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Toshiba Sata Laptop Hard Drive Locked


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#1 silentz

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:52 PM

One of my relatives locked their hard drive accidently when trying to set up the cmos password (she typed a password into each field in the bios, so everything was locked). Though now she can't remember what she put (this was a month ago) and we've tried all sorts of combinations of passwords.

We managed to bypass the bios by shorting a chip on the motherboard and thus resetting the password on the bios, but the hard drive is now locked.

I found this company http://www.hdd-tools.com/products/rrs/qna which cracks the firmware of the hard drive and cracks the HDD password for 49.99.

Anyone know if this is a good idea? Manual data recovery by opening the hard drive would cost ~250 USD + Buying a new hard drive so, I'm tempted to go with this option.

Any other advice?

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:40 PM

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000355.htm
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:57 PM

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000355.htm


Thank you for your advice, but I don't believe that is what I am looking for.

I need to recover her data on her old HD, and the HD is locked with a password.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:10 AM

Unfortunately, Even though it might be yours, we cannot offer suggestions how to bypass passwords, per forum rules

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.



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