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Hiya i have ths new laptop well its not new i got it off my step dad and when i i turned it on it was asking for a primary master hdd user password and i have ask him what tha means and he just says that he doesnt no what it means and he has had ago at typing some things in and turning it on and off and it just stays on tha screen and he has tryed letting it run out of battery to see if that helps but it just makes this beeping sound, and now just dont no what to do or what to type in. so could you help me please. && the only thing that i know about the laptop is that its a Acer Aspire 5630 i that means anything

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Unfortunately if he does not remember the HDD password you will not get it to boot unless there is a supervisor password that he remembers so it can be over ridden. Based on what you have alluded to in your request I doubt you have that either. The simplest solution is to purchase a new hard drive and reinstall the operating system from the original recovery disks. Without the HDD password the disk is basically unusable and never will be.

You can purchase a new IDE HD for about US $50 off the internet at a site like buy.com or newegg.com. I am not recommending either but just as examples of where you could get the item.

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