password

  SCUNNER 14:46 21 Sep 2003
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i have a toshiba 2100 with windows xp pro.
there is a windows password and you can also set a supervisor password in the program that toshiba has.
the point is that i have forgotten the supervisor password and i don`t want to reistall,if i can help it.

please help i am sure there is someone out there that has done the same thing.

thanks scunner

  scooby43 14:51 21 Sep 2003

SCUNNER do you have a reset password disk by any chance or recovry disks given to you from toshiba when you bought it?

The one and only way to bypass the Power On BIOS password
of a Toshiba Notebook. This method works on all models.

This is what you need:

1. Your notebook
2. An empty formatted diskette (720 kb or 1,44 mb)
3. A second computer (e.g. a DOS desktop PC)
4. A hex-editor (e.g. Norton DiskEdit or HexWorks)

This is what you have to do:

1. Start the desktop PC and start the hex-editor
2. Put the disk in drive A:
3. Change the first five bytes of sector 2 (boot sector is sector 1) to: 4B 45 59 00 00
4. Save it! Now you have a KEYDISK
5. Remove the disk from drive A:
6. Put the disk in the notebook drive
7. Start the notebook in Boot Mode (push the reset button)
8. Press Enter when asked for Password:
9. You will be asked to Set Password again. Press Y and Enter.
10. You now see the BIOS configuration where you can set a new password.

Havent tried it personally, but apparently it works!!

All you need is a blank (and I presume formatted 3 1/2 floppy. click here

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