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Windows Vista Boot Password

Post by jadecook on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:07 pm
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My cousin just gave me a computer because he lost his password, cracked it (the casing, not the password), and got a new one. So I'm stuck with a Toshiba laptop that I'm locked out of. Kind of did a quick video to show the problem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FxoFkmoCeg

If there is any advice, please leave it below!
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Re: Windows Vista Boot Password

Post by limdis on Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:23 pm
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Try "Toshiba"
If that doesn't work I'd try to remove the cmos battery
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Re: Windows Vista Boot Password

Post by jadecook on Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:43 pm
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Tried "Toshiba" but didn't work, I'm going to try to remove the battery now.
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Re: Windows Vista Boot Password

Post by limdis on Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:49 pm
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Make sure you take out the laptop battery first and do a power cycle purge (hold the power button for no less than 30 seconds) before touching anything inside there.
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Re: Windows Vista Boot Password

Post by Amazingred on Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:53 pm
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That particular laptop wont erase the bios pw on removal of the cmos battery if i'm not mistaken.

1. if you enter the wrong password 3 times what is the error code you are given if any?
2. what happens after you put the password in incorrectly 3 times? does it reboot automatically or go to another screen?
3. what is the exact model of the computer. Need this to get the mobo info

Also to start i would
Download Hirens Boot CD LOOK HERE install it on a usb drive and put it in the computer. If the login screen still comes
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Re: Windows Vista Boot Password

Post by jadecook on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:13 pm
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Yeah, took out battery but nothing, and if I enter password wrong three times, it auto reboots. But, I got the HD out and I plugged it into my other laptop with a SATA to USB cord. I have full access to the HD of that computer. Is there anything I can do from there?
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Re: Windows Vista Boot Password

Post by LoGiCaL__ on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:14 pm
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yeah I just realized it was the bios password.
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Re: Windows Vista Boot Password

Post by Amazingred on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:15 pm
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The password isnt in the hard drive. Its a bios password.
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Re: Windows Vista Boot Password

Post by limdis on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:18 pm
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Sounds like a bios flaw. Tits why I said take out the cmos battery. Whats the model number?
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Re: Windows Vista Boot Password

Post by jadecook on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:19 pm
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Model Number: PSLB8U-0D8038
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