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Drivelock password I turn on my Presario v2000, I am prompted to enter a drivelock password. A friend of mine is responsible, I'm assuming, for this to have happened. There is no way for me to contact this person to figure out why/what the hell they did let alone find what the password may be. So the jist of my inquiry is this: How do I overide having to enter a password?!? Thank You, Roger

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The previous answer was incorrect. The HP v2000z has a drivelock password, it is separate from the Power-on password, and Administrator Password.

Ask your buddy for the password.


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This hard drive password promt is an indicator that the hard drive has failed. There is a password section on every hard drive, it's a manufacturer tool, but it can't be accessed or set unless you have a program that will open and allow you access to this area. When this prompt come up, out of the blue so to speak, then generally the hard drive has malfunctioned. Now if I am misunderstanding you and this not a hdd password and it's a bios password, then you will need to contact Compaq support for clearing it.

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The Compaq drivelock feature is designed to protect the data on a laptop's hard drive by assigning a password.


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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.


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Click the "Disabled" option in the drivelock menu.

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If the drivelock setting is off you will not be prompted for a password when the laptop starts up.

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