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HDD1 user password bypass

The password was reset by mistake to something I cannot remember. Is there any way to get by this HDD1 password? Or can you reset it somehow without having to replace the drive? Help!

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  • Tom Reichard
    Tom Reichard Feb 19, 2009

    Mark, how would I go about resetting it?

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You can reset it but most likely you will have to reload your operating system.

Hopefully this help.
Mark

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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on Dec 30, 2010 | PC Laptops

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How can I get rid of the HDD1/SSD1 user password screen, I can't remember the passwword, I have tried everything


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Mar 12, 2013 | PC Laptops

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It ask me for a built in hdd1 user password.


if you cant remember the hdd password then you only have two options, contact toshiba (who will charge about £60 GBP) or buy a new hard drive and then reinstall windows on it

Apr 25, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2376 Notebook PC

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I need to reset, bypass, or remove the HDD1 PW


Shutdown The System
Press ESC and Power button together
Enter the passwords if prompted
Press F1 to enter the BIOS

Select the password field (it shows Registered)
enter bkspc or space
enter your existing password
press enter
It prompts for New password
Just enter
Repeat for verify
Now password is Unregistered

If you found this post helpful , please rate it!

Regards
1234s282

Apr 17, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite X205 Notebook

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Can I reset the HDD1 user password on Toshiba satellite?


If the password was set on the hard disk from the laptop that it was install on, then you can reset or remove the hard drive password using the BIOS configuration, you need to enter the existing hard drive password to this.
There are no back door paswords available, if you ca't remove the password then the drive is useless. This protection is use to prevent unauthorized access to data stored on the hard drive.

To get the laptop operational again you need to replace the hard drive and install Windows again.

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Mar 08, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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Trying to find a way to reset or bypass the HDD1 user password on my Toshiba A135-4527 laptop. It was reset somehow to something we do not remember. Hoping I do not have to replace the harddrive. Saw...


The hard drive password is set from the BIOS configuration where the hard drive was installed and you need to know the password to remove the existing password. You can only remove the password from that computer's BIOS and moving the hard drive to another omputer will not allow you to remove the password or access any data on that hard drive because the password is stored in the hard drive's firmware. This password protected hard drives prevents unauthorized access to the data on that hard disk.
Removing the BIOS battery will reset the BIOS but will not remove the password.
Some computers have been setup with Power On Passwords and/or hard drive passords and it is possible to hack/read the Power On Password that is stored on an EEPROM chip on the laptop, but it is not a simple process.
You will need to buy a new hard drive and now you also have a nice paper weight.

Feb 19, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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