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Unlock hard drive

Last response: in Rooting, Jailbreaking & Unlocking
April 21, 2009 6:57:33 PM

how do I unlock the hard drive on my sons little acer aspire mini laptop. someone stole it and it took a week to get it back. When we did the guy had locked it and now my son cannot get on. What can I do?

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a b D Laptop
April 21, 2009 7:45:05 PM

What do you mean lock? You can't just lock up a hard drive anyway...unless it's in a safe, I suppose. Please be more descriptive.
September 6, 2010 8:45:20 PM

Frozenhead is your head really frozen? That's the lamest and least helpful answer anyone could have given. Locked as in password protected you fruit cake.
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a b D Laptop
September 7, 2010 5:07:11 AM

Password protected, sure. Does that mean a BIOS password, did he change the windows password, did he encrypt the drive and put a volume password, did he password protect the MBR...I could think of a half dozen ways to "lock" a hard drive with a password.

Anyway, why are you resurrecting an old thread and not helping yourself?
September 7, 2010 5:25:26 AM

April 4, 2011 8:43:44 AM

If it's 'Security Hard Drive Locked' i.e HD password via the BIOS setup, & u've forgotten the password... nothing could unlock this so I ended up buying a new hard drive.

Netbook: Acer Inspire One ZG5
Locked HD: WD 160GB SATA 2.5"

Don't use this idiot:
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