Also, note that hard disk lock passwords cannot be removed by reformatting the disk, fdisk or any other software procedure since the disk will not allow and reads or writes to the disk, it cannot be reformatted. More information on the Toshiba Key is available on our Toshiba security chips page. This program is a demo. Leave it off for about five seconds and then turn it back on. This can be a huge task and possibly destroying the laptop for those without any hardware experience. There are two parts to the drive password - the one in setup, and the one stored on the drive itself. If I've assisted you, I'd greatly appreciate you taking the time to provide me with a favorable rating.
I don't mind if the data is lost. Your post suggests that you have a corporate or large business account. Funny thing, however, it appears that I cannot use this disk in another system even though I do know the password. I took it Best Buy and I was told the same, that my hard drive is useless and files are no longer accessible. You are the best man. Yeah try several times and finally had to leave a space and add a zero, and it´s all. Option 1: Here is a copy of an email from Acer Support: Thank you for contacting Acer America.
I erase the hdd password quick thanks a lot Anonymous said. Apologies that your systems are not working as expected. We also set the bios admin password the one which is required to make changes in bios and this one is working accordingly. Ask whoever set the password on the hard disk in the first place. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. In my circumstance, I do not want any previous data.
I strive for '4 Thumbs Up'! Enter the Control Panel,click Tools menu of the window top,click Folder Options. To remove the hard drive password, it's necessary to set a blank password go into the setup page with the hard drive password, and enter the current password. Is it possible to reset the hard drive password? Though barely used mostly for storing photo files it started refusing my admin password to which eventually I could not get into it. That is untrue for any self-encrypting drive. Has anyone used his service before? Leave both fields blank and save. A colegue told me that he used a hard drive upgrade kit and during the cloning process the hard drive password was erased.
But to my suprise it was a password ive never seen before. Could you tell me or direct me to a place to read how to do this, its something ive never done before. Both User and Master password can be removed. The key you need to press will vary depending on the manufacturer of your laptop. I have to investigate up until an authoritative answer that what's written on bios is actually rubbish, see? Select and note down either one of the strings.
Unless you password protect your windows and enable encryption on your hard disk. I've seen people try to gain access to this location, ending with disaster. The hard drive password is encrypted in the drives firmware to prevent access to the hdd itself, but it does not encrypt the data stored on the drive. Thank you for this post!!! This will remove the hard drive password. Thanks Lydia,have a good day too! Took about 5 minutes for the whole process. Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.
Is there any other step I should try? Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 1 Feb 4, 2019 2 Jan 29, 2019 1 Jan 6, 2019 2 Jan 6, 2019 1 Dec 18, 2018 1 Dec 14, 2018 1 Nov 30, 2018 1 Nov 20, 2018 2 Nov 12, 2018 1 Nov 1, 2018 1 Oct 31, 2018 2 Oct 13, 2018 1 Oct 8, 2018 1 Apr 23, 2018 1 Mar 3, 2018 1 Aug 14, 2016 1 Aug 12, 2016 2 Feb 2, 2013 1 Dec 7, 2011 2 Jan 9, 2011. If you decide to do this, here is a link to a complete service manual that will walk you through the process. This is a risk that we, the members of TechRepublic, will not take. This service is not covered by the warranty. Unacceptable but still possible solution: Erase the whole hard disk altogether with the password. They suggested replacing the hard drive.
We removed the hard drive and have a sata cable but it says it is password protected and not accessible. The screen looks kind of old and a bit like the bios screen. On the other hand I understand your skeptical stance I have the same. If this dosent help , reverse the proceedure to restore the drive back to it's previous state. There were two problems in my thinking. Also, adding a new unlocked hard disk to a locked machine may cause the new hard disk to become locked. The Forums are pretty much made up of consumers helping other consumers.
One was simply that I've never seen this password screen so I didn't know what it looks like-- But I should have guessed. My mate came to me with a 2nd hand laptop he bought asking how to get past a password. I apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry. In other words, stolen laptops are just junk. .
Atleast they are trying to fix it with no knowledge by asking on these forum sites. Yeah intente en varias ocasiones y al final tenia que dejar un espacio y agregar un cero y a la primera me funciono. I fond it hard to believe that you have forgotten a password that you need to start the computer. I hope this response helps you out. I also did a back up to that Data but when i restore it … it goes back into same Drives …. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.