Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 Notebook ?

Hdd password frozen on laptop These both worked. Thanks much to Eddie333 and howarthjd2. What I ended up doing was this: Note- I was not replacing the HDD, merely trying to reinstall WindowsXP, which could not find the drive. 1.) Installed test HDD- noted that it still said pass frozen. 2.) removed test HDD, went back into BIOS, restore defaults. Shutdown 3.) Installed test HDD, went into BIOS, set a password. Went back in to reset password, but before finishing, removed test HDD, and insert


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If you download the sata drivers from the toshiba website for your specific laptop and then extract them and get nlite ( www.nliteos.com and slipstream the drivers into the xp disc you can then re install xp and it should allow you to boot.

As for the hard drive frozen password that should be in the bios on the hard drive that you set it for so it should remember it

if not you may have to contact toshiba and they should have a back door password that they can produce once you give them the asset tag ( serial number of the laptop ) and once you enter that it should resolve the hard drive frozen issue.

Had a hard drive frozen at a school once and had to call dell ( as it was a dell laptop obviously ) and gave them the serial number and they created a back door password for me - jobs a good one :D
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