|Well, Laptops have that annoying protection. |
I bought a laptop that someone told me had a bios password on it, and then after working with it, found out that it was a hard-drive password. Renders the drive useless.
I have and IBM Thinkpad, and there can be a bios-password, supervisor password, and hard drive password, (talk about problem if one is forgotten), anyway, I searched around IBM's website, and they said that if the Hard drive password is forgoten, then its basically getting a new one, as they are built to be unrecoverable/unresettable.
on the other hand, if you set a bios or supervisor password, and you forget it, and only have one set, or forgot both, IBM says that the Motherboard has to be reset.
I would consider the option of running the laptop hard drive through a IDE convertor to a desktop. I haven't done this yet, as I didn't think it was worth it. But they are like $3-5 on ebay. they are all over the place.
Hope that helps!
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