Solved

Bios password and alternatives

Posted on 2011-03-10
3
474 Views
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?

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:anushahanna
3 Comments
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 167 total points
ID: 35103816
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 !
0
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:edbedb
edbedb earned 167 total points
ID: 35106362
You could try this.
http://cgi.ebay.com/TOSHIBA-SATELLITE-BIOS-PASSWORD-UNLOCK-REMOVAL-GUIDE-/260717139920?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item3cb3f3d7d0

It appears to work for most people and money refunded if it doesn't.
0
 
LVL 91

Assisted Solution

by:nobus
nobus earned 166 total points
ID: 35106412
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Computer running slow? Taking forever to open a folder, documents, or any programs that you didn't have an issue with before? Here are a few steps to help speed it up. The programs mentioned below ALL have free versions, you can buy them if you w…
In this article you will get to know about pros and cons of storage drives HDD, SSD and SSHD.
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…

920 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now