Okay, so the reason I am connecting this drive to my computer externally (actually its a family members computer, but whatever) is becasue I need to get the password for it so I can insert it back into the tower it came from so I can log into the administrative account. In short: I was a loser and forgot my password.
So I cracked open that tower, took the drive and am using a usb hard drive cable to try and access it. The problem? When ever I try to access the drive (currently listed as Removable Drive (F:) ) it gives me the error: Please insert a disk into Removable Drive (F:)
I've of course tried googling this and found that I can reformat it (defeating the purpose of trying to access it), get some odd ass software that I'm not even sure if I need or not or if it will solve my problem to any extent or I can change/remove the drive letter which i have done and it didn't fix anything.
So now I'm coming here hoping to get some answers on how to access the drive via a USB. I'm also open to suggestions of getting to the password other ways, but I figure if I acn get into the hard drive I have a hoard of options. I have drived to boot up the tower from which the drive came from (while the drive was still in it of course) with Ophcrack several times. The first I stupidly forgot the tables. The 2nd and 3rd time the tables couldn't be found still even though I know those tables existed to which I give up on using ophcrack. Im still willing to use some other bootable software is someone can walk me through this because obviously im missing something crucial or I'm an idiot (both are equally possible).
Edited by star rice, 15 September 2014 - 10:49 AM.