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If your actual hard drive is locked, and not just the windows password, then you are up a creek without a paddle. the only feasible way to erase a hard drive password is to take a very strong magnet and vigorously move it back and forth over the hard drive for several minutes, and then you have to erase and reformat the hard drive. you will lose all of your data in the process of removing the password. it can be hacked, but i am not aware of an easy way to do this. they also make machines which can reset hard drive passwords, but it is upwards of $10,000 and is usually only available for sale to law enforcement.
you could use a "brute force" attack, which is entering every single possible combination of characters from "a" to "????????" AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. this will take years to do manually. you may search for "brute force hack software" (or something like that) on the internet, to carry out hack it for you, but i dont know of any programs offhand that can be used on a hard drive password. beware if you decide to search for hacking software, for you may end up downloading a virus instead of legit software- since your now dealing in the realm of hackers.
a brute force attack program called "L0phtCrack" can hack windows 2000/XP passwords, and bios passwords can usually be reset by removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes (it looks like a watch battery, about 1 inch across), but there is no easy way to remove a hard drive password.
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
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