There was a password in my laptops hard drive and i dont know that password, my hardware vander also unable to solve this. in that drive i hav lots of my confidential and spl data of my office so make a sort of this trouble..
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Re: Password in Hard Disk
If you js want the data.. get any linux live cd or dvd n put it in your cd/dvd drive.n select it to boot from your cd/dvd drive,then insert any usb drive n then after booting the linux dvd goto system n then select ur drive with the data u want to bk up..n then copy it to ur usb..n now restart ur system.. theres also another method..bt it cn coz the windows to crash..a 30% chance of failiure..
for this u just ahve to delete the SAm file from system32 folder..For this also u ll need linux live cd/dvd...
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One of two ways to solve this -
1. If you have the XP disk, AND a copy of all of the drivers for ALL of the hardware - format hard drive, re-install XP. (note: you will need to know the VALID XP key for install.
2. If you do not have the XP disk, but do have a VALID XP license a copy of XP is available online (illigal to give source here - you will have to find it), AND have all drivers for hardware - download the XP, Burn to CDR, format drive, and re-install XP (using your valid key).
On a side note: XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and therefor will not update, nor will you be able to install SP1, 2, or 3 for XP.
Would almost be better to install an alternative OS, such as Ubuntu.
My drive became locked with a password or I forgot my hard drive password. How do I gain access to my data?
Answers from Hitachi : Unfortunately, there is no way to bypass the security password feature of Hitachi hard disk drives. If the password is not known or has been misplaced, Hitachi will not be able to assist in gaining access to the data on the drive.
I would like to introduce Windows Password Key 8.0 . it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It creates a password recovery CD/DVD,USB Flash Drive for home, business and enterprise. It works perfectly to reset your Windows password. You can download it from http://www.lostwindowspassword.com
You should probably move the hard drive to another computer to be safe and download the saved files you need. That may be hard to do as sometimes windows will lock you out of the Documents and Settings Directory. You can use Vista though to take ownership of those directories and get your saved information.
I do notice that a lot of people that password their computers are a little sloppy when installing windows though. They kind of skip over the initial user login and password for Admin. Try logging is as Admin and use nothing for the password and see if you can log into the computer. A lot of people just hit enter when they see this screen which makes Admin and user with a blank password.
we have one type of method to solve this problem. but, not regularly.
if you have any other administrator account, you can log in to this and work with your account.
if you did not enter any administrator authentication(password), when the windows xp was installed, you can easily manage this. press CTRL + ALT + DEL keys simultaneously (two times) and type the username as "administrator". then enter without giving a password.
you can connect your hard disk with any other hard disk. boot through the other hard disk. then you will see your disk drives on the another disk. Try to delete the "SAM" file on your os (C:\windows\system32\). (Only on your hard disk). then reboot via your hard disk. now, you have no need to enter any username or password. just enter and go to the windows desktop
if it is not possible for you, just go for password recovery software
Hi Paula ,do onething try to connect the hard disk with other cable which may be used by cd/dvd rom..Now when connected start your computer and go into bios ,i hope you know how to enter into bio.now there check whether your hard disk is detected or not...
It might also be possible that the current hard disk is set to be Master.if so make it cable select through jumper setting..best would be to use the second cable to attach your hard drive.Now if you get both the hard disk shown by your bios.start the computer os and back up the data...
seems you dont have your password? there are some utilities in the net to be able to get your passwrod. but in case you dont want it that way, you can remove your hard disk and place it in an external hdisk case and use it as external. you can then browse your disk and copy your files... all that you need before you erase them.