How to Reset the Toshiba Tecra BIOS Password

By C.D. Crowder

Basic Input Output System (BIOS) passwords are used to prevent unauthorized access to your system BIOS. If you no longer need your Toshiba Tecra BIOS password or want a new one, reset it. The BIOS password is required while booting your computer or after bringing your computer out of Standby mode. Resetting the BIOS password allows you to use an easier password or prevents you from having to enter a password when turning on your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Current BIOS password

Step 1

Turn off your Toshiba Tecra and wait at least 30 seconds before continuing.

Step 2

Turn your Toshiba Tecra back on.

Step 3

Press either “Esc” repeatedly as soon as your Toshiba Tecra starts up.

Step 4

Enter your BIOS password.

Step 5

Press “F1” when prompted.

Step 6

Use your arrow keys to select the password field.

Step 7

Highlight “Registered.”

Step 8

Press the space bar.

Step 9

Enter your current password and press “Enter.”

Step 10

Ensure the password field now says “Not Registered.” This removes your BIOS password.

Step 11

Change your password by highlighting “Not Registered.”

Step 12

Press the space bar and enter a new password.

Step 13

Press “Enter.”

Step 14

Enter your password again and press “Enter.”

Step 15

Press the “End” key and type “Y” to confirm your settings and exit the BIOS.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you cannot enter the BIOS using “Esc,” use “F2” instead. Some Tecra models use “F2” instead.
  • If you use a password, use something easy to remember. If you forget the password, you will not be able to boot your system.