I am usind toshiba 40 gb hard disk, now when i boot my system it asks for a password and after 3 wrong attempts it blocks and i have to reboot and the same contineous. i by mistake blocked my hard drive with a passwor, now i want to know how can i bypass the password or erase the disk, so atleat i can use the hard disk.
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to remove the hdd password do the follwing 1) Restart your computer. Note that during computer restart, the screen goes blank for 3 to 5 seconds. Text then appears and the operating system boots up. 2) As soon as the first text lines appear on the screen, press the "Del" key on your keyboard to enter the BIOS setup 3) Navigate to "Security" in the BIOS menu using the arrow keys on your keyboard 4) Navigate to the option "Hard Disk User Password" and press "Enter 5) Navigate to a hard drive, press "Enter" and select "Disable" to remove the hard drive password. 6) Press "F10" to save and exit the BIOS settings. Computer booting resumes.
Hi, After plugging ur HDD, verify the device is detected or not in Device manager and Try Partitioning Again GUI mode (means in XP).. or follow the steps..
1- Go to Computer Management, Click Disk Management 2 - You will find you External HDD in the Right side 3 - Just Right Click the Drive, if it asks Initialize HDD, just Initialize and Create Partition as u like.
hi, there are many chances of HDD boot sector gone dam. do some work to know whats wrong-- boot your computer using another HDD and make your old HDD as a slave disk; if the old HDD is serched as a slave thats mean your HDD is fine.
did you copy your operation system onto your new hard drive? Must of the time they a hidden file that the manufacture does not want you to find. If you did the you may have to go to your bios and make sure that it's set to boot from your e dr1ive first because that 's where the operating system is on.
Three possible reasons: 1. Your IDE cable is defective or is not seated/plug in correctly. Try to replace or re-seat/re-insert; 2. The on-board disk management of the hard disk is corrupted/defective. There is no remedy except to replace the PCboard or the entire hard disk; 3. Your motherboard BIOS/CMOS needs to be flashed and/or something is wrong with the IDE interface.
Of the 3, # 1 is the most common.
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Hi, assuming the hdd won't finish a format, it is possible that some sectors are damaged. If you still want to try and use the hdd even with these defects, you can try and partition the hdd. Guesstimate at what point the hdd stops responding and really guess where the defects end. With this info, partition the hdd into 3 with the middle containing the defective sectors. Format only the first and third partitions. For simplicity, Win98 might be easier to work with rather than XP.
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