How to Reset Bios Password on Toshiba Satellite Laptop?

Issue: I can’t get pass my bios password. I have forgotten it and now can’t access anything in my laptop. Please help! I have tried many different things, but none have worked so far.

Firstly, let’s figure out what is bios password and how does it work.

What is bios password?
BIOS passwords can be set to require the password before booting the computer or to require the password only to enter and/or change the BIOS set-up.

How Does Bios work?
The computer BIOS is the first programming code executed by a Windows computer when the machine is rebooted or turned on. The computer firmware conducts a power-on self-test of the system which is responsible for identifying system hardware and initializing components such as the CPU, hard drive(s), RAM, video card, mouse, and keyboard. Once the initialization task is complete, the BIOS checks the boot devices in order of configured preference (traditional default setting is the computer’s hard drive).

How to Reset bios password on Toshiba Satellite Laptop?

Method 1. Reset bios password by Using Parallel Loopback Plug
Another option to resetting the Toshiba BIOS password on older models is to use a parallel loopback plug.

Step 1 – Take a 25 pin DB25 plug and carefully pull it apart.
Step 2 – Join the following pins using an old cable:
Pins: 1-5-10, 2-11, 3-17, 4-12, 6-16, 7-13, 8-14, 9-15, and 18-25

Step 3 – Insert the plug into the computer’s parallel port with the computer off.
Step 4 – Restart the computer and the password will be removed on boot if the Toshiba computer was produced between 1995 and 2002 and has a parallel port.

Method 2. Reset the Toshiba BIOS Using CMOSPwd
The CMOSPwd utility can be used to reset the Toshiba BIOS password
Step 1 – Download the zip of the program. The application will compile and run under the following operating systems: Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and NetBSD.

Step 2 – Restart your computer and identify the manufacturer of the Toshiba BIOS (will be displayed during the boot process).
Step 3 – Add the CMOSPwd application to a boot CD and then restart the computer from the boot disk.
Step 4 – Open a DOS prompt and enter: “C:” and the “Enter” key. Then, input “cd \CMOSPWD” followed by the “Enter” key.
Step 5 – Input “CMOSPWD” at the DOS prompt followed by pressing the “Enter” key.
Step 6 – Choose the applicable menu option for the Toshiba BIOS manufacturer noted in step 2.
Step 7 – For desktop computers, the CMOS password can be “killed” by entering the “CMOSPWD /K” command followed by the “Enter” key. This action is not recommended by the software producer on laptops.
Step 8 – Change the BIOS password to the desired setting and save changes before proceeding with rebooting the computer.

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