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Portege BIOS Passwd Reset - Can it be done?

Q: Portege BIOS Passwd Reset - Can it be done?

Dear all,

I don't expect anyone to tell me how on-line!
I just need to now if this is possible and the best way of doing it.

I'd rather not use the various password cracking s/w or home-made parallel jumpers.
Can I get this done 'professionally"?

Thanks in advance,

Steve.

A: Portege BIOS Passwd Reset - Can it be done?

Yes, the BIOS password can be deleted.

This procedure can only make an ASP (authorized service provider). Here you can search:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

Best regards

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i have a laptop Toshiba portage M400
locked by Bios password
even i can't access the bios
how can i reset the bios
please hep me
i have an important data inside the laptop

A:How to reset BIOS password in Portege M400?

Hi

Please check http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ35002I000IR01.htm
There you can find answer to your question.

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Hi,

My Portege R700M stopped working after I spilled tea on it. Service center had rejected it quoting 'Motherboard, damaged', The laptop was setup for BIOS password protection for HDD.

Even though the hard drive is intact, I am not able to recover the data from due to BIOS password protection. will Toshiba able to help me unlock the password.

Regards

A:Defective Portege R700M - BIOS & HDD password reset

I presume mainboard is defective and will be replaced. I presume HDD is OK so I believe your original HDD will be used again. After mainboard replacement you don?t need BIOS password anymore. New mainboard will not be secured by BIOS password.

At least explain the situation and Toshiba technicians will explain to you how it works.

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Hello everyone, I have a laptop XPS L502x and due to keyboard problems I misstyped the bios passwd and got it locked, I already called DELL support, proved ownership and they provided a "Master Password" that doesn't work... they also said "If this code doesn't work we cannot help you with this problem"...
As a software developer I really find it hard to believe that a company like DELL would create a lock without a key... I mean, the BIOS passwd is a security feature to prevent others from using the computer, what happens if someone tries to my laptop and locks it? I'm left with an unusable laptop... that doesn't sound very good...
Of course, if there is no solution to this problem this one was my third and last DELL laptop...

A:XPS L502x Bios Passwd locked

Have you owned the system since it was new?  Has the mainboard ever been replaced?

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i forgot bios password please help ACER Aspire ZC-606

A:reset BIOS ACER Aspire ZC-606hie how to reset BIOS...

You would need to send the system to a service center to have a forgotten BIOS password removed. We would suggest contacting technical support in your region for further assistance with this issue.
Acer Service and Support




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i forgot bios password please help ACER Aspire ZC-606

A:reset BIOS ACER Aspire ZC-606hie how to reset BIOS...

You would need to send the system to a service center to have a forgotten BIOS password removed. We would suggest contacting technical support in your region for further assistance with this issue.
Acer Service and Support



Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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Hello,

I have problems with entering the BIOS and boot. My device requests a password, what can you do? Toshiba service centers in our city is not present. All I could do - press control, tab, control, enter, and the machine gave me PC Serial

Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.

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hello !

my 'problem':

on my portege (r700-174) i run a win7 (which was preinstalled on that notebook), a win 8.1. and for some tests the win10 technical preview

all the Systems are protected via Password and Fingerprints.

also the win10 test-System (to test fingerprint-Utility within win10)

now i deleted an old build of win10 and made a clean install with the latest build

unfortunately i forgort to unregister the Fingerprint i had registerd with that old win10 - so now this finger can not be used
to be registerd for the new win10 (or any other System)

my question

is there any possibility to completely reset (delete all Fingerprints for all Systems) the fingerprintscanner out from one of my running Systems or to unregister the
Fingerprint for that system, that does not longer exist on my portege ?

thanks for any hints

Kurt

A:How to reset fingerprint sensor on Portege R700-174?

The fingerprints are stored on the fingerprint sensor and you will need to follow the instructions in this Toshiba document to remove your fingerprint scans.
http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/items/faq/386

In case this procedure would not work, only Toshiba authorized service provider would be able to erase users fingerprint related privacy information on the fingerprint sensor flash.

See also other thread:
https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?75917

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Hi!

I want to reset startup password on old laptop Toshiba Portege 2000.
( power on and write Password= )

A:How to reset startup password on Portege 2000

Password can be removed by Toshiba authorized service provider.
The technique for password removing is not the same for all notebook models.
You cannot remove it alone.

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Ok I bought a second hand Toshiba Portege r830- 138 a year ago and it didn't come with a recovery disk..
Since my laptop is beginning to run slow I've been trying to reformat/reset back to factory settings..
[I've tried the hold down (0) key button and press the power button once at the same time and wait for the beep and then release the (0) key.. But it doesn't seem to work it just brings me right to the log in screen..
Then I've tried the press (F8 button) fast but it just brings me to Advance Boot Options... Which is useless cuz it doesn't bring me to the reset to factory settings..
So please tell me how I can reset to factory settings without a recovery disk because my brother totally did it back then without any disks I just forgot to ask him how to do it.. And now I've lost contact of him so I can't ask him..

Thanks in Advance ✌

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hi,
i had the system switch off. and unplugged. in the morning when i plug it back in, it comes up with an error in the bios, the date/time etc... is not set. i had to go in and set the time again, once it is set, it bootup fine, until it get's to the window's and it keep resetting itself.

anyone have any suggestion to why the bios got reset? the battery is dead?

right now i'm trying to get into safe mode to disable the "automatically restart" so i can see if the window reset is cause by the blue-screen-of-death.
 

A:bios setting got reset, winxp keep reset?help plz

I'm betting that you have a bad CMOS battery...
 

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Hi,I cannot log in on the Windows screen. I have a password for Bios. I just need to be able to get into this computer, I bought almost 2 years ago on eBay and have not been able to use it! Please help! I just want to reset this so I can use it.Thank you, Jessica

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Hello everyone,

I upgraded the BIOS on my Z30-B-119 laptop, and it is much worst than the original BIOS so I would like to downgrade it.
There was no way to save the original BIOS when updating and the previous BIOS is not available on the website.

Do anyone have the original BIOS and knows how to extract it?

Or maybe someone knows how to contact Toshiba technical team directly? (Seeing what they implemented in new BIOS, I have no hopes they read this forum or care about user opinions.)

If you wonder why I want to downgrade and what is wrong with it, see below for explanation.

I was convinced that the new BIOS would fix the problem with the fan, which switched on way too early, but it turned out they made it much worst! Now the fan switches on at 42?. Before it was 50?, which was already a stupid choice of Toshiba engineers, providing that the temperature rating of this CPU is 105? so they could keep the laptop quiet at least up to 60?, especially that many people complain about the fan in this model. Instead, Toshiba did the opposite and lowered the temperature even more.


Seeing how senseless choices their engineers make, I will never buy another Toshiba and will not recommend anyone buying their products. But since I already made the mistake an bought a Toshiba laptop, I hope I will be able to downgrade the BIOS or contact them to ask for an update.

Let me know if you know how to do it.

A:How to downgrade BIOS on Portege Z30-B?

