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Disable HDD password

By Chaxty ·
A friend borrowed me his Toshiba Satallite A200-1HU laptop and I have stupidly put a HDD password on it which prompt me at every startup. I remember the password and just want to disable it so I can return this device in peace but I am not having any luck. Can anyone please assist?

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I categorically do not believe your story ! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Disable HDD password

I mean - if you have created a HDD password, and you claim to know what the password is, then what is stopping you from entering the password and gain entry to the computer system THEN disable the HDD password in exactly the same place where you, by your own admission, alledgedly put the password on in the first place ???!!!

If you cannot go to where you 'created' the password and reverse the procedure - then that suggests to me that your primary purpose is to BYPASS an existing HDD password.

Bypassing HDD passwords is something that we don't do around here.

On the other hand you could just FESS-UP and admit to your friend what an utter Twonk you really are and have a really good laugh about it all - WHEN YOU REGAIN CONCIOUSNESS.

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by CG IT In reply to I categorically do not be ...
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TR members do not assist in password recovery or removal.

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disabling the hdd password

by techer123 In reply to Disable HDD password

Well the only way to correctly do this is if you DO know the password. Once you get to where you set the password in the first place click on there and type in the password you created and then just hit enter when it asks you to enter the new password without typing anything and hit enter again when it asks you to confirm new password without typing anything. It will no longer ask you to enter the HDD password at start up. Hope this helped!

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Thanks techer123

by Gareth36 In reply to Disable HDD password

I put a HDD password on my laptop by mistake (all i wanted was a boot up password) and didn't know how to clear it (simple when you know how isn't it!) so now my Hdd password is cleared.

Thanks.

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