it ran for 12 long years, 2006 to 2018 and died JUST today)
or found it for $10 at a garage sale, and is worth really $0
history matters, ?
took out big battery, (big is key word)
Password, so it is not YOUR PC with YOUR PW, (what?)
is this the BIOS PASSWORD .y/n?
if yes, did you turn that on, if yes way, and if yes, forgot to write it down? oops.
old post and super old PCs
well all know far is the screen is not dead. as most are this old
most this old (junk PCs not to own ever)
have bad CCFL black lamps, until 2010 year when LED was born.
I am at toshiba dot come now reading your manual to you.
see this? page 141(pdf)
Toshiba supports several types of passwords on your computer:
An instant password-Secures your open programs and files
when leaving the computer temporarily.
A power-on password-Prevents unauthorized users from
starting or restarting the computer.
A supervisor password-Prohib
its unauthorized users from
accessing certain functions such as Toshiba Hardware Setup.
This is useful if more than
one person uses the computer
the book does not cover, resetting that supervisor PW
it's also now, ******* to tell that
, (new EU laws, and others)
so, all you can do is : SPW, supervisor Pass word
- google all week long reading endless lies and wild guessing.
- youtube this, same , but can get lucky.
- do things that brick it forever, oops not cool that.
- remove line power. ac pack
- remove big battery
- inside PC remove RTC coin cell battery, gee its died 5 years ago , needs new one for sure if 12 years old.
- OK we have no power now at all.
- Next push the power button for 30 seconds, this discharges all internal capacitors.
- Does PW go byebye now>? or does BIOS screens all work?
- yes, /no? with good coin cell now and AC pack only.
- No, well this is the end play here, next dismantle the whole PC, to parts, find jumpers on the mother board, and using them reset BIOS. (i bet they are NOT there , only some legacy PCs had these. I bet you won't even do this hard work. 99% don't
- and last of all watch youtubers short chips out all day and brick the PC, some even get lucky, happens, luck can happen or worse, bricking it for ver happens too.
answering for PC not stolen I am.
also some mid range PCs, not fully legacy 15 to 20 years old
but no new GEN PCs, windows 8 or 10 newer.
have what is called by ME BACKDOOR BIOS PASSWARD RESTS.
to test the Gen 2 theory we hit enter 3 times, and it he thing
spits out this odd code, bingo gen2.
then you call THOSHIBA and tell them this magic code
(and lots of prove you own it questions (see EU law GDPR)
and then they give you the back door reset. code. pw.
or google that, and find that. all day.
the above cover 3 generations of PC and new GDPR laws.
Gen 1, old say 15 years old, jumper reset or RTC coin cell resets.
gen 2, back door pw.
gen 3 now, no such thing per above by LAWS world wide
only direct intervention by you and the maker OEM.
resets it. ok
I flat refuse top show hacks, and bricking PCs I don't do.
if you google PW resets you learn fast, there is no simple answer ever. (it varies by generation)