Toshiba Satellite A105-S4547 at boot does not respond to F8 (Safe mode) and asks for a password on a blue screen (we are NOT talking about the Windows XP login screen, this PC never gets to any part of Windows XP). . IF F2 (BIOS) is pressed it goes to the opening page of the BIOS and also asks for the password.
Previous to this owner may have **partly** run a System Recovery procedure and/or typed in some DOS commands.
Toshiba support siad the password might be toshiba but this has failed. And since it appears we are talking about the BIOS password, that is not turned on in BIOS when PC arrives from the factory so how on earth would it get turned on ???
QUESTION: HOW CAN WE BOOT TO WINDOWS and not have the password requested.
Note: Reinstalling windows from CD often requires resetting the boot order and going to F12 (Boot Order) results in the password being requested.