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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1> Please check you HDD cable connector. 2> Where from connect HDD cable in mother board, this port change and be care fully connect. 3> Check HDD bad sector. If you hard disk create a bad sector then not well run any hard disk. 4> Check jumper setting, first boot & sec Boot option. you hard disk where connect first boot & sec Boot option.
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.
If you are sure no one has tampered with it and entered a HDD password and it is not prompting for a password then it is most likely a HDD failure. It is possible the BIOS will still recognize the HDD. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the HDD if you can access it there should be screws on the bottom marked with a cylinder symbol.
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.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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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