Thank you for contacting Just Answer.
Most likely the tool you used for the A10 was the parallel port tool correct?
Try the CMOS password XXXXX utility located at the link below:
Let me know if you need assistance with running the tool.
I downloaded that keydisc.exe but what use is it if I cannot boot the laptop?
The keydisk application actually writes a hex code change to the bootsector of boot device such as a floppy that tells the laptop to reset the password. You can also build a keydisk by using a hex editor to change the first five bytes of the second sector (the one after the boot sector) and set them to 4B 45 59 00 00 (note that the first three bytes are the ASCII for "KEY" : ) followed by two zeroes). Once you have created the key disk put it into the notebook's drive or port if it can boot from USB and turn it on, then push the reset button and when asked for password, press Enter. You will be asked to Set Password XXXXX Press Y and Enter. You'll enter the BIOS configuration where you can set a new password.
Another way to do this is to make the Toshiba password XXXXX loopback device - see the instructions at the link below:
Now that is the problem, it will not boot as it asks for the password XXXXX I tried holding
F12 down when I turned the laptop on but it goes straight to the password XXXXX
So it does not access any of the boot devices first?
Then next would be the option to build the parallel port reset device according to the instructions in the link above. You can also find the same for sale on the net such as on Ebay or build your own:
The parallel loopback device appears to be the same as the one I made previously and does not work, but does on an A10.
I have a plug wired up as above and it does not work.Can not boot the machine from anything as it goes straight to password XXXXX before booting. That photo is not an
A60 motherboard but a TE 2300 .