How I can format this hard disk

By Line
Jan 5, 2004
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  1. Hey I have been traying to errase data in my computers through disk partition. I managed to format one computer hard disk but the other one when I got it long time ago I guess I put the password. I can't format the disk as it requres the password. It is a long time since I put the password if I did can't recall much. So is there any way I can crack the password or I have to buy I new hard disk? I want to put some new staff but no much room to play around and there a lot of things I don't use and don't need no more. I could use your help
  2. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,930   +123 Staff Member

    Uhh, I don't get what you mean...

    are you trying to format from Within windows?

    Download the utility from your manufacturer, it will come with no restrictions... (boots straight into DOS...)
  3. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Or just use Fdisk and remove the partitions on that drive... That should bypass any restrictions...
  4. climbamtn

    climbamtn Newcomer, in training Posts: 17

    if you just want to reformat the whole drive i would agree fdisk is the easiest way to go and start from sctatch. if you need to find a password i would try the LC4 program from @stake. there is a free trial that should get you out of your spot. try http://www.atstake.com/
  5. Shiney

    Shiney TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 223

    Line, you mention two computers, are you talking about a password to enter the bios ?

    Is it a user name password?

    I dont understand what you mean by needing a password to format a drive?
    What software are you trying to format the drive with?
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