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Cant boot i can access bios. tells me hdd pasword locked. does not ask for hdd password at boot. screen goes blank w/ mouse cursor working over black screen. boot from windows xp disk tells me there is no hard drive, but bios tells me its there?

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    The hard drive is encrypted. This is an anti-theft device. Contact the manufacturer of your anti-theft protection or, if you stole it, return it to the owner.

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In your bios you should be able to change your settings for the hdd. Make sure everything in bios matches your hdd & then save changes & reboot. Hopefully that will allow you to enter windows.

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