HELP! Hard drive locked
Posted 10 January 2007 - 05:46 PM
Posted 10 January 2007 - 07:14 PM
how long have you not used it for??
Posted 10 January 2007 - 07:15 PM
(note: took me an hour for 15gig)
Posted 10 January 2007 - 07:24 PM
Why not download a *nix Live CD and boot it?
Slax is small and lite and has read/write support for NTFS.
If the drive is readable you could recover you data.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 11:45 PM
thats terrable i formatted my drive just about 2 weeks ago and my OS partition is 50Gb and it took me about 45 mins to do a full format
Posted 11 January 2007 - 01:05 AM
Try 2 reset the bios with jumper if the change to default settings doesn't work, cause many times reseting it by software doesn't change password settings.
Posted 11 January 2007 - 04:51 AM
Thanks for the suggestions though, I will try XP and see if that will load prior to the drive lock activating.
Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:06 AM
I have removed the battery to free the drive once, but it seems to have returned!
Does this mean that It helped to take out the battery (while disconnected from power, no battery and waited for 1 min.) or that u tried it and it didn't help?
Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:14 AM
Posted 11 January 2007 - 01:53 PM
After u reset the bios did it boot at all without the being docked?
I looked around the net and it seems u have 3 chioces
1 - figure out the password
2 - spend the money and get it cracked open
3 - try what silverbeard or AnthonyJ recomended.
I have no experiance with this. but I would try and connect it via a usb connector (u can buy a case or a cable that connects from the HD to a usb) and maybe u will get access to the data.
Posted 12 January 2007 - 04:46 AM
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