toshiba a215 7444

Posted on 2009-06-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
My friend has a toshiba a215 laptop that he wants to use.  Problem is when it powers on it asks for the hdd password.  The laptop belonged to his step father who passed away a few months back. Is there anyway to recover the password or bypass it. I was reading about a loopback that can be made, I wasnt sure if it can be made for this model because the diagram i saw only showed a 25 pin serial port. the serial plugin on the laptop is your typical serial port which has 15 pins i believe... Any ideas or is going through toshiba absolutely the only way to bypass it?
Question by:risenrank
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

dbrunton earned 1000 total points
ID: 24740407
>> Is going through Toshiba absolutely the only way to bypass it?

Yes.  You'll probably require proof of purchase as well.
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

IanTh earned 1000 total points
ID: 24740635
is it definately the hdd password not the bios, can you get into the bios?

if you can try a differnet hdd

Author Comment

ID: 24740897
No, I cant get into the bios.  Its comes up right away, telling me to enter the hdd  password.
Easily Design & Build Your Next Website

Squarespace’s all-in-one platform gives you everything you need to express yourself creatively online, whether it is with a domain, website, or online store. Get started with your free trial today, and when ready, take 10% off your first purchase with offer code 'EXPERTS'.


Author Comment

ID: 24740912
if i had another hdd i would try that... but im out of luck on that
LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 24743010
This question has been asked before:


Looks like contacting Toshiba is the only way forward...
LVL 30

Expert Comment

ID: 24744133
can you get into the bios then?

Featured Post

Will You Be GDPR Compliant by 5/28/2018?

GDPR? That's a regulation for the European Union. But, if you collect data from customers or employees within the EU, then you need to know about GDPR and make sure your organization is compliant by May 2018. Check out our preparation checklist to make sure you're on track today!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

A clone is a duplicate copy. Sheep have been cloned and maybe someday even people will be cloned, but disk cloning (performed by the hard drive cloning software) is a vital tool used to manage and protect data. Let’s look at what hard drive cloning …
Want to create a VM?  Here's how you do it.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
How to fix display issue, screen flickering issue when I plug in power cord to the machine. Before I start explaining the solution lets check out once the issue how it looks like after I connect the power cord. most of you also have faced this…

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question