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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by heised, Nov 27, 2006.

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  1. heised

    heised Thread Starter

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    I work for a school district and we had a student lock the hard drive with a password. Does anyone know how I can remove it. I have tried removing the battery and this did not do it. I have tried to flash the bios and I can not do that either. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. schusterjo

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    So you are saying that when booting the PC at windows boot screen it ask for a password?
     
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  4. JohnWill

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    If the password was truly applied to the hard disk, there is no way you're going to remove it. The password is recorded on the drive and is required to unlock the drive. There is no "crack". Are you sure it's the hard drive and not the BIOS?

    FWIW, laptop BIOS passwords are very difficult to bypass too, since they're designed to be a theft preventative measure. Is this a laptop or a desktop machine? What is the specific make/model of the hard disk in question?
     
  5. heised

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    Yes, the little turd put one on the hard drive and says he didn't do it. But on boot up it says IDE harddrive password required.
     
  6. idowindows

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    Notify his/her parents of their upcoming troubleshooting/repair expense for the child's actions - "it may have to be shipped to the (computer brand here) corporation" somewhere in the letter will bring that password back to you from that kid by the next day - I guarantee you!
     
  7. JohnWill

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    And buy disks that don't have a password capability! :rolleyes:
     
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    And put a password on the BIOS so no one get in to change the settings.
     
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