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Granddaughter changed password and locked it up. on screen it has a box that reads harddisk security (primary master st9160414as lock
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds to me that someone has passworded the hard drive. If you do not know the password, there is no way to access the hard drive. The two options in this case are get the password from whoever put it on or uy a new harddrive. People usually password their harddrive in case it is stolen or lost, then nobody can read thei data or use their computer.
Posted on May 28, 2009
SOURCE: Harddisk Security
Truthfully the only solution I have seen for this is to contact the manufacturer. They will need to verify ownership to proceed. You can attempt to short the pins on the motherboard, but that is not as easy as it sounds and will require some research and disassembly of your machine, which i dont advise.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
This is a password setting that's been applied to this hard drive. It cannot be bypased as far as I have known. Maybe a hacker could get around it but it was designed not to allow this to happen. If you don't have the password you'll have to reformat the drive reinstall the operating system.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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I think you should try to remove your motherboard battery. After removing the battery you will be able to access your computer. Please try this.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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