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bios password removal for toshiba a105-s4084

By al0ne23 ·
hi i let my gf used my laptop and somehow she managed to change the bios password i set up on the device the password which i used is not acceptable can someone plz help me how to bypass the bios password for toshiba a105-s4084. for futher not i took it too circuit city and they are charging me too much to solve this issue plz some one help.

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by turbo26294

reset toshiba bios password by removing battery? think again!!
i know the standard proceedure to reset the bios password is to remove the battery from the board for an hour to over night to 24 hours......thats not going to work on many toshiba models (list below may not contain all applicable models) i went through the whole ordeal of disassembling a friends toshiba satellite a 105-s4054 and when i found the battery i had to look it up cuz i had never see one quite like it.....DON'T remove it--IT WONT WORK LIKE THAT!! Toshiba has admitted to the earlier bios versions for these models having a GLITCH....NOBODY RESET YOUR PASSWORD...the LAPTOP DID IT ITSELF!!!!! tOSHIBA WILL FIX IT AT NO COST.....aside from the cost of shipping no doubt. But if you consider the alternatives....

Applicable Models: Satellite A100-ST8211, A100-SP471, A100-ST1042, A100-ST1041, A105-S4001, A105-S4002, A105-S4004, A105-S4014, A105-S4051, A105-S4094, A105-S4144, A105-S4034, A105-S4054, A105-S4102, A105-S4124, A105-S4114, A105-S4132, A105-S4134, A105-S4064, A105-S4024, A105-S4211, A105-S4201, A105-S4092, A105-S4084, A105-S4184, A105-S4194, A105-S4174, A105-S4164, A105-S4154, A105-S4342, A105-S4284, A105-S4274, A105-S4254, A105-S4244, A105-S4214, A105-S4204, A105-S4104, A105-S4074, A105-S4547, A105-S4334, A105-S4304, A105-S4294, A105-S4364, A105-S4344, A105-S4021, A105-S4031, A105-S4012, A105-S4011, A105-S4397, A105-S4374, A105-S4384, A105-S4022, A110-ST1111, A130-ST1311, A130-ST1312, A130-ST1313, A135-S2246, A135-S2256, A135-S2266, A135-S4499, A135-S4498, A135-S4488, A135-S4478, A135-S4507, A135-S4487, A135-S4477, A135-S4467, A135-S4457, A135-S2396, A135-S2386, A135-S4637, A135-S4527, A135-S2356, A135-S2346, A135-S2336, A135-S2376, A135-S2326, A135-S4517, A135-S2306, A135-S4727, A135-S4677, A135-S4666, A135-S4656, A135-S2426, A135-S4447, A135-S4437, A135-S4427, A135-S4417, A135-S4407, A135-S2296, A135-S2286, A135-S2276, A200-ST2041, A200-ST2042, A205-S4617, A205-S4639, A205-S4618, A205-S4567, A205-S4577, A205-S4587, A205-S4597, A205-S4629, A205-S7459, A205-S7458, A205-S7456, A205-S7443, A205-S7442, A205-S4797, A205-S4787, A205-S4777, A205-S4707, A205-S7468, A205-S7466, A205-S7464, A205-S4607, A205-S4578, A205-S4557, A205-S4537, A205-S4638, L35-SP1011, L35-S2194, L35-S2174, L35-S2161, L35-S2316, L35-S2366, L35-S2206, L35-S2171, L35-S1054, L35-S2151, M200-ST2001, M200-ST2002, M205-S3207, M205-S3217, P100-ST7111, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9412, P100-ST7211, P105-S921, P105-S6002, P105-S6014, P105-S6054, P105-S6034, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6134, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S6024, P105-S9312, P105-S6004, P105-S6012, P200-ST2071, P205-S6297, P205-S6298, P205-S6247, P205-S6287, P205-S6257, P205-S6267, P205-S6237
Tecra A7-S712, A7-S612, A7-ST7711, A7-ST7712, A7-ST5112

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You only have two options here

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to bios password removal for ...

1 Ask your GF for the new password and then alter it to what you need or

2 Pay the money as the password didn't change by itself, there had to be human intervention involved to make this happen and as there are No Default Passwords you just have to either try every possible combination of Words, Alpha Numeric Strings or use some other method to delete the password none of which can be done in 20 seconds they all take at least several hours and as a result you pay for the Techs Time.

Col
Edited to add If you think that the recovery is too expensive you can always buy a new NB and ditch the old one. But the next time that you allow someone else to have use of it the same thing is going to happen again. So don't loan out anything that is important to you.

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Helpful Information

by computerclinic In reply to You only have two options ...

Is everyone as helpful as HAL-9000? Those seeking information should be discouraged from using TechRepublic.

