Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:04 PM
First a little story about my inherrited head ache. A month and a half ago, my BF comes home with a tiny little laptop he had found in the garbage. After the initial "you found what" I told him that it is either true junk, or very stolen. I mean, people just don't toss away perfectly working computers. So I took it to our law enforcement, at which it has been resting for over 30 days. I had told them that if it doesn't come up stolen, i was interested in "maybe" rebuilding it or just taking it apart and exploring, as I have never had a laptop, let alone seen one this small before.
Well, we recieved the computer back a few days ago. I am only well versed in desktops, I'm sure it's the same, except for the smaller scale. I attempted to get into the computer to see it's "issues" But I am immediately halted by it's password feature. I tried going into it's system setup, but that is also requiring a password. Right away I am met with Harddisk Security underneath that is Primary Master Hitachi HTS543216L9SLock. I turn it back on and I press alt f2 and get a promt to enter CURRENT password. All my desktop tricks are not working. Is there a way to bypass any of this, or should i just get busy dissecting it.
This is a Gateway Netbook model #LT2022u. I can only assume it's all factory