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How to unlock a laptop hard drive

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
October 11, 2011 10:29:03 PM

It's not installed in any computer. What is the procedure and first thing to do? Or is it useless? thanks!

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a b G Storage
October 11, 2011 11:45:31 PM

not sure what you mean by locked.
do you mean encrypted? write-protected?
a c 458 G Storage
a b D Laptop
October 12, 2011 7:12:14 AM

Do you know the password?

If so, then you can use Victoria for Windows to setup and answer a password challenge.

If the password was set via BIOS, then be aware that it will be encoded using keyboard scan codes rather than ASCII characters.

For example, the ASCII values (in hexadecimal) of the characters in "PASSWORD" are ...

50 41 53 53 57 4F 52 44

However, the corresponding scan codes on a US keyboard are ...

19 1E 1F 1F 11 18 13 20

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