|This method works on all older models.
This is what you need:
1. Your notebook
2. An empty formatted diskette (720 kb or 1,44 mb)
3. A second computer (e.g. a DOS desktop PC)
4. A hex-editor (e.g. Norton DiskEdit or HexWorks)
This is what you have to do:
1. Start the desktop PC and start the hex-editor
2. Put the disk in drive A:
3. Change the first five bytes of sector 2 (boot sector is sector 1) to: 4B 45 59 00 00
4. Save it! Now you have a KEYDISK
5. Remove the disk from drive A:
6. Put the disk in the notebook drive
7. Start the notebook in Boot Mode (push the reset button)
8. Press Enter when asked for Password:
9. You will be asked to Set Password again. Press Y and Enter.
10. You now see the BIOS configuration where you can set a new password.
And that's all!
| New models try:
If you make a simple device that you connect
to your parallel 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 parallel wire
with 25pins connectors. You should connect these pins:
For those who care, what is connect to what
1-5-10, 1=Strob, 5 =data bit 3,
10 = ack
All other pins can be program as input or
Printer Computer port
Rest 18-25 Gnd