How do I reset the supervisor password on the BIOS of a Toshiba M30?
Posted on 2004-08-13
I've just inherited a Toshiba M30 from my company and discovered that the previous user had set a supervisor
password on the BIOS of the laptop. Since the former user is no longer with the company, I have to reset the
password so that I can access BIOS and begin rebuilding the machine.
The BIOS is a Phoenix BIOS and I have already tried using various backdoor supervisor passwords
(phoenix, toshi99, etc.) but none have worked. I have also disconnected the battery to the CMOS and left it
disconnected for over an hour, but the BIOS is still password protected. I have tried looking for a clear
password dipswitch on the motherboard but have not been able to find one. Are there any other possible
solutions I can try or can anyone direct me to resources that could help?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Some additional notes:
The laptop does not have a disk drive, nor can the boot options be changed from HDD boot up without going
through the supervisor password protected BIOS