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I have a friend of mine who owns a computer repair shop. He got a bunch of used laptop hard drives from the government with Hard drive passwords. Of course he does not know the password for the hard drives. I am attempting to use what knowledge and tools I have learned to crack through the password.
Does anyone have any ideas how to break the passwords so i can reformat the drive and make it useable?
I even heard about a case in the news where the government arrested a woman and there is evidence on her drive but it is password protected and they are unable to unlock it.
If we can figure this one out. We will be on the road to computing mastery and then some.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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I'm not sure whether this program would work, guess it would be worth a try
http://www.hddunlock.com/
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I'm not sure whether this program would work, guess it would be worth a try
http://www.hddunlock.com/
By the way, it's a hitachi travelmate hdd
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you could try this. you would have to run the program from within windows on a working hdd. ive never used this program so i cant attest to how well it will work, but hopefully its helpful to you.
Edited by travesty - 7/29/11 at 5:46pm
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I'd be very careful what you do with said hard drives . #1 what type of agreement did your friend have with the Government on Data stored on the Drives ?

I actually work for a Business that has contracts to Secure the Data either by mechanically shredding the entire hard disc or by using blancco data destruction software depending on what the company's agreement is with us .

Do your buddy a solid and talk him into Destroying the Drives, and it will help the reputation of the Business . So it will be a trusted company ! and maybe the Gov will do repeat business , They buy new PC's by the Pallet and toss em the same way . Good Luck !
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