hardware related and the people in our Laptop Support can advise on possible solutions if that's the case. Be patient and prepared to answer a few questions as we try to get your niece's laptop back in order.

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Laptop won't boot. Put in installation disc in CD drive. System won't boot to CD rom. I removed the HDD, put CD in drive, it boots to CD ROM. Reinsert HDD, plug in power, no boot to splash screen or allowing access to bios. Remove HDD, boots to CD ROM...

I don't understand why it won't boot to CD with disc inserted. It should boot up to CD regardless since it is first in boot order.

Disregard specs below. It's Toshiba Satellite A665 Laptop.

A:Toshiba Satellite A665 laptop won't boot

Update: I had suspected the HDD was bad. The OS did finally boot. It cannot find a HDD. Can you say Newegg?

First and last Toshiba for me.

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i just had my satellite fixed and i want to create a disk to backup everything that i have on my computer.it has only the things that came with the computer on it."fresh installation" and i need to know what kind of disk, and how do i know exactly what to back-up? never backed up anything before.do i use a dvd disk? and if i use a regular cd-r will it fit everything on one disk ? thanks in advance for any help!

A:"new toshiba satellite" how do i create a backup disk before i start using computer.

there should be an article in the manual you have,DVD-rs usually and how many depends on how much data you got

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i'm having problems getting a Netac "OnlyDisk" USB flash drive working with a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10. The flash drive is their model U2CV2. The A10 is running Windows XP with SP1 installed, although Windows Update does not appear to be working now so i may end up having to re-install anyway.
The problem I'm having is when the USB drive is plugged into the PC, windows BSODs and restarts within seconds (not long enough to read the BSOD error message). Occasionally, it will work if you leave it plugged in throughout this reboot, but on those occasions when Windows loads, you get the error message "attrib.exe cannot write to disk in volume e: as it is write-protected..." even when the USB drive is set to write-enable. Windows error reporting says the error is caused by a device driver, but Toshiba UK don't have an update for the model's USB drivers (the Satellite Pro A10 is seemingly not a worldwide model) and the only thing I have found there is a BIOS update.
The USB drive works on a different XP machine without any problems.
I haven't tried the BIOS update yet, but i don't hold out alot of hope of it solving the problem and was wondering if anyone here has experienced (and more importantly, solved) any similar problem. In the end, I can always try re-formatting, re-installing XP and then installing SP2 which I have on disc lying around somewhere, as I find that can often solve problems with device drivers, etc. But that... Read more

A:Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 - problem with Netac "OnlyDisk" USB flash drive

If you have a resource CD for that thing, you could try reinstalling the USB drivers for it. The attrib.exe error is pretty weird, I assume the e: drive is the flash drive your trying to plug in.

When your using a USB-based harddrive or a printer or scanner, something big along those lines, its generally a good idea to plug them in before the laptop or desktop is on. If you can get it to at least recognize the e: drive in My Computer, you could try right-clicking on it and adjusting stuff on the Security tab - mainly that "Everyone" has "full control".

If neither of those work, I'm out of ideas for now

It would be reformat time for me I suppose, if after that the BIOS update failed to solve the issue. But you might have data you wish to keep.

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My pc just got my user name changed for "Toshiba" and I cant acess. I can not even use HD recovery because it ask for the password of "Toshiba"

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If you can help me solve my problem I will be more than happy to compensate you for your time! (PayPal)

Okay so to be precise, it is a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6857

The problem is that the computer will completely shut off at any given time. It will sometimes boot into windows but it will be a black screen with only the cursor until a blue screen pops up that I never have enough time to read through. It won't stay on trying to install a new OS or in the Setup Manager.
What I've tried:
Removing hardware one by one to see if it was the problem
Completely cleaned heatsink
Removed battery and ran only with power cord
Power drain
Replaced motherboard with a used but working one

Let me know if you need anymore information.
Thank you in advance for your time!

A:Looking for help with a "random shut down" problem with a Toshiba Satellite A305

The blue screen should produce a minidump file. Locate this file on your pc and upload it please.

Usually in c/windows/minidump.

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Hi everyone,

I am having an issue with my Toshiba notebook. My model is Satellite A210 - MS508C. I am out of warranty.

