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Bios Password/Hard Drive Password

Q: Bios Password/Hard Drive Password

I was given a computer to work on and it turns out that her now ex-husband locked it, both the hard drive and the Bios. It is a Dell laptop. She was concerned about what was on the hard drive but I am almost 100% sure there's no way to unlock it???
As for the Bios, my desktop can be bypassed by either taking out the battery or resetting the CMOS jumper. On her laptop I took the battery out but it was still locked. She was hoping I could buy a different hard drive and the computer still be usable.

Any suggestions?

A: Bios Password/Hard Drive Password

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Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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Hi,

I have a dell system which is of model optiplex GX620 and a red had linux is an operating system in it. When i try to format system i am not able to do it bcoz somebody have kept the hard drive password in BIOS i dont know that so what is the solution for this problem to get resolved?

Awaiting for the reply.

Thank you for your valuable time.
 

A:problem with hard drive password in BIOS

Please help me soon it is very urgent
 

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After complete hard drive failure mini sat for a long time. So, I go to replace hard drive today and it's stuck on BIOS password screen!!!! After 3 wrong tries it gives error CNU9283Y90 I have tried unplugging CMOS battery, waiting a while, then attaching....no go! Can anyone help!!!!!! Tiff











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A:Mini 110 Suddenly Asking for BIOS Password After Hard Drive ...

Tiff. Enter   e9lo7ufio1 Use that code to go into the BIOS.Disable all passwords that are enabled.If asked for the CURRENT password use that code.If asked for NEW password just hit enter.If asked to VERIFY password just hit enter.Save and exit. REO

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HelloHard drive crashed, installed replacement. Trying to verify HDD in BIOS, and am stuck at the Administrator Password screen. Device: HP Pavilion Entertainment PC Laptop dv6OS: Eventually Win 7 again Error code: 54820996 Thanks for any help!











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A:Administrator BIOS password required after hard drive crash/...

@hp-laptop-noob? Enter   41788318 Regards, DP-K

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Trying to reset the password on and old C400, it is asking for primary or administrator password. I have no idea what to put in there, and can't see if  the computer will function at all!  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks! 

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How remove password BIOS(Admin password & canfigure setup),
 

A:Admin password & canfigure setup password in BIOS remouver

Turn off computer. Find the battery on the motherboard. Take it out for a couple minutes. Put it back in and restart computer. This should reset cmos and solve your problem.
 

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Hello all,

I hope I can get some help / guidance from some one with more experience with the M400 if possible?!

I reinstalled the OS and setup the biometric security for me, which has worked flawlessly! However I stupidly also set up the boot up security (BIOS Password). So when the tablet gets turned on I can scan my finger and get in without any issues, however I now want to turn the boot up security off. So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!

Does anyone know if I can disable the BIOS security while in the OS using the biomentric security rather than entering a password? I have tried just changing the admin password within the win OS but that doesn't work....any ideas?

Any help with be greatly appreciated!

Cheers

A:Portege M400 - Change BIOS Password within OS without knowing password?

> So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!

You are speaking about BIOS password which you set up in the BIOS?
As far as I know you cannot remove the BIOS password if you don?t know the old BIOS password.
In such case just the Toshiba ASP could help you? just the Toshiba ASP technician could remove the unknown BIOS password

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Right before this problem happened, I had suddenly experienced a weird screen glitch and knew to restart my computer. Now, it asks for a BIOS admin or power on password which I did not set. What the heck is going on, and what could I do to fix this??  --WHAT-I-HAVE-TRIED--I have tried "12345"I have tried a blank fieldI have tried "biosPower"-------------------------- --COMPUTER-INFO--Product: HP Stream Notebook 11 (no touchscreen)Product version: 8.1 (x64 architecture)---------------------- If I need to put any more info, just ask.











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A:BIOS "Admin Password or Power On Password" needed for startu...

@GlitchMasta47? At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a halt code - enter this on the site below. https://bios-pw.org/ Regards, DP-K

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I'm having a problem with a Toshiba Satellite L300D. After I reinstalled the HDD it would beep. To solve this I went into BIOS to look and see if the board had some sort of intrusion setting. When I exited the BIOS and restarted I know get the Enter Current Password (with a blue background on a black screen) with continuos beeps. The thing is it seems to auto enter in 10 characters (*) and then stop. There are no other options.

I have searched unsuccessfully for any info about this and I cant even find where the CMOS is located which I think is soldered onto the board.

Has anybody had any similar experience like this?
I would really appreciate any help its driving me crazy.
 

A:Bios Password 'Enter Current Password' on Toshiba Satellite

Your thread is closed. We do not help with password problems. This is clearly stated in the rules section.
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Please read and follow the rules when posting.
 

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I have a HP 17-f020us 17.3-Inch Touchscreen Laptop with window 8. I dont what to have to remove the battery to do this. Way to much for me to try to do. I would like to know how to do it through the Bios.
Thank you,
Rhonda
 

A:How do i remove/disable my Bios Password "i know my user password

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My compaq mini is asking for bios password:Password Check Failedfatal Error ... Sysytem HaltedCNU9417XGY pls help

A:My compaq mini is asking for bios password: Password Check ...

@Lya_And Enter     e9lov3x4hi     ( Note that in both cases, the 3rd character is a lower case L )                           or                e9lov3xrhi Regards, DP-K

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Hi  Can anyone help me sort a problem out. I cannot for the life of me remember the power on password and now all that shows is system disabled and a code 69468164 Is there a way to clear the old password??? Any help appreicated











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A:Power On Password lost - Adminsitrator Password - BIOS

@26kenley? Enter     76540160 Regards, DP-K

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System disabled with code A [A0F9B5A2]

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Call me a dunce....but I have a problem. I locked myself out of my administrator account and I can't go into safe mode because I also forgot my BIOS password. I really don't want to have to open up my computer and remove the BIOS, is there any other solutions that don't involve turning off my computer?

Im running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3

A:Forgot Admin Password, as well as BIOS boot up password

Hi and welcome to TSF

I am sorry but forum rules prohibits us from helping with forgotten passwords.

A link to our rules can be found at the top of every page.

This post is closed.

BG

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Using a X240 upgraded to Windows 10. Lenovo's Fingerprint Manager is now replaced with Windows Hello.  I used to be able to scan my fingerprint at boot-up - it would pass-thru my HDD bios password and also my Windows logon.  All with 1 fingerprint swipe at boot-up! Now I need to enter the HDD BIOS manually then scan my fingerprint at the Windows logo.  No fingerprint request is popping up at boot-up. Any ideas?

A:Using Windows Hello with Hard Disk BIOS password

This should work with Windows Hello if you are using the Win10 version of the fingerprint driver.  What we have found, is that sometimes Microsoft doesn't upgrade your fingerprint driver to the Win10 version at the same time they are upgrading OS to Win10.  Please try this:
 

Open Device Manager
Expand the category "Biometric Devices"
Right-click on "Synaptics FP Sensor..."
Choose "Update Driver Software"
Select the option "Search Automatically..."   (make sure you are connected to internet first)

This should download and install the Win10 driver, version 4.5.507 (or later).
If this still doesn't work, you may need to remove and then re-enroll your fingerprint in Windows Hello.

