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Drive LOCk I purchase a Presario 2100 and it has a drivelock install..and I forgot the password..Does anyone knows how to remove the drive lock?Thank You

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Hey,

I supose you can't use the pc without the password?

You would loose all the data, you need to remove the harddrive from the laptop, buy a a converter

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then plug it into your desktop pc.
and empty the drive totaly.

This can be done with formating it in windows or
useing the manufacturers tools.

if you need more assistance let me know
oh and can you use the laptop with the drivelock installed?
if you can use the laptop in windows you could probably somehow uninstall it.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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Cheers
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www.darrynhope.com

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