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Well how would you like the facts suger coated?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Helpful Information

OH those nasty techs are charging way too much to allow me to recover my data so I should take it somewhere else and they will pay me to do the work for me?

Grow up I just stated the facts if you are unable to handle them and somehow see them as some form of attack on you that's your problem not mine.

You where the one who loaned a valuable piece of equipment and You are the one complaining that it's costing Too Much to Repair. I'm not the person who handed it out or the person complaining about my own stupidity or the persdon charging you for a solution.

If you loan a car and it's smashed do you complain about the costs of repars or the fact that it's writen off by the insurance company who then refuses to pay for the damage because you didn't have a registered driver driving it when the collision occurred?

I contributed absolutely nothing to your current predicment but supplied the answer to how you could solve it. As you are unhappy with the correct unbiased answer it is you have have Issues not me as it is you who are reading something that was never intended into my reply. But as you obviously expect Highly Paid Professionals to work for nothing or maybe better still pay you for bringing them your mistakes what better can you expect. I take it that the Lawyer handeling your breakup is paying you for the ptrivilage as well right?

Col

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A helpful grip, followed by a clue

by Tig2 In reply to Helpful Information

We who routinely answer questions here will not answer questions regarding a front line security point- such as the BIOS password.

HAL's answer, while terse, was accurate. You should not allow others to have a level of control on your system that could potentially lock you out of it and the financial impact of this will serve as a reminder.

What we are actively trying to guard against is those unscrupulous who would steal a computer and be defeated by the BIOS password. Those lousy b(^&%&*%(^ exist and would try any means, fair or foul to get to information on the computer.

HAL had good points. He was also trying to let the individual know to not allow his computer into the hands of another. We can help this person to know how to protect themselves better in the future and would love to give this person that kind of information. But the initial question? My response is always to contact your manufacturer for reset information.

HAL is one of the good guys. Those seeking information about how their computer works should come here. HAL has personally received nearly 600 positive feedbacks for the high quality of the information he provides. Those who want password hacks should call their manufacturers. We don't give those here.

I hope this helps in your understanding. We are always willing to give you what knowledge we have.

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LOL I heard that computerclinic@ !!!

by nprcomputers In reply to Helpful Information

I agree with you .... That guy is as bad as tssayah@ guy!!
Bad help is worse than no help LOL

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Hadn't the volume dropped somewhat in FOUR MONTHS?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to LOL I heard that computer ...

Why are you commending the imbecile FOUR months after he typed it?

You tosser!

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Common Issue

by tsayyah In reply to You only have two options ...

Unfortunately, Toshiba laptops have been somehow setting up their own BIOS passwords in many Satellite models. Factory/Bios glitch of some sort. What's even making things worse is the coincidence of this issue along with a Thumbprint password being incorrectly set and that in itself locking the harddrive (i've seen in many occasions)... Either way, Toshiba is aware of this issue and is servicing the affected laptops free of charge.

For laptops out of warranty with BIOS password related lockouts, We offer complete and safe Password removal on ANY type of Toshiba laptop - Tecra, Portege, Satellite etc..
We're an Authorized Toshiba repair center and have all the tools necessary to repair any bios related problems (Hoping you won't send us anything related to the Parallel loopback since it's a very easy repair which you can do yourself for less than $10). For anything else related, we could definitely take care of.

Please Email me/us for any related issues. We're listed under Toshiba's Authorized Centers as Computer Guy LLC located in Bridgeport, Connecticut along with our contact information.

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Boooo.....TSAyah is SATAN!

by nprcomputers In reply to Common Issue

gO baCK to youR homE SAtan!

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Jerk

by tthompson1949 In reply to You only have two options ...

You sound like a Geeksquad idiot.
And a REAL JERK.

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Maybe the real jerk is the one who replies

by OH Smeg In reply to Jerk

To a year old question expecting something to happen.

The reality however is that this is a Professional Forum and also a Public Forum where anyone can read what is posted so the likelihood of answering Password Cracking questions is None Existent. But just for you try reading and understanding this.

TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread

The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact the vendor for the software / hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, etc.. To those viewing this post: Please DO NOT respond any further to this thread.

This template has been released under the GNU public license and you are encouraged to use it as a standard reply for questions of similar nature, provided that you make any modifications available to other users.


Of course if you want to answer questions like that that more likely than not refer to Stolen Computer Equipment you are welcome to but don't expect to think that others will accept your decision and will not take steps to prevent you continuing.

OH and BTW WTF is a Geek Squad? Sounds like some idiot domestic thing staffed by crackers to me but then again as I don't have anything to do with General Domestic Equipment I wouldn't know.

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