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Acer Laptop, hard disk security locked?

My husband's laptop has locked itself, coming up with 'Harddisk Security' then SATA Port 0 locked. Any idea what this means?

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It seems that drive lock for this drive is enabled from BIOS. Is BIOS also password protected? Drivelock can be removed from there.

Posted on Jun 04, 2014

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire one won't start up because of harddisk security

ask the theif who sold it to you. maybe he knows the password

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try to remove hard disk and then again connect it

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SOURCE: have a acer aspire 5515 notebook laptop it keeps

It sounds like you may need to go into the BIOS and change or disable the password. Alternatively, clear the CMOS.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My Acer laptop has locked

After doing a bit of research and some experience, it sounds like your "friends" have set a password on your laptop for security/joke/accident. The have then either forgotten it or not known what it is and then tried to enter it in again but failed 3 times. so now you see that message.

To unlock you will need go to a site such as this that explains how to fix:
http://www.acerlaptoprepairs.info/aspire-5534/remove-hddbios-password-utilities.html
You may have to go to the exact page for the model of your Acer.
Your only alternative may be to send it too Acer themselves:
http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2732/kw/password/session/L3NpZC9FSTQ5N1Ruaw%3D%3D
Good luck.

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This password is a BIOS password and to reset it you'll need to go into BIOS and do it manually.

If the password comes up before any other loading screens then we'll need to flush the BIOS password cache, but hopefully we can solve everything by going into BIOS.

To enter BIOS hit the F2 key repeatedly as the computer boots up. You should enter BIOS after the first loading screen by Acer. If this does not send you into BIOS, try the DEL and F1 keys. You might also need to hold the F2 and DEL keys together. Once in BIOS find where you can set the password and reset it or enter a blank password as your new password.

If you can't access BIOS or are prompted for a password once you enter BIOS, try the following methods to flush the BIOS password cache:
1. Contact Acer support and ask if they have a backdoor BIOS password that they will allow you to use.
2. Send your laptop to Acer to have them reset the password manually, although this takes an undisclosed amount of time and I believe they will make you pay about $100.
3. If you don't want to pay Acer, open your laptop and locate the motherboard. On the motherboard there is a CMOS battery, if you don't know where this is use your PC manual. Remove the battery for an hour and then place it back on the motherboard. This should reset the password. After this turn on your computer and continuously hit F2, or whatever key you find opens BIOS, while the computer boots. This will reset all your BIOS settings so it may take a few minutes to open. After it is open, just exit BIOS and everything should be working properly.

Thanks for using FixYa and good luck!

Posted on May 17, 2011

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It's a hard disk security resource on Acer's laptops.
Some user did you the favor to set up a password (unknown, of course).

Make sure you've tryed easy pwd like 1234, 123456, 0, 1.... before try:

1) Take you laptop for authorized technical assistence service (they have the software that fixes that).

2) Try this:
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2) This happened to me. I searched at the internet and found a website that solved my problem by paying about U$ 60,00:

http://www.hddunlock.com

They definetly solved my problem... but I had to pay.

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