Originally, I was having problems turning on my computer. I would push the power button to turn on the computer. Usually, there is a Toshiba loading screen with a bar at the bottom showing the loading process. Right after, there is a Windows loading screen with another bar at the bottom showing the loading process. I was having problems at the Toshiba loading screen. It would load about 75% and then freeze. My computer would not turn on and I would have to manually press the power button to turn the computer off. Then, press the power button again after waiting a few minutes to try to turn the computer on again.

After having this problem for a week, I figured it was maybe because my computer is not as updated as it should be. So I went to the official Toshiba website to their updates page. I started to download the BIOS update.

In the middle of the installation, my computer shut down (turned off) by itself. There was no indication that the installation was complete. I also remembered reading that the BIOS update should restart automatically. My computer turned off itself all of a sudden and did not turn back on. After waiting a couple of minutes, I tried turning it on manually by pushing the power button. There was sound and the blue power button light below the touchpad was on. However, the screen was black and blank.

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A:Toshiba Satellite - black screen after "bios" update

Known issue, but Toshiba takes forever to make it right... Yes we have seen the problem... but don't expect Toshiba to get it back to you quickily... as they have to replace the system board, and they are usually out.
There is nothing you can do but send it in... because otherwise your system board is ruined.
Good luck

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Hi, this is my first post. I hope I am doing this right. Okay, I've been googling for days now, and still no solve for this problem I'm having with iTunes on my Toshiba Satellite. I've burned cd's before with it, but now it says that it does not detect my burner. It still reads cds from that drive, but won't burn to them anymore.

Here's iTunes diagnostics:
Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Home Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
TOSHIBA Satellite A305
QuickTime 7.5.5
FairPlay 1.0.15
CD Driver
CD Driver DLL
Apple Mobile Device
Bonjour (118.5)

iTunes Serial Number 45B12E1BB108B5DF

Current user is an administrator.
The current local date and time is 2008-10-09 11:21:29.
iTunes is not running in safe mode.

Video Display Information

Intel Corporation, Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel Corporation, Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
**** External Plug-ins Information ****

No external plug-ins installed.

**** CD/DVD Drive Tests ****

No drivers in LowerFilters.
UpperFilters: GEARAspiWDM (,

Failed while scanning for CD / DVD drives, error 2380.
Error while opening iTunes CD driver. This could be caused by a corrupted iTunes file or a conflict with other older CD burning applications, either currently installed or previously installed and uninstalled incorrectly.
I have RE-installed iTunes twice, have never even heard of Daemon, haven't had any help from any of ... Read more

A:iTunes "Disc Burner or Software Not Found" with Toshiba Satellite A305, vista

Welcome to TSG.
Thanks for the informative information, and the correct English!
Looked here? http://forums.ilounge.com/archive/index.php/t-30750.html

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The function key does not work since I have updated to Windows 10. It only works to increase or decrease the volume (Fn+ 3/4).

I have tried to download the latest flash card, but it is currently up to date. I also restarted the flash card and nothing happened. Furthermore, I uninstalled the keyboard and re-installed it.

Does anyone have a solution for this issue or is experiencing the same problem? Need my function key to change resolution settings when connecting my laptop to my tv.

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Hi, I recently "lost" 2 keys on the keyboard (broke off) and I can't put them on again.
When I look at spare parts sites & supplier, this model can't be found at all ... which type of satellite do i have to select or what type of keyboad do i have to order to replace my borken one

A:Toshiba Satellite L50-B-2EU "lost" 2 keys on the keyboard


first hit on ebay wasnt to hard to find.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Laptop that originally came with vista basic. Specs for my laptop (the best I can find) are found here:


Vista home basic has been nothing but problems over the past year and I finally have time to do something about it. So I'm installing XP onto my laptop. Problem is with drivers though, as toshiba doesn't release them for XP. Scowering the web and trying to find drivers took some time, but I've got most things up and running. A couple of things remain that I need help with.

So far I have installed the following:

Atheros 5006X wireless card driver for XP - seems to install fine, finds my wireless network, but "hangs" when trying to connect saying "waiting for network".... I have the same problem with my other computer trying to connect with its wireless card. When my laptop was on Vista, it connected fine....

Microsoft Net Framework 2.0 - should I install a later version?

Realtek sound card - works perfectly

ATI Radeon Xpress 200m Graphics card - works well, but I had to do this "manually" from another forum I found and add an extra line into the *.inf file. Not sure what it did, but it worked.


