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By mark110a ·
I have a compaq armada 1700 laptop
in the bios (software controlled) there is a security area for locking the hard drive called
Drive Lock I wish to remove this I know the user password but in order to remove you need a manager password which I have lost.
How do you remove it and how dose it work

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by richard_barsby In reply to compaq armada1700

Hi the simple way is to replaced the hard Drive even if you put the HDD into another unit I believe it will not work as the password is stored in the HDD but cannot be cleared with Fdisk or any other 3rd party partition manager.

Rich

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by mark110a In reply to compaq armada1700

i'm looking for a low level answer i know the password is stored on the hard drive on the drive or its bios
I need to know how to clear it

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