Toshiba Portege Z30-B-119 PT253E-01100XPL
This European model belongs to PT253E series

The Portege Z3x-B PT253U (the same model) has been released in USA and it supports the same BIOS

The BIOS for the PT253U is compatible with PT253E and can be downloaded here:
http://support.toshiba.com/support/v...tentId=4007631

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Hi,
has anyone tested the new bios (4.20-WIN(ECB1.40)) for the Toshiba Portege Z30-A or is there an official change log?
Did toshiba change the fan-behaviour? The fan is not loud/annoying, but it could kick in a little bit later.
Regards

A:New Bios for Portege Z30-A Changelog

Has somebody already installed the new bios?

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Hi,

I have only linux (antergos) on my Portage Z30-B-100, Does anybody know of any way to flash update bios?
Thanks

A:Portege Z30-B-100 update bios from linux

Hi

On the Toshiba EU driver page you can find only the win-based BIOS update version.
This means that BIOS can be updated from running system only and you need to run Windows OS in order to start the BIOS update procedure. Linux isn't supported in this case...

Here you can find the How to doc about the BIOS update
forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?82280

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i have a portege 2010 with a bad bios
on normal startup it goes to this screen
BIOS(Block3) is damaged! (Call your serviceman.)

so i have tried to reflash the bios the usual way.
making a floppy with
-----
biosfile biofca6t.com
chgbiosa.exe
-----
and booting up with either the bios flashing key pressed (just left of the spacebar)
or by pressing any key at the "block3" screen

it does load the chgbiosa.exe program. which reads the bios file
Flashes, and reboots
-----
Reading BIOS file...
Erasing and Writing BIOS data...

ROM write Successfull!!
Utility Finished
-----
Then it Reboots


but sadly. nothing changes. it still goes to the Block 3 screen

so i am thinking that i may have a damaged bios chip on my hands.
since the successfull re-flash doesn't do anything..

-----------------
NOT RECOMMENDED
so i decided to check if the chgbiosa indeed do anything.
so during the write process i disconnected the power.
(incomplete write process) and i ended up, with a (block 1)
damaged. Another bios update later.
and we are back to (Block3)
so it does write to the bios
DO NOT TRY THIS: May erase the "failsafe" part of the bios
---------------------
so the question is. Where do i go from here.

i am willing and able to desolder the chip and flash it elsewhere
but i dont have a "complete" bios file only the u... Read more

A:Portege 2010 - Bad BIOS (block3)

Hi

So many questions and most of them should be answered by technicians. I really think you need professional help. I recommend you to call nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.
To be honest I don?t think you will be able to order this chip anywhere. Talk with service.

By the way: refurbished mainboard for Portege 2000/2010 with well working BIOS chip I found on eBay for 39 Euro so if you will not be able to do anything and repair BIOS buy new motherboard, exchange it and be happy.

By the way, I have Portege 2000 and it is really nice notebook.

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Hi!

I have a Portege 3440CT with bios version 1.50.

This version does not support large HDD so I thought I'd update the BIOS. (don't know if version 1.60 does either, does anyone know?)

When I try to run the bios-update-program on win2000, it says "Initial error", anyone know what's causing this?

BIOS is downloaded from Toshibas website.

I have no floppy or CD-rom available.
Have tried the updater on win98, and also in DOS and it says "this utility not available on v86 mode!"

Is there any way to place the BIOS file on a small hard drive, and boot from that?

Ideas, anyone?

A:Bios update on Portege 3440CT.

Sorry CyB but I really do not understand you. If you check Toshiba support page you will find two BIOS updates. Both of them must be done using FDD. So now I am asking myself why you try to do it under running operating system. Sorry but it is really ridiculous.

Toshiba provide two different BIOS updates. One is TRAD (must be done with FDD) and WIN (can be done under running WXP or now Vista). For old notebook models there is no WIN version.

Is there any way to place the BIOS file on a small hard drive, and boot from that?

As far as I know something like this is not possible and you can check eBay and obtain FDD. You can get it for few bucks. It is really not expensive.

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I have a Portege 3010ct.
When i got it, it had Windows 98 installed on it but i wanted to put Linux on it so i could learn that.

So i tried getting into the Bios to make it boot from my CD but couldn't get into the Bios or really do anything. So in a final attempt i reformatted the hdd.

Now i can't get into anything.
Can anyone help?

I tried every button i thought might get me into the Bios and even tried hitting all of them, no one can seem to get me into it.

A:How to access the BIOS on Portege 3010ct

Hi

To access the BIOS you should use and press the ?ESC? button immediately after Portege was power up.

But as I understood you right, you want to boot from the internal CD/DVD drive.

Well, you could also try to press the ?C? button.
This would enable the booting from the ODD.

Furthermore pressing F12 button would allows you to enable the boot menu on the screen.
Then choose the CD/DVD drive to boot from CD .

Check it out

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I've been looking on the Toshiba Site for BIOS updates for a Portege 3440CT, but can't find anything for the older models. Are they still available? Also the BIOS on the laptop at the moment is 1.50, acan anyone tell me what the most recent version is?

Thanks

Neil

A:Need BIOS update for Portege 3440CT

All BIOS updates, drivers, tools and utilities for older notebook models you can find under ARCHIVE.
For your Portege there you can find BIOS version 1.60.

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i do not have a floppy drive on my machine, only usb ports and a sd card slot. How can i upgrade the bios?

pete

A:Portege 4000 bios upgrade

The easiest way is to create a dos boot cd-rom. There are several descriptions on the web. Google for it.
Add the extracted Toshiba bios files biofc67t.com, ec29nobb.bin, chgbiosa.exe and chgfirma.exe to the CD-rom.

At first boot from the cd and run 'chgfirma ec29nobb.bin'.
Now the ECKBC-Firmware is written (don't power off during flash!!!)
Than boot again from cd and run 'chgbiosa biofc67t.com'.
This flashes the Bios.
Both flash are necessary!

Here is how to extract the Toshiba bios file.
At first you have to extract the R211VOL2.exe file. Easiest way to do so is to use 'universal extractor' -- google for it.
After this you will get the file R211VOL2.IMA. This is a floppy image file.
You can extract the single files in the archiv using winimage (trial version should work).

Good luck!

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Hi All,

I have a Toshiba Portege R830, running 32-bit Windows 7 (SP1) enterprise (for work).
I also boot into Linux Mint 14 64-bit, which I have installed on a portable USB HDD (outside work).

I recently bought a USB 3 HDD, but when I connect it to the USB 3 port on my R830, it only gives me USB 2 speeds (25 MB/s).

I checked with some diagnostic utilities (usbdeview, etc), which say that the drive is connected in USB 2.1 mode.

The drive reports itself as being USB 3, the cable is USB 3 (SuperSpeed), and the port I'm using on the R830 is 3.

I experience the same, whether I boot into windows or linux.

I updated all drivers on both OSs, to no avail.

next i tried to update the BIOS, but I keep getting the following error:
"An error occurred while preparing the update environment.
You have not given permission to execute the update."

For the record, this is the BIOS I'm going from, & to.
BIOS Version : Current Ver.2.80 --> Updated Ver.4.10
EC Version : Current Ver.1.10 --> Updated Ver.1.60

Does anyone know why I would not be getting USB 3 speeds (which, for my drive, are expected to be around 40 to 50 MB/s), or why all diagnostics are saying USB 2?

