Solved acer aspire hdd password states frozen in bios will not boot

February 12, 2014 at 19:50:56
Specs: Windows 7
my acer aspire one a0725 0802 will not boot says in bios that the hdd password is frozen how can i un freeze

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February 12, 2014 at 22:25:17
No, it's telling you that you need to enter the HDD password to continue. If this is your laptop, you should know it.

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February 13, 2014 at 14:49:22
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To delete the BIOS password, you will have to reset CMOS. Try Google.

For a one time reset, you will need to take the battery out and unplug the computer, then put the computer back together and reboot. Note: this is a one time fix, the password will come back once you turn the computer off again.

A 'frozen' password is used to help access HDD recovery or boot options if you are having trouble doing this during a normal boot.

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February 14, 2014 at 07:46:51
Removing the CMOS battery on a laptop isn't the same as on a desktop system, it will not wipe the BIOS password.

However, he's not talking about a BIOS password, he 's talking about a HDD password and removing the battery on any type of system is not going to clear the HDD password.

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February 14, 2014 at 13:22:04
I was really just basing my response after a quick google search of 'HDD frozen password'. A lot of sites talked about resetting CMOS so I figured it was worth a shot. His wording kinda makes it seem like it could be either BIOS or HDD.

After reading a few more articles, it still seems to me like the 'Frozen Password' has something to do with BIOS, not the HDD.

When I said 'reset cmos' I didn't mean necessarily just taking out the battery, I was more so talking about reseting BIOS using the reset jumpers on the motherboard.

If it is a BIOS password, then you should be able to put the drive in another computer and access it fine. If this doesn't work, then THX is right, something is saved to the drive itself. At that point your only option would be to wipe the drive, although BIOS or whatever might not let you if you don't enter the password.

There might be a setting in BIOS that disables 'Frozen Password'. As far as I can tell, it really isn't an actual password, it just means the drive is locked, so you can access BIOS or the Boot Menu easier (as stated above).

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