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Hard drive password locked

Grey screen at boot up cycle demands hard disk password to continue booting

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  • MrsMATH Sep 15, 2008

    When boot up the D505, I was asked to provide hard drive password which I never have to do this for 3 years. Dell never provided me this. But I did not purchase extended service. Can someone help?

  • YEHONALA PASTENES Apr 22, 2009

    I forgot my password on my dell latitude d 505 when i turn it on it takes me to enter HDD password which I do but then it takes me to windows professional log on ,I forgot that password there not the same passwords can anybody please help ?

  • David Joseph May 11, 2010

    hi there,

    can u please give me the type and model of your system??

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Booting gets hanged and doesnot detect the hard disk

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Have you tried removing the battery, open the reserve battery door, disconnecting cmos (RTC) battery, pressing power button, installing RTC battery, install battery, power up?

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How to remove Windows 7 password to let Toshiba laptop boot from hard drive successfully?


Windows operational system locked always leads to Windows 7 not boot from hard drive completely. Actually, that just need you type correct password to login Windows 7. However on this occasion, only password reset disk or password recovery could help us remove locked Toshiba Windows 7 password.

1. Remove Windows 7 password with reset disk
When you type incorrect password, the window will prompts you that Reset password. Click the link to begin password reset with disk.
Following the password reset wizard, you can easily reset Windows 7 password with boot disk.

2. Remove Windows 7 password with password recovery software
Step 1: Download Windows 7 Password Genius from Internet.
Step 2: Install and run it on accessible computer.
Step 3: Take blank USB disk and insert it into accessible computer for password reset disk burning.
Click "Begin burning" to create a Windows 7 password reset disk. Exit USB disk from the computer when you see the message "Successfully burning".
Step 4: Plug USB reset disk into locked Windows 7 computer, set it boot from USB device.
Step 5: When Windows 7 Password Genius program runs in WinPE, choose accounts and click "Reset password" to remove these accounts password to be blank.
Reboot locked computer and it will boot from hard drive successfully, without any login password anymore.

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How to Boot From A Windows 7 Password Reset Disk?


<span>Forgot Windows 7 password? It seems to be a universal iusse as widespread of Windows 7. To solve this problem, you can either buy a burned Windows password recovery CD on-line or burn such a password recovery disk with<b><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/knowledge/windows-7-password-reset.html">Windows 7 password reset</a></b><span> </span>software. But no matter which method you choose, you have to boot your locked computer from the password recovery disk. However, you will feel frustrated when you have little computer skill. Take these 2 methods as your reference when you encounter the similar problem.<br />Of course, firstly , you need to create a<span> </span><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/knowledge/create-win-7-password-reset-disk.html">Windows 7 password reset disk</a>, and then pay attention on how to boot from the Windows password reset disk .<br /> Method OneInsert a burned Windows 7 password recovery CD in your locked computer boot the locked computer from the CD/DVD as follows:<br /> <ul> <li>1. Turn on or restart the locked computer, watch the screen for a message like "Press to http://www.passwordunlocker.enter SETUP "or something similar. Press this key as soon as you see the message to enter BIOS menu.</li><b>Note</b>: The key pressed to enter BIOS is different based on manufacturers, but F2 or Delete are the most common keys <li>2. Use arrows to choose Boot on the taskbar, select<b><span> </span>Boot Device Priority</b><span> </span>and press Enter.</li> <li>3. Set<span> </span><b>CD ROM</b><span> </span>to the first boot device according to the prompts on the right.</li> <li>4. Press<b><span> </span>F10<span> </span></b>to save and exit BIOS. You computer will restart with the changed BIOS settings</li></ul><br /> Method Two <p>If the method above doesn't work, you can also try to enter Boot Menu to boot the locked computer from the burned CD/DVD as follows:<br /> <ul> <li>1. Insert a Windows 7 password recovery CD in your locked computer.</li> <li>2. Start the locked computer and immediately tap and keep tapping<b><span> </span>F8</b>,<span> </span><b>ESC</b><span> </span>or other keys until the Boot Menu screen appears.</li> <li>3. Select<span> </span><b>CD ROM</b><span> </span>as the first boot device and press Enter. After that, your computer will restart with changed bios settings.</li></ul>PC users can not only set bios password for computer, but also set Windows logon password. If the BIOS is password protected, you need to clear or remove the BIOS password before you can enter BIOS to change boot order.<br />By the way, if you forgot Windows 7 password or Windows 7 password-protected, it is suggested to take Windows password recovery software to create a Windows password reset disk. Take<span> </span><b>Windows Password Unlocker<span> </span></b>for example, it takes you only 4 steps to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive for Windows 7 password recovery in 5 minutes.<br /><b>Step 1:</b><span> </span>Download and install<span> </span><b><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/windows-password-recovery.html">Windows Password Unlocker Professional</a></b><span> </span>in any availble PC<br /><b>Step 2:</b><span> </span>Burn a Windows 7 Password Recovery CD/DVD or USB flash drive.<br /><b>Step 3:</b><span> </span>Boot from the burned the Password Recovery CD/DVD or USB flash drive.<br /><b>Step 4:</b><span> </span>Reset Windows 7 password under Windows PE.<br /></span>

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When i start my laptop it goes to a screen an says enter boot disk an press any key..but i dont have a disk...


Sounds like your system is booting from somewhere other than the hard drive or you have a music cd or movie dvd in the DvD/CD drive when you booted the laptop. If so, remove the music cd or movie dvd and reboot.
You want it to boot from the hard drive.

