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There is no way to reset a hard disk drive password. If you forgot the password, you need to replace the harddrive with a new one.
If the laptop had this from the beginning, you may have acquired a stolen one.

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Harddisk security


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·Are you using internal or external hard disk?
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manufacturer?
I would suggest you to contact hard disc manufacture and check for default password to unlock the drive. Info by John Rubdy
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Jan 31, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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Toshiba hdd


As far as I know it is not possible to remove a password from a hard disk. In some cases a manufacturer may be able to help, however, for security reasons I'm not sure they would.

Mar 18, 2014 | Toshiba 320GB MK3265GSX SATA 3Gb/s 2.5"...

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I can remeber my bios pasword..... .I have a DELL


To unlock your laptop using the easiest method available go to: http://dell-inspiron-1150-bios-password.biospwd.com

Dell password authentication system explained :

The BIOS of most modern computers also allow a password to be set for each of the connected hard drives. This password is stored in the service area of the hard disk. Because of this, moving the password protected hard drive to a new computer does not allow access to the hard drive unless the password that was assigned to the hard drive is provided.
The ATA Security Mode Feature Set that is implemented in all modern hard drives actually provides for two passwords, a "Master Password" and a "User Password"
The User Password locks the hard drive and the Master Password is only used to allow an administrator to reset the user password.
The BIOS of many computers will not allow the master password for the hard drive to be changed from the default, so they rarely are. A quick search of Google.com for the specific model of hard drive with the phrase "ATA Master Password" will generally result in multiple web pages that contain the default master password . Hardware tools can recover, reset, or brute-force both the User and Master Passwords.

Full Disk Encryption Methods:

There are two major categories of full disk encryption (FDE)-software-based and hardware-based. Software-based encryption modifies the hard drive drivers and uses the CPU to encrypt all data as it is written to the drive and decrypt all data read from the hard drive. Hardware-based full disk encryption is built into the hard drive and is totally transparent to the user and does not impose a performance impact on the computer.
Software-Based Full Disk Encryption
Wikipedia maintains a lengthy list of disk encryption software The two most popular FDE software implementations are TrueCrypt and BitLocker. BitLocker is included as a feature in the Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7, but has to be enabled and configured to provide protection. TrueCrypt [18] is free open source software that is ideal for individual users, but lacks management features that make it attractive to enterprise-wide deployment.
Deployment of software-based full disk encryption in any organization with more than just a few computers requires careful consideration of how the encryption keys will be managed. Great encryption without proper key management is like locking the doors to your house and leaving the key under your doormat. One study on the usage of encryption states that 54 percent of respondents had experienced either stolen or unaccounted for encryption keys and that 78 percent experienced system downtime due to encryption failures in the past twelve months [20]. Full Disk Encryption solutions that are targeted at the enterprise typically offer integration with Microsoft's Active Directory or other LDAP directories for secure key management.
In 2008, security researchers created shockwaves by publishing a paper called Lest We Remember: Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys [21]. This paper, and the accompanying YouTube video demonstrate how Software-Based FDE can be circumvented by rebooting a computer that has been left in a locked-screen or sleep state. The attack exploits the fact that Dynamic Random Access Memory

May 04, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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I have a dell inspiron 1300 laptop with service tag: #CBWBD2J-595B and i need system/bios password for it.Any help is appreciated?


To unlock your laptop using the easiest method available go to: http://dell-inspiron-1300-bios-password.biospwd.com

Dell password authentication system explained :

The BIOS of most modern computers also allow a password to be set for each of the connected hard drives. This password is stored in the service area of the hard disk. Because of this, moving the password protected hard drive to a new computer does not allow access to the hard drive unless the password that was assigned to the hard drive is provided.
The ATA Security Mode Feature Set that is implemented in all modern hard drives actually provides for two passwords, a "Master Password" and a "User Password"
The User Password locks the hard drive and the Master Password is only used to allow an administrator to reset the user password.
The BIOS of many computers will not allow the master password for the hard drive to be changed from the default, so they rarely are. A quick search of Google.com for the specific model of hard drive with the phrase "ATA Master Password" will generally result in multiple web pages that contain the default master password . Hardware tools can recover, reset, or brute-force both the User and Master Passwords.

Full Disk Encryption Methods:

There are two major categories of full disk encryption (FDE)-software-based and hardware-based. Software-based encryption modifies the hard drive drivers and uses the CPU to encrypt all data as it is written to the drive and decrypt all data read from the hard drive. Hardware-based full disk encryption is built into the hard drive and is totally transparent to the user and does not impose a performance impact on the computer.
Software-Based Full Disk Encryption
Wikipedia maintains a lengthy list of disk encryption software The two most popular FDE software implementations are TrueCrypt and BitLocker. BitLocker is included as a feature in the Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7, but has to be enabled and configured to provide protection. TrueCrypt [18] is free open source software that is ideal for individual users, but lacks management features that make it attractive to enterprise-wide deployment.
Deployment of software-based full disk encryption in any organization with more than just a few computers requires careful consideration of how the encryption keys will be managed. Great encryption without proper key management is like locking the doors to your house and leaving the key under your doormat. One study on the usage of encryption states that 54 percent of respondents had experienced either stolen or unaccounted for encryption keys and that 78 percent experienced system downtime due to encryption failures in the past twelve months [20]. Full Disk Encryption solutions that are targeted at the enterprise typically offer integration with Microsoft's Active Directory or other LDAP directories for secure key management.
In 2008, security researchers created shockwaves by publishing a paper called Lest We Remember: Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys [21]. This paper, and the accompanying YouTube video demonstrate how Software-Based FDE can be circumvented by rebooting a computer that has been left in a locked-screen or sleep state. The attack exploits the fact that Dynamic Random Access Memory

Jan 14, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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My lacie hard disk 1tb all of a sudden isnt


Just contact www.lacie.com great support. their answer for my drive was to reboot the drive. For me it worked.


