Originally Posted by aus9
there are 2 issues but I would like to suggest we solve the firmware=bios issue first. BTW the grub issues are best dealt with by a rescue cd and oops you can't use one hence the bios issue comes first
1) Have you rung the tech for bios password?
if he can't remember, ask him to reset it free heh heh
2) Otherwise, follow this advice at own risk....but I have it done it myself.
a) turn off device and if you have an earthed plug....turn off at wall but leave it plugged in...if not sure remove plug from wall socket.
b) buy a anti-static wrist strap from a electronics store they cost about $10
if not interested.....stand still and use the back of your hand to discharge any static electricity from your body onto the power supply metal case or the metal case.
c) remove battery from bios area and leave out for 30 seconds.insert battery....reboot to test if password now gone....if not go to d)
d) if (c) failed.....remove battery and do not wait 30 seconds but get a piece of metal.....a screwdriver ....spanner...etc.....and touch the middle of the battery compartment to its side......which shorts.....that battery holder....insert battery and reboot.
if it worked, you will also need to reset the date and other things......so write down....ALL of your current settings please or digital photos
1: I tried but the computer technician was a total jerk. He didn't even fix the computer problem and still charged me for it.
2: I can't even get to the bios battery without removing the entire motherboard on the laptop. If I do that the odds of me getting it back together and working are very slim. The actual laptop battery has 10 pins so.... yeah...
Its a toshiba satellite A45-S121 laptop.
The bios states that there is NO password set but I can't edit anything.
It boots in this order: HDD, FDD, CDROM, LAN
I would try bios backdoor passwords except it never asks for one.