Question about Acer Aspire One D270-1865

1 Answer

Hdd frozen password

BIOS is telling me that the HDD password is frozen. How do I fix this?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Acer Master
  • 788 Answers

Replace the hard drive. It is very difficult to fix the hdd password. You can try to detach the hdd, and leave it for 1 day. Also detach the ac adapter and the main battery. The next day, install hdd and restart the laptop.

Posted on Mar 01, 2014

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
cgpatel1948
  • 258 Answers

SOURCE: how to get password from hdd password error code acer aspire 4315

Is the error message coming before bios starts to load XP from harddisk, or after?

If it is coming after XP starts then it may be driver issue.

If it is coming before XP, then it may be a question of incorrect bios for the hardware in your laptop.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

tbirdfan1
  • 3051 Answers

SOURCE: need to bypass primary master HDD user password

call the acer tech support or go on line a to www.acer.com and they should be able to get you need best regards mike

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

rockitman187
  • 2559 Answers

SOURCE: how to reset bios password FOR LENOVO 3000 LAPTOP

This is copied directly from the Lenovo website.

Note: Do not forget your hard disk password! Keep it in a safe place. If you forget your hard disk password, there is no way to reset your password or recover data in the hard disk drive. Neither an IBM authorized reseller nor IBM marketing
representative can make the hard disk drive usable.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

Geekman
  • 32281 Answers

SOURCE: acer aspire 1690, what is HDD password to start laptop

This password is to protect unauthorized access to data on the hard drive. The password is stores on the firmware chip on the hard drive and there are no backdoor passwords available, and moving the hard drive to another computer will not work either.
Ask the person who set the password, then you will be able to remove it by going into the BIOS setup.
The only other option is to install a new hard drive and reinstall Windows.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

  • 13433 Answers

SOURCE: Hdd password frozen on ACER laptop CMOS

Hey,

the HDD (HardDrive) password problem is too complex to be solved at home. I suggest taking the computer to a professional together with proof of purchase. I Know acer provides this service also.


Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

ID FROZEN ON MY ACER ASPIRE V5-471. I NEVER PUT A HDD PASSWORD IN IT WHEN I BOUGHT THE LAPTOP 4 YEARS AGO.HOW CAN I FIX THAT.


Does it makes any kind of sound when you boot? Is the HDD frozen or is it password protected? If it makes a clicking sound when you boot the computer then the HDD pointer inside the HDD is stuck.
If you can get to the BIOS, you can delete any password from the BIOS. If the HDD does not shows up in the BIOS, then your HDD is probably fry.

Jan 21, 2015 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

D525 hdd password forgotten---frozen


The hdd password is stored in the firmware of the hdd, not in the bios. There is only two options available.
1/ type the password.
2/ purchase a new hdd as it is totally unformattable in that condition.

Jul 22, 2014 | Acer eMachines 520-2890 Notebook

1 Answer

Hdd frozen password


if you never put a password on the BIOS then the problem is in the hard disk. Virus infection?
If you know how to run a Live CD with some of the Linux OS e.g Ubuntu, Mint, and the computer works and you see no message then the problem is in the hard disk.
You might need to remove the hard disk to try the live CD.
If you still get the BIOS message and you didn't put a password then you have a corrupted BIOS. You can try to flash the BIOS (risky it might kill the pc) but you might solve the problem.

Feb 09, 2014 | Acer Aspire One D270-1865

1 Answer

How to remove BIOS password and sata port 0 wdc wd5000 bpvt for dell 5200


You cannot erase the hdd password. You cannot use the hdd until the correct password is typed.
Dell may tell you how to get in to the bios.

Jan 19, 2014 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My laptop has. Crash while I was downloading a program now when I try to restart,it comes with error to reboot,inset system disk, i. reinsert the disk that there,but same thing comes up. Also took disk...


The HDD password is a BIOS function. A password is set and passed to the HDD. Then the BIOS on power up sends the password to the HDD and unlocks it on each boot. It could be your HDD is dead and so when BIOS sends pwd to HDD there is no response.Try BIOS reset to defaults

Jan 06, 2012 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

HDD password frozen


Run diags on the HDD (Fn+Power) Possible HDD failure

Jan 25, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hdd password frozen on laptop These both worked. Thanks much to Eddie333 and howarthjd2. What I ended up doing was this: Note- I was not replacing the HDD, merely trying to reinstall WindowsXP, which...


if you download the sata drivers from the toshiba website for your specific laptop and then extract them and get nlite ( www.nliteos.com and slipstream the drivers into the xp disc you can then re install xp and it should allow you to boot.

As for the hard drive frozen password that should be in the bios on the hard drive that you set it for so it should remember it

if not you may have to contact toshiba and they should have a back door password that they can produce once you give them the asset tag ( serial number of the laptop ) and once you enter that it should resolve the hard drive frozen issue.

Had a hard drive frozen at a school once and had to call dell ( as it was a dell laptop obviously ) and gave them the serial number and they created a back door password for me - jobs a good one :D

Apr 29, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 Notebook

1 Answer

Cant boot


If you are sure no one has tampered with it and entered a HDD password and it is not prompting for a password then it is most likely a HDD failure. It is possible the BIOS will still recognize the HDD. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the HDD if you can access it there should be screws on the bottom marked with a cylinder symbol.

Jan 24, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook

4 Answers

Hdd password frozen on laptop


Remove your hard drive.Reboot computer.
While its rebooting press F2 to enter the BIOS
Press Alt-F to restore BIOS defaults
Replace the hard drive

Sometimes your computer vendor ( Dell, HP. etc)
maybe able to reset HDD pwd depending on model

Jan 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire One D270-1865 Logo

230 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18408 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

635 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...