Turn the computer off and press the power button to reboot it. Notice the screen and watch for which key it says to hit to change the Boot Order or Boot Sequence. You have to hit that key when you see the message otherwise it will be to late and you will need to start over. Select the Hard Drive and let it boot up. This is a temporary change and only good for this boot cycle. You'll have to do it each time you boot or you can make it permanent.

To set your boot order or boot sequence permanently reboot the computer and look at the screen to hit the key it says to get into the Bios or System Setup. Hit that key when you see the message or it will be too late and you will have to restart it. When you get into the Bios or System Setup tab over to the Boot Order or Boot Sequence. The normal boot order should be the DvD/CD drive 1st, the Hard Drive 2nd. With this setting you have to make sure nothing is in the DvD/CD drive when you boot the system or it will try to read it as a system disk and give you an error if it can't boot from it. If there is nothing in the DvD/CD drive it moves to the next boot device which is the Hard Drive. This setting is the best because it will allow you to use a Repair Disk or Operating System Disk to fix your computer when the hard drive has issues.

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Tell me the bios password for fujitsu 7220NU5/B


You will not be able to clear the bios password.

You will need to generate an MSDOS boot Floppy Disk there are a number of sites online that can show you how to do this.

This disk should also have FDISK on it.

Insert the disk and start the PC, it should boot up from the floppy. Now run FDISK and clear all partitions on the Hard drive. DO NOT make new partitions.

Remove the floppy disk. Insert the boot CDROM and restart the PC.

as there is now no boot partion on the hard drive the system should boot from the third device the CDRom.

Continue to re- install the system as normal

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Purchased on Ebay an Asus which has a locked HD. I have booted it to USB stick with Knoppix. It has a 160Gb locked Western Digital drive. Is this a bios problem? Is it a HD firm ware problem. I'm not...


You have to erase the motherboard memory. However this is extremely difficult. Even if you esase the cmos memory and put in a whole new hard drive, the lock may still be there. Your best bet is to contact the seller to see if they will give you the password. If they dont want to help you then you should leave a negative feedback on their account.

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My HP 4710s had a weird message that pops up after the logo screen. Then it says non disk or disk error strike any key to continue...I do that and the same message pops up...plz help.


the HP cannot boot up because it cannot find the hard disk to boot up from.
You could have a faulty hard drive or the hard drive needs re-seating.
If the HP still does not boot up after re-seating the hard drive go into the BIOS setting and see if the hard disk is detected. If not the most likely the hard disk is faulty.
To get the laptop working again. replace the hard disk, install Windows on the new hard disk plus the HP Laptop's device drivers and your programs.

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If the hard drive has been formatted it will not boot unless you install an operating system. If you had wanted to format and leave the disk able to boot the correct command is Format "Disk Letter":/S

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Computer cycles On/Off when trying to boot from hard drive. Hard drive checks out to be fully functional. New Battery and good external power supply.


Here's what I would do first:
Boot from a Windows system CD (probably the one that came with your computer). At the first screen that asks if you want to repair or continue, choose R for repair.
When you get to the screen asking for the Windows installation,choose #1 (probably) and then hit enter when asked for the password.
at the C: prompt, enter chkdsk /p to scan the disk for errors in the file system. Then try to boot it.

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HI my sons acer travel/mate 6292 has crashed and will not boot up, the screen is black but its stating the NTLDR is missing and asking to press ctrl,alt, and delete to restart, yet when I do this it goes...


Hi tracey,

Cause for the NTLDR missing:
  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable. are
Solutions:

Computer is booting from a non-bootable source


Windows XP users
  1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file

Edit the boot.ini on the root directory of the hard disk drive and verify that it is pointing to the correct location of your Windows operating system and that the partitions are properly defined. Additional information about the boot.ini can be found on document CH000492.
Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32
If you are getting this error message while you are attempting to upgrade to Windows 2000 or Windows XP from Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME running FAT32 please try the below recommendations.
  1. Boot the computer with a Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME bootable diskette.
  2. At the A:\> prompt type:

    sys c: <press enter>

  3. After pressing enter you should receive the "System Transferred" message. Once this has been completed remove the floppy diskette and reboot the computer.
New hard disk drive being added

If you are attempting to add a new hard disk drive to the computer make sure that drive is a blank drive. Adding a new hard disk drive to a computer that already has Windows installed on it may cause the NTLDR error to occur.
If you are unsure if the new drive is blank or not try booting from a bootable diskette and format the new hard disk drive.
Corrupt boot sector / master boot record
It's possible your computer's hard disk drive may have a corrupt boot sector and/or master boot record. These can be repaired through the Microsoft Windows Recovery console by running the fixboot and fixmbr commands.
Additional information and help in getting into the Microsoft Windows Recovery console can be found on document CH000627.

Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP

If you have tried each of the above recommendations that apply to your situation and you continue to experience this issue it is possible you may have a seriously corrupted version of Microsoft Windows. Therefore we would recommend you reinstall Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
If you are encountering this issue during your setup you may wish to completely erase your computer hard disk drive and all of its existing data and then install Microsoft Windows 2000 / Windows XP. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186.

Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable
This issue has been known to be caused by a loose or fault IDE/EIDE cable. If the above recommendation does not resolve your issue and your computer hard disk drive is using an IDE or EIDE interface. Verify the computer hard disk drive cable is firmly connected by disconnected and reconnecting the cable.
If the issue continues it is also a possibility that the computer has a faulty cable, try replacing the hard disk drive cable with another cable and/or a new cable.
ENJOY! RATE THIS SOLUTION RNJ VINOD KUMAR

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Cant boot


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.

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