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If it's the system BIOS asking for the hdd unlock password, just open up the computer, locate the cmos jumper on the motherboard, move it from pins 1&2 to 2&3 for about 5 - 10 seconds. Then move it back to its original position and turn the computer on. This should clear any passwords set in the BIOS.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You will need to reset/clear the Cmos. If you have lost your password, depending on manufacturer, you might be able to reset the HDD password without knowing the original password, but this is not usually the case.
Its a simple procedure of shorting a set of jumpers on the mainboard. You should find instructions for How-To in the user manual for the mainboard. If you don't have the manual, you can usually do a search online and download A PDF version. If you cant find a manual, you can try removing the cmos battery from the mainboard. Make sure all power is disconnected befor you attempt this. If you use the battery option, you will need to leave the battery removed for at least 10 minutes to clear the settings.
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Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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to remove the hdd password do the follwing
1) Restart your computer. Note that during computer restart, the screen goes blank for 3 to 5 seconds. Text then appears and the operating system boots up.
2) As soon as the first text lines appear on the screen, press the "Del" key on your keyboard to enter the BIOS setup
3) Navigate to "Security" in the BIOS menu using the arrow keys on your keyboard
4) Navigate to the option "Hard Disk User Password" and press "Enter
5) Navigate to a hard drive, press "Enter" and select "Disable" to remove the hard drive password.
6) Press "F10" to save and exit the BIOS settings. Computer booting resumes.
this will remove the hdd password
Posted on Jan 28, 2011
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Power down your computer.
Remove the screws on the rear of the case and remove the side panel.
Place the jumper on the back of the hard drive to the "write-enabled" position.
Consult your drive manual if unsure of how to do this for your specific Western Digital drive model.
Replace the side panel and restart the computer.
If you know the password, go into the installation disc that pops up in my computer when you plug in your wd hard drive (right click and then open, not autorun) there should be some sort of thing called security.
Possibly unlock, or something along those lines on there double click on it and type in your password it should unlock it then every time then that you plug in your hard drive, you might have to do this to access your files
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