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post #11 of 23
I'm in the same dilemma with a locked-down Dell. I was able to get a backdoor password for the BIOS from Dell, but I still cannot perform any actions to the hard drive because it is locked down via password during POST. I've poked around and seen A) You're Screwed, or B) try hddunlock.com. I'm hesitant to pay for something I'm not certain would work, especially from a site I've never heard of, but we'll see. I'd like to be able to use this laptop without buying a new drive.
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The only way you will unlock your HDD is if you go back to the OEM that made the machine or the Company that made the drive such as Samsung or Segate. They are the only people who can unlock it.
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I am in the same boat unfortunately. I purchased a laptop hdd on ebay and it is password locked, this is actually in the hdd, not bios and i seem to remember that after alot of googling that i am basically screwed.....
    
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The problem is what when a user applies a password to their BIOS, that password is also applied to the hard drive (smart idea). However, while there are backdoor passwords for the BIOS those do not apply to the HDD. So yeah - we're out of luck.
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post #15 of 23
There is typically a password on Dell's that were made for schools and or bussines.

Hard jumper on the mobo which needs to be removed then you will have
access.

This is the case with almost every DELL I fix for people with the same issue
that get "used" units from schools or institutions off of Ebay or wherever.

The jumper is clearly labled : password on/off
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have you guys/gals seen this page?
http://xtreview.com/review113.htm
post #17 of 23
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have you guys/gals seen this page?
http://xtreview.com/review113.htm
I have - in fact, I posted it here a few weeks before they had it... I compiled the majority of the information.

Unfortunately those passwords are relatively useless for laptops - they have their password stored on a separate chip and I've never seen the desktop passwords work for laptops.
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post #18 of 23
Why not just use GParted to wipe the whole drive? If I remember correctly, this worked on my brother's Dell laptop...
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Why not just use GParted to wipe the whole drive? If I remember correctly, this worked on my brother's Dell laptop...
The passwords on the hard drives are read by the BIOS of whatever computer the drive is plugged into - if the BIOS does not receive the password that is on the drive, it simply will not load the drive as a device which makes it inaccessible to even the lowest level programs - it's as though it's not connected to the IDE controller.
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post #20 of 23
Re-install windows is the only way. If you cant get there, get this program first. it will wipe drive completely clean.

www.killdisc.com
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