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Acer Travelmate 4600 - HDD password

By movingrok
Aug 8, 2006
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  1. Hi - I'm trying to solve a problem for a friend.

    He handeled me over his laptop and said everytime he booted a blue box ask for HDD password - My friend says he never has set this up.

    What I've done so far:

    1. Reset BIOS to default - no luck
    2. Tried to remove HDD password - no luck
    3. Removed CMOS battry for 5 hours - no luck
    4. Flashed BIOS - no luck
    5. Moved HDD to external box (USB)- unable to see the HDD

    It seems the HDD password is set on the hard drive -

    Anyone have an idea how I can get the data from the HDD?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Hard drive password is indeed implemented by the drive itself. You can get the data either by supplying the password or handing the drive over to some recovery lab.
     
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