what to do if i forgot hdd user password

By Ashok_Latu ·
i have tosiba satellite m200 laptop but i can not use because i forgot hdd user password which ask in start

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Hers's what you do....

by tintoman In reply to what to do if i forgot hd ...

1. admit that you are a numb nut
2. Give the laptop back to the person that owns it
or the manufacturer for assistance
4 visit a website where you can get help

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Hard drive security is part of the IDE specification

by robo_dev In reply to what to do if i forgot hd ...

There are no backdoors, workarounds, or hacks since the controller cannot initialize until the password is given. A HDD password 'bricks' the drive, period.

There are companies who can, for a considerable fee, use specialized hardware to access the drive. This would cost much more than a new drive.

Return the laptop to the person you stole it from.

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Please, Please

by w2ktechman In reply to what to do if i forgot hd ...

post a big, long sob storyso that we can at least ghave some background on the issue first. It would be so much better...

Oh Well,
I guess not this time. Here is a link that can help.. Oh Wait, it's missing!!!

Boxfiddler has The Link now. So it is up to BoxFiddler to post it (until Scummy snags it back)

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It's all your fault...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Please, Please

are you sure you're not a sub-entity to The Scummy One?

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My Fault???

by w2ktechman In reply to It's all your fault...

All I did was turn around for a fe w minutes :^0

P.S. -- keep the link close... Scummy is waiting for you to be off guard to snag it back :^0 :^0

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Oddly - or not....

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to My Fault???

I was born off-guard.

As I would hate to enrage the god of scum, it will be around awhile.

(I'd love to send it to some of my students, but I also want to keep my job!)

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I sent a copy to dozens of people

by w2ktechman In reply to Oddly - or not....

even at work -- however It was not 'in response' to anything... I had to refrain more than a few times in that regard.

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Or the attempted nice way of answering is

by OH Smeg In reply to what to do if i forgot hd ...

TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread

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Good thing you caught me on the right day though.

So the correct answer here is to either contact Toshiba for a solution as to where you can take this NB or take it to your closest Computer Repairer to be fixed.


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Linked to Bios?

by mrxjxj In reply to what to do if i forgot hd ...

Did you set this password in the bios? If so, then all you have to do is take the battery out of the laptop, open up the laptop and remove the bios battery. Find a service manual to show you how to open up the laptop. This will only work if the HDD password is bound to the bios settings.

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I doubt if he's still interested - after 16 months !!

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Linked to Bios?


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