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I have forgot my BIOS pasword tried 3 times..the code 60778623 apears...what to do?

A:bios password for hp pavilion G4 1303AU bios password

Please try this Password = 75650205RegardsKNRKI work on behalf of HP

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if i clean my hard disk would it eliminate the bios password.
 

A:cleaning hard disks verses bios password

Formatting the hard drive and doing a fresh install of the operating system doesn't affect the BIOS settings.

The BIOS is part of the motherboard and is separate from the hard drive. That's why a hard drive can crash and you can still bring up the BIOS settings.

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System disabled: 83725401Product: E3S20UA#ABAthanks for any help. I forgot the password and it gives me 3 try's and disables. I cand do anything else on startup











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A:Forgot my admin password/bios password

@Diesel_lineman? Enter  32683427 Regards, DP-K

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I have issues with probook 6360b bios password..i have done everything including removing the cmost battery but nothing happened..i just see cmos reset 502 all the time without accessing the computer..pls help

A:Bios password/Administrative password issue

Dear Customer, Welcome to HP Support Forum and we are glad to assist you. This is to inform you that all HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and thecode is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. Please have a look at this link. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility Replace the BIOS chiphttp://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Elitebook-8470p-8470w-8570p-8570w-8770w-Programmed-Bios-Chip-No-Password-... Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hey guys, I was working with my grandfathers computer. The computer would not boot, it kept getting the BSOD with "Unmountable Boot Volume" At the top. Annoyed, I decided I was going to just back up whatever files were on it (Just his favorites, he has absolutely no documents or anything else)..by plugging his HD into my home PC as a slave and copying them to my flashdrive. Then I would reinstall XP Home on his Desktop, and use the flashdrive to put back his files...Sounds easy enough right? NO!!!!.....Problem is, his user account on the computer (Ralph), was Password Protected so now when I try to access any of his files (using Windows 7) I get a message saying Access Is Denied. How do I get around this. It is not possible to boot his old computer to take off the password. Are his files recoverable?
Thanks for any help!

A:Recovering hard drive files from unbootable, password protected hard drive?

You don't have to do all that to overcome an unmountable boot volume error...try running chkdsk /r command on the drive.

Start/Run...type chkdsk X: /r (where X is the drive letter assigned by XP and with spaces between k and X: and X: and /) and then hit Enter.

Louis

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Hy, After a reset bios security to factory default (don't ask why!), the passowrd for hp drive encryption login before starting windows is not accepted in winmagic secure bootloader process. I tried to use the sparekey  but the result is the same. I don't have a recovery key - i didn't create it when i configure HDD encryption. I know, big mistake. Currently, i'm not able to start windows or to repair/install a fresh windows using a boot stick (because drive is locked). What can i do now? And about data from locked HDD?????  With best consideration, Marian Lupan  

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I have the Bios password for my computer but how do I remove it? It's fairly annoying entering it in every time.

A:How to remove Bios password when you have the password...?

Hi -Click Start > Help and Support > In the top box type Change Password -Depending on exactly which password you wish to change / reset, there is a list shown, plus directions -I do not think BIOS password is listed, but you may mean Logon password, or Windows password -Thank You -

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HOW TO RESET ADMINISTATORS PASSWORD FOR MODEL 15-F010WM

A:ADMINISTRATORS PASSWORD/ BIOS PASSWORD

Hi, At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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i forgot the administrators password for my pc its model is 15-f010wm and its serial number is 5CD4364OPL

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my wife let her ex boyfriend fix her computer because her hard drive friend so he took the one that came with her laptop and put his windows 7 hard drive in but we cant download nothing because it ask for a password or anything to do with the hard drive it asks for a password how do u get the password of the hard drive so we can download programs and stuff

A:how do u get a password off a hard drive

You have to do a fresh Windows install when you change the hard drive in a computer.You cannot use the Windows that's already on it, it doesn't work like that. It's illegal to do that anyway.Wipe the drive and put a fresh Windows installation on it. If you need to buy Windows 7 or 8 with a product key, you can buy genuine discs and keys on the Amazon website.

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Dell inspiron 8600. Now that I have crossed the 2 pins on the motherboard which was very time consuming & removed the tags and password I get a grey screen saying the hard drive is password protected. Now what do I do?
 

A:hard drive password

You can try removing the CMOS battery, or replacing the entire drive, and starting fresh. This may actually be a CMOS Password. You can also try:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd
 

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Alright I have a Dell Inspiron notebook computer with a Hitachi hard drive. At some point a tech support employee working on the computer added a hard drive password, and I cannot figure out how to get the damn thing off.

I do have the password, and I can log into my computer just fine...but I can't remove the hard drive password. I checked the BIOS, but it says that the hard drive password is frozen, and will not let me touch it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks ahead of time.
 

A:Hard Drive Password

Please read the rules.
 

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Hello all,

I'm after an app that can either encrypt my storage harddrives or password them with an extremely high security status.. If that make sense

What i want to be able to do is set my drives so i can lock them from access whenever i'm out or away from my machine, but because i'm extremely consistent in poping out for 10 mins or just leaving the machine whilst i do other things i'll need a way of locking it that doesn't take hours to lock and hours to unlock. I also want it to be locked so if someone was to reinstall the OS, remove the program that is being used or put the HDD in another pc it still won't be accessable.

Any ideas??

Thanks guys
Crap.. Wrong place Please move if needed...

A:Hard drive Password app..?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sevsman


Hello all,

I'm after an app that can either encrypt my storage harddrives or password them with an extremely high security status.. If that make sense

What i want to be able to do is set my drives so i can lock them from access whenever i'm out or away from my machine, but because i'm extremely consistent in poping out for 10 mins or just leaving the machine whilst i do other things i'll need a way of locking it that doesn't take hours to lock and hours to unlock. I also want it to be locked so if someone was to reinstall the OS, remove the program that is being used or put the HDD in another pc it still won't be accessable.

Any ideas??

Thanks guys


Crap.. Wrong place Please move if needed...


Use BitLocker - it's currently the best solution for you at the moment. Encrypt your drives and forget it. And from there, get used to the idea of a passworded login for your system, and whenever you leave you machine, use the <WINDOWS_KEYS>+<L> keyboard shortcut to lock you pc so no-one can getin without you there.

With Bitlocker, the data will not be accessible to anyone or anything if the drive is removed from the system used to perform the encryption and placed into another machine.

With Windows 7, it has also become possible to encrypt Flash Drives, and have the system ask for a password when the drive is used in a different machine. Although I haven't tried this one yet...

