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I HAVE A HITACHI HARD DRIVE THAT IS LOCKED UP. AND I HAVE NO CLUE THE PASSWORD. HOW CAN I FIND THE BINARY OR GENERIC PASSWORD. PLEEEZ, AND THANK YOU, MR. ROB

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You can get rid of the password by going into the BIOS. Press F2 when you see the logo and look around for security options.

If you can't find the hard drive password field, post what model laptop you have and I can be a little more specific.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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