So I've been trying to fix the hard drive from an Alienware M14 laptop for the past few days now. This can include other hard drives in the computer. I know that she used cnet to bypass the password lockout, but were not exactly on speaking terms these days so I guess calling here is probably not in my best interest at this point. I appreciate the troubleshooting you tried on the computer to fix the problem. The problem is that the operating system is corrupt.
Please post in case you have any further issues, I will be glad to help you further. Damn if security is not getting insane. Thanks, but the problem isn't specifically in the hard drive persay. Likewise someone who had the computer before you tried to wipe the hard drive and only got the Boot Sector. To create a please find the below link: To know how to create a disc, please follow the below link: If the issue persists, you may perform a check disk and check if that helps. For all you folks who have written me about removing or cracking Harddrive Passwords on the Admin Password thread, and I have told to forget about it, that there was no economical way to recover a harddrive that had a password, the sun broke through the gloom today!! Can anybody identify the problem, and how I can refresh by unlocking the hard drive, or use System Restore? They are about the size of a quarter. Hi, Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.
Since you are dealing with a laptop remove the main battery!!! To recover or reset the server Use the Server Recovery Disc from a computer using a wired connection to the router or switch. . How do I reset this? Maybe someone will edit this post for better readability. Browse other questions tagged or. If it doesn't, my guess is that somehow the disk itself has been physically damaged and the drive has locked itself down to prevent further damage, and is therefore just totally shot.
Other issues such as can also be easily fixed. Ignore it and just start rapidly pressing the enter key; that will get you past the Password screen and allow the computer to boot from the C: Drive as normal. Doesn't matter if the data on the laptop is loss or anything. Better men and hackers than me have not been able to crack these hard drives! I have not tried hdparm I will give it a try. However, be warned that using these tools is quite risky to your hard-disk and computer and that I do not have any experience with any of them. Hope this information is helpful. It may not be possible to recover the or to unlock it; however, it is possible to remove the password together with the data, thus making your hard disk accessible and usable again.
Also bios can see my hard drive. Hinweis: Wenn der Computer Windows starten kann, befolgen Sie die im folgenden Artikel aufgeführten Schritte, um die Windows wiederHerstellungsUmgebung neu zu starten:. So the only way to solve this is to find a master password or try and work out what user password was set on the hard drive. Sorry for the bad news — Nov 27 '11 at 19:42 actually it doesn't work that way. The machine refuses to boot into Windows or into a recovery environment. Have You tried contacting the Software people? Method Three - Performing the bootrec command 1. It won't hurt and for me it worked.
I tried to run an install disk for a piece of software to see what it would do. And, I am happy to help! Try to format it and see what happens. Would you like to answer one of these instead? Thank you and anyone who can assist or give me help. Good luck and congratulations to the Chicago Cubs. But unfortunately it asks for the password to change that setting lol. If the above doesn't work, I have one other solution. Give us some info on your computer.
After encountering this error, I tried to refresh and reset my pc. I suggest you to create a Windows 10 installation Disc and perform a repair on the computer. Maybe it was a Windows Update issue. After trying most things I decided to do a re-install. I know you have a momentus hard drive to be having this problem. The best option for you in this case is to get in touch, first with with the Support for your computer manufacturer, then if that doesn't help with that of your hard disk. We removed the hard drive and have a sata cable but it says it is password protected and not accessible.
In a german pc magazine they warned that malware might be able to set the password to destroy harddrives or charge the user for unlocking. I never heard of a locked hardrive, only locked floppy drives or other removable media. Toss hard drive and get a new one. If it is lost or forgotten, the hard drive must be replaced. Usually these features can only be found in laptops, this is when you set a password on your notebook, the hard drive together with the motherboard becomes locked.