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HDD1/SSD1 password

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oph, 16 Sep 2012.

  1. oph

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    Evening people,

    Im normally in the combustion forum by the way :LOL:

    Last year my van was broken into. Long story short, I got all my gear back and finally a toshiba laptop ( Satellite C660/C660D)

    I finally got the laptop back as it had to wait to go to court before I was given it back as the lil ****e was saying it was his. Obviously, it wasnt and the police knew this

    The little tosser who did my van has put a password lock on the machine so that it wont proceed to boot up to the windows 7 screen.

    The software came pre-loaded.

    How can I get round this and reset it once again?

    Thanks guys
     
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  3. AlanE

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  4. Monkeh

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    That will not help with an HDD password.

    With great difficulty. There are ways, but they're tricky and require a fair bit of knowledge. A professional data recovery company may be capable of unlocking the disk. For a fee.
     
  5. mattylad

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    Can it be put in another machine to get at it?
     
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    No.
     
  7. oph

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    So would I better off just getting a new hard drive and op system?
     
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    Likely cheaper than getting a data recovery company (or me.) to unlock it.

    You don't need to purchase an OS, only acquire appropriate media. You have a license already.
     
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    Woopse misread original post!!
     
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    Did the court award you any compensation for all this hassle?
     
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    Hi OP. Could this not be a boot time password set via the BIOS rather than a Hard Drive password?
     
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    Not if it says HDD password...
     
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    But the OP never said it says HDD password. He said it had put a lock on the machine which could easily have been set via a BIOS boot time password!
     
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    Have you considered reading the title of the thread?
     
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