are Dell Inspiron 1300 BIOS passwords HPA or not?¿?¿?

By d3w4yn3
Mar 21, 2007
  1. urgent technical need. read the title. do you know the answer? what is it?

  2. DellCA

    DellCA TS Rookie Posts: 16

    I am not sure if you still need an answer to this or not, but if you are ...

    If you are referring to a Hidden Protected Area on the hard drive, then no, the BIOS passwords are not stored there. They are stored in the firmware on the motherboard itself.

    If this is not what you were asking just let me know and I'll see if I can find out.

    Dell Customer Advocate
  3. d3w4yn3

    d3w4yn3 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thanks for the info! I just wanted to find out how secure some data was. Host protected area is always more secure than a solution that won't stop someone from moving the drive to another system to access. Thanks for the info, it was helpful!
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