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?