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How do I remove the password off a harddrive

post #1 of 23
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My friend got a Laptop free but the hard drive has a password, it won't let her use windows disk to reformat. So whats the best way to get rid of that?
post #2 of 23
you would probably have to reformat. is it the administrator account? if not hit ctrl alt del and see...
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It won't boot into windows, without the password. It just asks for password if she tries to reformat with windows disk. And just asks for password when you try to boot into windows. I told her to check the bios for a hdd password reset, but I don't know what else to do.
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im not really sure what to do. maybe contact the person who gave it to her and see about getting a password.
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im not really sure what to do. maybe contact the person who gave it to her and see about getting a password.
Not a possibility.
post #6 of 23
Get a program for formatting disks and burn it to a bootable cd. Partition magic is a great program for this but I don't where to get it. I'm sure there are other programs like it though just get one and burn it to a cd so you can boot it up before windows and format the drive from there. If you can't do that you could take the HD out of that computer and put it in your rig as a slave drive and format it that way.
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post #7 of 23
wishi could be of more help but if you boot in safe mode you can skip over the pass code, so it just starts windows normally, then change admin privileges when you get into windows. Just boot in safe mode one program at a time till you get to administrative password.
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post #8 of 23
Try resetting the cmos.
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post #9 of 23
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I forgot to mention its a laptop, I already thought of putting the drive in my laptop but its not an sata drive. I will look at the cmos and see about safe mode.
post #10 of 23
You can just reinstall windows (which I would do anyway if some1 else used it before). Or maybe download Knoppix or any other CD/floppy bootable OS that can format drives (partition magic can prolly do it too).

EDIT: guess I read your post a bit wrong
If the drive is pw protected from the bios, you need to reset that
If you have a desktop with IDE, there are converters around for that.
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