1. Firstly, I can't find any toshiba common module download which is "compatible" with my system. The new download from toshiba US says "not compatible" while older versions give me t... Read more

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plzz anser my frend buy a the toshiba satellite a665-6081 win Processor*
Intel® Core? i3-370M Processor
Operating System*
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)*
Graphics Engine*
Mobile Intel® HD Graphics
Graphics Memory*
64MB-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memor

4GB DDR3 memory
Hard Drive*
500GB HDD (5400rpm)
Optical Drive*
DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash? driv
us game can play ????

A:The Toshiba Satellite a665-6081 can play PC games

no it cannot play modern games.

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I ran a crucial.com scan on my system and learned that I am using 4 out of a total of 8GB of DRAM with an Intel Series 5 chipset and have 43% of 583.8GB SATA2 HD available. Will my system perform appreciably better (faster) if I upgrade the memory ? Thank you.

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I recently and I mean recently (last week) bought a new Toshiba laptop, and just recently (today) started having display issues, there is a weird purple fuzz that runs on my screen on the wallpaper, and even on YouTube videos, it appears just about everywhere, at first I thought a restart would help but it did nothing, I am hoping that Office Depot will allow me to return it, it hasn't been even a full week since I bought the computer but I heard you only have a few days to return it, but I thought I would ask here first to see if anyone has had the same issue...
Thanks for all your help and support Tech forums!
System Information
Time of this report: 10/21/2010, 23:57:27
Machine name: TYLER-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite A665
BIOS: Phoenix SecureCore Version 1.60
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4026MB RAM
Page File: 1482MB used, 6568MB available
Windows Dir: C:\windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
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A:Weird purple fuzz on brand new Toshiba Satellite A665

I am probably going to return it tomorrow and see if I can get the same model, but any input would be wonderful!

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i've been relying on going to "internet options","general" and "delete" then ticking all the boxes on that page..i found out that by doing this,my temporary internet file swere NOT being deleted.is this a vista problem? my pc came to a complete sludge of a slow down today and i found that my internet files folder had files going back a year that hadn't been deleted as i've been relying on ticking those boxes..i had tons and tons of and tons of files.i'm wondering if this is the norm and also is it possible that other files are not being deleted when using that method? if so,then i probably have folders that are totally loaded with trash.

A:Solved: Had to delete temp internet files by "view files" ,"select all" ,"delete"

Have you ever unticked Preserve Favorites website data?

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I am about to pull my teeth and hair out. I am having trouble with my daughters computer. Her father purchased the computer a year ago for college. She really has NEVER used the computer due to the system running slow, which prevented her from using the device. It is a Toshiba C855D-S5202 Satellite with Windows 7 Home Premium. She took almost a year to bring it home (going to computer lab...not thinking about the warranty) and now the warranty is out (went out last month). After looking over the computer this weekend, I tried to uninstall Norton Smart PC cleaner via Control panel, but it would not uninstall. Well, I did what most people do...I googled my issue, which gave me instruction on how to delete the program...Run, redgit, search name and delete ALL names relate to Norton Smart PC/PC cleaner. It actually worked (no longer under programs), but when I restarted/rebooted the computer I received an error message: F3-F100-0010. I tried calling help desk for Microsoft and Toshiba...no help (wants to charge me an arm and a leg). I tried rebooting to factory setting (zero + enter)...nothing. I have download EVERY Disc one suggested, but it is not working. Selected F2 when booting, F12...F8, etc, but nothing works and now I am receiving another error message PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM. Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key (downloaded BIOS flash from Toshiba community form...nothi... Read more

A:PXE-E61 error "Toshiba Satellite"

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Messing with the registry is never recommended and it is most likely what caused this issue.

You do not have the Windows 7 CD?

How did you go about flashing the BIOS?

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I have a bizare problem with my Satelite C660-1DK; I can only boot to my Windows using Fast Boot option, if I switch to Normal Boot, the screen goes black and it shows Boot Failed - [DEVICE NAME HERE], where the device name starts with the HDD and ends with the USB(if plugged ofc). What would be causing this problem? And how to particulary solve it?

Notes: SATA is set to AHCI Controller.

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I have two issues, which I think are related. In the Device Manager, it shows under USB Controllers "Unknown device". "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

I tried updating the driver, but the driver was correct.

I tried disabling the device.

I uninstalled the device. Windows reinstalled it at next boot, but the problem reappeared.

There is no Imaging Devices in the Device Manager.

At the same time, my webcam failed to open. Message "Webcamera initialization failed."

