Is my W7 laptop finished?


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    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
       #1

    Is my W7 laptop finished?


    Forgive me I am 78 years old and a techno thicky. For some years I have been using a Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop. It had Windows 7 on it when purchased and I never had an issue until a few weeks ago when it would not start up. All I got was a box saying "Enter Current Password". No matter which password I have ever used once it was entered and I press the enter button the password is deleted and the box returns. I have tried pressing buttons F1 to F12 without result also other 'suggestions' such as holding down space bar when switching on etc have proved useless. Is there a solution I can perform at home or do I purchase a new laptop? Any advice would be gatefully received. Best wishes.... Neil
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  2. Posts : 15,182
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #2

    Hello Neil,

    Here is one thing you could try:

    Password Reset

    If you dont have suitable bootable media, you can borrow mine:

    17514x86.iso

    extract the 17514x86.iso file to a usb stick using usb7ice ( attached below)

    Usb7ice.zip

    here is how:

    Is my W7 laptop finished?-usb7ice.jpg
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  3. Posts : 539
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #3

    neil1011 said:
    ... For some years I have been using a Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop. It had Windows 7 on it when purchased and I never had an issue until a few weeks ago when it would not start up. All I got was a box saying "Enter Current Password".....
    The password it is asking for is not the Windows password. It's not even getting as far as booting Windows. You are being asked for a BIOS password, without which it will not start up or boot from anything - not even @SIW2's usb. This BIOS password can be reset.

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  4. Posts : 7,030
    Windows 7 HP 64
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    Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
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