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clone63 February 9, 2013 11:37 AM

bypass HDD password
There's an "as is" laptop available, and it has a security locked HDD (not BIOS, not Windows). Trying to gauge value, if the drive can be salvaged.

From what I can find there is a smalllll chance a piece of software or pin short can clear it, otherwise it's garbage. Has anyone successfully (or heard of) gotten past a locked drive?


Lpfan4ever February 9, 2013 11:39 AM

Typically an HDD password is gotten around by installing another HDD. On certain laptops, there are ways to either clear or modify the password, but it is extremely dependent on the laptop model.

Adzsask February 9, 2013 12:00 PM

Format and re install OS

clone63 February 9, 2013 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by Adzsask (Post 689524)
Format and re install OS

Nothing I've found would indicate that would work. The security is dependent on the controller.

Since it is a netbook I'd be pretty skeptical on it offering much help.

ZZLEE February 9, 2013 01:40 PM

Hyrens boot in cd or flash dive ??

clone63 February 9, 2013 06:49 PM

There's a couple programs on Hyrens I'd consider trying, but still found a lot of people that failed with them.

Of course if I can't make the drive bootable it's mostly worthless as I'll just have a tedious storage drive.

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