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i have 10gb harddisk which has a password on how do i remove it kindly assist

By robons
Aug 28, 2006
  1. i have 10gb harddisk which has a password on how do i remove it kindly assist
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You contact the hard drive manufacturer or a data recovery company.

    ATA hard drive passwords are implemented inside the hard drive itself and AFAIK there are no easy and publicly known reset mechanisms.
     
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if this is a hdd password set by bios for laptops do search here long explanation and links that might fix it
    if it's a xp or W2K password for files you need to boot to that OS and use the password or get a app like winternals to reset there are free app that may seen to erase password
    but the encrypted files still need password and you just messed it all up
    winternals resets password
    PM for data recovery
     
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