Locked Hard Drive

By hikosj
Aug 17, 2007
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  1. Hi all, I just successfully unlocked the bios on a dell latitude d800 using the shorting method. But now I have another problem. The hard drive has a password too, can someone please help with this issue. :confused:


    Thanks
  2. rf6647

    rf6647 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 931

    be specific

    What OS is on this computer? I am not familiar with any software/mechanism to lock out the hard drive. If Win98, create new user and password. If XP, safe mode may not be protected by password. Create admin login in safe mode. Programs exist to crack passwords. Good luck.
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    Um usually you unlock a hard drive by installing the drive onto the motherboard it was locked with and remove any admin/user password from the motherboard.
  4. matav

    matav TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 174

    how do u know that the HDD is locked... explain more.
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