I downloaded the correct webcam program from Toshiba, installed it, but same result.

This all started when I uninstalled and reinstalled Skype. I have tried uninstalling it again, but still no webcam.

The webcam is enabled in the BIOS.

I really do not want to reinstall Windows.

All help appreciated.

Toshiba Satellite P500 16J
Windows 7 Ultimate x86
All updates installed

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Is asking for a supervisor password when I try to access the bios.

Anyone know what this password is, as I want to rebuild my computer.


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Hello to all and all

I have a laptop toshiba l50-b-1re at startup I am asked for a supervisor code so I will want to know how to make this safety sapped so have a detailed explanation if possible

thanks in advance for your help

so valuable

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Hi all,
I have been locked out of my bios and I don't know the password either. My little brother was playing with my laptop and accidently set the supervisor password. Is there any way I can recover the password or reset it? I really need to change my boot sequence as I just bought a new SSD and need to format my notebook. Suggestions will be highly appreciated.

The following are my laptop details and bios version

Toshiba satellite Pro C660-29W

CPU Intel Core i5 2410M

8GB DDR3 Ram

BIOS: AMI BIOS - Aptio Setup Utility
System Bios ver: 1.50
EC Version: 1.50

Thank you

A:Satellite Pro C660-29W; How to remove Supervisor Password

Supervisor password is very important security feature and some kind of ?user reset? is not possible. You can cancel it but you must know the right password to confirm that you are the real notebook owner.

Toshiba service provider in your country can help you with this. You must just approve that you are notebook owner and they can cancel it for you. Of course you must pay for it.

As far as I know there are several techniques for password removal and it depends on notebook model.

Contact nearest Toshiba ASP and ask for help.

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On a Satellite Pro S330L Windows is broken, so I can't access TOSPU.EXE. Though I know the supervisor password, I can't enter it in the BIOS programm. Bootsequence is HDD - ... , so I cannot boot from DVD! What can I do to install a new OS?

Thanks for your help! Jo

A:Satellite Pro S330 - How to change supervisor password?

Hi jonol,

If you know the supervisor password, everything is ok. So just access the BIOS after powering on the notebook and enter the password. Now you are in BIOS setup where you can change the boot order, delete the supervisor password, etc.

Check this!!!

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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?


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.


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hello need help to remove supervisor password. I can confirm easy its mine almost brand new laptop. I forget that dammed pass

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If you like, base on your screen shot, you could try to open the Admin command
diskpartselect disk 0select partition 1assign letter=Rexitreagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windowsTry create a recovery disk to see if it works
Good luck !!!

I followed these steps. I was looking at the recovery tools in the R partition moments after, and I got a BSOD. Upon reboot, I get

Checking media presence
no media present

To make matters worse, maybe one time out of ten will I be able to get the BIOS menu to come up. Worse STILL, I can't navigate the BIOS, with keyboard or mouse when I can get it to come up. Please help, I am in dire straights here.

My machine is a Toshiba Satellite S55-A i7-4700, 8GB Ram, Nvidia GT 740M

A:"Checking Media... No Media Present" on Toshiba Satellite

Sounds like the Mother Board is dying. I would send it to Toshiba to have it checked out. You are seeing hardware failures and there is not much else that can be done.

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So, I would like to remove "Paste shortcut" and "Undo delete" from the right-click desktop menu.
Wasn't able to locate either in the registry.

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Hi... I need to find out to reset, which i believe is a supervisor password. Screen shows for a password, after 3 times it shut down. Any ideas on this, i am a tech but have never seen this b4, Im used to getting a code after 3 try's and then go from there tks

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With XP's Outlook Express-
When you'd delete email from their Folders, they weren't "completely deleted..." until you Compacted Databases & Reboot (without CD, OE would Not release from backup..., and Bloat...!).

Q1?- I now use WLM 2009 POP3/only (I like 2009's GUI, Much better than 2012), and wondered if I needed to regularly Compact Databases for "complete delete...", like I did with OE?

Q2?-If WLM's CD is the same as OE, how often should I schedule CD?

A:Does WLM "completely" delete email without "Compact Datadases"?

I also like and use WLM 2009. It depends how your mail accounts are set. My Gmail is archived when accessed by POP, My AOL mail is left on the server.
This is how my settings are.

