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How to Remove a HD / Hard Drive Password / Lock / WITH OUT the laptop

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How to Remove a HD / Hard Drive Password / Lock / WITH OUT the laptop

thehinac
Need a actual answer. How to remove a hard drive password. If you don't know how, or have never done this before, then there really isn't a reason for you to reply.

I have a toshiba 2.5" hd that I pulled out of my old thinkpad, I threw the thinkpad away and kept the drive because it had data on it. I had a hd password enabled on it. I do know the password. But I actually threw the old p3 laptop away.
HD model: MK4026GAX

Need to know how to disable a hard drive lock and password to access the volume on it.

Again, if you don't know the answer, don't reply. Take it to the store, call someone, buy something, or use google is not a answer that is exceptable. This is a question looking for a real, testable answer that can be reproduced.

Update** As expected people below with low self esteem that didn't know the answer got marked as spam, but a couple tried and got a thumbs up** Woot!

If anybody else has a idea or solutions please leave a reply.
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    Deadly Ernest

    of a SATA docking station like the one here
    http://www.computeronline.com.au/products.php?C_ID=3&S_ID=83&PROD=18355

    Hook it up to your current computer and put the drive in the docking station, when the system asks for the password enter it. That should work unless it's encrypted and the key requires the on drive OS to be running.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Yet, you see fit to dictate terms??!!

    Take yer hard drive and shove it!

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    computechdan

    and two thumbs up

    now for the standard reply

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    seanferd

    Your post isn't "exceptable" (sic).

    Don't throw out your laptop next time, when you have a password set on the drive.

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    OldER Mycroft

    He is clearly the acception to the rule.

    Edited for a more 'old-pals title' ...

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    seanferd

    I shouldn't have replied, as I didn't have a solution, er, a actually answer. But I did hold off pressing a few more buttons that were made available. I try to avoid being snarky, but sometimes I just can't help myself.

    Cheers!

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    OnTheRopes

    I want to see you do it.

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    computechdan

    Do not respond to this thread.

    We, the members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery/removal of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover/remove a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This will cause TechRepublic's forums to show up in a search engine's results for key words that relate to password cracking which, in turn, could lead to more password cracking questions. This is a risk that we, the members of TechRepublic, will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

    If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact your local computer repair store or the vendor for the software/hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery/removal issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery/removal issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, hard drive password recovery/removal should be taken up with the manufacturer of the hard drive, etc...

    To those viewing this post: Please DO NOT respond any further to this thread.

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    IC-IT

    Then at the prompt type in unlock.
    You will then have a prompt to enter your password.
    Shouldn't be a problem since you remember it. :-)

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    Deadly Ernest

    of a SATA docking station like the one here
    http://www.computeronline.com.au/products.php?C_ID=3&S_ID=83&PROD=18355

    Hook it up to your current computer and put the drive in the docking station, when the system asks for the password enter it. That should work unless it's encrypted and the key requires the on drive OS to be running.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Yet, you see fit to dictate terms??!!

    Take yer hard drive and shove it!

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    computechdan

    and two thumbs up

    now for the standard reply

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    seanferd

    Your post isn't "exceptable" (sic).

    Don't throw out your laptop next time, when you have a password set on the drive.

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    OldER Mycroft

    He is clearly the acception to the rule.

    Edited for a more 'old-pals title' ...

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    seanferd

    I shouldn't have replied, as I didn't have a solution, er, a actually answer. But I did hold off pressing a few more buttons that were made available. I try to avoid being snarky, but sometimes I just can't help myself.

    Cheers!

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    OnTheRopes

    I want to see you do it.

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    computechdan

    Do not respond to this thread.

    We, the members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery/removal of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover/remove a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This will cause TechRepublic's forums to show up in a search engine's results for key words that relate to password cracking which, in turn, could lead to more password cracking questions. This is a risk that we, the members of TechRepublic, will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

    If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact your local computer repair store or the vendor for the software/hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery/removal issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery/removal issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, hard drive password recovery/removal should be taken up with the manufacturer of the hard drive, etc...

    To those viewing this post: Please DO NOT respond any further to this thread.

    This template has been released under the GNU public license and you are encouraged to use it as a standard reply for questions of similar nature, provided that you make any modifications available to other users.

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    IC-IT

    Then at the prompt type in unlock.
    You will then have a prompt to enter your password.
    Shouldn't be a problem since you remember it. :-)