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Compaq 2500us hard drive

I updated by bio and now every time I boot the notebook ask for a password. I have no ideal why it is asking for a password. Can anybody help me?

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  • Big Starman Sep 13, 2007

    The hard drive is lock out and can not be access with out a password



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At some stage you may have activated the password in your setup especially the Administrator one. Can you get into the setup at the might be able to disable it.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

  • Peter Hirawani
    Peter Hirawani Sep 13, 2007

    Thats correct the hard drive is locked from the setup you can un-enable it if you have the administrator password at the setup if not take the battery out that should clear the BIOS leave out for an hour or so. You will get in then.

  • Peter Hirawani
    Peter Hirawani Sep 13, 2007

    Im very sorry Ive come back to tell you that I read about a hard drive having a password placed on it but this was from Toshiba which said this....."if the customer has forgotten the password to unlock their Hard drive there is no known way to unlock it but to replace the hard drive for that computer UNLESS they remember that password" I imagine that it will be the same for yours I hope Im wrong.....good luck!



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