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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Drivelock password
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.
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Posted on Apr 22, 2008
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
SOURCE: Drivelock password
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.
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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The Compaq drivelock feature is designed to protect the data on a laptop's hard drive by assigning a password.
This password protects the drive in the event the laptop is lost or stolen, but can be removed when necessary.
Knowing how to remove or change the drivelock feature can make your Compaq more useful and more secure.
Power on your laptop and enter the drivelock password you established when you turned the drive protection feature on.
You will need this password to access the drive and turn off the drivelock feature.
Click the "Disabled" option in the drivelock menu.
This will turn off the drivelock feature on the Compaq laptop.
Do not enter anything in the password blocks.
Log on to the laptop, click the "Start" button and choose "Shut down." Choose "Restart" from the menu to power cycle your laptop and verify the drivelock setting is off.
If the drivelock setting is off you will not be prompted for a password when the laptop starts up.
hope this helps
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