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Old February 9, 2013, 10:37 AM
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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?

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Old February 9, 2013, 10:39 AM
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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.
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Old February 9, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Format and re install OS
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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.
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Old February 9, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Hyrens boot in cd or flash dive ??
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Old February 9, 2013, 05:49 PM
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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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