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Locked HDD

By Zepployd ·
I have gotten into the BIOS, but the laptop that i am currently working on has a hard drive that is locked. I have tried just about every program and I cant get this computer to work. Any suggestions?

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Re: Locked HDD

by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to Locked HDD

Symantec Systemworks Premiere 2005 comes with a boot CD that will allow you to read the hard drive, if it is just locked via the OS. Otherwise, I suspect you are out of luck.

Good luck.

Craig Herberg

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locked hdd

by mzbald In reply to Locked HDD

i had the same problem..i found a site that may help. hddunlock.com you will need to know the hard drive manufacturer (maxtor, toshiba) an model number to see if your hard drive is one they can unlock cost me ten bucks took 37 mins to unlock it but it does work..if its an laptop hdd you will need to buy an 44 pin ide to 40/80 pin ide converter because you will have to attach it like an regular drive to motherboard on an desktop ..the adapter/converter is rather cheap bought one on ebay for 3 bucks. Good luck

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Please don't advise on password issues

by seanferd In reply to locked hdd

excepting that we don't tell how to do these things in TechRepublic forums.


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Solution to locked hard drives in BIOS

by Backslash777 In reply to Locked HDD

Okay, many people have unlocked the BIOS but find a hard drive password they cannot disable. The solution is wierd but it works! Log into the BIOS and then set up a BIOS password. Exit and go back in. You then can access the security features to set up and also remove the hard drive password. Once done disable the BIOS password and you are laughing!

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