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#1 Sfrius

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 06:44 PM

Bricked password protect Hard Drive.

 

Not bios locked. It is hard drive password protected.

 

I don't care about the data. I just want to wipe it.

 

Is there any way to mount it inside live boot? How do I know if my hard drive is hot ?swappable

 

Computer will not initially boot with hard-drive plugged in and I cannot access bios if it is plugged in.


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#2 Sfrius

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:01 PM

I can't get into the bios when the hard drive is plugged in. Crap this is bleeped up.



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:02 PM

If you can access BIOS without the drive but if using password for the password or leaving it blank and pressing enter does not work then the drive is toast. You will need to purchase a new drive. A company HDDunlock may be able to unlock the drive but for the amount they charge you would be better off purchasing a new drive.

 

http://www.hddunlock.com/



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:03 PM

Bleep.



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:10 PM

I just left it as password but password IS NOT...the password...lol



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:14 PM

Are the plugs for SATA 2 and 3 the same?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5AD3UM3488&cm_re=internal_laptop_hard_drive-_-234-000G-00066-_-Product

Looking at this one.



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:16 PM

Will it mess up my other laptop if I plug it in and try to change the password in bios? On my other laptop it has an option to change the hdd password.


Is there anyway to just start a live boot cd and then put it in?



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:21 PM

I thought maybe if I flash the bios. Not sure how to make a flash boot. It's a L875D-S7232 Toshiba Satellite. The bios that they offer want a cd-rom or want to run directly on my computer.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:42 PM

One more thought, I already pulled all the data that was valuable to my friend. So I don't care about the data anymore. I just want to recover the drive.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 09:59 PM

You will not be able to recover the drive because the password is in the drive's firmware.Flashing the BIOS will not work. As you stated you can access the BIOS with the drive removed. The firmware of the drive is unrelated to the computer's MB BIOS.

 

Did you try a blank password? Sata 2 and 3 are compatible. Only difference is speed. If the drive currently is sata3 then putting in a sata2 will work but the speed will be lower.

 

Unfortunately, the drive is hosed if using a blank password does not work.






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