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Here is the deal.. My daughter in her infinite wisdom, decided to set the supervisor password on her laptop and FORGOT the password :facepalm::banghead:.. the model is a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955..

Been nice if she would of written it down somewhere

OK.. So any ideas..
 
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How old is it?
 
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im asking her now via facebook to get a more accurate date
 

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1 Have a look at the manual and Toshiba website in their support section for help.
2 BIOSes are cleared of passwords by removing the CMOS battery for a bit and usually moving a link to the "clear" position. It's not always easy to do this on a laptop of course, as you may have to take it apart, hence step 1 above.

EDIT: crikey, that was fast! I started writing when there were no answers and by the time I clicked the post button there were several! I think this must be quick even for TPU. :D
 

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Yea.. so i figured.. GOD,i hate laptops.. PC's are no problem...
 
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Ask her if it's got a parallel port, if so you're in luck. Link her to a pic of a parallel port.

If there's no parallel port, I noticed Hirens BootCD has a tool that might be useful (cmospwd).
 
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OK she told me its like 2 to 3 years old.. thought it was only 1 for some reason
 
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Looks like it has got a parallel port. Not to judge your daughter, but I don't think she'll be able to do this. I've done this before. Can't remember where I got this from, so I can't give credit to the source (been archived for years); but here:

ONLY WORKS ON TOSHIBA'S I ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY BLA BLA But I've tested it, it works fine.

Toshiba Parallel Loopback.

To make a simple device that you connect to your parallell port, a lot of Toshiba computers remove the password when you boot it up.
The device, named "loopback" by some, could be made out of any parallell wire with 25pins connectors (db25).

You should connect these pins: 1-5-10, 2-11, 3-17, 4-12, 6-16, 7-13, 8-14, 9-15, 18-25
~ where pin 1 is top left, 13 top right, 14 bottom left, 25 bottom right.(as shown below with wonderful ascii art!)

1______13
.\____/
14 25
 
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What I found:
"
To reset the password on this model, you need to:

* Power off the computer, flip it over, and open the ram door
* Find a small jumper to the left of memory module 0 (the one closest to the board).
* Use a screwdriver to jump this pad while you turn the computer on
* Continue jumping the pad until after the splash screen dissappears
* If successfull the password prompt will go away. If not, try try again.
"

See if that helps?
 
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Ask her if it's got a parallel port, if so you're in luck. Link her to a pic of a parallel port.

If there's no parallel port, I noticed Hirens BootCD has a tool that might be useful (cmospwd).

The laptop is at my house.. no parallel port to speak of.. just a vga port

I do however have a Hirens Boot CD...
 
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What I found:
"
To reset the password on this model, you need to:

* Power off the computer, flip it over, and open the ram door
* Find a small jumper to the left of memory module 0 (the one closest to the board).
* Use a screwdriver to jump this pad while you turn the computer on
* Continue jumping the pad until after the splash screen dissappears
* If successfull the password prompt will go away. If not, try try again.
"

See if that helps?
Ill try it out in like 20 minutes.. Thanks.. Dinner just got done.. lol
 
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The laptop is at my house.. no parallel port to speak of.. just a vga port

I do however have a Hirens Boot CD...
See if the app "cmospwd" can help. It's in the "BIOS/CMOS Tools" section of the CD.
 
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See if the app "cmospwd" can help. It's in the "BIOS/CMOS Tools" section of the CD.
nope.. wont boot from CD w/o the password.. Kinda figured but I tried it and no luck
 
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One other thing you could try...

Force yourself in with Windows remote desktop connection. Name of the computer would be Toshiba, make sure you have wifi enabled. While attempting to connect push "alt+F4" on both desktop and laptop at the same time. :)

LOL JK
Just reporting back that my previous mention will not work and YOU MUST reset cmos.
 

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WOW had same kinda issue with my DELL were resetting the cmos the usual way was not possible.

DELL laptops have gotten crazy now i think no jumper short will work only a password which is only given out by DELL :|. How ever i did find that you can actually pay for a password to get it sorted although that would not work as i got the password of DELL and it failed so they swapped out the mobo to solve it.

Anyways a tech told me what i could do is to remove the battery and cmos battery for over 24 hours but not sure if it works though.

Maybe it work with other brands ?..
 
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opened up the ram compartment.. I see nothing that looks like a jumper though
 
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Does your daughter even know what the BIOS does? And why would she set a PW?


Have you tried brute forcing the PW? As in guessing till you get it?
 
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Does your daughter even know what the BIOS does? And why would she set a PW?


Have you tried brute forcing the PW? As in guessing till you get it?
well.. She does now... LOL.. She has alot of cousins that got on it without her permission.. so she set this PW I guess
 
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well.. She does now... LOL.. She has alot of cousins that got on it without her permission.. so she set this PW I guess
Ah, I guess you don't want them in the BIOS mashing keys and ending up smashing the CPU clock up by 2 GHZ and making the main boot priority different ETC
 
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Well you could take the laptop apart and take out the cmos battery for about 2 minutes and reassemble. :p
 
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Motherboard ASUS x99 Deluxe
Cooling Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler (Blue). Stock on GPU.
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M4A2800C16 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 2750mhz
Video Card(s) MSI 980 Ti Gaming 6GB
Storage Samsung 850 series 512GB SSD
Display(s) AOC D2757Ph 27" 3D IPS Widescreen LED Monitor and Viewsonic VX2753MH 27 Inch
Case Corsair Obsidian 900D
Audio Device(s) ASUS ROG Phoebus 7.1 + Razer Tiamat 7.1
Power Supply Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300W Modular Power Supply
Mouse Razer Deathadder
Keyboard Corsair K70.
Software ALL HAIL WINDOWS 10.
Benchmark Scores http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6805248
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