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System pasword request when computer switched on

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Hi,

Is there any way to get rid of a password request that pops up when the computer is being switched on.
I went to BIOS but I can not see anything there to disable it. I thought of removing CMOS battery but it is not easy to get there.

Could you guys think of anything that would help not to have poped up. I know the password but this is a bit annoying.

Many thanks
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by:jazzIIIlove
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Hi there;

Sorry...Could you give more detail...Which password screen are we talking about?

Best regards...
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by:Remap
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There is a password request when a Toshiba laptop is switched on. It goes past the Toshiba splash screen and then it pops up asking for a system password to go ahead. It does not look like it is a BIOS password. Does it help?
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by:nobus
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is it a logon password?  then check :
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_passwords.htm
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by:Remap
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it is not a logon password.  This password comes up on the black screen shortly after the computer is switched on. The box to type in the password is blue
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by:nobus
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you should get in the bios with the password, then change the password to nothing (ENTER) for a test
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by:rid
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This is likely to be a hard drive password. You must find all pertinent info about the situation and read it before you do anything about it; if you mess up the situation, your HD is toast. The manual for the unit should have a description for the procedure to remove the PW. DO back up any data before doing anything about it.
/RID
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by:Remap
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It is not a BIOS password. I checked BIOS. It might be the HDD password and rid suggested. I check the manual and get back to you on this.

Thanks
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look if this helps :  http://www.pwcrack.com/bios.shtml
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by:jazzIIIlove
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Hi there;

I agree with rid...I think it's a hard drive password too...

Please follow the link...It's a real eye opening link for hard drive password stuff...

http://www.heise.de/ct/english/05/08/172/

Best regards...
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by:Remap
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I check it a get back to you

Thank you for helping
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