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HDD Failure I put a password on the HDD, wrote it down and rebooted but it fails to remember the password. After Disassembling the laptop and replacing the motherboard battery I put in a new HDD in and it fails to boot up even off a cd.

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    please do post more detailsfor the tool. i have put a 40gb hdd in but i still want the 160gb passworded hdd in (obvious reasons) and i have fixed the failure to boot up problem

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Brand new hdd's have to be formated and then partitioned. I have a little tool for yor password problem too .f needed

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