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Hello everyone I have a few problems today. My nephew some how found his way to my 120GB back up drive (receipts/records/taxes/etc) while watching his choo-choo train song (he is 6). So this has me worried and I am curious is there a way to make a storage drive require a password to access?
I don't want to setup user accounts or anything like that, I just wish to have to login each time I click on that storage drive, however if possible I would also like to restrict searches on that drive too if possible.

Anything out there that could help me?

A:Password Hard Drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Therian


Hello everyone I have a few problems today. My nephew some how found his way to my 120GB back up drive (receipts/records/taxes/etc) while watching his choo-choo train song (he is 6). So this has me worried and I am curious is there a way to make a storage drive require a password to access?
I don't want to setup user accounts or anything like that, I just wish to have to login each time I click on that storage drive, however if possible I would also like to restrict searches on that drive too if possible.

Anything out there that could help me?


Google

how to password protect hard drive? - CNET PC hardware Forums

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My computer is the same it will not accept my password which has not been changed by me I have tried this unfreeze and still cannot get past my harddisk security 

A:Re: What to do if your hard drive password is set ...

Try here: http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32674/kw/hdd%20password/related/1 

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Ok! I got past the user/adminastrator password. Now I would like help getting the harddrive unlocked.Dell inspiron4100 thanks.
 

A:Hard drive password

read the faqs in the mobile computing forum.
 

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I recently had to reinstall windows vista on my sister's toshiba satellite A215 due to a virus. Everything was working fine until I finished doing the windows updates after SP1. When it did the next 61 updates after that the computer needed to restart, but when it did the computer froze up at the boot screen. I had to power it off. Then I waited 5 minutes, turned it back on then found that the Hard Drive password which was on the computer was no longer what it was before doing the updates. Now we can't even get into windows or do anything with the computer that I know. What can I do to fix this or is it just an oversized paper weight now?
 

A:Hard Drive password

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My computer is the same it will not accept my password which has not been changed by me I have tried this unfreeze and still cannot get past my harddisk security 

A:Re: What to do if your hard drive password is set ...

Try here: http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32674/kw/hdd%20password/related/1 

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I set a hard drive password via the bios in my old notebook. The motherboard broke, and I let it sit on a shelf for a few years. Now I want to get information off the drive, but I have forgotten the password. I have tried putting it in an external enclosure as a slave drive, but it didn't work. I have put it in my new laptop, but it says Hard Disk Failure when I try to boot off it. When I go into the bios it still has a password set. The lame HP support tells me that the password is stored on the motherboard, but this cannot be, since I am putting the drive in a new notebook. Is there a way to remove the password? It is a Hitachi Travelstar DK23EA out of a Presario 2100.
 

A:Hard Drive Password

http://www.google.com/search?btnG=Google+Search&q=hard+drive+password
 

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I bought a laptop from a garage sale that has a password on the hard drive. I have removed the internal battery to reset bios but the password is not in bios of laptop but the hard drive. I have swapped drive on laptop and it works. But i would like to use the Fujitsu HD that it came w/. There are no jumpers on HD or instuctions on back of HD about password?
 

A:hard drive password

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I recently had the uberintelligent idea of making a hard drive password on my dell inspiron 6000 notebook. i put in the password i made and it is telling me its incorrect. does anyone know of a master password or a way to bypass the password so i can remove it. any help would be appreciated.

meeks
 

A:Lost Hard Drive Password?

if you are sure that the password is correct, have you tried using upper and lower case ?
 

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I just bought an 80GB Acomdata external hard drive for my laptop, and it's working great, I just want to know if there is any way to password protect it.
 

A:Password on External Hard Drive?

Buy one of the many file/folder encryption packages and encrypt the files. StorageCrypt is one such package.

Do a Google search for encrypt external drive and enjoy yourself evaluating the options.
 

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Hello fellow Windows 7 users,
I have a WD Caviar Green 2tb desktop hard drive that I bought to backup all my files on using a SATA to USB converter cable to connect it to my laptop (the hard drive cost me $40, quite a bit cheaper than buying another My Passport 2tb). I would like to add a password to it like I did to my My Passport external hard drive, where it requires a password to access the content on the drive. I called WD and they said that I couldn't. Of course there must be some sort of 3rd party software out there.
Thanks

A:How to add password to internal hard drive?

You could encrypt the data. But that will lengthen the read/write operations. Hopefully you have a husky CPU.

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Is it possible to create a password for an external hard drive?

Thank you for any replies.

Mogz
 

A:Password For External Hard Drive?

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I have a USER and SUPERVISOR password set in the bios setup. I thought that would prohibit unauthorized 'users' from getting into Windows (without clearing the CMOS of course) -- but, the system continues to boot into Windows.

How can I get a password set to stop the bootup process

Windows 98SE, by the way.
 

A:Boot up or hard drive password

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To improve my privacy and important files, I want to put a password on my external hard drive. Is this possible?
I have a SimpleTech 500 GB.
If so, is there a general procedure that could help me?
Thanks
 

A:Can I put a password on my external hard drive?

Hi,
TrueCrypt is highly recommended here. It's freeware. This from their website:
Introduction

"TrueCrypt is a software system for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that data are automatically encrypted or decrypted right before they are loaded or saved, without any user intervention. No data stored on an encrypted volume can be read (decrypted) without using the correct password/keyfile(s) or correct encryption keys. Entire file system is encrypted (e.g., file names, folder names, contents of every file, free space, meta data, etc).
Files can be copied to and from a mounted TrueCrypt volume just like they are copied to/from any normal disk (for example, by simple drag-and-drop operations). Files are automatically being decrypted on-the-fly (in memory/RAM) while they are being read or copied from an encrypted TrueCrypt volume. Similarly, files that are being written or copied to the TrueCrypt volume are automatically being encrypted on-the-fly (right before they are written to the disk) in RAM. Note that this does not mean that the whole file that is to be encrypted/decrypted must be stored in RAM before it can be encrypted/decrypted. There are no extra memory (RAM) requirements for TrueCrypt."

On an external drive you might need to use Traveller mode, I'm not sure. It makes the prog portable. This from their website:

TrueCrypt can run in so-called 'traveler' mode, w... Read more

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So my girlfriends dell is falling apart.

First her screen is dead (figuring that one out)

Then she had this screaming noise going on (figuring that one out)

But while trying to figure that out I took her harddrive out and put it into an external casing to isolate it and see if that was infact the thing screaming.

Well it wasn't and now when I put it back into the machine its asking before bios even comes up for the HDD password.

This is my girlfriends computer, she didn't set any password (she wouldn't know how)

So now I'm screwed with dell absolutely not helping at all. Yes I could pay $50 for them to help me out. But I'm not budging. I stayed on the phone for 30min telling them to stop hijacking my harddrive with a ransom. Crap laptop and crap customer service.

The code I get after 3 tries is

44896128

and the laptop is a
Dell Inspiron 1501
I hope someone can help me out.

Thanks guys!!!
 

