I have a laptop my friends asked me to fix. It asks for a boot/bios password. They did not set it. It is a known issue by Toshiba. They have a Satellite S215-S7444. It appears to be this problem with the bios.
They released a patch, friends didnt apply it, and extended the warranty to the end of 2010. It says that it can be fixed in a day at a service center with-out any parts.
I have already opened the computer and removed (desoldered) the battery and it DID reset the bios but it did NOT remove the password.
I was wondering if there was anything else I could try.