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Built -in HDD Password =

By kjohn ·
Hello, I dont suppose anyone knows how to get around this Password during boot up. This is a Toshiba Satalite Pro 6100 series. Toshiba says its a virus, and Others say its a HD problem.

I need to recover my data and any suggestions would be appreciated. "It won't start in Safe mode"

I do have a DVD/CD rom which seems to be operable.

Thanks in advance,

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by Sue T In reply to Built -in HDD Password =

A couple of things you could try if you haven't already. When you turn on the computer have you tried going into the BIOS and making sure there isn't any password enabled? Are you able to boot to the CD drive? Do you have a floppy drive either built in or USB that you could boot to? Can you pull the hard drive and put it in as a second drive in another computer?

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by kjohn In reply to Built -in HDD Password =

Do You mean accessing the BIOS by pressing F-2 during startup? Tried that and it does nothing. I tried inputing the Toshiba Recovery and Applications disk and it wont work either. DOnt have a floppy. and am Incapable of changing hard drives.

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by Sue T In reply to Built -in HDD Password =

Is F2 what you need to push when trying to get into the BIOS on bootup? I have seen F1 and also Delete used to get into it on bootup. When you put the system CD in and then boot does it start up with the CD? Do you know someone who has an external floppy drive you could borrow?

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FIX for HDD password

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Hold down F2 during powerup
Select [D] System Device (rather than Internal Hard Drive)

The machine should now boot up without the request for a HDD password.

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