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Thread: Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios

  1. Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    I need make cd-rom 1-st boot device.
    There are no operating system installed on my hdd.

    I could not change my BIOS.
    I press and hold Esc button then F1.

    After that i see Bios screen, but i can not change anything.
    I can only escape without and with changes?
    No items can bee changed?

    Can anybody help me???

  2. Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    HI

    You don’t need to change the booting device in BIOS.
    You can also set it while notebook powering up.
    Press F12 immediately after the notebook has been powered on
    Then a boot menu should appear.
    Here you have to choose ODD as booting device and should confirm with Enter.

    That’s it

  3. Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    I try it! And also try press and hold "c" button to boot with cd - DONT work!!!!

  4. Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    Hmm… you mean F12 and C does not work?
    It’s really strange that you cannot change the options in BIOS…
    Seems it’s secured somehow…
    Did you set any user or supervisor passwords?

    Usually such passwords could lock the BIOS options…

  5. Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    There are no paswords set in this pc! And there are no asks to enter some passwords! I try also external keyboard but nothing change((( When pc wake-up, i see list bootable device with some icons, but i cant change it(

  6. Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    > There are no passwords set in this pc! And there are no asks to enter some passwords!
    and what the password status in the BIOS? Can you see something like User or Supervisor password enabled???

  7. Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    Password status in bios: Not registered

  8. Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    Something like that [http://s57.radikal.ru/i155/1010/b8/2ed4c138be49.jpg]

  9. Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    Hi

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    You can switch between BIOS pages pressing the PdDn and PgUp buttons.
    To change the value of the option you have to press Space.
    Then you could save the changes and exit the BIOS pressing END button.

    Did you try this?

  10. Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    A Supervisor password must be set if many BIOS settings are hidden.

    Go into Windows and run Toshiba Assist, and have a look in the Supervisor Password section.

    Is it enabled?

  11. Re: Portege M400 - Cannot change anything in Bios
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    *to Akuma* I have no installed operating system! I choose another way: unscrew hdd and restore from inmage! Thanks all for help!!!

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