Acer Travelmate 4600 - HDD password

By movingrok
Aug 8, 2006
  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: 5,837   +6

    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.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...