Does anyone know how to overcome the BIOS update issue?
(I've tried safe mode, disabling AV, disabling NX)

Cheers

A:Portege R830 - USB 3 & BIOS updates

Is this USB driver installed?

Please try to install it and check USB speed again.

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hey everyone...sorry to bother you with such a dumb question but i cant for the life of me find out how to enter the bios on this model. ive tried f1-f12 and del and nothing seems to work?

any thoughts?
 

A:toshiba portege 3480CT bios

Try Esc.
 

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I tried to Update the BIOS at my M700-110 PPM70E-02302DEN from 1.60 up to 1.80 (P005Bv180.exe).

However it fails with the error " BIOS Update is not supported OS. Unsupported OS or service pack installed."

Within the "more information" I could read "OS independent".
Is the Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1 not supported?

What's the matter?
Which BIOS is the right one for my system?

Please help me!
THanks a lot.

A:BIOS Update not possible for Portege M700

Hi

It seems that Vista OS was preinstalled on this notebook.
This means that you have installed the Win 7 system at your own hand.

The point is that BIOS update requires some essential Toshiba tools.
For example the Value Added Package is important software and should be preinstalled on the notebook.

Is VAP installed?
If not install the VAP before trying to update the BIOS.

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My current bios version is 1.6, the latest is 3.0
When trying to update the bios, I get an APPCRASH from INSTALL2.EXE
exception code c000005

I tried to run it in safe mode, but this doe not help

Thanks for help

A:Portege A600: cannot update to bios 3.0

Hi

The istall.exe should not crash and you should not update the BIOS in safe mode!
The Windows should be booted up and should run correctly!

Here is a Toshiba FAQ How to update BIOS:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9502M10000R01.htm

Possibly the error code is related to corrupt windows OS or to missing some necessary Toshiba tools.
Using Win XP the Common Modules should be installed.
Using Vista or Win 7 the VAP (value added packed) should be installed.

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Wanted to upgrade from win 7 to win 10
First win 10 check telling "your processor not compatible "
After check for info some changes made in the bios and now . . .
Request me password !
Seems I have to contact Toshiba for solution: whom and where
Thks regards

A:Bios password appears on Portege M

Hi,
any tips, info ?
thks

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Please can someone tell me where to find the latest BIOS for a Toshiba Portégé M400. I have looked on the Toshiba website, and all there is for Portégé is the M750, and M800.
Thanks in advance,
Joel

A:BIOS for Portege M400 needed

Have you also checked ARCIVE option?

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I need make cd-rom 1-st boot device.
There are no operating system installed on my hdd.

I could not change my BIOS.
I press and hold Esc button then F1.

After that i see Bios screen, but i can not change anything.
I can only escape without and with changes?
No items can bee changed?

Can anybody help me???

A:Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios

HI

You don?t need to change the booting device in BIOS.
You can also set it while notebook powering up.
Press F12 immediately after the notebook has been powered on
Then a boot menu should appear.
Here you have to choose ODD as booting device and should confirm with Enter.

That?s it

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Folks,

I have been wrestling with this device for a while now and I seem to be progressively making the situation worse.

My current issue is that I can no longer access the BIOS after changing a setting in the BIOS that related to USB emulation (or something like that). I was in the process of trying to make the device boot from a USB and pretty much twiddling with every setting to see what would work.

This one didn't. And now the device no longer responds to F2. It's like it is ignoring the keyboard. Doh!

Is there some way to roll back or re-flash the BIOS? Or another way to access it? I tried an external keyboard, to no avail.

How did I get here?

Well ... I was given this device to put back to factory condition and I could not find an obvious option that would do this, other than the Toshiba Maintenance Utility which looked hopeful. It offered to erase the partition (which at the time seemed fair enough) - BUT THAT"S all it did - so the machine just repeatedly boots, displays "Please insert system disk" and then reboots.

OK, I'm an idiot - but it does seem silly for Toshiba to offer an option that instantly bricks the machine?

Anyway, I've moved on from that problem to one that is significantly more dire. Not being able to access the BIOS means I don't have any options - unless one of you wonderful people can help me discover one.

Help

I have since discovered that the next setting I was going to adjust - the Secure Boot setting - may have solved... Read more

A:Portege - Can't access BIOS after update

Which notebook model do you have and which operating system do you use?

If you use Win8.1 you have access to some BIOS settings using settings in system settings. Check it out please.

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I am trying to reformat a Portege p3500 for my brother's g/f. I have an external usb dvd drive and a copy of XP ready to go. The problem is I cannot get into the stupid bios. I hit esc, during the toshiba boot screen and get the following message. "check system. Press F1" when I press F1 it just goes right back to the toshiba boot screen and from there loads xp. I have looked other places on-line and supposedly pressing F1 accesses the BIOS. Doesn't seem to work for me. I am stuck please help
 

A:Can't access Portege p3500 BIOS

Boot XP, get into the Control Panel, System, Advanced... choose Startup and recovery Options... and check the timing settings for going into Windows and into recovery options. Set going into Windows to 0 seconds and recovery options to 10 seconds. De select automatic restart and send an administrative alert while you are in there. Try the F2, F10 and DELETE keys
 

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Hi!
I found my old laptop, but can't boot it - forgot BIOS password. CMOS battery disconnection didn't helped.
Local support asked me go to offline service, but they want too much money for unlocking - this laptop is now cheaper himself.
USA support asked me write here
May be somebody can help to generate unlock response code?
Model is Portege R500 PPR50E-06W012RU

A:Portege R500 BIOS password

BIOS protection is very important feature for protection so it cannot be discussed in public forum.
If someone writes here how you can remove BIOS password every stolen Portege R500 can be unlocked.

I know it costs a bit but this should be done by Authorized service provider.

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Hello friends,

i have Portege R700-1321 Laptop.
about 1 year a go i was update my BIOS version to 2.20 and after that i cant enter the BIOS!!!
try any way but noway :(

when press F2 after rebooting computer nothing append and reset again .
try to F10 ro change boot order but again just restarting :(
i need to change boot order to install new fresh OS and of course change my BIOS setting.

please help me.
if any body had a same problem or know way to fix it :(

A:Cannot enter BIOS on my Portege R700

Can you use F8 or F12 at start-up?
Is maybe ?fast boot? option enabled? Check it out please.
Open Toshiba assist > optimize > Toshiba HWSetup > Boot priority. There you should find option for boot speed. Be sure it is set to ?normal?

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Hi forum,

I take out the HDD, when I stick it back; the BIOS didn?t detecting the HDD.
How can I set the HDD at the BIOS? The option drives i/o isn?t editable.

I need urgent help...

Thanks

A:Portege 3500 does not detecting the HDD at the BIOS

Try to access the BIOS and set it back to the default settings. Don?t forget to save the changes. ;)

A friend of mine had a similar issue and the BIOS default settings was the key.

So check it out

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Hello, guys...
Is there such program which decodes or reset the bios password of a Laptop
My laptop in an old Acer Aspire 4715z

I've tried removing the CMOS
But found no jumper. I was suprised that after resetting the CMOS only the Date and Time reset.

I'll be waiting for your replies..
Thanks.

