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Drivelock password Hi, Do you know how I would remove my drivelock password on my compaq laptop. I have forgotten my drivelock password but I don't know how it got there in the first place. I can't give you the model number because I am at work.

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  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    i have a nc64oo pc notebook i kant unlock it

  • levi sanvictores Oct 20, 2008

    I have an HP Pavilion ZV5000 model laptop. From the moment that I opened the laptop, it asked me for the drive lock password. So far I can still access BIOS. I can't remember the drive lock password anymore.



    Accessing the BIOS to remove the drive lock was no good. It still ask for it. Could you help me with the easiest and cheapest way to solve this, please?



    Truly yours,

    Levi Sanvictores

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    Toshiba disk drive model: MK8037GSX

  • Hakai Dec 04, 2008

    Drivelock HDD Bay Password ~

    Have unplugged laptop/CMOS battery, all devices (optical, RAM, wireless NIC, etc), left machine for 2 days, held the power button in for 1 minute to discharge remaining current, placed battery back in and powered on machine. The only thing that reset was time/date; all passwords remained.

    Toshiba disk drive model: MK8037GSX

  • djtd Apr 18, 2009

    I have a Compaq Evo N620c laptop that also has the same message: "DriveLock HDD Bay Password" followed by a symbol of a key. Based on web research I'm told that this is either unfixable, requires a new motherboard, or can be fixed with either a Master password or by replacing the HD. Any suggestions?

  • jaclyn1980 May 19, 2009

    I have the hard drive lock on my compaq presario v2000 and would like to see if there is a master key lock to remove this prompt from my laptop. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I need to remove a drivelock password on a Toshiba MK1252gsx H.D.

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If the lock is on the bios, then remove the bios battery and all other power sources to the laptop. (including the main battery) for at least 10 minutes. Then press and hold the power button for a few seconds to discharge the laptop completely.
When you first boot back up you will have to enter the bios and reset all the options.

If this is a lock on the Hard Drive though, then it will have to be removed by a professional outfit. Replacing the drive is cheaper unless you need the data off it of course.
Sometimes there is a master lock key that is set at the factory that can bypass this as well, but I would need your hard drive model to even begin to look for it.

If the lock is in a security chip on the laptop itself, then the only way to remove it is to have the old chip removed and a new one attached. Very expensive. Again there are places that can do it.

So, please report back exactly what the message says and we can look into it further from there =)

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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only one best way is, trying to remember password because it's no so easy to unlock drive. And if you really wanna get unlocked your drive then you need to send back your drive to manufacturer because there are no such an easy way to unlock drive.
but it's expensive to get recover back from manufacturer so it's better getting new one.
thanks.

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