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I have this Toshiba Satellite M35-S320, with a BIOS password. The problem is, I was a bonehead and had no idea what I was doing when I set a (random) password.

I forgot the password immediately.

Is there any way to reset or recover the BIOS password? Remember, I CANNOT BOOT INTO THE OS, BOOT MENU, BIOS SETUP, ANYTHING. I am locked out of this thing. A thing I would like to know:

Some people on the internet talk about BIOS password hashes. This "hash"

does not appear when I fail. It just says, "Too many attempts! The system will be powered off!"

Note: I have already tried removing the battery, trying "Toshiba", and holding down the Left Shift key.

I really hope I can get this thing working. :(

  • If anybody wants to point me to other StackExchange sites, tell me those sites and I'll put this up there. – TheUbuntuMaster Dec 20 '18 at 17:43
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I haven't used a Satellite in years, but doing some research, I find several possible options:

  1. Try 'Toshiba' as a password.

  2. Hold left-shift key down during boot.

  3. Open the PC and remove the battery for at least an hour.

  • Sorry, have already tried that stuff. Did not work. Thanks though! – TheUbuntuMaster Dec 20 '18 at 17:39
  • Any other ideas? – TheUbuntuMaster Dec 22 '18 at 23:14
  • @TheUbuntuMaster Three more ideas: 1. Try 'toshiba' in lower case. 2. Hold 0 (zero) key then press and release power button, then release 0 key when it starts beeping. 3. Remove RTC battery (and main battery): search for image d7f1d05a-246a-403d-a938-a4c851df379e.jpg on google, which is visible in Google Images, but not on source site. – Chris Rutz Jan 7 at 23:13

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