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By jb2k79 ·
I have a hard drive that seems to be locked. Once it boots up to win 2000 it asks me for the password (ctrl + alt + del) since i don't have it how can i access this HD and change it or if i try to install a new operating system on it and set it up to boot from cd-rom,it wont do it. How can i go around this password issue or be able to boot from cd when HD seems locked?

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by dmiles In reply to Locked Hard drive

See the following
http://www.computerhope.com/lockhlp.htm

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by jb2k79 In reply to Locked Hard drive

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Locked Hard drive

If you want to install a new OS, have you tried using a boot floppy with CD-Rom drivers? From there, fdisk and reformat the drive then install your new OS from the CD-Rom.

Other than trying to break a password (there are utils out there), anotheroption is if you can connect to a domain, you can log in with a valid ID with admin privileges then modify the system and its settings. If you don't need this data though, just wipe the drive and start over.

www.bootdisk.com has a variety of great boot disk images.

Good luck!

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