A:Dell hard drive password

Please see the TSG Rules, we no longer provide any help with passwords. Obviously, we can't determine the real intent here, so our policy is to abstain from any assistance in these matters.

Please read the forum rules before posting again.

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
 

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Hi everyone, Can you password protect your external hard drive.

A:Exter hard drive password

I am not sure what is the consensus on encryption here but I guess it just complicates stuff if something goes wrong. However, here is a recent article: Best Free Drive Encryption Utility | Gizmo's Freeware

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Help! I purchased a new Fujitsu 40G hard drive for my ThinkPad 600 about two months ago. I damaged the screen and decided to buy a refurb. Dell Latitude C800. I wanted to replace the 10G hard drive with the 40G. As soon as the computer booted, it asked for a password for the 40G. The error message on the screen stated the model # of the drive. I could not find a way around it, so decided to buy an external housing for storage. No Go. I had not set a password on the drive, so, as a test, I put an old 1.3G into the IBM. I watched as, much to my horror, the IBM cursor moved over to the supervisor's password, unlocked it, moved over to the hard drive password, locked it, and moved over to the supervisor's password and relocked it. In other words, it automatically locked the drive without asking. I can get no help from Dell, IBM or Fujitsu. IBM even said that what I saw is not possible. I would not believe it myself, if I hadn't seen it. I have had no luck in getting any help from anyone. I would rather use it internally, but external would be fine. Thanks in advance for any help. Jimdevon
 

A:Laptop hard drive password

Throw away the Dell! I can't even imagine what's going on there.
 

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hi all night stalker here i have a dell latitued d410 and i forgot the hard drive
password or the admim password and i have no dvd or cd rom drive for programs to debug it i did the cmos batt thing try passwords for the bios and do not want to flash bios also any ideals will help out alot.





Thank You

NightStalker
 

A:pata hard drive password

Hi Night stalker and welcome to the TS Forum :wave:

Which is it, the hard drive password or the admin password, both can be set, but one (the Harddrive) password cant be removed, the other can be removed with my software, you can use a floppy version (you dont say if you dont have a floppy) there is a USB key version (only works if your laptop supports booting from a USB device) or you can build a bootable hard drive.

Post back and let me know or visit the site in my Tag

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I took my old computer and turned its hard drive into a network drive. Then I mapped it on all the computers on the wireless network. The wireless network is protected but I want to put a password on the network drive. How do I put the password on the drive?

Thank you for your help!
 

A:Network Hard Drive Password

You can't put a password on a drive except at the bios level and that is not what you are asking for.

You are asking that when some goes to access the drive they have to put in a password.

Only way I know you can do that is to have the user accounts on this drives computer have the same name for each user account but you have to put in a different user password then the one they use to logon their pc.

example: userA logs in locally using "happy" as their passwork. userA on the remote hard drive pc has password "sad". Same name, different password.

Then they will recieve a password challenge but once they enter it they have all access until the next time they logon and connect.

Otherwise you have to purchase 3rd party password folders/shares program. Google it for more info.
 

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please help me to open the password of my pomputer Windows 7 64bit is installed only Rebooting when other CD for installing Hard Drive full show 500GB

A:I forget Hard drive password my dell pc i5

We can't really help you to remember a password, and we're certainly not going to tell you how to circumvent one. Your best bet is to contact Dell support.

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Hello fellow forum members, and thanks to all who participate in creating this. I have an old Dell netbook that crashed (literally) on the ground, broke the screen. Hard drive is intact and accessible by a USB device, but that pesky password I made up to protect the files under my personal username, even though I know it, doesn't appear anywhere for me to access the document. I haven't found references made to it, but the hard drive has Windows XP operating system on it and I am running 8 on the computer I have now. Don't know if that has anything to do with not being able to get control panel to open on that one. If anyone has any ideas, shoot! I'm out of them, trying to continue writing a book I had started on that computer and foolishly didn't save elsewhere. Thanks!
KB

A:Removing password protection on an old hard drive

The Windows tutorial for this is ok but after hitting the advanced settings button of the Security tab, where they type in "new user" you need to type in Everyone then hit Ok etc. set for full read/write permissions as desired. Set the permissions on the Sharing tab as well.

First link is Windows sharing tutorial for XP.
How to Share and Set Permissions for Folders and Files Using Windows XP

This is the link I made which shows a bit more detail but it's for Windows 7.
HDD sharing - Windows 7 Help Forums

Important step is adding Everyone to the advanced settings of the security tab.

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OK. Let's start this off. I've had my z60t for almost 8 years now. Its outdated and a tad beat up over the years. But thankfully it has the titanium top lol. Anyways. The bios version is 1.24. About 3 weeks ago a certain person in my house decided to snoop through other peoples stuff. I had the urge to put a password on my hard drive. So I did. And its one of my most frequently used passwords. Heck. I even used it to register for these forums. I've typed in a million times since I was a child. Over the past week I had rebuilt a Toshiba L455D. Upgraded processor and everything. It needs a hard drive. And I'm selling it whole for 350 dollars. That's enough to get a little more up to date that my z60t. Oh forgot to mention its the type 2511. With the Verizon radio and whatnot. Anyways. The Toshiba needs a hard drive. So I backed up my windows stuffs to my external hard drive and prepared to be laptop less for a while. Formatted the drive. Wiped the MBR. Ready to go. One last step to my creation! Reboot the computer. Type in my hard drive password. OK. Pass. Go to bios. Change hard drive password please. My trusty lenovo. And then my sanity began its slow road down degradation. I type in THE SAME EXACT PASSWORD I USE EVERY DAY. EVERY. DAY. AND HAS THE COURAGE TO TELL ME "Password invalid". My first reaction was. What? So I typed it in again. The system halts because it was once again wrong. Wrong? That can't be right. I've spent 12 straight hours trying every available option to ... Read more

A:z60t hard drive password invalid???

Welcome to the forum!
 
From what I recall, one has to set a Master HD password before the "user" one, and that's the one that needs to be entered in order to remove the "user" password.
 
Have you taken this route already?

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Hi everyone,

I recently bought a western digital portable hard drive in black, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how I can password protect it.

Thanks a lot!

c258

A:Password protecting my portable hard drive

I don't think you can password protect a drive. But you can encrypt it with a password. In Vista Ultimate, that is a standard function. If you have a home edition, you can use a program like this: TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux - but there are many others - just Google.

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I have 2 laptops - the hard drive for one of them is now suddenly asking me for a password.

I never set any password on it -

The only explanation I have is this:

1. I set the BIOS password on one laptop (which has a dual boot)
2. I made a backup image of the Windows OS on an external drive using that dual-booted machine
3. I then installed that backed-up image on the other harddrive using the same machine - and that caused the password....

Bottom line, I don't get much information online due to people being cautious to help remove passwords due to theft but - if there is an obvious thing please let me know b/c this Hard drive has now become a paperweight....

Thanks!!

A:Suddenly my laptop Hard Drive has a password?