Follow the procedure below to reset the Network Space to factory defaults:
  1. Move the power switch to the OFF position. Wait for the drive to shut down.
  2. Turn ON the drive.
  3. Within about 3 seconds, flip the switch OFF and On several times.
  4. Immediately turn it ON
If the light flashes quickly, the unit is resetting itself. Attempt to connect to the drive again after about 1 minute using the default username and password (by default, they are both admin.)

Jan 27, 2010 | LaCie Hard Disk 1TB Desktop with Hi-Speed...

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I can't connect to Edmini via LAN nor USB. LAN computer doesn't detect then I tried to check edmini from browser then I get this message /www/cgi-bin/public/sharelist: line 246: cannot create temp file...


Just contact www.lacie.com great support. there answer for my drive was to upgrade the drive version and to reboot the drive. Maybe the last thing is enough. For me it worked.

If necessary update driver http://www.lacie.com/nl/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10156

Follow the procedure below to reset the Network Space to factory defaults:
  1. Move the power switch to the OFF position. Wait for the drive to shut down.
  2. Turn ON the drive.
  3. Within about 3 seconds, flip the switch OFF and On several times.
  4. Immediately turn it ON
If the light flashes quickly, the unit is resetting itself. Attempt to connect to the drive again after about 1 minute using the default username and password (by default, they are both admin.)

Jul 29, 2009 | LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk...

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Hard drive locked


First check in bios that your harddisk is detected or not?

You can ente rin bios with following method:

When u powerup press F2 or "del" F1 key to enter in bios.
but if u have problem of bios password followbelow procedure

here are 2 password type first 1 is bios password if tell me about your bios password it prompt when u powerup follow procedure below

For that you need to reset factory defaults settings for bios.
For reset bios u have to open back side of your laptop then u find motherbord circuit there.
pull cmos cell on motherbord for 15 minute then it reset to defaults.
Also u can reset with jumper settigns read carefully on mother bord there is 1 jumper near cmos cell u read there " bios reset or clear"
It is on 1-2 position right now set it in 2-3 position then power up then all bios settings are reset.
then again set it in 1-2 its original position.
Then it not want password.

And if u tell about windows password
Then when you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode then wait until it prompt for user passsword

then enter in administrator then if u able to enter then reset your password.
But if u set and forgot default administrator password then u should need winxp recovery disk.

Jun 15, 2009 | ASUS M5N PC Notebook

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I forgot the password for my motherboard dell inspiron 1100 is there a way to bypass it or crack it


To unlock your laptop using the easiest method available go to: http://dell-inspiron-1100-bios-password.biospwd.com

Dell password authentication system explained :

The BIOS of most modern computers also allow a password to be set for each of the connected hard drives. This password is stored in the service area of the hard disk. Because of this, moving the password protected hard drive to a new computer does not allow access to the hard drive unless the password that was assigned to the hard drive is provided.
The ATA Security Mode Feature Set that is implemented in all modern hard drives actually provides for two passwords, a "Master Password" and a "User Password"
The User Password locks the hard drive and the Master Password is only used to allow an administrator to reset the user password.
The BIOS of many computers will not allow the master password for the hard drive to be changed from the default, so they rarely are. A quick search of Google.com for the specific model of hard drive with the phrase "ATA Master Password" will generally result in multiple web pages that contain the default master password . Hardware tools can recover, reset, or brute-force both the User and Master Passwords.

Full Disk Encryption Methods:

There are two major categories of full disk encryption (FDE)-software-based and hardware-based. Software-based encryption modifies the hard drive drivers and uses the CPU to encrypt all data as it is written to the drive and decrypt all data read from the hard drive. Hardware-based full disk encryption is built into the hard drive and is totally transparent to the user and does not impose a performance impact on the computer.
Software-Based Full Disk Encryption
Wikipedia maintains a lengthy list of disk encryption software The two most popular FDE software implementations are TrueCrypt and BitLocker. BitLocker is included as a feature in the Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7, but has to be enabled and configured to provide protection. TrueCrypt [18] is free open source software that is ideal for individual users, but lacks management features that make it attractive to enterprise-wide deployment.
Deployment of software-based full disk encryption in any organization with more than just a few computers requires careful consideration of how the encryption keys will be managed. Great encryption without proper key management is like locking the doors to your house and leaving the key under your doormat. One study on the usage of encryption states that 54 percent of respondents had experienced either stolen or unaccounted for encryption keys and that 78 percent experienced system downtime due to encryption failures in the past twelve months [20]. Full Disk Encryption solutions that are targeted at the enterprise typically offer integration with Microsoft's Active Directory or other LDAP directories for secure key management.
In 2008, security researchers created shockwaves by publishing a paper called Lest We Remember: Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys [21]. This paper, and the accompanying YouTube video demonstrate how Software-Based FDE can be circumvented by rebooting a computer that has been left in a locked-screen or sleep state. The attack exploits the fact that Dynamic Random Access Memory

Apr 11, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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Tecra 8100


I'm not clear on your description, so here goes:

If it showed the Toshiba start screen, then asked for a password, then your hard drive is password protected.

If it showed the Toshiba screen, then asked for password, and you entered it, and then it goes "insert disk", then your hard drive is passworded and wiped.

If the first thing it does is ask for a password, then the password is in the BIOS.

Aug 16, 2008 | Toshiba Tecra 8100 Notebook

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Administrator password


default user administrator default password admin

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