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#1 589661

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

Came across a computer from a customer which has been out of service for a while and they have forgotten the password. Does any one know of a tool to reset the HDD password. I often use Active@ for windows passwords but havent yet found a tool for this situation.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

Is this a BIOS password?
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

No i just get to a screen that is blue in the background and says HDD Password and then there is a spot to type it in. I read online that there are serviced to have this reset and such and i looked all over for software to do it but no luck.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:19 AM

Hi Scott

Be wary of anyone that brings you a drive like that and asks you to unlock it. My experience is that they are usually private investigators or people involved in court cases trying to subvert 'due process'.

I used to do work for PI's back in the 1990's and the jobs always started as...
"Yeah, that makes sense, I hope I can help."
and always ended with...
"It was all lies, I feel so dirty."

So, yeah, I'm a little bitter :)

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

When I see a HDD password I just tell the owner that they need a new hard drive.

I work on the assumption that if the drive was pass-worded there is a reason and I have no desire to get dragged into any possible legal proceedings.

As James said it could be something like a PI or it could be a stolen computer. Why take a chance?

For example why do you think the laptop makers will not clear a BIOS password without proof that you are the owner?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:38 PM

Very good point. I think I'll just let him know i am unable to do it so i don't have to explain legal risks




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