I have a computer that a password appeared for the Hard drive, I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro, Model No. M15-S405. I called customer service and they want me to drive 200 miles so they can flash the BIOS. I know some friends who have jobs in circuitry so I was just going to take it to them. Flashing the BIOS can be pretty risky, so I wanted to try to just take out both the BIOS and hard drive batteries and try to let it reset. I am planning on re-imaging the computer so it's fine if I lose the information on the drive So:
- Is there a way I can figure out the password for the hard drive?
- Will pulling out the batteries not work or did Toshiba customer service just not think of it?
- Is flashing the BIOS to risky to attempt or should I just take some precautions?