If you don't care about the DATA on the drive try this. Delete all partitions, create new ones, and format the drive. Then see if its usable again. Some laptop BIOS will let you set a password to the hard drive, that you have to enter before the OS will load. I thought that was stored in the BIOS but maybe in this case it actually does something to the hard drive. If it just modifies the boot sector wiping the partition should clear it, hopefully anyway.

EDIT: Another option would be to go to the drive manufacturers web site and look for a utility to restore the drive to factory condition. Sometimes referred to as low level formating or zeroing the drive.

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Hello,

I have a SEVERE problem. My computer stopped recognizing my hard drive, so I took it over to a friend's and hooked it up to his computer, where I was allowed access to my hard drive. However, the vast majority of my files (pictures, word documents, etc) were stored under my personal folder, which was protected by the basic Windows XP password, and now it will not let me into the folder, as I haven't logged into the account it is used to seeing.

I know all my information is there, but I can't get to it. How can I solve this problem and retrieve my information? It may sound melodramatic but I seriously feel like a significant portion of my life is stuck in that folder, and I'd do nearly anything to get it back. Any help would be genuinely appreciated as I am in great need. Thanks!
 

A:Hard Drive change/password problem

Into safe mode and login as Administrator and then change the user functions on that drive
 

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Hi, I've got problem with my Dell Lattitude X300 laptop. I bought it and the notebook has BIOS password protection. It's not critical, but I can't change any BIOS setting.

I've already tried latitude.exe tool, than DST software from paragon's pages (I don't rememder the exact name).
Moderator Edit:
Here's the free help link: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html

Now I've tried also the scratching method. I found Atmel 24C256 chip on the board. But when I scratched almost every combination except vcc pin 8 and pin 1. And BIOS password is still there. Something happend because date/time has been reseted and Service and Owner tags have been deleted, but the password protection still remain.

There is not any thread where I can find something about X300. What can I do now?
 

A:Dell hard drive password removal

search this forum for "dell bios password removal" and you will find plenty of info!!!
 

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Hi to everyone on Techspot!

I am a total novice to forums so please bear with me!

Can anyone point me in the right direction in how i can obtain a Dell D420 hard drive password for the following...

#**37E9WGPFW-595B

Many thanks!

Erik from sunny Scotland!
 

A:Dell D420 Hard Drive password

Hello, egoo40, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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Also remember to post any problems or questions that you have in the appropriate forums

With regards to your problem, please see this thread: Dell Bios Password removal (Nov-Dec 2007) and see if it helps you.
 

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I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bit (SP1) on my Small Business Computer
Three Internal Hard Drives: CDrive is OS, DDrive is Data, EDrive is Data

I would like to password protect both of my data drives. I want to have to enter a password to access ANY info on these drives...is this possiable? Any and all help or suggestions here is fully appreciated.

A:Internal Hard Drive Password Protection

Kinda like full disk encryption? The idea being that a stolen drive does not equate to loosing data?

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Hi, Recently got whacked with a massive onslaught of software trouble (Windows 7 Home Premium) and have not been going to porn sites. Had a bad habit of going to sleep leaving the PC on, with the Modem switched on, and the USB external Hard-Drive hooked up as well; this post is about the latter as it started to exponentially get &quot;taken over&quot; by something that was with incredible speed gobbling up it's 500 Gigabytes of capacity and annihilating nearly all of the files on it in the process. How can things like this be defended against? Not being a Geek, the way i deal with virus/malware &quot;implants&quot; into Windows 7 itself is to reinstall the OS which is a long and laborious process, but this attack on the external drive wiped out practically all of my backups, and even though the system is going reasonably okay now (with the usual Windows Explorer crashes happening all the time) please is there someone out there who can point to a way of how to protect the external HDD from another attack (have reformatted it and am now keeping most files back on it; now always make a point of switching off the Modem before using the USB external drive for anything. Thank you.
 

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I've had great success in unlocking locked HDDs (10+ different types and brands 10-80gb) using Hiren's Boot Disk 7.3 (& later versions) using "HDD Erase 4.0" under "Hard Disk Tools". Just persist in trying to erase it per Master-Password (which I did NOT have!) and press ENTER without typing anything. It asks you "do you want to proceed with erasing..." and all you need to type is "y" + Enter. NO MORE DOORSTOPS! Who says one can not unlock password protected HDDs? Mind you, there is no data left on the HDD once this program has run - sometimes it fails to finish, BUT the HDD IS unlocked! So, everybody worried about data-theft can calm down again! ~>) Carsten
 

A:Unlocking Hard drive without Master Password

The only way you can be sure of preventing data theft from a hard drive is to grab your hammer and a can of petrol, possibly with some explosives strapped on for effect.
 

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hello,

i have a friend who recently lost her father. she gave me her late fathers laptop and asked if there is any way i can get the pictures and home video from there as she cannot login into Windows XP as she does not know the password.

the only thing i could think of was to try and login as "Administrator" with the password blank hoping it was set up this way, but no luck.

i am ready to give the laptop back to her as i do not know what else can be done, but thought i would try here to at least see if there may be some other options.

any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Need hard drive contents/Password unknown

i may be wrong in saying this but we arent allowed to give advice on passwords. its against the forum rules.one suggestion i will make to you however is for her to take the laptop to a computer repair place and im sure they can advise her on what she can do or they can do to help her.
 

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I have here a Dell Latitude d630 labtop with a brand new Seagate Momentus 500GB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive installed. The labtop reads the hard drive fine but I am running up against an Administrator password.

Dell said there is a biochip that is keeping these settings in place and that either replacing the chip or re-wiring it would do the trick. I am wondering if there is anything we can do other than this that would possibly work. Through e-mail, a technician recommended possibly installing Windows and having the computer read from the disk, but I didn't quite follow what he was saying. He has yet to respond to my e-mail (about a day ago).

Anyways, I was just wondering if there were any possible suggestions on this board. I used to post here (a LONG time ago, years perhaps) and always enjoyed my time here.

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Administrator Password on new hard drive

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OK, I gave my brother a real nice laptop. He also likes his beer (alot). While changing the settings to suit his needs he changed all the passwords including the hd passwords. Guess he had a few beers to many and forgot all the passwords. I know how to get them all for him EXCEPT the harddrive passwords. Does anyone have this knowledge or is the harddrive now a BRICK??? Thanks for your help
 

A:Hard drive password forgotten due to beer

go here http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack_download.html ..

#1 download backtrack
#2 burn image to dvd or cdr
#3 visit website again to obtain tutorial for backtrack password penetration
#4 save disk.

not sure if this will get bios stored passwords but will with anything in storage..
 

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How can I remove my pc hard drive password permanently so please mention in an message plzzzzzz tell me fast

A:how 2 remove hard drive password permanently

You need to know the password to be able to remove it. Enter the BIOS, go to the Security section, find the heading called "HDD password", then change or delete the password.