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In Oulook Express (but I'm assuiming this is an issue in other email clients) my question is, what exactly happens when I "delete" a message from my inbox, in the TWO different cases depending on the setting for "leave a copy on the server"?
I want to have this setting checked on all my computers, and I will be responsible for deleting (on the SERVER, NOT just in my local copy on one computer) unwanted messages. My friend claims that a "delete" of a msg in my inbox only removes the local copy (when the "leave a copy" is checked). But I want to be able to delete on the SERVER, from any of my computers, so that the msg doesn't "come back" on another computer (sort of like what web-based email does, only I want this behavior with SMTP/POP). He says that to do this, I must have the "leave a copy" unchecked on at least one computer (of course in that case, getting the messages amounts to a server delete without any other specific "delete" action by me). But that means that I can't later get ANY of the msgs that were pulled by another of my computers, because all those msgs (not just the ones I want to delete) were deleted on the server. I don't mind having my various computers slightly out of sync (I can always sync them if needed) but I would like messages I DON'T delete to stay on the server. If I keep them ONLY in my local inbox, or copy to another local folder, I won't be able t... Read more

A:OE: what does "delete" do, depending on "leave a copy on the server"?

OK. Essentially this is how it works with POP3 mail that you are using. When mail is sent to your email address it gets stored in your ISP's mail server. You then connect to that server and download the mail off of the server onto your machine. Once the mail is on your machine, it is no longer left on the ISP's mail server.

That is the default behaviour but can be changed. If you go into your Account/Advanced tab and specify to leave the mail on the server, when you download the mail to your local machine, a copy will still be left on your server.

In both situations if you delete a message from your inbox, it will have no affect whatsoever on the mail on the server and will be deleted.

Now if you want to make it so that you can manage your mail and have the same mail on all computers, specify on each computer that the mail should be left on the server. Then if your ISP has a webmail interface, which almost all do, use that interface to clean up the already received email.

If there is no web interface, then your friend is right and you will need one machine to remove the mail from the server.

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Is there any way to delete these system folders.

I don't use them, and I never will. If I delete them though, they are simply re-created.


A:Delete "Camera Roll" & "Saved Pictures" - Win 10

Why do you feel the need to delete them? Just ignore them as deleting system folders can be problematic although it seems win 10 has a way of defeating the deleters!

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Ok, this is my third attempt, after re-booting and re-booting. This is my wife's Sony, abt. 3 years old, P4, WinXP HE, 512k ram. For a long time now it has been "temperamental". Among the latest is I can no longer "switch user" as normally. Clicking Start/log off/switch user does absolutely nothing now, it merely reverts to the former screen. Start/log off/log off does work, however.
And the shortcut that I used to use, the Win logo key +L now goes to "UNLOCK COMPUTER", a pop-up message that tells me the pc is in use and locked and only I (presumably as an administrator) with the proper password can now unlock it..
Problem: what the heck is the password?
We don't recall ever setting one.
Control+Alt+Delete does nothing here. Once at this screen, my only recourse is to reboot. ("Cancel" is greyed out. I think though that a few days ago it wasn't and I could cancel. Is that my faulty memory or is this thing getting worse?)

A side note: I did recently download and utilize a reg cleaner freeware "Regseeker" which I used to delete only several items it said were not used or broken links. (It also allegedly created a back-up before deletion, but darned if I can see where or how I can get them back!)
I also disabled, thanks to another tech "advice", several services via Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services. However, that techie claims nothing I disabled in his list should affect this.

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A:Solved: "Switch User" no longer functions. "Password"?

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can anyone advise. I am not IT expert but this is my issue/story
above laptop under warranty would not start up. Power there but just wouldn't start.black screen
tried everything replacing battery etc
took it back to store who checked it over

this was their official report
From customer services - After an Over night charge, the computer booted up without concern. Once in Windows, the trackpad was non-responsive. Ran Faultfinder (Company Software that scans all components of a computer and tests them for faults) in both Windows and BIOS (pre Windows), and discovered the trackpad was working in BIOS but not Windows. This would indicate a software fault, as the hardware was physically working. We also ran a HealthCheck (which is a piece of Company Software that asses and fixes small software concerns, such as de-fragmentation, temporary files, updates and searches for virus' etc). Software faults are not contained within the warranty

i wasnt happy with the accuracy of the report as they had called me before hand to say that they had got it working but the mouse trackpad wasnt working so had to reboot it and when I asked if all my data had been lost they confirmed it had. They said the track pad still wasn't working so as this was a software issue it wasn't covered under warranty.

