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Dulce Bilog May 11, 2005, 02:20am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Does anyone know or how I bypass the hdd password on the bootup? It's on a Samsung X10 laptop. It's a Toshiba hdd. That's all I pretty much know about it. Sorry. But if anyone, someone could please help me it would be greatly appreciated!


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Craven Moorehead May 11, 2005, 06:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
dont worry i got it babe

fred purles May 22, 2005, 02:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
i was gonna tell you that little mac trick... i used
morphix (newest linux OS) on a mac, and sure enough it identifies
the drive.. unlike ibm compatible bios progams which just say there
is no hdd present.. very handy.. also asks you to enter a new admin
password..
well must go gotta fry
cheers, i'll keep in touch

Dulce Bilog May 22, 2005, 04:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
Is morphix a program or something? If so, you're saying that it can work on other brand computers (portable)? I've tried buying a new hdd. So far I could get into the bios buy there's still a security regardless if it's a different hdd. I read up on this and I found something about a power up security or something like that. But since "the hdd had a PW and I probably locked myself out of clearing that the laptop is blocking any hdd to work in there"! I really don't know what to do. Flashing the bios even taking out the battery out of the laptop won't fix it either!

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Asif Mohamed May 27, 2005, 05:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
the password is on the harddrive....I have the same problem.....wokring on it right now...I will let you know when I have a solution.

Dulce Bilog May 27, 2005, 06:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
Cool thanks, well the other day I bought another HDD for the laptop (Samsung X10) and the hard drive is a Toshiba 5400rpm 40gb. Still didn't work, so I'm going to return it today. But yeah it didn't work. It did the same thing the first HDD I bought. Which was not format. It boots up and stops when you see "Press any key to boot up from cd-rom". Also it doesn't say the full disk space. It says 8 GB of harddisk space available. Out of 60 GB. Why and how is that possible? Does anyone know why it could be doing that? Thanks.

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ax max Jun 15, 2005, 08:58am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> I have the same problem: HDD Password bypass on boot up
Dears,

I have the same problem with my laptop. After a system crash It starts to ask me the HDD password. I need my data so I have looking for any possible information. Now I know that the password is into the memory of BIOS (maybe on a security chip) and also encrypted the disk. It is possible to clean it putting off the battery or moving some jumpers but the disk remains locked. If you change disk without erase BIOS memory then even the new disk becomes locked. Maybe only an hardware operation can save our data, I hope.

That's all. Help me

james royd Jul 03, 2005, 05:55am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
hello i've read all of the fourms about this issue and they all pretty much say the same thing, there is no easy way to crack the password for a password protected ata drive well guess what you are the first forum i post this to and i hope you post it on other forums. http://csd.acer.com.tw/SI/Download2.nsf/0/5a7a5233be5495634825...enDocument
it worked for me 100% it even unlocked my drive for me :) much props goes out to the people who made it.

Dulce Bilog Jul 03, 2005, 02:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 03, 2005, 02:20pm EDT

 
>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
Thanks I'm looking at the site right now. I hope it works for me too. The list is supposed to be laptops right? There aren't very much to choose from. I don't see mine on there!

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james royd Jul 03, 2005, 07:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
just try and use the utility the link takes you to, i think it will work on most laptops. you don't have to have your locked hard drive connected to the computer the utility runs on. just get the number from the bios with the locked ata drive then turn over to another computer with the utility, open command prompt and run the utility, enter the HD ID and pop goes the HD Master password. go back to the laptop again into the bios and enter the password to unlock and then you could remove the protection. let me know how it goes.

Dulce Bilog Jul 04, 2005, 01:06am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 04, 2005, 01:07am EDT

 
>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
I'll go try it now. I have to find the hard drive first though. If I run into any problems I'll send you a message! Okay, thanks!

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David Block Aug 01, 2005, 10:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
Did you get your HDD unlocked? I have the same problem on an X10. But I can't find the DHH ID. so i can't use the programm. Does anyone know any way to unlock my Disk? Even if I loose my data?

kinga kinga Dec 01, 2005, 02:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 08, 2006, 04:37pm EST

 
>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
The solution for removal of ATA PASSWORD from the drive can be found here:

http://www.hdd.profesjonalnie.pl/to.html

any questions? ask me or use the contact option from the menu on the page.