A:BIOS Decoder or BIOS password reset tool

I am sorry, but we cannot help youPer forum rulesNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

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Dear,

We from UsedPC a company in Holland thats sell second handed Notebooks en Computers just bought 4 of Toshiba Portege M300
We only have one problem on all of the machines, They are locked with an start up password ( bios password ) so we cant install them
Only we need the responses codes that we dont know.
Can somebody help us out please?


Greets,


UsedPC

A:Portege M300 – BIOS password removal

Hi,

Read this article:

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=11

As you see to remove Bios password you should contact the asp (service center). It's user to user forum and nobody can really help you with this issue.

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Hi there,

My Portege A600-13Y BIOS is version 1.50:

- should I upgrade to 2.00WIN?
- I found this source for the biso upgrade 2.0 but there is no indication that this file is authentic TOSHIBA bios.
No checksums, no ssl certificate, nothing. Is it possible to get it in a secured / authenticated way?

Thanx for answers,
Schneiderlein

A:Re: Portege A600-13Y: BIOS update 1.50 to 2.00-WIN - How risky it is?

Hi

First of all you should use and download the BIOS files only from Toshiba website.
The Portege A600-13Y PPA61E is a Toshiba European notebook model and all the drivers and BIOS can be found on the Toshiba driver page.

I don?t know why you ask for the checksums or ssl certificate? the Toshiba websites are safe?
but everyone who needs the drivers or BIOS can download it?

You should only ensure that you have chosen the right notebook model and that you have downloaded the right BIOS!

But why you want to update the BIOS?
If your notebook is running troublefree then a BIOS update is not important? I follow always this advice; never change a running system.

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Good morning.

Can someone tell me where can i find the changelog for BIOS update 4.50-WIN(ECB1.40)?
Thank you.

A:Portege R30-A Bios Update change log (4.50-WIN (ECB1.40)

Toshiba EU BIOS page does not provide any change log details.
But on Toshiba US driver page you can check such information.

The BIOS version seems to be the same:
Visit this page and click on BIOS (left column)
http://support.toshiba.com/support/d...ext=1200008975

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Hello,
I have a Portege Z830 with BIOS version 1.60. It runs a single operating system, ubuntu, (without a windows OS it does not appear to be possible to upgrade the BIOS). I have a bootable USB (debian, created by copying an .iso image using dd) which works on other computers, but not on this one. With USB at the top of the boot priority, it is not recognized as a bootable device and the computer boots from the HDD. The boot is in legacy mode, not UEFI (there is no UEFI/legacy switch in the BIOS menu).

Any pointers how to enable a boot from a USB on this computer?


Thanks and kind regards,

James

A:1.60 BIOS does not recognise bootable USB in Portege Z830

As you probably know, Toshiba doesn't support Linux so you cannot upgrade BIOS under Linux OS.
It is also not offered to be installed from USB.

It works like application and must be executed under running Windows.

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Anyone have a back up bios for a Portege Z30-A-10Z laptop.

My laptop bios has locked me out with password and need to program a new bios chip with new bios.

I cant prove ownership with Toshiba with original receipt so they wont help as I purchased it from ebay a wile back and the seller is no longer registered :(

A:Password locked Portege Z30-A-10Z - BIOS needed.

It is very stupid situation now. If your notebook is ?locked? by BIOS password you have big problem now and nobody here can help you. BIOS password must be removed by authorized service provider.
BIOS password is very important security feature so any problem with locked machine must be handled by ASP. There are several different methods for BIOS password removal and it has nothing to do with BIOS backup or some kind of new BIOS installation.

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Good day, I have two questions about Portege 3410.

The first one: I cannot update BIOS (there is 1.50 in use, I want to update to 1.60). The instruction does not work: I connect Teac USB-drive on USB-port, switch USB-FDD emulation to Enable, switch notebook On with F12 pressed, the message "Ready to update BIOS..." appears, I presed key, but nothing happend. What's wrong?

The second one: I cannot install Windows XP on to notebook (it does not boot neither FDD-USB, nor External DVD-USB).
How can I install Windows?

Thank you.
Mikhail

A:Portege 3410 - How to update BIOS and install XP?

Hi

Just one question: Why do you want to update the BIOS? Is it really necessary?
I ask this because this update is always a little bit risky and you could damage the ROM module.
Anyway, have you tried to load default settings in BIOS before you start the update and install XP?

You can install XP without CD. Therefore you must copy the i386 folder on the HDD from another computer and some booting files for HDD? I think you should search a little bit with Google to find workaround for this. You should find enough! ;)

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Changing the BIOS setting for Portege S100 from JBOD to RAID0, I hit space on Exectute Creation and enter the string key in the manual and press "enter".
The settings then return to existing settings and not the new RAID0 setting I selected.

I have been at this most of the day / evening looking at various posts, but I can see nothing wrong with the details entered.

It is the same as recorded in this link:-
[How to Change the RAID configuration|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6901K60006R01.htm]

I am now at the end of my tether, I only wanted to install new WD HDD and do fresh install of XP Pro, is that too much to ask?

A:Portege S100: How to change the RAID in the BIOS

Did you enter "1234" as the confirmation code when you changed the RAID setting?

This code can be found in the users manual :)

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Hi

I have toshiba portege s100 i loss bios password when i search about it so i found a method i pressed ctrl, teb and ctrl,enter my leptop screen shows s/n and challenge code and system need response code but i do not know response code pleas help me i need response cod the s/n and challenge cod is as under,
pc serial no = 36738792g
challenge code= 7N67Y-YVDEA-XQ6VY-KMLCB-1F1ML
response code=

Thank you.

A:I loss BIOS password for my Portege S100

Hi

Unfortunately nobody here can help you with this. BIOS password is very important security feature and it cannot be solved on some public forums.
This can be solved with authorized service only.

Response code can be given by Toshiba only and they don't give it to anyone. Only authorized service provider can get it after check if notebook is not stolen.
Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and they can help you wth this.

Bye and good luck.

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I was handed a Portege 2000 to take a look at. As soon as I turn it on I can see the Toshiba logo which immediately followed by a black screen that only says "password=".
I've tried searching for answers but have come up empty handed.

I am at a loss as to what to do new. I was hoping someone here could give me some insight as to where to go from here.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Portege 2000 BIOS passoword is needed

Hi

It looks like the notebook is locked by BIOS password.
You need the password in order to boot the unit.
If you don?t know the password then you will need to get in contact with an local ASP (authorized service provider) technician which would be able to remove this unknown password.

Good luck

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Had a go at installing this, and all is fine apart from installing the Value Added Package - the main thing I want to get working is the function keys for screen brightness and connecting a TV.

I understand that upgrading the BIOS can help getting the VAP installed ( I get the ID ERR NOTINSTALLTVALZ message), I know that Toshiba are not directly supporting the A100 for Vista but is there a BIOS I can install that will work? I'm thinking there might be a similar machine that works in Vista or maybe just an A100 BIOS that will suffice?

Many thanks!

A:Vista on Portege A100 - Can I update the BIOS?

Hi

May I ask where did you found the Vista Value Added Package for Portege A100?
I didn?t find this Value Added Package on the Toshiba Europe site.

There are only 3 files for Vista. One of the files is BIOS v1.60-WIN which seems to be OS-independent.

