I purchased a used 160 GB Maxtor external HD (a BlackArmor model, Product number: 9HA2A2-500) from a friend. He had not made much use of it since purchasing it, but he put a password on it, with no hint, that he does not remember. Is there any way I can either recover this password, or clear it so that I can actually use the hard drive? I don't mind having to wipe it.
Also, when I select the hard drive in Windows Explorer, it currently says it has a 36 MB capacity, and there is a file called "launcher.exe" that I'm assuming I have to run to be able to use the drive. When I run that file, it asks for the password.
Some help would be great, thanks,