So I questioned why the report didn't mention that the machine had been rebooted/reformatted and all the data lost. the response I got was emailed to me

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Hi. My satellite C660 "froze" while I was using the internet and nothing would work - no mouse movement, no keys responsive etc. I was only able to turn it off by holding the power button. When I turned it back on it re-started and indeed worked OK for a few minutes, but then froze again. I again had to turn it off via the power button.

When I again tried to re start it, I turned on the power and the usual Toshiba screen appeared (with notes at the base re F2 and F12 keys) but then a message appeared saying that Windows could not start and that this may be due to a software or hardware change. The message said that I needed to insert the Windows discs and select "Fix", or something similar. Of course, I do not have discs as the laptop came with Windows "loaded". The advice in that case was to contact my "administrator".

I have tried the suggested "reset" by removing the battery, pressing power key and connecting AC power, all to no avail.

Now, if I power the laptop up, I see only the initial black Toshiba screen (with the F2 and F12 notes) for a second or so and then the screen goes blank - not truly black, but no "life2 at all.

I have tried the Toshiba Q&A, to no avail.

Anyone have any ideas what is next please?



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System - Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit
After Mcafee scan shows: 2 "unresolved issues". They are 1. Generic PUP.x!ct 2. Generic PUP.z!ca. Mcafee says under "potentially unwanted programs" that they were "unable to delete" these malware programs. What are they and are they harmful to my system? How do I remove them if necessary? I am a bit of a novice so thanks for the help. THX, SK

A:"Generic PUP.z!ca" & "Generic PUP.x!ct" Mcafee - "unable to delete" after scan

Hi there.

Those are most probably false positives. What files are being detected as such?

When something is labeled "Generic" it means that McAfee doesn't know what it is but that it looks like something else it knows about.

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Hello everyone,

I wasn't very clever of placing continiously my laptop on the floor, which lead to me stepping on it the other day and now I have a broken screen. It still works, but there are colored cracks..
I contacted Toshiba to check about the cost of such a repair and I was told that the price of the screen only will be more than 300? + the work and all will make it about 400?.
I also contacted a local computer shop and they said that a non genuine Toshiba screen will cost 160? + work.

My question here is: Can I by myself the screen on the internet and does it take any special skills to mount it on the laptop? I have just a bit more than basic skills in repairing elecronics and I suppose I will be able to change it, if it doesn't take any special skills or tools..
And as well, what screen should I buy? A genuine Toshiba one or a less expensive one also does its job?
The brand and the model of the laptop are: Toshiba Satellite P300 - 1G6 - 17"

Thanks in advance for all eventual responses!

A:Toshiba Satellite P300 - 1G6 - 17" broken screen

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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My Tablet PC startup real slow, I tried verything over the sun. My PC startup slow, however, once I am in the computer it run ok. I have a HIJACKTHIS text file for someone to view and help me out.Tthanks!

A:Toshiba Satellite R15-S822 14.1" Tablet PC -startup very slow

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I recently installed a new ssd and did a fresh install of windows 8.1 on it. I am now using my old hdd as my main data drive in my laptop caddy. My problem is I did not back up my data on my hdd and format it. So I need to delete the "windows" , "program files" and "program files (x86) " folders from that hdd to free up some space.
I understand I have to give ownership to those folders for me to be able to do delete the folders. I have tired the methods suggested by this guide Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

I tried both of those commands

(To grant currently logged on user ownership of)

takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /R /D Y

(To grant administrators group ownership of)

takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /A /R /D Y

and it was succesful, however I still couldn't delete the folders. I would appreciate if anyone could enlighten me.

A:Cannot delete "windows" and "program files" from old hdd

A lot is protected by trusted installer. I do that kind of thing with a win7 winpe disc/usb. I have a special driver which ignores permissions and gives complete control.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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When i turn my laptop on, it get stuck on "Toshiba Leading Innovation" screen. The current solution that i found is to unplug and plug the battery and it does work sometimes and sometimes not. So the problem happened everytime i turn on the laptop.

I formatted the laptop and even restore it to the original Windows 8.1 and installed all the updates, the drivers but nothing solved the problem !

My laptop is :

Toshiba Satellite C50-B-14Z

Windows 10 Home

Intel® Celeron® N2840 processor with Intel® Burst Technology 2.0

Hard Disk 500 GB

Intel® HD Graphics

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