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lanedv6

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I cannot acess my hard drive because like an idiot i set my drive lock password and forgot it,and now i cant do nothing with my computer.I was hoping there was something i can do to fix the problem or bypass it or something.I would be extremly greatfull for any help.This is so frustrating
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. I am sorry to say that it doesn't look good. You didn't say what kind of computer or hard drive it is, but at HP I found this: Drive Lock
The Drive Lock password protects the data on your hard drive through encryption. If your computer is stolen, the data on the hard drive is inaccessible without the Drive Lock password. This password can not be reset. If it is lost or forgotten, the hard drive must be replaced. Please contact HP to order a new hard drive. This service is not covered by the warranty. (http://h10025.www1.h...cname=c00375284)

Try some google searches, you may do better than I did. Also, have you tried contacting the manufacturer about a possible "back door" ??
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well i was afraid id have to replace the hard drive,but i appreciate the help,thanks a million
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