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Satellite L50-B - BIOS login as Supervisor

Q: Satellite L50-B - BIOS login as Supervisor

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 BIOS of the Satellite laptop because of poor performance, noisy fan, and freezing quite often. Ok, I killed Windows and am running Linux on the laptop..
Applications like Apache2 and VirtualBox are installed and during surfing the net or runnng virtualbox the laptop is freezing, fan spinning and noisy and the only option is killing the pc with the power button.
So I upgraded the BIOS to version 2.00. After the upgrade I set the password for user and set the password for supervisor..
I was using WIFI only and not using the LAN , was not using Webcam, no UEFI but CSM boot so I disabled and altered those options and saved my changes.
No problem so far, for your knowledge I used the same password for user and supervisor. After some time the fan started to go crazy again, and paranoia me, did not trust it, so I installed a partition with Windows and flashed the BIOS again and changed the User Access Rights of the BIOS to Read Only.
This was a mistake and should not be possible if the passwords are the same.
After some time I wanted to use the Webcam and enable it again in the BIOS.
This was not possible, passwords of User and Supervisor are the same and User rights are read only, and noticed that User password is first checked against the entry of the passwords, and security it set accordingly.
BIOS is locked and not able to make any changes, not enable devices, USB Booting is not working anymore, quite strange, and cannot login as supervisor and change.
I have tried to remove the BIOS password, by killing the CMOS, bridging jumper G2, not working.
Reflashing is not possible, due to BIOS is write-disabled..
No Codes visible to convert after 3 times wrong password
Recovery BIOS FN+F, WIN+B, FN+ESC etc, is not working
Setup utility/Password Utility for Win7,Win8,Win8.1,Win10 is not working, because BIOS is locked and cannot save.


I need an option or key combination that allows me to enter supervisor password and can enter BIOS setup as Supervisor, password removed, or backdoor Password to enter the BIOS as supervisor.
Have tried so many things but no results. And I am not planning to pay some service company to change my motherboard, or reflash with backdoor password, because the Toshiba clown claims there is nothing wrong with the BIOS and not covered by warranty...
Has anyone a clue how to fix my last Toshiba laptop???
Regards,
Lommers

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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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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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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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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.

Thanks

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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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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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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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Hello!

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

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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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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?

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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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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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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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

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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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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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, 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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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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 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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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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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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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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I have an R830-1GZ Bios version 3.70 EC Version 1.50
And also a R630- 138 BIOS version 2.20 EC Version 1.60 (this is the most up to date version for this discontinued model.)

The former will recognise my WD storage for what it is - ie an external HDD. And the boot priority in the bios shows it below the internal HDD - which is what you would expect for correct operation.

The latter (R630) will always try to boot from the WD storage. It does not show the WD HDD in the Bios Boot priority list.

I can continue to unplug and replug the usb cable into the R630 - but it is a nuisance. I'm sure the problem is down to the BIOS not being new enough. What would be the likely result of flashing the 3.70 version - designed for the R830, onto the R630?

I'm expecting to be told it will make the R630 inoperable. But these laptops are very similar, so I'm hoping someone might have a more hopeful response.

Thanks for your help

A:Flashing the Satellite R830 BIOS onto the Satellite R630

First of all:
you can download only the Toshiba win based BIOS from Toshiba EU driver page.
This means that you can update the BIOS only while running the windows system.

Secondly:
it would not be possible to update the R830 BIOS onto the R630 since there is a protection which would break up the flash process because of compatibility issue.

Thirdly:
You could damage the notebook if you would still try to update the wrong BIOS (maybe using the traditional BIOS version, USB version, etc?)
So this is really bad, bad idea doing this?

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Hi.

My Sat M30 laptop start with an bios error. The error says "Resource conflict, edit bios setting or boot" If select "boot" computer hangs before windows completely starts. I remove the wi-fi and the modem module and the same error appears. I can't upgrade the bios because the windows don't start. The bios version is 1.7. The laptop is UK version. If select "edit bios", bios start but I can't find any resource management.

Thanks

(sorry for my english, I am from Spain)

A:Satellite Pro M30 Bios error Resource conflict - Edit bios setting or boot

Hi

I think the error ?edit bios setting? means that you should access the BIOS and should set the BIOS back to the default settings.

Please do this, save the settings and try to boot up!

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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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I have used the Toshiba support download page to identify my model A205-S4629 Satellite laptop and downloaded the following BIOS update utility sa200f0v520.exe.

After building the IOS install disk and running the Phoenix Phlash16 utility I get the following message "File has different BIOS part number".

