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If my hard drive password is locked can i replace the hard drive to solve the problem


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Just reload windows. Everything ok.

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The hard drive password is setup in the BIOS you need the hard disk password to remove the password. I'm afraid you may have purchased a stolen laptop/computer. It is impossible to remove a hard drive's password there are no backdoor passwords because the password is stored in the hard drive's firmware. If the laptop/computer has a Power on Password then this laptop cannot boot up.
If the hard drive is password protected then remove the existing drive, replace it with a new hard drive may fix the laptop/computer r BUT it may also set a password on the new hard disk and lock it with the same password. If it does not password protect the new hard drive, then install Windows plus laptop/computer's device drivers and programs to get a working laptop/computer.

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You have to erase the motherboard memory. However this is extremely difficult. Even if you esase the cmos memory and put in a whole new hard drive, the lock may still be there. Your best bet is to contact the seller to see if they will give you the password. If they dont want to help you then you should leave a negative feedback on their account.

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Hi, The solution I can advice you is to reset the cmos to a default by removing the cmos battery or move the jumper to 2&3 pin for a few second and set it back to the original jumper position. But you may need a new hard drive the cmos lock the hard drive and will will dead. You have to find out what is the cmos password to save that hard drive. I hope this information will help you to solve the problem.

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try downloading Hiren's boot cd. (gogle search it) it has many utilities for hard drives on it. iyt may have something to help.

alternatively, buy a broken identical model on ebay and swap the PC board. make sure to have the same hardware revision level and model.

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your dealing with more than one security.Save time and replace the hard drive.

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