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Windows 7: hdd,registerd password???

18 Feb 2010   #1
gridlocker

windows 7 professional/32bit
 
 
hdd,registerd password???

hi all,
about 3weeks ago now,i was just checking out the old...f12 screen didn't touch anything' now when i switch power on button'a blue box appears saying...enter current password.then windows starts and another screen(my normal screen)appears. ive tried everything to get rid/or disable first blue password box,its a registered hdd,password.? any idea's.


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18 Feb 2010   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gridlocker View Post
hi all,(sorry i put this message on again..cant get rid of it lol(like my password)
about 3weeks ago now,i was just checking out the old...f12 screen didn't touch anything' now when i switch power on button'a blue box appears says...enter current password.then windows starts and another screen(my normal screen)appears. ive tried everything to get rid/or disable first blue password box,its a registered hdd,password.? any idea's.

Haven't you the option Bios Setting on F2 or F10 on boot???

It should be 2 seconds just after start (better be fast..) you'll have to press one or the other F2-F10.

Check the Tech Specs of your Toshiba to access Bios Setting.

If it so, you could easily "Clear" the Hdd password
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18 Feb 2010   #3
gridlocker

windows 7 professional/32bit
 
 

hi,non
will try. and let you know results,thanks
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19 Feb 2010   #4
gridlocker

windows 7 professional/32bit
 
 

hi,non
went on to toshiba site i think??,they wanted 13 to answer my query still ...stumped.
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19 Feb 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gridlocker View Post
hi,non
went on to toshiba site i think??,they wanted 13 to answer my query still ...stumped.
Wow, That's unfair!

You should still have an access...In your Instruction Manual it must be a page explaining how to access the bios setting...and more

My Instruction Manual even tells how to boot on F12 key recovery CD (hidden by default) and other tricks hidden by my manufacturer Acer using F10 key.

Did you tried those F2 or F10 keys on boot?
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19 Feb 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Maybe you could have a look here:
Laptops

Search Keyword like:

-Toshiba L300-20D Bios setting
-Toshiba L300-20D Bios access
-Toshiba L300-20D Bios access key(s)

Looks your bios is an INSYDE H2O...so it should be F2 key on boot.
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19 Feb 2010   #7
gridlocker

windows 7 professional/32bit
 
 

alright,non
had a look in:-help+support on my laptop(win,7 feature,as you know didn't really help there except i learnt loads lol)when i received laptop it was running vista,factory installed,it had a built in toshiba man,(pdf,file).i then created a restore disk(2) of system.i then upgraded to win,7 pro, so all i have is a..little users manual that was in box with laptop not really helpful as it keeps referring to icon on old vista screen(pdf)crazy thing is i still got restore disks with pdf,manual on....!, will try your suggest,your right about insydeh20..f2-goes to win,7 set-up.f10 beeps,f12 boot-advanced screen.
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19 Feb 2010   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gridlocker View Post
alright,non
had a look in:-help+support on my laptop(win,7 feature,as you know didn't really help there except i learnt loads lol)when i received laptop it was running vista,factory installed,it had a built in toshiba man,(pdf,file).i then created a restore disk(2) of system.i then upgraded to win,7 pro, so all i have is a..little users manual that was in box with laptop not really helpful as it keeps referring to icon on old vista screen(pdf)crazy thing is i still got restore disks with pdf,manual on....!, will try your suggest,your right about insydeh20..f2-goes to win,7 set-up.f10 beeps,f12 boot-advanced screen.
You could extract then those .pdf files from your restore CD?
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19 Feb 2010   #9
gridlocker

windows 7 professional/32bit
 
 

hi non
went to proper 'toshiba forum site, (13)#...sorry toshiba, anyway looks like password has to be removed/changed by ''toshiba dealer''???.security reasons?. anyway not giving up only way i can think of is resetting..(bios) im
not going to take that chance,could change first password,leave 2nd as before make it harder to get into. will let you know what happens any ideas welcome.
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19 Feb 2010   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gridlocker View Post
hi non
went to proper 'toshiba forum site, (13)#...sorry toshiba, anyway looks like password has to be removed/changed by ''toshiba dealer''???.security reasons?. anyway not giving up only way i can think of is resetting..(bios) im
not going to take that chance,could change first password,leave 2nd as before make it harder to get into. will let you know what happens any ideas welcome.
Well, i do find a little strange, that you can't access to Bios setting on your own...

Or do Toshiba want your 13!!

Maybe you could have a look at your System Property Settings and see if boxes are checked to let the Bootloader appear 10 to 30 seconds, the INSYDE H2O page, with the bios option Keys F2 or F10 writed on screen?

Anyway Support always tells you to restore enterly your system. It is for them an easy way to deal with customers and get rid of customers owns customization. So i guess, they can tell after it was not their fault! They do fear customers in someways! Not blaming them..it is just the fact! But for the moment you're in trouble.

Have a look in search keyword on this sevenforum to reset all bios setting.

Don't give up!
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