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I'm dubious about that, as I can't see any non-volatile storage on the controller to hold that state, but hey, it might be worth a try. General Help HDD Password Removal help Sign in to follow this Followers 4 HDD Password Removal help Started by xshirox, September 22, 2008 23 posts in this topic xshirox 0 I had pretty much written the drive off so it essentially had become a puzzle for me to try to solve. Also, some chipsets (for example, SiS) and most PCI IDE/SATA/RAID controllers (for example, Promise, SiI/Silicon Image, HPT, Adaptec) do not support special non-standard protocol that HDD Unlock Wizard uses. this content

but it's worth a shot. -Scott Re:hearsay: "ZAP" (Score:2) by Rogerborg ( 306625 ) writes: SUPPLY POWER TO THE HDD THEN SHORT OUT J11 J15 Got that, thanks. I plan on writing extensively about backing up your computer in the near future. If the controller finds a password, it refuses all access to the disk. Best regards, R.F.

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Even if you could load the operating system from a CD, there are two things which make unlocking process impossible on a laptop. It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). I have even tried this in a desktop > machine but to no avail. > > I really would hate to just toss this drive in the trash and would > If it's there, it will probably be in a "Security" or "Password" section.

You can desolder the eeprom with hot air or you can try to "clip" the eeprom. You will loze the password, but it wil also render the drive useless. So in your case this is a dead end; it is REALLY much more cheaper to simply buy another harddrive: you can use your new laptop fast and it saves you Toshiba Hdd Password The 12GB TravelStar hard drive is >password-locked. > >I would like to use this drive in another machine but I can't erase or >format it.

Second reason is that all laptops prevent locking and unlocking commands from being sent by a software (this is for extended security). Lenovo Hard Drive Password Re:Duhh! (Score:2) by Rogerborg ( 306625 ) writes: Laptop drives do not function as slaves Bzzt, thanks for playing. Most ata-lock software tools I know of also only accept 7-8 chars..... (brute forcing still might be a option) - No old ATARI or Macintosh will 'simply' give access to the If you have the machine the password was created on, and it is the same as the supervisor password, that can be cracked and then used on the hard drive.

My hard drive does not work after unlocking Please keep in mind that after unlocking the hard drive reverts to its "like-new" condition, and you have to create and format partitions. Hard Disk Security Password Then.. I do not use a harddrive password and never really look into removing one. XBox gaming consoles and some desktop computers can also lock hard disk drives.

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Ben Myers On 17 Dec 2005 11:42:05 -0600, Cent A Claws <> wrote: >On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 01:17:51 GMT, "Steve Stone" ><> wrote: > >>If the password is stored on TIA, Michael, W1RC W1RC, Nov 13, 2005 #1 kiwiguy Joined: Aug 17, 2003 Messages: 17,584 From what I have learnt, the drive is totally unuseable without the password. Hard Drive Password Removal Crack the password. Forgot Hdd Password Dell I have been fighting with a similar issue all day!

Why should I attach the drive as Master? news I read the user's manual online for the Thinkpad 560x and the following sounds useful: How to Disable the Power-On Password: 1. Computer Help Aug 4, 2008 Aleksandar Senior member Joined: May 31, 2004 Messages: 420 Likes Received: 0 never heard of a hdd with a password on it am a tech 4 Visit http://www.vogon-forensic-hardware.co.uk/password-cracker-pod.phpfor proof. Hitachi Hdd Master Password

Privacy Policy Terms and Rules Help Connect With Us Log-in Register Contact Us Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd. Replace this chip with a clean one from an unlocked laptop drive (you can burn it with a serial eeprom writer) and you should be able to format the drive. According to the IBM Hardware Maintenance Manual there is no way to access the drive if the password is not known. http://custsolutions.net/hard-drive/i-need-to-get-files-off-old-hard-drive-onto-new-hard-drive.php In order to unlock it, you need to purchase they called "Vitual Unlock Card" and get it via e-mail.

Backup, backup, backup. Seagate Master Password Continue to site » HDD Unlock Wizard Frequently Asked Questions What is HDD Unlock Wizard for?I'd like to unlock a hard drive but I want to recover dataHDD Unlock Let them know that you bought the laptop on eBay and that there is a password set on the hard drive.

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Let's you allocate space into an encrypted pseudodrive. If HDD Unlock Wizard cannot uninstall the drive from the system, then please close HDD Unlock Wizard and try to uninstall the drive manually by using Device Manager. This speed test is useful if you feel a connection slow down or want to see how your Internet is performing. Set Hdd Password I though it was BIOS, but all password stuff was disabled.

Reply With Quote October 24th, 2001,12:07 PM #5 SubZero View Profile View Forum Posts Registered User Join Date Sep 2000 Posts 1,965 Quickest solution would be to contact IBM. And the new russian 3000 system is not yet translated and thus for sale (expected price around 10.000 USD). The data on the disk cannot be of any interrest to TOmasz. http://custsolutions.net/hard-drive/i-need-help-with-a-new-hard-drive.php Results 1 to 6 of 6 Thread: HELP!

The system asks the user to enter it. They offer great security without having to install any software, without having to learn much, without having to spend a nickel and at the minor nuisance cost of entering a single Consider that one toasted. The drive will not respond to any ATA commands at all.

Remove this panel, and underneath there should be a little battery. Final follow up (Score:2) by Rogerborg ( 306625 ) writes: For the benefit of the archives, a last post from the article submitter: I found a solution. Jumper the two password jumper pads (BIT-X) on the system board. (please see picture on page 25 of pdf for location of jumper pads) 5. I'm wondering if anyone out there knows how do crack this.

It is also important to understand that in modern drives the controller is the board on the drive. And being linux guys they've tried damned near every hack you could think of "If life gives you poop, Make poop juice" - Bug eye'd Earl (redmeat.com) Gentoo, a Linux Gamers Shutdown the computer. I'd put one of those onto my documents drive and keep it safe from prying family members while I was out.

Last note: some people hope that the security erase function will unlock the drive. I've been a technician for 5 years now and have never seen this before. Ben Myers > >On 17 Dec 2005 11:42:05 -0600, Cent A Claws <> wrote: > >>On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 01:17:51 GMT, "Steve Stone" >><> wrote: >> >>>If the password is A locked hard disk will self-identify itself, but not do anything else without the password.

You are missing the whole point with ATA password :-) 0 Message Author Comment by:T0masz ID: 125625432004-11-11 Actualy he might be right I had a drive once... CJ J Smith Dec 23, 2004, 01:58am EST Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List >>Re: Password protected Hard driveI did a Google search for this hard drive If you don't then set aside an afternoon to take apart the laptop, and be prepared to have a few screws left over when you rebuild it Regards, Chris McNally Moderator So it is DEFINITELY the hard drive itself that has been locked.

For laptop/notebook users this means that if your computer is lost or stolen while it's suspended or sleeping, the hard disk password won't protect your files from snooping by bad guys. If cmospwd /k doesn't work, password is stored in an EEPROM.