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Locked HHd my external HDD locked itself after I unhookedit from my computer, now it wants a password that I dont know????

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If you hook it back up in your machine, power down, and remove the CMOS battery on the board (looks like a watch battery) THIS WILL CLEAR THE PASSWORD in most cases. Once you put it back in after a few minutes, you may need to check the BIOS boot time and date, and other settings again to be sure nothing custom set has reverted to default settings.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

  • Midco2000 Sep 25, 2008

    Remember to reboot after you take the battery out then power down again...

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