Question about Computers & Internet
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Does the laptop ask for a HARD DRIVE password when you turn it on? or is it asking for a power on password or just password?
If its asking for a hard drive password, you can get rid of this problem by replacing the hard drive. To unlock the password from the hard drive, it needs to be connected to a desktop computer and special commands need to be send to the drive directly. It is fairly complex, you need to take it to a professional.
If your laptop is asking for something else, let me know.
Posted on Oct 14, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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One bad lead or faulty connection point can cause a computer to shutdown continue restarting on a cycle or fail to detect your hard drive boot up
test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA
the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty
even something as small as faulty fan lead can cause you problems
computers need all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly
a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive check all power and data leads make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd drives need to have current go through make sure these devices are working
check the CPU central processing unit make sure it has thermal paste and dust free secure seating
also check your computer ram modules and cmos battery make sure it has charge and they are dust free and securely seated some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
hope it helps
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