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New hard drive ??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by patric333, Dec 20, 2010.

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  1. patric333

    patric333 Thread Starter

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    Have a friends dell inspiron 1501 with windows vista & cant get past the "hdd password" on boot. Tried myself and 2 different repair shops and I am told the computer is useless. Tech person told me I cant reinstall vista or any other windows version with the hdd password problem ?
    I dont want to throw the laptop out so what are my options, would replacing the hard drive work ? Thanks in advance !
     
  2. Megabite

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    From my understanding replacing the HDD will not help as it is in the Bios
     
  3. patric333

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    Megabite,
    Thanks for your help !!
     
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