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Remove your hard drive.Reboot computer.
While its rebooting press F2 to enter the BIOS
Press Alt-F to restore BIOS defaults
Replace the hard drive

Sometimes your computer vendor ( Dell, HP. etc)
maybe able to reset HDD pwd depending on model

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I had the same issue on my ACER 5315 and cleared the HDD password by doing the following fix:

1st I replaced the hdd with an old working one then turned on the laptop and pressed f2 to enter BIOS

Next I set a HDD password for this drive then saved changes and rebooted.

Next I went back into the BIOS and chose the option to reset password and when requested entered the hdd password then it asked for the new password, at this point i removed the hdd drive without turning off the laptop and inserted the hdd with the lost password.

I then pressed ok and it showed the password cleared box and after a reboot the hdd password had cleared.

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I want to thank Eddie333
his idea of removing the hard drive and rebooting into the CMOS worked and then i installed the hard drive and rebooted holdiong down the F8 key and then going to computer repair and then logging in under user and then system restore worked perfectly
everything is back to normal again

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In the bios, under the security section, If the hard drive password says "frozen":

1. clear the supervisor password
2. make sure there's no exclamation mark (!) next to the hard drive under boot order menu. If there is, select the hard drive and hit shift + 1.

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Posted on Aug 31, 2011

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SOURCE: I had set HDD password

If you initialize the disc with the new OS disc it should format with no problem. The password is only to encrypt the information, not to prevent access the disc.

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if you download the sata drivers from the toshiba website for your specific laptop and then extract them and get nlite ( www.nliteos.com and slipstream the drivers into the xp disc you can then re install xp and it should allow you to boot.

As for the hard drive frozen password that should be in the bios on the hard drive that you set it for so it should remember it

if not you may have to contact toshiba and they should have a back door password that they can produce once you give them the asset tag ( serial number of the laptop ) and once you enter that it should resolve the hard drive frozen issue.

Had a hard drive frozen at a school once and had to call dell ( as it was a dell laptop obviously ) and gave them the serial number and they created a back door password for me - jobs a good one :D

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Hdd password frozen on ACER laptop CMOS

Hey,

the HDD (HardDrive) password problem is too complex to be solved at home. I suggest taking the computer to a professional together with proof of purchase. I Know acer provides this service also.


Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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Run diags on the HDD (Fn+Power) Possible HDD failure

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