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Thread: Portege R700 - BIOS access

  1. Portege R700 - BIOS access
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    I have encountered the fault that crops up on addition of an admin password for the BIOS on my R700. i added the password directly in the BIOS itself as i have re-installed windows onto an SSD and as such dont have any of the bloatware from toshiba installed.

    now when i try to access the BIOS on bootup by pressing the Esc key i get a black screen and white message saying press F2 to enter setup. i press F2 and the system reboots and loads to windows, or if i press Esc again same message. it will loop like this forever with no BIOS access. pressing F1 does nothing as does Esc at the press F2 request.

    so essentially i'm completely locked out of my own BIOS. i have tried putting the old HDD back in with the toshiba security manager in it but it doesnt find any BIOS password so i cant delete it using that

    my next plan was to simply dismantle the computer and remove the CMOS battery and allow the BIOS to reset to defaults......however i know this only works on certain computers not all, so my question is, is this worth a shot??? or if not what can i do to get back into my BIOS??

    thanks

    Ben

  2. Re: Portege R700 - BIOS access
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    Hi 1994F7PT

    Switch on your notebook and press INS key and the prompt for the supervisor password appears. Enter the supervisor password and when itís vertified then a menu appears with next operation (F2 for BIOS, F12 for boot menu, etc.)

    Check this!!!

  3. Re: Portege R700 - BIOS access
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    Hi Xardas

    i have tried this, pressing ins repeatedly to get in but to no avail, at what point should i press the ins key and how? one long press or keep tapping it??

    has this method been proven to work on an R700 as i've heard of it but i've failed so far to get it to work

    thanks again

    Ben

  4. Re: Portege R700 - BIOS access
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    Hey,

    You have to press the INS key immediately after you have turned on the computer. With other words the same procedure as you would enter the BIOS. So press INS key several times.

    Last but not least I found this on Toshiba page:
    http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB0B032D0000R01.htm

  5. Re: Portege R700 - BIOS access
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    doesn't work

    tried it over and over again tonight and it wont come up at all, when i press repeatedly or hold the ins key it brings up the advanced boot menu which allows either boot to windows or memory test, thats it, nothing about bios setup or a password

    not happy a bout this as its my damn computer, how the hell can i get locked out of my own property?!

    this is my first toshiba and the first time i've been let down by a computer i own, not looking good

  6. Re: Portege R700 - BIOS access
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    oops

    turns out my POST runs so fast that if the toshiba logo doesnt come up (which on my laptop it quite often does not) then the ins key won't let you into the password screen

    however i left it overnight and booted this evening with the toshiba logo displayed and low and behold she works again!yeah baby!

    thanks everyone and sorry for my rant yesterday, i was kinda riled up a bit

    cheers

    Ben

  7. Re: Portege R700 - BIOS access
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    Itís great to read that your problem is solved.

    Thank you for this interesting answer :)

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