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    by derek ·

    Have a toshiba satellite 5200 laptop with a power on password, of course nobody knows it. Machine has no printer port, so cant use loopback,
    any ideas anyone
    Regards

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    • #3312362

      Reply To: power on password

      by derek ·

      In reply to power on password

      Point value changed by question poster.

    • #3312314

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      by suramya ·

      In reply to power on password

      Hi,

      Try using the Cmos password recovery tool(CmosPwd) from the following website: http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?cmospwd.html

      This ‘should’ fix the problem. I have used it on other machines and it worked great for me.

      Hope this helps.

      – Suramya

    • #3312252

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      by dustyd ·

      In reply to power on password

      Where are all these coming from recently? I answered three in the last month, and have seen others answered as well.
      Anyway, go with answer 1, its what I’ve used also.
      People, if you have a memory like Mr. McGoo had eyesight, don’t use a bios password.

    • #3311035

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      by richard_barsby ·

      In reply to power on password

      Later Toshibas used a USB dongle rather than the old parallel type.

      Rich

    • #3314435

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      by mikex ·

      In reply to power on password

      You’re lucky one with this laptop – and there’s always an easy solution to your problem :

      Bring it to Toshiba services and they will reset the power on password for a 200-300$

    • #3315239

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      by tk3423 ·

      In reply to power on password

      Many laptops now have a chip on the motherboard that stores the password. This is for security reasons. If the laptop is stollen and there is a password, it will not be that easy to access the data. The chip has to be replaced to remove the password. Have you tried calling Toshiba for help. We had a Gateway here in the shop and Gateway support would only tell us the send it in for $169.00 so they could fix it.

    • #3303279

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      by statykserver ·

      In reply to power on password

      Restart your computer in MS-DOS mode.

      When you get to the c:\> or c:\WINDOWS> prompt type DEBUG and press Enter.

      A hyphen (-) prompt will appear waiting for you to enter commands.

      Enter the following commands, pressing Enter after each one. Note: the o is the letter o and stands for OUTPUT.

      o 70 2e

      o 71 ff

      q

      After the q command type exit.
      Now restart and see if you enter the bios. It has worked for me before

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