Regarding the BIOS;
You should know that the BIOS update is always risky.
If you will use wrong BIOS version or wrong BIOS update procedure you can damage the motherboard!!!
?and as you probably know the motherboard is one of the expensive notebook parts!!!
It?s not worth to trying something which can damage the notebook. You know?

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Hi,

I purchased an M400 Tablet system and having a lot of trouble with the BIOS.

I am able to get into the BIOS, but it appears to be restricted.
It says there are three pages and to use the pgup and pgdn to change pages, this does not work.

I have tried it with a USB keyboard and removing the keyboard from the tablet, but this does not work either.
The laptop does not have SWSetup installed on it. I downloaded this from the website but say's that the BIOS is incorrect.

I then decided to flash the BIOS.
Downloaded windows BIOS flash and that say's that the BIOS is incorrect.

I would like to reinstall the OS but at the moment I am unable to to get it to boot from the CD as I can't change the boot sequence.

Can any one please help me.

A:Portege M400 - Cannot navigate through BIOS pages

Hi

That?s strange.
First of all you can boot from the CD pressing F12 and then you could choose ODD as booting device.

Secondly it?s interesting to know if some passwords (user or supervisor password) have been set because such kind of password could restrict changing the BIOS options.

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I have installed W10 on my R700 and R930 successfully - but I have two minor issues I can?t solve:
- I cannot enter BIOS - the route via Settings - advanced Start - troubleshooting - Start repair etc. does not work. How do I enter BIOS in W10???
- I try to update my Intel drivers via the Intel driver Update Utility - but when I run this App - the App are not able to identify any Intel drivers on my two Porteges - how can this be possible? In the System info I can see information about the Intel processors - how can that be?
Otherwise W10 is running good....

/Anders

A:Win 10 on Portege R700 and R930 works but wher is the BIOS?

Well - I found the answer to the first question - how to enter Bios in W10 - in the energy options you have to disable quick start-up - then you can enter BIOS by just holding the F12 at powering up. Worked on my two Portege.
/Anders





I have installed W10 on my R700 and R930 successfully - but I have two minor issues I can?t solve:
- I cannot enter BIOS - the route via Settings - advanced Start - troubleshooting - Start repair etc. does not work. How do I enter BIOS in W10???
- I try to update my Intel drivers via the Intel driver Update Utility - but when I run this App - the App are not able to identify any Intel drivers on my two Porteges - how can this be possible? In the System info I can see information about the Intel processors - how can that be?
Otherwise W10 is running good....

/Anders

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Hi,

how can I update my BIOS when using Ubuntu Linux?

The reason why I'd like to update my BIOS is that on the one hand Ubuntu
writes an error message during boot-up and recommends to upgrade it and on
the other hand I'm afraid that there is maybe a temperature problem, at least the
notebook becomes slower after working for a while.

The notebook operating temperature usually is between 45-64 degrees.
The fan turns on at 62 degrees and turns off at 52 degrees.

Temperature seems to be pretty normal I would say but I think its not normal that the
notebook becomes slower when operating above 50 degrees.

I already opened it, it seems to be all right with the cooling unit, no dirt e.g...

Maybe I just persuade myself I and the performance is completely normal for a PIII with
866MHz??

Thank you

A:Portege 2010 BIOS update / operating temperature

Dear Julio

I presume you know that Linux is not supported OS and designed BIOS update is created to be performed in running Windows OS. This nice Portege is known to me and I know very well that it is not the fastest notebook and it is designed for business purposes like working with Office, e-mail communication and every other everyday activity.

Because of that answer to your latest question can be: yes you persuade yourself.

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Hi,

I recently picked up a Portege M200 and installed (via PXE - network install) Windows 7 on it. I would like to upgrade the BIOS as it's still at the original BIOS (1.1). I downloaded and extracted the pkg and tried to install via Windows but it says my OS isn't supported. I don't have an external CD drive or FDD - how can I update the BIOS? I tried to put it on a USB drive but there doesn't seem to be an option to boot from USB.

Thanks!
Jerry

A:Portege M200 BIOS update running Windows 7?

Ok, I'm thinking I could use an SD card but I see it's not recognized by Windows 7 and when I put in a card, nothing happens...

Anyone know where I can find a driver for it? I do see there are 2 devices not recognized - one "Base System Device" and one "Unknown Device"...

And I see it doesn't recognize the video card either - just uses Standard VGA Graphics Adapter which seems to work fine...

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Can anyone help with this problem.

At our site we have approx 300 of these laptops and they are all bios protected.
Recently had a problem where when inputting the bios password and it says its incorrect even though its the standard password we use on all our laptops. The user also confirms they didn't set a password...

Is it possible for the bios to somehow have become currupted (the machine was experiencing blue screens before) or how can I factory reset the bios password.

Before anyone says yes we own the machince and can prove it!

A:Portege R700 protected by unknown BIOS password

Maybe it sounds stupid but I think you should clarify this with nearest Toshiba service provider.
I use Toshiba notebooks for years now and I know for sure that Toshiba doesn?t sell notebooks with any kind of password or such kind of protection.

If you have such amount of notebooks maybe there was some special dial about configuration or protection. Anyway, BIOS password removal cannot be theme on such public forum. BIOS password protection is very important security feature and if there is some problem it must be clarified with authorized Toshiba service provider.


BIOS password cannot be set or changed from alone and, as far as I know, there is no kind of factory reset. I just know that BIOS can be set to default settings. That?s all.
Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and clarify this issue.

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Hello Forum,

i have exactly the same problem as described here, 2 years ago:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=65519

I need to update my BIOS, but i cant because the BIOS Updater tells me that Intel-TXT is enabled.
Unfortunatelly i cant disable it in my bios. Its just not selectable. The "cursor" just jumps over it.
I can only "Hide" it which doesnt help.
I have the same for the VT-d and VT-x setting in the BIOS. This is not selectable or changeable as well.

TPM isnt enabled though...
I installed the infineon suite and it tells me that i need to enable TPM in bios to use it. :-(

I have an very old Bios Version 3.1 and i read in the changelog that in V3.4 and 3.5 there were many TPM related changes....

Anyway....
Back then, a user named Paolo30 uploaded a file P007Dv360A_EC77V140.zip to 2shared.com which fixed this.
Unfortunatelly this file was deleted on 2shared.com

can someone please provide that file (or a later bios update) which fixes this?
Thanks in advance.

A:Need Portege R830 BIOS Update without Intel-TXT Check

Port?g? R830-10P belongs to the PT321 series so you need BIOS released for Port?g? R830 PT321

You can download such older BIOS versions from different Toshiba driver pages.
For example: http://www.toshiba-asia.com/sg/support/drivers

On this Toshiba Asia page I could find all BIOS for this Portege model.

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Hi,

I want to update my laptop bios 3.40 with the version (BIOS_V390_ECV160_WIN) , it shows me an error message :
TOSHIBA BIOS Package Ver.4.2.1

"This computer in not supported"


Why!!!!!

A:Re: Bios update Toshiba Portégé R830-1DR (PT321E-0G401EFR)

Check this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=65519

try the update to v3.60 before trying the v3.90

By the way: Does VAP (value added package) is installed properly? This package is very important for BIOS update

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USB boot option seems to have disappeared from bios boot sequence menue after I installed bios 3.00. I wonder why this happened and how I can bring it back.

