So, my friend's friend gave him a laptop to fix up. And by fix up, I mean get past the startup BIOS of the lappy to actually use the damn thing. Apparently they were going to give the laptop to one of their son's and when their other asshole son found out, he put a password on the BIOS and said "If I don't get the laptop, no one does.". So the parents can't get the password out of him and want to unlock the thing so they can give it to their son who's starting school soon. My friend tried a variety of things, he mentioned scouring various forums and last night I believe he was soldering some pins together from some sort of male or female connector to try and get it working past the BIOS password. Today I checked in and it's still at that password screen. The laptop is a Toshiba Portégé 2000, if that helps. Once powered on, Toshiba's logo is flashed and then it goes straight to a black screen with only the text "Password = _" being visible. You can then try to type in a password and hit enter about 2 or 3 times, if they're all wrong, the laptop shuts itself down. Warning: Spoilers inside! The laptop has no CD/DVD-Drive or floppy drive so there's no way to load anything like that. It does have USB ports, however. Is there anyway to uncover the password other than beating the living shit out of their son (which is what I keep suggesting), get past the BIOS, or reset everything? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!