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Hey,
I have an Eternal Hard Drive (Transcend), partitioned. I want to set a password for a specfic partion (not for the whole hard drive)!
any one can help! or refer to a useful tutorial.

PS: TSElite was installed on the hard drive, if it is of any use!

A:External Hard Drive - set password for a partition

Check this link: Create Password Protected Hard Drive Partition

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Hi again all,

I've just bought a second hand hard drive which I've discovered has a "Hard Drive User Password" on it, is it at all possible to remove this password?

I don't mind if it wipes all the data from it as the drive is going to be wiped anyway.

The laptop will not let me boot from any CD without putting in the hard drive's password which is really annoying as I was hoping to use "Active Killdisk" to remove it but it won't let me get as far as to boot from the CD when the hard drive is connected in the laptop.

The hard drive is a Western Digital WD1600BEVS, is there a way of completely wiping it so the password is removed?

Many kind thanks

A:Can I remove a hard drive user password?

How are you connecting the hard drive? Is it internal to the PC, using a cable to the motherboard? Or, is it external to the PC, using drive case and a USB cable?

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I have an X1 Carbon, 20BS  CT01WW.  A few days ago I changed my hard drive password to something more secure,  and now I have forgotten the password.  I can still access the laptop using my fingerprint, but I am worried that some day the fingerprint reader won't work.  The X1 has an SSD, but it is not FDE. I do have a full disk image  backup using Macrium. I am wondering if I can use "ThinkPad Drive Erase Utility for the Resetting the Cryptographic Key and the Erasing the Solid State Drive" to reset the hard disk password.  I am aware I will wipe the SSD clean, but i can restore from my Macrium backup. Thanks.










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A:Forgot Hard Drive Password for my X1 Carbon

If it is the ATA password that is set in the BIOS, it cannot be removed without knowing the password.

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I have a Dell Studio 1640 XPS I bought in 2009.  It is an older machine but still runs reasonably well.
Right after purchase I set a HD password in the Phoenix BIOS.
About 4 years ago I was looking in the BIOS and noticed that the HD password was frozen.  I had done nothing that I could recall which would have caused this freeze.  I could not figure out how to unfreeze it.  I was told that Lojack caused the problem, but after discussing this problem with Lojack, I was certain that Lojack was not to blame.  Because I wanted the hard drive to be password protected, which it was, I decided to ignore the problem.
Recently my HD started to shows signs of failure.  Index corruption and significant hesitancy in saving work or moving files made me purchase an SSD to replace the conventional HD.  I used EaseUS (EXCELLENT back up software I highly recommend) to back up the failing HD sector by sector, including the MBF (master boot record).  EaseUS did a great job, but when I rebooted the computer after the old HD OS and data were transferred to the SSD, the boot up did not require entering a hard drive password.  Because I am required to password protect my hard drive I needed to solve this problem.
I went into the Bios/Security and could only set the Supervisor password which protected the access to the BIOS.  It did not change the status of the frozen HD password.  Because I didn't want the BIOS password protected, I removed... Read more

A:Frozen Hard Drive Password Problem Solved

The thing for everyone using a hard drive password to note is that the password ties the drive to the sysetm - in other words, if the system fails, it is absolutely essential to have a backup made in advance, since there's no way to remove the password from the drive using another system.
That is something to consider BEFORE employing drive security.

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I have been setting up networks and servers for years and I never have had this issue. I am unable to setup Windows 7 Pro 32 bit so That other computer in the same workgroup can access E Drive without needing a Password.
I have turned off Password protected sharing.
Under security for the drive I have added the group everyone with full control.
One interesting thing is that under sharing I am seeing this. I am not allowed to click on the Share? Button.
I have been setting up networks and servers for years and I never have had this issue. I am unable to setup Windows 7 Pro 32 bit so That other computer in the same workgroup can access E Drive without needing a Password.
I have turned off Password protected sharing.
Under security for the drive I have added the group everyone with full control.
One interesting thing is that under sharing I am seeing this. I am not allowed to click on the Share? Button.

I have set this up under advanced sharing

A:Remote access to hard drive without needing password

You'll have to add the "everyone" Group to the "security" tab along with the "sharing permissions".

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So, just bought a laptop, guy said he didn't have the charger. Probably was to conceal this awesome fact ---- It's an Acer Aspire 5552 Series laptop and the hard drive in question is a ----
wdc wd5000bevt-22a0rt0
Anyway, got home, found a charger, plugged it up and I"m confronted with a screen requesting a hard drive password... I'm like "ah damn." So I just restart it, go into the bios, to look up what hard drive it is and move along from there. As I'm navigating to the screen, I get this lovely little information under where you mess with the passwords that the security state of the drive is "FROZEN"

Now in the past, I've came across hard-drives with passwords on them, and I could just use a master reset password to clear it off.This was mostly on older IDE drives.

I pulled the hard-drive out of the laptop, and attatched it to convienent little thing I have on my desktop for I guess Sata Drives. My desktop Bios will read the drive, and allow me to select it as a boot device... I haven't tried to boot from it... From within my operating system, on my own HD, I can't read this device in the Disk Management, or anywhere for that matter .... BUT In the BIOS it shows up... It doesn't show any sort of password on it though, and I can't seem to find anywhere to attach a password to the HD ...

I was thinkin maybe I could over-ride it from a different system (wishful thinking I guess)

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A:One to make you think - Hard-drive password-lookin' for information

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I'm not sure where to post this problem. My Inspiron Mini 10 with XP has a hard drive password, and it asks me for it when I turn the computer on. However, when I put it on standby, either by turning the computer off in standby mode, or by closing the lid, or by pressing the on/off switch, and then restart it, either by opening the lid or pressing the on-off button, the computer does not prompt me for the hard drive password, which it should.

What can I do to fix this? Please note that I am referring to the hard drive password, and not the administrative password.

TIA
 

A:System won't prompt for hard drive password after standby

please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue. original is at http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/973005-dell-mini-10-wont-prompt.html, closing this thread.

thanks,

v
 

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HELLO everyone. Can you teach me how to protect folders with passwords without encryption? I have use RAR encryption but i have a hard time to open my files. You see, it took a long time to encrypt and decrypt folders, especially when handling large amount of data. Is it possible to protect them with password without encryption? thank you in advance.
 

A:How to password protect hard drive folders without encryption?

there are a number of programs to do that - I'm trying to locate the one I used
BUT all someone needs to do - is to boot up a linux based boot cd , like UBUNTU and they can then read the folder

so depends on the level of security you are after

here it is
http://www.xoslab.com/efl.html
 

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I forgot the password. How I can unlock the hard disk? Is there any way that I can unlock it without losing my data.message edited by kushalks

A:I forgot password for WD My Passport ultra hard drive

For a password to be effective it is made deliberately hard to crack, unless you spend loads of money on it (as the FBI would). We don't hack on here.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I want to keep my data safe in the event I should lose my U100. As a first step I've applied a Bios password, which is easy enough using Toshiba Assist/User Password. But even better would be to apply the same password to the hard drive as well. On the Tecra M5 you can do this from Toshiba Assist/Security Assist, but there's no such option on my U100.

