Bios password and alternatives

Posted on 2011-03-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
My manager wants to confirm that there are no other alternatives for clearing the BIOS password of a a105- s2001 toshiba, as the authorized dealer is asking for more money than the laptop is worth.

can you suggest why the reasons mentioned in http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001302.htm would not apply to the above mentioned laptop?

Question by:anushahanna
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Any laptop made in the last 5 -6 years will not have any easy way to bypass the bioS password. Older laptops had some options that are mentioned, but due to security , most manufacturers have moved the CMOS security to a special security chip as part of the tpm process.

So you need to have the manufacturer do the reset.

Also if this is the hard drive rather than the actual BIOS password, then the same thing applies since any modern drive can have a password set on it, so that even if you take it out, it is still not usable without the password.

I hope this helps !
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You could try this.

It appears to work for most people and money refunded if it doesn't.
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