If your reading this then your probably almost out of your mind with despair reading the hundreds of posts and articles saying to forget your data that you have to get a new hard drive,
I know how you feel as my HP pavilion has had the same blue screen asking for the 'drivelock multibay password' . the good news is i have fixed it just 5 mins ago.
I think that you have to get into the bios first. Lets see if I can show you how I helped it to boot up:
I hope you get some joy out of this post and it's not too late for your notebook. above all have funDarryn Hopewww.darrynhope.com
- at the blue screen I pressed the F10 Key which took me into setup
- i then selected the security tab
- and then I think I selected drivelock password
- and then selected the "Notebook hard drive" item where I tried to disable, with no success
PLEASE NOTE: at this point I noticed that each time that i tried to disable the password it kept returning to the item 'Notebook hard drive' . I thought to myself that maybe this is the password and not just an item on the list, so I carefully wrote down .. Notebook hard drive .. taking note of capitalization and spaces and then exited setup.
- I then noticed that there was nowhere to enter the password so i carefully typed .. Notebook hard drive .. onto the keyboard, and waited. After about 1 min a small 'OK' appeared inside the blue box and my heart leaped for joy inside my chest.
- I waited... and a black screen apeared with the wite cursor blinking
- and I waited... this time about 5 mins passed and then windows started to load. Thank God!