A:Portege A600 - Dissapearing of USB boot option after updating to bios 3.00

Hello,

normally the USB boot option is available and you can select the supported modi in the bios settings.
In a company environment it is possible to disable USB as boot device with some special tools. In this Case yo ushould ask your administrator.
If you are a single private customer you should visit an ASP.

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I couldnt save my Bios setup because i can't find the end keys to save the changes.
I tried to hit all the keys in keyboard but none of it save the settings.

Can you show me the keyboard diagram showing the end keys?
I have toshiba portege 2001 series.

A:Portege 2010 - Cannot find the END button in order to save BIOS changes

>Can you show me the keyboard diagram showing the end keys?

I checked the user manual which you can download from the Toshiba user manual page and the END button seems to be located in the upper right corner? it?s above the ?Backspace? button.

Cheers

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Hi,

I have an Old Portege A100, Model: PPA10A-0002LP, but I can't seem to find that model on any Toshiba website, closest I've seen is the " PPA10A-0002L".

I'm wanting to see if there's a BIOS update that will allow me to Boot from a USB Device.

The issue I am having is that I need to reinstall Windows, but the CD ROm cant read discs.
It does Network Booting PXE, but i'm new to this sort of thing and have absolutly no idea what to do there.

Any help would be great,


Thanks

A:Portege A100 PPA10A - Will BIOS update allow to boot from a USB device

Hi

Portege A100 seems to be developed only for Australian market.
As you said there is a Portege A100 PPA10A-0002L model number listed on the Toshiba Australian page but the Portege A100 PPA10A-0002LP belongs to the same series which is PPA10A.
So in my opinion the BIOS should work too.

Anyway, I doubt that the BIOS update will add any further booting options.

Usually the BIOS support the booting from CD/DVD drive, HDD, LAN and USB FDD.
It should be possible to boot from a bootable diskette using an USB FDD drive.
I doubt you would be able to boot from USB ODD since this Portege A100 supports an internal CD/DVD drive.

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in November 2015, I bought a laptop Portege Z30-B-117 PT253E-013008CZ. Today I discovered the information that is needed to activate windows. The laptop has been pre-installed Win 7 Pro and Media attached to Win 8 Pro. In notebook isn?t COA label. When you generate the code and enter it into the activator appears information - error 0xc004f063 computer bios is missing required license. Microsoft, I was told that my product key is required to supply a computer manufacturer. Please help, I could turn the system on and work again. Thank you very much

A:Portege Z30-B-117 0xc004f063 computer bios is missing required license

in November 2015, I bought a laptop Portege Z30-B-117 PT253E-013008CZ. Today I discovered the information that is needed to activate windows. The laptop has been pre-installed Win 7 Pro and Media attached to Win 8 Pro. In notebook isn?t COA label. When you generate the code and enter it into the activator appears information - error 0xc004f063 computer bios is missing required license. Microsoft, I was told that my product key is required to supply a computer manufacturer. Please help, I could turn the system on and work again. Thank you very much

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Hi,

I encountered some problem with my netbook (Portege M800-10W) after updating BIOS.
The BIOS updating program seems to failed. Then my Netbook automatically restarted and now I can't start my PC anymore.
All the LEDs turns on, but the sreen remain black and after few minutes, the netbook beep 3 times (1 long, 2 short).

How can I restore the BIOS to the previous version (or factory version) ?

Thanks.

Adrien

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A:Portege M800 doesn't startup anymore after updating BIOS

I think that error code means there is a Graphical/Video problem. The Mainboard or VGA Board may need replacing, or there may be a loose connection.

I would send the notebook to an ASP for repair.

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Hi,

yesterday i set the bios/supervisor password.

When i now turn on the notebook, i can see the Toshiba - Leading innovations screen and then it goes dark and won't boot any further.

The harddisk / fan / graphics card etc is working - but i don't see anything nor do i get some kind of prompt or shell or whatsoever.

I tried all those "Press, ESC, Press F2, Press F1, Press INS" stuff, nothing worked out.
I removed the battery for several mins while pressing the power button, nothing.

Maybe somebody has some kind of clue whats wrong with this maschine....

A:Portege R830-1EE: Supervisor / Bios password - No Boot or login prompt

Hi

Did you use some high ASCII character like ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? etc in your BIOS / Supervisor password?

In the past the usage of such characters prevented the notebook from booting up.
In such case you had to contact the service partner in order to solve this problem.

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Portege R830/PT321E: Bios Update stops with "An error occurred while preparing the update environment..."

Following message seems at first

BIOS Version: Current Ver. 3.40 -> Updated Ver. 3.70
EC Version: Current Ver. 1.30 -> Updated Ver. 1.50
Bios and EC should be updated

During the BIOS update seems following message:

+An error occurred while preparing the update environment. You have not given permission to execute the update.+

My settings:
- BitLocker is switched off.
- No connection to a docking station
- Windows 7 is installed
- Boot mode is on? I guess it means:
"Closes all open programs, shut down windows, and then turns off your computer."

Any idea what the problem is?

Message was edited by: ML

A:Portege R830/PT321E: Bios Update stops with "An error occurred while..."

Hi ML

Maybe stupid question now but why do you want to update BIOS on this, I think, pretty new notebook model?
Have you noticed some issues or hardware problems?

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Right my BIOS was on 1.20 when I went to Toshiba website to get the drivers to install and found the BIOS update so I followed the instructions burn it to a floppy disk the last one I have and away I went but after the update I noticed that xp said it was running at 600 MHz not 1,2ghz.

So I used cpuid to see if it was xp but it shows the processor as running 598.6 MHz and can flux to 600.4 MHz max so I went into the BIOS tried CPU max disabled CPU sleep and rebooted so then I thought it was xp so I reinstalled but still the same I used Suse Linux still the same.

I?ve reflashed the BIOS with 1.50 through windows rebooted still the same. I am getting on where and this is getting silly I even went and found all BIOS versions from the Toshiba American site which goes back to version 1.10 to 1.50 so I tried all of them. Nothing!

I am really baffled at this can anybody sort this out it is really annoying and slow.
Thank you in advanced

A:Portege M100 - Processor Stuck on 600Mhz, have tryed every BIOS version

Hi

Just one question; was the motherboard replaced in the past?

As far as I know after the motherboard replacement the test & diagnostic should be performed in order to update the CPU microcode on the PCB.
If the microcode is not updated then your CPU would stuck at 600Mhz.

In order to update the microcode, the ASP must be contacted.

The other reason why the CPU runs only at 600Mhz is the low CPU processing setting in Toshiba power saver.
Check if the Toshiba power saver is installed on your notebook and set the options to a higher level.

Check it out?

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Guys ,
incase i forget the passwd of the only user with admin rights in XP , also forgot the administrator passwd , after i changed them recently ... Will a restore put it back to previous passwd's???
 

A:forgot passwd

I doubt the passwords will revert back to the old ones. Not sure if they could build that functionality into the SAM database. Does not sound like a very secure or reasonable solution to me.