The Bios has options for entering a 'HDD Password' but when I try to do so it flips back to 'Not Registered' when I try to save the change.

There's no mention of HHD Password in the UK documentation but the Australian version appears to have the feature. This site http://www.continent.com.au/buy-1990.html claims 'Hard drive password prevents unauthorised access to the hard drive and can be synchronised with the user password' - which sounds just the same as on my M5.

I'd appreciate knowing if anyone here has had success with applying a HDD password to their U100.

A:Password Protection for Hard Drive on Libretto U100

Hi

The Toshiba Security Assists is not installed on the Libretto U100 and therefore you cannot use this function like on the Tecra M5.

Sometimes the HDD password can be set in the BIOS.
If you want to set the HDD password check if this can be done in the BIOS!

But be careful!!!
If you forget the HDD password you will be not able to access the HDD and the HDD is no more accessible.

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I have recently had a malware attack, and a friend was able to access my hard drive and disinfect it. When I try to boot to this hard drive now, Windows gets me as far as my wallpaper, but no desktop functionality (no icons, taskbar, etc.). I have put this drive in another computer to try and scavenge data from it, but the data is password protected. Is there a way to either 1) do a Windows repair, or 2) get past this password when accessing this hard drive on another machine? I understand you can change a setting in the registry, but don't know how to change the registry when the drive is in another machine, or change it in my machine when I have no desktop functionality. I do appreciate your wisdom!

Tom

A:Data recovery on hard drive w/password protection

Exact error message, please?

Louis

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My son tried to log onto his hp laptop recently and was unable to get on. At the password prompt, it will not accept his password. By searching this forum we attempted to follow some previous advice and reset the password by going into safe mode and using the command prompt. Even though we thought we successfully did this, the computer would not accept the new password during the next boot. We then tried to system restore. This gave us a restore error=0 and would not let us past that. Finally we attempted to re-install windows. This gave a " hard disk not found" error. One final clue is that the battery appeared completely dead before all of this happened. I am not sure how old the computer is as it was a refurbished one.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: lost password, hard drive, or bad battery??

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I recently picked up a used IBM ThinkPad 390e with a busted screen at the MIT Flea Market in Cambridge MA. There is a 12.6 GB IBM TravelStar hard drive installed but it is locked with a password. Please note that this is not controlled by the BIOS or "Supervisor" passwords. I've already tried it on a couple of ThinkPads I own that do not have either of these passwords enabled. I get an icon with a cylinder and a lock asking for a password.

According to the IBM Hardware Maintenance Manual a hard drive that is password-locked cannot be accessed if the password is not known. There is no way to recover the password. I understand that the password is written to one of the boot sectors on the drive but an attempt to simply format the disk or delete all the partitions (even under DOS) were unsuccessful.

I am wondering if there is a way to completely erase the drive and remove the password so it may be used again. I have absolutely no interest in knowing what is currently on the drive; I could sure use this drive if I can figure out a way to format and partition it. I understand there's a way to over-write the entire drive with zeros using Knoppix or Tom's Root Boot Kit but I am not familiar with these tools.

Does anyone on here have any experience with this kind of situation?

TIA,

Michael, W1RC
 

A:IBM ThinkPad TravelStar Password-Locked Hard Drive?

From what I have learnt, the drive is totally unuseable without the password. Its a very secure method of data protection.

Only a replacement hard drive will allow use of the laptop.
 

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My sister has a eMachines E732 laptop and had set a password to get into the BIOS. After much faffing I have managed to get into the BIOS but now find that I can't get the machine to load windows or move on from the setup screen with the big E on it.
I have tried taking the hard drive out and pressing Alt+F and then returning the hdd and it cleared the frozen but as soon as you reboot then its back.
I have been told to get a recovery disc and use that but without being mean I don't want to buy a disc and then find that it doesn't work.
Any ideas ????
Thanks in advance.
Speedytwitch

A:emachines IDEO hard drive password frozen

Ask you sister for all passwords. If she password protected the bios she surly password protected the operating system. It won't boot without the password.

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Hi. I'm new to SED (Self-Encrypting Drives) technology,so, I found that I can set SED SSD password in linux via hdparm:hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass 'PASSWORD' /dev/XWell, it was my mistake :-(After restart I discover that my password doesn't accepted.Seems that lenovo use some other mechanism for SED.Perhaps I should use "Hard drive password" in bios instead of hdparm utility.Can anybody help me to remove SED SSD password or do full SED SSD erase (with password)? I can't get to BIOS settings (I tried "enter to interrupt normal setup" or "F1" or "F12"),after I turn on laptop - it requires "hard drive password",so I can't choose another boot device if I have SSD connected. I found this instruction https://support.lenovo.com/ru/en/documents/ht036206#hdI tried to disconnect SSD, turn on laptop, press "enter" and "enter" again for the pause,then hot plug SSD, then press "F1" for BIOS settings, but in "password" section I don't see "hard drive password" parameter.  I found official lenovo utility "Drive Erase Utility for the Resetting the Cryptographic Key and the Erasing the Solid State Drive - ThinkPad"http://support.lenovo.com/ru/en/downloads/ds019026but it didn't work, after I boot in EFI shell I got this error:"ERROR: This utility works for Disk Encryption Drive or Solid State Drive only. Press Enter to restart." Please, help me.Thank you.

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My computer died and I had chrome set up to autofill my passwords.  I have about 100 accounts and I cant remember them. 
The worst part is that they are all set to send the password to an email account that I can't access because I don't have the password for it and the security questions are all wrong. 
 
So, I need to get into the hard drive and locate the file within chrome that stores passwords
 
HELP!!!

A:Anyone know how to find the password file for chrome on a hard drive?

Hi chrisarnt If you were logged on Google Chrome back then and saved your passwords in it, they should all be sync'd to your Google account. So logging back in Google Chrome should sync them all back locally. If not, the Google Chrome password file is located in C:\Users\$username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and it's the Login Data file.

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I keep a lot of confidential information on both my C: and an external hard drive. Is there a way for me to password protect the folders and files on these drives?

A:Password protecting files on C: or External Hard drive

This thread may offer some advice/help? - Is it possible to password protect folders?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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I recently install a new m/b and i bought a new HD for a fresh install.

After the install i connected my old SATA with that windows still on it. Booted up fine, the partitions on the old one are all fine. But i can't access the administrators fold with all my work/personal documents and more importantly my firefox profile...*sigh*

Obviously i have the password but every time i click on it it just gives me a 'Access is denied'.

Anyway I can enter the password or go around it?

Oh i'm on XP

Jeremy,
 

A:How do i access My Documents on an old hard drive which is password protected?

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I have two laptops and a desktop.

