How do keep a Toshiba Laptop from asking for the startup password, yes I have the password?

Posted on 2009-02-19
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This is a Toshiba Satellite Laptop running XP home. Model # A60-S159!ST. I have tried going through the Toshiba Laptop Program in the Control Panel as well as through the BIOS (F2) on startup. I can blank out the password however on restart it asks for it anyway. My client is annoyed with having to type it in.


Question by:bportzel
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Expert Comment

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Are you talking about BIOS password?

Please read this interesting article regarding BIOS removal procedures (I don't know the exact model you have): http://www.laptop-repair.info/toshiba_bios_password.html

Please be extremely carefull with hardware manipulation ;)

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Thx for the info. I have read this in the multitude of BIOS password articles. However I have the password, i just want it to stop asking for it. Am I correct in assuming that it must be removed in this manner for it to stop asking for it?

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If you can't remove it in other ways, yes...

Author Comment

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Hmm removed the wifi card and cannot locate C561 to short pins 1,2. Any ideas?

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bportzel earned 0 total points
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So basically the only solution is to take it to a Toshiba Service Center which is not really an option on a laptop this old. We'll just live with the password.

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