Do you know that in XP you can create a password reset disk.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305478&sd=tech
 

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How do I reset the BIOS or update the BIOS and how can I make the USB drive boot in boot menu? I have been contacting Microsoft multiple times and they need this info to fix my problem.

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1. Home loan pc with win XP from work but no longer connected to work domain.
2. When logging in two options, work domain or PC.
3. Got a trojan, Backdoor.HUpigeon which took away all admin rights. (I have a thread on this on malware side).
4. Was unable to remove the virus. Everything failed saying need admin rights.
5. So tried to use password reset to change the admin password.
6. Used the ERD commander utility and the one at
home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd.
7. The user name set up by the compay IT is not even listed in the users that come up with these utilites. Though can see my user name when 'explore' the pc with ERD. There are some other user names in the work pc that I had never used to log into the machine.
8. As I did not see my username in the list of users available to change the passwd, I tried to change the passwords of the ones available in the list. ERD came back with error and now I cannot even use my original username to log in to my machine. I am completely locked out.
9. ERD does not allow you to blank it, but 'pnordhal' does and I tried both.
10. None of them work.
11. I am told the reason the utillities fail is that originally the PC was set to log in to two domains, work and the PC itself (Now I do not log to work domain though as I am no longer with the company).
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A:Changed xp passwd, can't log into machine.

You have been working hard at trying to fix it, but I would take it back to the office to be repaired.
 

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on xp, 2 login user accounds, 1st account has 3 imap e-mail accounts and OE remembers passwords.
2nd account, 2 pop3 e-mails neither send/receive unless i put in passwd EVERY time.

I can't see any changes between settings of OE between both XP login accounts

any ideas
 

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sir,
I know in win 98 we can use debug to remove cmos password but in 2k i tried debug but i didn't worked even in safe mode & safe mode with command prompt please help me . This is to know things in win 2k & i don't want any 3rd party tool to do that
 

A:removing the cmos passwd in nt,2k or XP

Bios password problem

This actually has nothing at all to do with your OS...
 

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IE7 also using IE7Pro on XP.

Had an old machine (same spec) that worked fine with remembering my password and all I would have to do is hit enter. Now on my new machine it asks for my user & pass every time even when remember password is checked.

It seems when I reboot the machine it forgets, otherwise it will remember even if I close IE as long as no reboot happens.

What's going on?
 

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My HP laptop (Win 7 Home Premium - I have genuine Windows boot disk.) has following symptoms:
1. Admin account I setup (with password) can now open without password;
2. Windows update notification is disabled;
3. McAfee Total Protection Realtime scanning is disabled;
4. My Wifi network is listed but could not be enabled. Wired connection works;
5. Windows is starting in safe mode automatically. I fixed this and ran scans as instructed.
I attached the scan logs and posted this from other computer.
===============================================


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by Admin at 10:02:00 on 2014-07-06
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4027.1857 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:HP Admin Acct Don't have passwd anymore

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Windows is starting in safe mode automatically. I fixed this and ran scans as instructed.




What did you do specifically?

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Double-click mbar.exe inside the mbar folder then click 'Next'.
Note: Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit requires administrative privileges to function properly.
Click 'Update'.
When finished updating, click 'Next' then 'Scan'.
If you are told you have the 'AppInit_Dlls rootkit', choose not to fix it and proceed with the scan.
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hey im running win7 32 bit - it has been running perfectly fine, and all of a sudden I cannot login, I get BSOD right after i type my passwd and hit enter, very frustrating can anyone help? I have attatched zip below - thanks in advance...

oh btw - i tried to get the perfmon report and it failed, " an error occurred " so i was unable to attatch

A:Fast BSOD / Crash after passwd entered

What happens if you try to enter safe mode?

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Could someone please inform me how to enable IE to be able to copy/paste a link with the login info included?? I know that microsoft issued a patch to make this happen, but how can I turn it off?

Thanks for your help!
 

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I tried to sneak a new mobo under XP's nose.

It booted to desktop, and I got the 'Hardware change/activation' message. I chose 'later', and then I got drivers loaded. It wanted to reboot, and I did.

It failed, and I get to recovery/repair with the install CD, and it asks for Admin password. There is none. I press 'Enter', and it loads the C:\Windows> prompt without any action, not even a blinker.

Help?
 

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Quick question - will a keyboard for a Portege S100 work in a Portege M100?

Layout looks similar; albeit a different colour.

A:Will a keyboard for a Portege S100 work in a Portege M100?

Hi

I think you cannot use the same keyboard because the Portege S100 supports the an-easy-to-use 84-key (US) or 85-key (UK) keyboard and the Portege M100 supports the an-easy-to-use 85/86-key keyboard.
Furthermore the connector of the S100 supports the CN3230 keyboard interface 34 pin connector and the M100 supports the PJ3230 keyboard 34pin connector.

So possibly this could be a problem.
I recommend using the original keyboards released for the each notebook model.

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Hi all, I saw somewhat relevant answers here, I'm hoping someone can help.

Specs:
I have a debranded HP Media Center TS-NO747M
Athlong 64 [email protected] (T) 4200 + 2.2 G
2G PC-3200 mb/sec DDR SDRAM
300G SATA, 7200 rpm
All drivers etc. were up to date
I was using the system w/factory settings

Problem history
I changed the boot order in order to boot off a CD to run a bootable CD. I've done that before w/other systems, no problem.

That program ran, however, my system didn't recognize the Enter key (tab worked). So I exited and it rebooted with lots of text flashing by too fast to read.

On reboot, it repeatedly got stuck on the BIOS looking for the HDs. It could not even reboot to a bootable CD, just hung.

So after research and advice from IT at my company (even though it's my system, not theirs, and now they're all off duty) I reset the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery for 10 minutes in order to reset it to factory values. I could not see any jumpers to just change the setting.

With the battery back in, I start the computer. It finally starts, but asks for a recovery CD. I put in the XP installation CD (which is all I have), and it starts to boot. But when I go into either the boot menu directly or through setup, all it sees is the CD-ROM group. The First Channel Devices 0 and 1 are my DVD writer and reader respectively, and there's nothing else. There is no sign of my HD.

The Onboard SATA-1 Adapter is enabled.

Reloading defaults did nothing.

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A:Reset BIOS now can't see HD

So you have one SATA hard drive and an IDE CDROM? Do you have a USB keyboard?
 

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Usually resetting the bios is easy. But I have a dell dimension 4600c and I can't seem to reset the bios. Anyone know how ?
 

A:Reset Bios

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Can anyone tell me how i can rest the Bios on a PC.I have heard it can solve wireless issues.Is there any truth to this?Desperate at this point.
 

A:How can i reset the Bios?

i can't see how 'resetting the BIOS' could solve wireless issues (unless you have an onboard wlan controller that has been disabled in the BIOS)

you should provide detailed info on the real problem which i don't think is related your BIOS settings.

if you really want to 'reset the BIOS', there are 2 options:

1. open the computer case, refer to your main board manual, find the correct jumper switch to clear the CMOS on the mainboard and follow the instructions.

2. enter the BIOS setup utility and load the Default settings.
 

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Hii forget my bios password how reset it Thanks in advance

A:BIOS reset

@Shanthakumar? When asked for the password just hit enter 3 times. Post any code you receive. REO

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Hi,My Dad bougt me a second hand probook 6550b laptop nd there is a bios password on which i need to reset to enble me gain access to my video card to increase it . Please can anyone help. Thank you.