BR

Kinga

Victor Hackney Dec 01, 2005, 08:24am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
Hi! Dulci Bilog, and others

Take a look at this it worked for me on my daughters Laptop.

http://mysite.verizon.net/johnfull2/n57.htm

Regards
Take Care
Vic UK.


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alexander syslikov Aug 21, 2006, 08:05am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
hello i've read all of the fourms about this issue and they all pretty much say the same thing, there is no easy way to crack the password for a password protected ata drive well guess what you are the first forum i post this to and i hope you post it on other forums. http://csd.acer.com.tw/SI/Download2.nsf/0/5a7a5233be5495634825...enDocument
it worked for me 100% it even unlocked my drive for me :) much props goes out to the people who made it.


Hi James

the link you wrote is not accessable (need user name and password) can you send me this utility or direct me to other link?

hardwarere hardware Aug 24, 2006, 03:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i have the same problem too!

link need user and password

can anyone help me?
thanks

David Halasz Apr 25, 2008, 01:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Same problem here to get into the site. Would anybody please send me the login name/password to that site.

Thanx

geo cryss May 31, 2008, 05:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
hi, same problem for me: i was using my laptop only with ac power and after a power failure it asked me for hdd passwd. i tried some software and didn`t work but i solved it on my own and ill post it, maybe it works for somebody else, who knows...
- i understood that my hdd password was stored on the hdd itself so i tried as follows:
1. removed hdd from laptop`s tray (with power OFF)
2. powered ON the laptop and entered in BIOS SETUP
3. as the hdd was removed the BIOS read <none> at 1st ata device but i was able to select <ATA device type> field, which had <none> <auto> <cdrom> <user type hdd> as options
4. select <user type HDD> option and the "manual" options for the hdd appear
5. don`t change anything, remain on that page and insert the HDD drive in the tray. as it powers up the bios completed me the field vith the values for my hdd automatically.
6. go back to the field "1st ata device" and selected the <auto> option
7. go to the bios SECURITY section and in the field "HDD Password" enter a password of your choice (but remember or note it down)
8. EXIT the bios setup and SAVE CHANGES (and reboot)
9. at the HDD prompt i found now the password matched the one i entered
10. run the bios setup again and remove the hdd password for easy use purpose..

that`s it, how it did work for me. now, i believe this steps to be usefull for anyone else.
my bios type is award medallion v6.0 but i hope to work on other versions as well...


Nick mh Jun 25, 2008, 02:25am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
If replacing the hdd didn't work, than chances are that the password is part of your bios settings. Now, this may or may not work, depending on how the hardware on your laptop is set up. All motherboards have a small battery that they use to keep the bios settings stored. Many newer motherboards also have a reset jumper that must be shorted.
First, remove the main battery and unplug your computer. Now, Open the panel on the back. I am not totally familiar with X10s so you have to look around. There may be a small battery (anywhere from the size of a nickel to a watch battery). If you do not see a battery you might as well stop here. if you do see a battery, remove it. After you've removed the battery, look for a jumper. If you don't see one, that's OK. if you do, short it. if you see more than one it is most likely safe to short all of them, just make sure you put everything back the way you found it. Put the battery back and replace the cover. Try booting up your PC.

john albrich Jun 25, 2008, 04:25am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 25, 2008, 04:26am EDT

 
>> Re: HDD Password bypass on boot up
geo cryss said:
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5. don`t change anything, remain on that page and insert the HDD drive in the tray. as (the hard drive) powers up the bios completed me the field vith the values for my hdd automatically....


Possible Damage-High Risk
One should keep in mind that hot-plugging like this has the very real potential to permanently damage the motherboard and/or the hard drive electronics.

geo cryss Jun 25, 2008, 07:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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yes, very high risk of damage, plugging in hot many times but... that was the only sollution for me, without servicing the hdd. anyway, i thaught that a new hdd is cheaper than a servicing software :P


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