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I need to find a "You Pull It" for DELL

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Toddmarchant, Jul 14, 2019.

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  1. Toddmarchant

    Toddmarchant Thread Starter

    May 6, 2019
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    #4 Dell INSPIRON just lost its hard drive. So in my bone yard of INSP....s. I pulled the hard drive out of #3 to put in #4. Now here's the ?. #3 was retired because of a locked HDD and a nasty virus. But after acquiring #4, I had figured out the pass word to #3. So I thought instead of doing it the easy way and buy #5, I would put #3s HD in #4, but it still says it's locked after I get all the way through a Clean Passing diagnostic and try to boot her up.
    ANY IDEAS ???
  2. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
    If you mean the computer is locked with a BIOS password, that password is not stored on a hard drive but on a chip on the motherboard.
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    If you are referring to a hard drive password, the password is stored on the drive's controller. You could format until the cows come home and not affect the pw.
    Since we do not assist with pw issues [as per the rules] I am closing this thread.
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