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Laptop is locked for no reason, hitachi hdd is locked not sure why it happend is there a factory password

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Hello,
You did not notice the company name and the model NO,however ,there are some spacial tip for BIOS RESET and Off line NT/VISTA/XP reset .
Follow the bellow link.
http://repair4laptop.org/laptop_and_notebook_bios_password_reset.html

http://www.technibble.com/how-to-bypass-or-remove-a-bios-password/

But sorry to say you ,no body can reset hard disk password ,it has been programed in the hard disk chip. I will give you two link for the HDD reset you can try.
http://hdd-tools.com/products/rrs/

http://www.hddunlock.com/

Hope it will help you.

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