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Changing of Hard drive password

By grunz_link ·
Please kindly help me and tell me how to change or disable my laptop hard
drive password for my Dell Latitude CPi. I have not used it for about
8months now and I have forgotten the password I used to lock the Hard Drive.
The price of a new one istoo much for me to afford. Please help.
Thanks.
Engr. Uche Ubajaka

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by jrbahr In reply to Changing of Hard drive pa ...

There is ALWAYS a way to reset the BIOS. If this is a boot password you should call Dell and they will tell you how to reset it for your model laptop. Dell support is usually good and should have no problem with this one.

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by grunz_link In reply to Changing of Hard drive pa ...

I mailed them and they replied but asked me to call on the phone. I have been calling since then and they have not answered.

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by jrbahr In reply to Changing of Hard drive pa ...

Yes. You need a utility like Partition Magic. You can check out the site....http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/index.html

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by grunz_link In reply to Changing of Hard drive pa ...

This problem is at boot level.

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by jrbahr In reply to Changing of Hard drive pa ...

Yes. You need a utility like Partition Magic. Check out the site...

http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/index.html

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by grunz_link In reply to Changing of Hard drive pa ...

This problem is at boot level.

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by masteri3aster In reply to Changing of Hard drive pa ...

Well, unless you have any important files that you cannot lose or damage in any way, I suggest that you reinstall your harddrive, this means a total recalibration which will wipe the memory clean, and begin it at the start. Or, you could take part in some (strictly for educational purposes) password hacks which can be found at almost any search site, the easiest place to get one or several is at www.downloads.com search for password encryptions or password detections. that chould get you a good enough program for your current needs. and next time make several copies of your password, or use a word of digit that occurs most in your life.

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