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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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Hdd master password how do I unlock

Google for atapwd or "ata password" its part of the new ATA spec. You can enter a "master password" that will remove the "user password" that has be setup on the drive. This master password is manufacturer specific. So search your hard drive manufacturers website for google around for a list of master passwords. Remember you CAN lock out your drive. This is bad. You can always remove the password without the master password but when you do it using that method the drive will be wiped. So the only way to solve this is to find a master password or try and work out what user password was set on the hard drive.

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Hp password .

If you forget the power-on password, you have a more difficult problem. Since the power-on password was designed to provide complete security, you will need to contact an HP-authorized service center for assistance. All data on the hard drive will be removed during the service.
WARNING: If you forget the power-on password, the computer must be reset at an HP-certified repair center. Please contact HP to schedule a repair. The Drive Lock password cannot be reset. If you lose or forget the Drive Lock password, the hard drive must be replaced. Please contact HP to order a new hard drive. These services are not covered by the warranty.

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Hard drive lock in bios

These WEB sites may help unlock hard drive password.
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Purchased on Ebay an Asus which has a locked HD. I have booted it to USB stick with Knoppix. It has a 160Gb locked Western Digital drive. Is this a bios problem? Is it a HD firm ware problem. I'm not...

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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Cant get pass the cmos password

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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Gateway Laptop - HDD Password locks me out! Help

if the hard drive has a locked password on it, you cannot remove it unless you have the password. you might try using some SMART disk utilities, but in my experience, it has no worked. Some hard drives have a list of reset passwords, but I have never had success in getting these to work.

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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it seems like that your card is locked with some password.
this can be removed through some password recovery tool
install them in your pc and connect your memory card through
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Hello Oldnovii
This Toshiba notebook has both a BIOS and hard drive lock on it. The client has already paid $ 25 to the Toshiba depot to have the BIOS lock removed now they want $ 100 to remove the hard drive lock. The hard drive lock cannot be removed by trying to bypass it using a boot cd or disabling the hard drive boot option in the BIOS. Any help will be appreciated since my client has now had the notebook for 2 weeks and cannot use it. Thanks

Apr 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Hdd password

What is HDD Password? All hard disk drives have the possibility to set a hardware password, thus making the drive completely inaccessible unless a correct password is provided during the BIOS POST test. When you set a password on your notebook, the drive becomes locked as well. XBox gaming consoles and some desktop computers can also lock hard disk drives. This is usually called "HDD password" or "ATA password".

If you forget the original HDD password, there is no way of restoring it by generic system tools. HDD Unlock Wizard incorporates proprietary unlocking algorithms which allow to remove an unknown HDD password and make hard drive usable again.

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