Hello all. A Dell 510m purchased from ebay has come into my hands... and I am having some very troubled times with it. I have read through the forums and the shorting method has worked perfectly to bypass the Bios password. However... it is now the HDD password I am stuck with. I do not care about the original hard drive. I purchased a brand new Seagate ST96812A 60GB hard drive..... and the system stopped asking for a password. However... the system lets you partition the drive but thats it! If I use a tool such as MHDD or HDDErase.... they both tell me that the drive is not locked, but is in a "Frozen" status. I also have two 10gb HDD's which both have the same problem when inserted into the laptop... but are fine in others. When you go into the BIOS with any of these drives installed.. it reports back that the HDD password is indeed disabled. Setting a password and removing it has no effect on the problem. Can anyone assist with this problem? Cheers!