The utility is using the following image file MW10M520.ROM.

Any input is appreciated,

Thanks,

A:Satellite A205-S4629 BIOS Update Fail - File has different BIOS part number

Hi

As far as I know the BIOS package downloaded from the Toshiba US driver page contains the WinRAR 32-bit self-extracting ZIP file which includes both Windows-based and diskette based BIOS update installation options.

Did you try to update the BIOS using Win-based BIOS?

What OS do you use?

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I updated the bios after I had notified from Toshiba about the Bios v3.50. The process was done by the Toshiba Utility software, and after the reboot there is "Password =" on a blank screen and it not recognise my BIOS password, writing "Not certified".

I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.

What can I do now?

A:Satellite Z30-A-12R BIOS password not recognised after BIOS upgrade

Hi

Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.

But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.

Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.

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I have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards 

A:BIOS settings grayed out, Login To BIOS as Administrator?

leonardlin wrote:I have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards What I have found is that this situation arose for me when I logged in to the BIOS as a regular user after installing HP ProtectTools and enabling Pre-boot authentication.  I needed to log in as an admin user. However, in my case, I had yet to set up an administrative password for the BIOS prior to setting up HP ProtectTools.  What I needed to do was the following set of steps: 1.  When the system reboots, it SHOULD give you the option to log in to the BIOS as a guest or registered user.  Log in as GUEST into the BIOS instead of a registered user (wierd, but it works).2.  Go to BIOS Security settings and create a BIOS admin password.3.  You... Read more

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How to remove BIOS password on Toshiba Satellite Pro M30

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A:How to remove BIOS password bios on Satellite Pro M30

I'm afraid to tell you, but for this, you have to contact local ASP.
Because it is not that easy or possible the way you would do this on deskopt PCs.

This is why you have to take your machine to ASP. The guys there can remove the password.

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Satellite M50 running Win 8.1
After login, get blank screen mouse but nothing else.
Can run Explorer.exe manually via Task manager to get going but some apps such as Acrobat and Windows Mail don't work.

I've searched online and tried all sorts of the suggested fixes to no avail.
Any suggestions gratefully received!

A:Satellite M50 - Blank screen after login on Win 8.1

I don't know what is wrong there but you can try to shut down Win8 completely and check repair options. Try with ?system restore? and roll back OS few days back. Maybe this will help.

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2A03ES0000R01.htm

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Hi,
I have a Satellite C55 and I have a problem with the login password.
It's just impossible to login to my laptop.
I am using the same password; I didn't change anything but I can not access my laptop. It just keeps stating that the password is incorrect.
I've tried several times. I also restarted the laptop and also shut it down, but nothing helps!
Also the wifi connection was very bad lately. And now I can't even connect to my Wifi network.
Please help! I've a lot of files, info and pictures on my laptop and I don't want to lose it.

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Hi

I've got a Toshiba Satellite L750D-14R and it will not allow me to access my administrator account, I hadn't changed my password or anything and, the day before I had been on it fine and the next day it was saying that my username or password was incorrect.

I tried to put my password in around about 30 times and it wouldn't accept it so I have had to use the guest account to be able to try and found a solution, every time I log on I try to put in my password and it still says the same thing.

Can someone please help me?

A:Satellite L750D - Cannot login using admin account

Has anyone else access to your notebook? I mean password cannot be changed for no reason.

Maybe stupid question now but have you created recovery disc? Problem is that without this password you will not be able to install OS using recovery image saved on HDD and in worst case you must reinstall OS using recovery disc.

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Hi, Got a laptop off a friend to look at as not booting correctly. Its running Vista Home Premium, it will boot up to user screen ok but when a user is selected the screen goes blank with just the mouse pointer showing (which moves ok on touchpad). I can press Ctl Alt Del and get the blue menu screen - if I try task manager from there it goes back to blank screen.

I have tried a repair from start up at F8 but says no problems found. I can also boot ok into Safe Mode without getting a blank screen. I have tried a diagnostic start up from MSConfig but still the same. I also disabled all services but still blank.

I have a secondary partition on the drive with HDD recovery on there but dont want to reformat. I have tried restoring to several different restore points but still blank screen on normal startup.
Anyone come across this.
Mark

A:Satellite Pro L300 - Blank screen after Login

Hi

Either its hardware or software problem.
Booting the notebook in safe mode means that some essential software processes would be disabled and the system would use only some essential hardware basics.

So even if the notebook is running properly in safe mode? it could be a hardware problem.

Therefore I think that using HDD recovery would be the best way to find out what?s wrong here...

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