How to Reset a CMOS Password in a Toshiba Laptop

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How to Reset a CMOS Password in a Toshiba Laptop
Change the CMOS/BIOS password on your Toshiba laptop to keep data private. (padlock image by kshishtof from

The CMOS password, more commonly referred to as the BIOS or Supervisor password, allows you to gain access to the Toshiba Easy Setup or CMOS/BIOS utility. The utility contains all the hardware configuration settings for a Toshiba laptop as well as hard drive and start-up password settings. Therefore, it is a good idea to occasionally change or reset the password to ensure your laptop's data remains private and secure.

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  1. 1

    Turn off the Toshiba laptop. Wait at least 10 seconds, then power it back on.

  2. 2

    Tap the "F2" key several times until the "Easy Setup" or "BIOS Setup" window appears. On older Toshiba laptops, you may need to use the "Esc" key instead of the "F2" key.

  3. 3

    Enter the current BIOS/CMOS/Supervisor password for the Toshiba laptop when the "Password=" prompt appears. Then, press the "Enter" key.

  4. 4

    Press the arrow keys to move the cursor to the "Security" tab, then move the cursor to the "Set User Password" option.

  5. 5

    Press the "F5" or "F6" key to move the cursor to the "Password" section. Enter the current password when prompted for the "Old Password." Press the "Enter" key.

  6. 6

    Wait for the "New Password" prompt, then type in your new password and press the "Enter" key. When prompted to do so, type the new password again and press the "Enter" key.

  7. 7

    Press the "F10" key to save the password changes, and exit the utility. When the computer restarts, allow the Toshiba laptop to boot into Windows normally.

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