Toshiba T4800CT password Toshiba T4800CT password PA1GS (Programmer) (OP) 8 Oct 06 16:23 I've got a Toshiba T4800CT notebook.When booting up it asks for a password.Does anyone known a backdoor password or a work around for this passsword.ThanksGoegre RE: Toshiba T4800CT password Frank4d (TechnicalUser) 8 Oct 06 23:06 Ask the person you got it from. RE: Toshiba T4800CT password kestrel1 (TechnicalUser) 9 Oct 06 14:39 If you didn't set the password, who did?Do you trust the source that it came from? Are you sure it aint nicked. RE: Toshiba T4800CT password wahnula (TechnicalUser) 11 Oct 06 12:33 You don't mention OS, this is for WinXP. Boot into Safe Mode (Press F8 repeatedly while booting) , try getting in with the Administrator login, password blank. That's your only option besides formatting & clean-installing OS. BTW if the hard drive is password protected you might as well throw it away, that password is stored in the drive's firmware, reformatting won't help.Tony RE: Toshiba T4800CT password kestrel1 (TechnicalUser) 11 Oct 06 16:12 I have never come across a hard drive that has firmware password protection. You may find that it is either the BIOS password that is set or some BIOS's allow for a password to be set for the HDD. BIOS passwords normally have a backdoor, but removing the CMOS battery for 30 seconds or so should wipe it. It's not always easy to get to a CMOS battery on a laptop though. If it is indeed a password on the HDD (which I dought) you would probably be out of luck.Tell us the type of password & assure us that the machine hasn't been stolen. RE: Toshiba T4800CT password NeoGreen (IS/IT--Management) 11 Oct 06 18:43 You could try using a knoppix live cd and work from there to reset your password. RE: Toshiba T4800CT password Scotsdude (TechnicalUser) 12 Oct 06 04:00 sounds like its a BIOS boot password, which means you won't be able to boot anything else, or enter the BIOS.Tosh laptops are a nightmare when it comes to this, as there is no easy way to reset them. You could try searching on the net for a default password (some of them did ship with a system default of t0shiba buts its likely its been changed.Failing that, an authorised Tosh repair shop may have the USB or Parallel dongle which would allow a BIOS level password reset.Good luck. Scotsdude[i]Help us help you - let us know when our insane scribblings help!!