Question about Gateway NV55C03u Laptop
Removed power cord, and battery and took BIOS battery out and let it stay like that overnight for at least 8 hours and still the HDD is locked. Ordered system disc & recovery discs 1 thru 3 and tried to restore back to factory settings but still failed.
Take the battery out of the laptop and then hold the power button on the laptop for 2 minutes.
This should reset the BOIS and erase the unlock password.
Posted on Dec 06, 2014
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
From my experience there is no way to retrieve or remove a unknown hard drive (HDD) password. The bios passwords and windows passwords are no problem to remove, but the HDD password cannot be removed. Only option I know is to replace the hard drive. I have done this on about a dozen PC's
Posted on Dec 06, 2009
So who put the password on it? 99% of the time if there is a Hard Drive Password and the person in possession of the laptop don't know the password, the laptop is stolen. The original owner put the password lock on the hard drive to keep thieves from getting to sensitive data. The owner could have set the password remotely once the laptop was stolen. Your system is toast. The only remedy is to get the original owner to remove the password.
Posted on Apr 08, 2012
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 25, 2013 | Gateway Computers & Internet
Mar 24, 2012 | Sony Vaio P VGN-P530H Netbook
Aug 25, 2011 | Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook
Detach the CMOS battery from the metal holder. Some Gateway CMOS battery holders have tabs on both sides, while with others you can lift the battery out. Press down on the tabs and the battery will pop out. Wait two minutes, then push the battery back in. This will change the CMOS settings back to default and reset the Gateway BIOS password. Replace the panel and cords. Turn on the PC and enter the BIOS menu by pressing F2 repeatedly to create a new password. To bypass creating a BIOS password, boot to Windows normally.
Then everything will be just fine.
May 13, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook
Apr 15, 2011 | Gateway Computers & Internet
Mar 21, 2011 | Gateway ML6230 Notebook
Jan 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Aug 11, 2009 | HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook
Apr 13, 2009 | HP Compaq 6720s Notebook
Mar 29, 2009 | Dell Latitude D620 Laptop (Latitude-C620)...
104 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: