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Portege M400 - Change BIOS Password within OS without knowing password?

Q: Portege M400 - Change BIOS Password within OS without knowing password?

Hello all I hope I can without Portege password? knowing Password M400 within Change BIOS OS - get some help guidance from some Portege M400 - Change BIOS Password within OS without knowing password? one with more experience with the M if possible I reinstalled the OS and setup the biometric security for me which has worked flawlessly However I stupidly also set up the boot up security BIOS Password So when the tablet gets turned on I can scan my finger and Portege M400 - Change BIOS Password within OS without knowing password? get in without any issues however I now want to turn the boot up security off So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it however it asks for my password which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger Does anyone know if I can disable the BIOS security while in the OS using the biomentric security rather than entering a password I have tried just changing the admin password within the win OS but that doesn't work any ideas Any help with be greatly appreciated Cheers

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A: Portege M400 - Change BIOS Password within OS without knowing password?

> So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!

You are speaking about BIOS password which you set up in the BIOS?
As far as I know you cannot remove the BIOS password if you don?t know the old BIOS password.
In such case just the Toshiba ASP could help you? just the Toshiba ASP technician could remove the unknown BIOS password
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A:How to reset BIOS password in Portege M400?


Please check
There you can find answer to your question.
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A:Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios


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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A:Clear HDD password at Portege M400


please, read here:

As I know, in Bios hdd protection password option should exist

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Option 4 or 5 below may be able to help with this.

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Have you also checked ARCIVE option?
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A:Portege M400 - Cannot navigate through BIOS pages


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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A:How to remove administrator password, without knowing the password?

Offline Registry Editor
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Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.
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BIOS protection is very important feature for protection so it cannot be discussed in public forum.
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A:I loss BIOS password for my Portege S100


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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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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A:Portege M300 – BIOS password removal


Read this article:

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.–-BIOS-password-removal
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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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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.

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

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In such case you had to contact the service partner in order to solve this problem.
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A:Forgot my admin password/bios password

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Hi Skochito,

What you mean with FSB exactly? Front Side Bus of your CPU?

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Hi Greendrake,

It?s really great that you are interested in your Portege M400 and you can disassmble it. It?s really not easy and so this can only be done from people with a lot of experience.

Anyway, as you know here it?s user forum only. That means you can talk with normal people like you and me. So I would recommend contacting an authorized service provider in your country. Maybe the guys know about this problem or something else or you need a special thermal grease because not all thermal greases compatible to all cooling assemblies.

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Hi Radzik,

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Check it out and post some feedback.
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Reference: Product manual, .

If you are using recovery disks that do not need a recovery partition...then you should be able to install with no problem.

If your tablet also contained a recovery/restore partition that had to be used with the recovery would seem that is your problem.

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Hello olekike

Please don?t understand me wrong but I?m afraid you need professional help with this. As I can see your question is not answered for days now and I believe nobody here has much experience with this stuff.
Display replacement OK but how to remove water condensation on touch screen is maybe too heavy for us.

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Hi mate

Take a look on the Toshiba US driver page
[Portege M400-S5032 drivers| rpn=PPM40U&modelFilter=M400-S5032&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768662]

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Is HDD recognized in BIOS?
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If you want you can check this here:

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To be honest I don?t have a big experience using the System Center Configuration Manager but I?m also interested in this procedure how to install such software via SCCM.
Please post some details if you have solved this?

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Hi zacha,

> So I worked out some possible reasons for this STOP error:
Who says that these are the possible reasons for this?

Normally a bluescreen is related to drivers and/or faulty hardware. I can?t imagine that the BIOS is causing this so you should check the device manager for yellow exclamation marks. Maybe a device isn?t working properly.

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Hi wacksonjackson,

Why these RAID drivers are not good for you? Windows XP requires RAID drivers if your notebook has RAID controller and there is no other option to install XP from a normal Windows XP disk. So download the RAID drivers on official Toshiba website. Either you create a new installation disk with RAID drivers using freeware tool nLite or you copy the drivers on an external USB FDD and load them during XP setup.

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Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

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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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I lost my log in password. I got in using quest, but no administration rights. I can't even install a program.

A:How can I get or change my log in password?

1: Go into Safe Mode. Then on logon prompt, select Guest to access entry.2: Click on Start > Run, Copy & Paste > "control userpasswords2" without quotes & hit > Enter.3: Click on the on the user account whose password is forgotten & click on Reset Password.4: Enter the new password then click OK to exit. Reboot computer.Or,Obtain Windows CD (XP, Vista, 7, 8, doesn't matter process is largely the same)Here is a sample using a Vista or W8 CD.How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt Set the bios to boot from CD first.2: Boot off Windows CD into setup.3: At setup hold shift key and press F10.4: This will bring up a command window.5: In the command window type "control userpasswords2" and hit Enter.6: Highlight admin account and reset and set a new password.message edited by Johnw
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I have just booted up my computer and it asked me to change the password for this computer and my home server.
It looks like a genuine screen but i have my doubts that it is genuine.
Has anyone had the same screen appear?

A:Change Password?

I do not think it is legit. What would be the reason? I think that MS, would make a feature like that well know and also give the reason. Why don't you run the scan on your A/V and any other Malware protection that you may have?