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Toshiba T4800CT password

Toshiba T4800CT password

Toshiba T4800CT password

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.



RE: Toshiba T4800CT password

Ask the person you got it from.

RE: Toshiba T4800CT password

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

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.


RE: Toshiba T4800CT password

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

You could try using a knoppix live cd and work from there to reset your password.  

RE: Toshiba T4800CT password

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.

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