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[Solved]Formating Password Protected HD (I have the password) Help pls?

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post #1 of 4
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I have a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500gig hard drive that was password protected with American Megatrends bios in a ASUS UL30VT ( I have the password ) and then wiped using Dban. I am trying to format this hard drive to use as an external hard drive for my current laptop. I am unable to access this hard drive in "my computer" options. In disk manager it shows up as 0mb and "not initialized". When attempting to initialize this hard drive an error comes up saying "This device is not ready." In device manager it shows this hard drive as "working properly". When the HD is put into the old laptop I am able to unlock it ,but then immediately it says "Boot Manager missing" and I am forced to restart the laptop. Any help anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated.

My current laptop is a Asus U56e bbl5.
Edited by NoIdPT - 2/19/12 at 4:03pm
post #2 of 4
Try using Gparted Live from a USB drive: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/liveusb.php

Boot into Gparted and format the drive from there, then go back into Windows and try to initialize.
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post #3 of 4
Is it one of those FDE drives? I had one of those and it was a huge pita. I had the password, but had formatted it and somehow jacked it up. long story short, the plates in it cracked very easily and were not good as a frisbee.
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your help. I was able to remove the password on the hd using the old laptop. Then I used gparted to format the drive. Thanks again for all your help.
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