According to Lenovo and many other manufacturers’ website, if you
forget your hard drive or hard disk password, there is no possible way
to reset your password or recover data in the hard disk drive. Basically
the hard drive is unusable. Scary right? However, this is often not
Most people are not aware that most hard disk drives have
the ability to set a hardware password, just like the Bios password for
motherboards, thus making the drive completely inaccessible unless a
correct password is provided during the BIOS POST test. Usually these
features can only be found in laptops, this is when you set a password
on your notebook, the hard drive together with the motherboard becomes
Most experts would say if you forget the original HDD or
Bios password, there is no way of restoring it by generic system tools.
Unlike the Bios password where there is a master key or with the removal
of the bios battery, the password is erased from the flash memory thus
the settings is restored to factory settings without the password,
however, this does not applies to hard disk.
Unlock Wizard is a user-friendly application which allows you to easily
remove HDD password. IDE and SATA hard disk drives are supported. Both
User and Master password can be removed. Please note that while
HDD Unlock Wizard will erase and re-certify the drive,
meaning to say all data in the disk is lost and not recoverable. HDD
Unlock Wizard incorporates proprietary unlocking algorithms which allow
removing an unknown HDD password and making hard drive usable again.
Download Hdd Unlock Wizard from here
It may not be possible to recover the hard drive password or to unlock
it; however, it is possible to remove the password together with the
data, thus making your hard disk accessible and usable again.
Or Try Hiren's boot cd in this there is a operating system which boot from direct your cd/dvd rom. try it if it may open your locked external disk. And if your hard disk open in it just copy the data from the drive to any other drives and after copying your data format it. Then you see there is no password dialog box open in your normal windows log in.And for future if you use any software for password protection try to memorize the password in your mind or write it somewhere.
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