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Hard drive password locked

Grey screen at boot up cycle demands hard disk password to continue booting

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  • MrsMATH Sep 15, 2008

    When boot up the D505, I was asked to provide hard drive password which I never have to do this for 3 years. Dell never provided me this. But I did not purchase extended service. Can someone help?

  • YEHONALA PASTENES Apr 22, 2009

    I forgot my password on my dell latitude d 505 when i turn it on it takes me to enter HDD password which I do but then it takes me to windows professional log on ,I forgot that password there not the same passwords can anybody please help ?

  • David Joseph May 11, 2010

    hi there,

    can u please give me the type and model of your system??

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Booting gets hanged and doesnot detect the hard disk

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Have you tried removing the battery, open the reserve battery door, disconnecting cmos (RTC) battery, pressing power button, installing RTC battery, install battery, power up?

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Hi there,
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