Just by chance I was doing important work on old laptop B.  And, after a day's worth of work, it deiced to take a, well, longer than expected sleep.  After doing troubleshooting, such as ripping the guts out, I determined that there must
be an issue with the external power cable, since after removing and reconnecting the internal power cables and shuffling the lithium battery around did not do the trick.

New laptop is now my primary laptop and it would not be cost effective for me to buy such a dated power strip / cord / adapter for old laptop.

I removed the hard drive and I can buy a SATA to USB adapter on Amazon for about $10, not factoring shipping, which will also power the HD via SATA.

There's a problem.

I have the hard drive password protected, not software encrypted, which I was able to program via the other computer, before booting into Windows 8.1 Pro via BIOS.

I know the passwords for the HD, my master and standard, but not the manufacturer's password, but the latter does not matter anyways. My gut tells me that the PW protection is stored on the HD, but I'm not sure if it will be tied to the CMOS on
the old laptop also because of the Microsoft UEFI boot settings...

So, I want to connect this HD to my desktop to extract key data but do not know a good software package to interface with the HD that is has a primary OS installed and delete the known passwords so I can boot that in a VM on my Windows ... Read more

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I'm not sure where to post this problem. My Inspiron Mini 10 with XP has a hard drive password, and it asks me for it when I turn the computer on. However, when I put it on standby, either by turning the computer off in standby mode, or by closing the lid, or by pressing the on/off switch, and then restart it, either by opening the lid or pressing the on-off button, the computer does not prompt me for the hard drive password, which it should.

What can I do to fix this? Please note that I am referring to the hard drive password, and not the administrative password.

TIA
 

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My Dell Studio XPS 16 motherboard failed but I was able to get the hard drive out of my computer and connected to my desktop using a case that makes it act as an external hard drive.

I now am trying to copy the old files from the Dell hard drive to my new computer's hard drive but some of the folders are password protected and didn't copy with the rest of the old C drive.

Clicking on some of these folder brings up a dialog box informing me I do not have privilege to see those files and I canceled out of the dialog box as I was worried I might accidentally erase the folder if I did not unlock it properly. Both computers were most recently running Windows 7 though the old Dell laptop originally came installed with Windows Vista.

What are the steps for recovering these files?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Recovering Files from Password Protected Laptop Hard Drive

See if this tutorial helps. Take Ownership Shortcut

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Hey guys I'm bought a Dell Inspiron 2500 over ebay and i cant start up the computer because of I dont have the internal Hard Drive Password. I tried emailing the guy I bought it from but he hasnt emailed me back the password. I did some searching on google and came up on this website and tried out a couple thread on this website. I tried the debug mode, and the latitude.exe to try and reset the password. the latitude program didnt work because I have a 7 digit service tag and im not sure why the debug mode didnt work but I followed the instructions exactly and the password was still there. Does anyone know if there is another program like the latitude.exe that will work with the 7 digit service tag or do i have to go through dell and get there password reset device. Thanks for all your help in advance.

Papa Smurf
 

A:Inspiron 2500 Internal Hard Drive Password removal

PapaSmurf88 said:



Hey guys I'm bought a Dell Inspiron 2500 over ebay and i cant start up the computer because of I dont have the internal Hard Drive Password. I tried emailing the guy I bought it from but he hasnt emailed me back the password. I did some searching on google and came up on this website and tried out a couple thread on this website. I tried the debug mode, and the latitude.exe to try and reset the password. the latitude program didnt work because I have a 7 digit service tag and im not sure why the debug mode didnt work but I followed the instructions exactly and the password was still there. Does anyone know if there is another program like the latitude.exe that will work with the 7 digit service tag or do i have to go through dell and get there password reset device. Thanks for all your help in advance.

Papa SmurfClick to expand...

the software which can crack hd pwd never exist?
 

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I'm not sure where to post this problem. My Inspiron Mini 10 with XP has a hard drive password, and it asks me for it when I turn the computer on. However, when I put it on standby, either by turning the computer off in standby mode, or by closing the lid, or by pressing the on/off switch, and then restart it, either by opening the lid or pressing the on-off button, the computer does not prompt me for the hard drive password, which it should.

What can I do to fix this? Please note that I am referring to the hard drive password, and not the administrative password.

TIA
 

A:Dell mini 10 won't prompt for hard drive password after standby

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Hello, I have a Dell Latitude CPx 500Megahertz pc. I got it second hand and it has worked fine but recently the hard drive locked up and requires a password. I am trying to bypass the password and boot it back up. I do not have any internal floppy or cd rom drives, only a PCMAI card. I am currently running XP Pro on my system. If any one can help either with the password or to jump the motherboard and show me how to do so with a diagram of any sort. I would appreciate it. Thank you
 

A:Hard Drive locked, need hard drive password

Join the crowd: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18780.html
 

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My PC has went belly up and I've managed to salvage the hard drive from it and put it in a caddy and the files are all there and look accessible however I cannot get into the My Documents folder because it's password protected. How do I get round that and rescue the data that is in there?
 

A:Solved: Rescue data from a hard drive but My Docs is password protected

If you're an administrator, I believe you can take ownership of the files. Not totally sure though. Simply having the same username as the user who created them is not sufficient because the SIDs will not match and you won't have access. If you right click on the folder and select properties, you should be able to take ownership.
 

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Spent $$ buying USB connected case to get access to files on old internal hard drive from failed PC. Can see directories/folders using my system running XP Professional but they are password protected, cannot access. What can I do? Saw old question from 2006 but no answers - thread had expired.
 

A:Urgent: How to access password protected folder from external hard drive?

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Hi,
I need to pull out some files from my old pc's hard drive. I put it in my USB drive, and tried to transfer some files to my laptop, only to realize that I have put a password to my account/folder before. I have no monitor with my old pc anymore. so it'd be a hassle trying to get it the other way.
I know the password, of course, I wonder if there is anyway to gain access to my folder?
Thanks.
P.S: When I click on the properties of the file, it shows okb, I guess that is normal with passwd protected folders?
 

A:Urgent: How to access password protected folder from external hard drive?

Exactly how did you password protect the folder? If you're talking about EFS encryption, I suggest you put the monitor back on and get it that way, because you probably didn't build the recovery disk. If you used some other password scheme, what did you use?
 

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Requested sir
                        first when i stored my all data in my seagate hard drive then i used to put a password in my hard drive and in that
similar moment my laptop was discharged and closed and due to that now i am unable to open and access my seagate hard drive , also i have with me the correct password and the recovery key with me . but yet its not working . please do help me to open my bit
locker encryption to open my hard drive .

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I have a Dell Latitude D630. It has an admin password for the bios. Nothing is locked except for the settings. I can't change any of the settings in the bios. It lets me boot to windows just fine though. My question is, since I don't know that admin password for the bios, if I upgrade the bios firmware, will the admin password be deleted? Since I'm flashing the bios, I would think that all the settings will be lost. Is that the case?
 

A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?

What?

Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try ) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612-109.html#post747024

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
 

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