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I somehow locked my wd extrenal hard drive. Can you help me?

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If you can see your external hard drive on your computer

During the boot up process you will see on the screen press delete to enter set up

Press either delete or f2 during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password you can change or remove your password from there

hope this helps

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