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hello,I have an error code generated after 3 tries for BIOS password: 75765538my laptop is hp g630Thanks for your help!











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A:bios reset hp 630

Hi, Try entering:    60643518 Regards, DP-K

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I recently got my laptop back after having a new HDD fitted.The technician told me to reset my BIOS.Could anyone tell me if this was necessary and what difference it would make to my laptop?

A:Reset bios?

The technician told me to reset my BIOS



To reset what option?

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whats the process of resetting bios?
 

A:how do i reset bios?

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i am having some problems with my laptop and i want to rset my BIOS. But when i enter my BIOS, i cannot find any option to reset the bios. Is there anyway for me to reset it?
I am using Lenovo G405s
 

A:want to reset BIOS

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Need a reset: HP 15-f010dx Code: 85721089

A:BIOS Reset

@josjau? Enter  30689009 Regards, DP-K

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im using a dell gx240 machine. an i have 4got my bios password. so i would like to know how could i reset the bios. i have tried by takin the battery off but not working still.
 

A:reset the bios

zaushan said:

im using a dell gx240 machine. an i have 4got my bios password. so i would like to know how could i reset the bios. i have tried by takin the battery off but not working still.Click to expand...

How long did you leave it off for?
 

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I contacted my Video Card's Technical support. Because my video card wasn't working, nor was it even being noticed by my computer. The tech support said my BIOS Reset itself. That I need to set the 'PRIMARY VGA'. Does Anyone know how to do this?

A:Reset BIOS

it is not recognized by the Device Manager, and nothing is showing up on start up?

what kind of software came with the video card?

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I'm currently running Windows XP (Service pack 3) and recently there was a Power outage .

The Computer won't reboot and stays on a Blue Screen after the WINDOWS XP by MICROSOFT Message
disappears.
Default settings can't be activated and sometimes the Curser does'nt move. A normal restart won't work either.
I've taken pictures of the on-screen messages if anyone needs to see them.
Can Images be uploaded to this Website ?.

The Machine is at the repair place now and I was told the 'Bios needed resetting'.
Assuming this happens again, how could the job be done at Home. Please be as detailed as you can.
I hope the operating system has'nt been damaged.
What exactly are 'Bios' anyway and why are they important ?.
How could loss of Electricity cause such a problem ?.

Hoping someone can help.
 

A:How can bios be reset on w-xp ?.

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HelloI forgot the password to the bios. How can i reset it ?

A:Reset Bios

Hi, Unfortunately,  business machines such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models - they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial No. and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. If you Contact HP Business support they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Regards, DP-K

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Hiyo all,

I garbage picked this old Optiplex GX 260. I upgraded the Ram to 1 gig, put in an old video card with no trouble at all. then I try to upgrade the Hard drive and it says 'primary hard drive 0 failure'.

I checked the jumpers on the hard drives the primary is set to DS (Primary) and the secondary is set to DS (Secondary). Hooked up the Ribbon Cable accordingly (was not easy, let me tell you). I've even checked the Bios settings and made sure that the order is cdrom, hard drive, floppy disk.

At this point I'm pretty sure the bios needs to be reset, but I can't find the jumper to do that (if its possible at all).
 

A:How to Reset the BIOS on a GX 260

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I have 30 Elitebook 8440p laptops with the BIOS passworded. I don't know the password. How can I reset them? They are all out of waranty.











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A:reset Bios

CCA  Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask to escalate your service request. Or download these files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zu4kdgxm052l87d/AAAMi-kfX4AVH8oTCbsOM4X9a?dl=0 Insert clean USB flash drive. Then run USB Image tool. Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE. After restore remove flash drive. Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ?If HDD is installed remove before booting.? At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..   ?Then hit enter? Type HPBR   ?Then hit enter? First thing is to save your settings. Select #3 re-program. Press ?S? to save system information. Type HPBR and hit enter. Select   ?FIRST RUN? Then select model. After reboot repeat same as above but this time SELECT ?SECOND RUN? Some instructions here. ?If you cannot boot from USB there are instructions to make a bootable HDD.? http://mazzifsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/01/hp-bios??-unlock-for-dos.html More here. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-??Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to ... Read more

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I recently upgraded my BIOS. The orginal was a dual BIOS from Award. Pheonix's eSupport (for a fee) provided me with an upgrade, which has worked fine. I have had a couple of strange system hangs, though. These have resulted in in my having to restart the system (as in turning it on and off). When I have restarted, the old BIOS is in place. I can easily fix this by re-flashing the BIOS, but does anyone have idea what is going on?

I have, obviously, checked the system for viruses but my checker (Norton 2003 with all the relevant unpdates) can't find anything.
 

A:BIOS reset

Hiya Malaikah

Moved you to Hardware, where you may get more response

eddie
 

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Or something along those lines. I was having RAM/CPU issues with my computer and everyone kept asking me "did you install all the drivers?"...of course I did! I'm not retarded! So the next thing they suggested is updating my BIOS. Alas, I did that, and now my BIOS won't even start up. If anyone can help me reset the BIOS or install new BIOS it would be greatly appreciated.

NOTE: I've tried putting the BIOS files on a CD/Flash Drive and it doesn't work. The manufacturer won't replace it because they say it's 'not their problem'. This is my last hope.
 

A:BIOS reset

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Hello! i want to reset BIOS for my advent 7094. How do i do it? pls help
 

A:How to reset bios!!

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I accidentally disabled all the internal and external USB ports to my All in One touch screen. As a result I have no touch screen, no keyboard and no mouse control and can't get any. I pulled the CMOS battery and discharged the system but that doesn't seem to have reset it. There are only two jumpers that I can find on the board. I'm hoping one of these is a CMOS reset but I have no idea which one and I don't want to start randomly shorting things. Can anyone tell me how I reset the BIOS via the hardware? Thanks!

A:Bios Reset

@Archer01?, welcome to the forum. I suggest that you go into the BIOS to do the reset: Tap "Esc" key as the computer boots / Choose BIOS setup / Reset  default settings and Exit (May be a bit different wording.). This should do what you need. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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What happens or changes when you reload the defaults in the BIOS setup utility?
 

A:BIOS reset

it restores everything in the bios to it's original settings.<br>
for example: if you put a system password, it will reset that.. or the bios clock/date will be reset.
 

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Hi,

A while ago I tried to put a new HDD in my laptop and got a message saying something a long the lines that the disk wasn't recognised (forgot exact message)

I took the computer to my computer repair shop and they installed the HDD I asked them if it would be easy for me to do it and they said yes it was just a case of resetting the BIOS.

Can anybody please tell me how to reset the BIOS so I can install a new HDD?

I've installed HDD's in windows 7 machines and it was just a case of inserting the disk- I didn't have to mess with the BIOS!

TIA,

regards,

Ken.

A:How to reset BIOS for new HDD

Check your BIOS to see if the hard drive detection is set to "auto." If so, your hard drive should have already been detected. If your hard drive is not recognized by the BIOS, take it back to the repair shop. What makes you think the BIOS is not already recognizing your new HD? Did you try inserting the installation disk? If so, what happened?

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