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Don't know HDD password for Acer One netbook

Acer Aspire one ao532h-2588 netbook
February 27, 2010 at 00:29:46
Specs: Windows 7
when i turn on my laptop it is saying hdd security password and i don't know it and i get no futher what should i do

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February 27, 2010 at 08:26:47
The question you asked is what a thief, or someone who knowingly or unknowingly bought a stolen computer, or someone who should not have the right to access an institutional or business computer, etc., etc., would want to know.

Did you have a LEGITIMATE reason for not knowing the password ??

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September 10, 2010 at 15:17:54
You should ask before making assumptions!
You know, there are LEGITIMATE reasons:

For example one day my cousin came and put a bios password in place without me knowing... and when i ask him told me that he was playing and don't remember it. That make my computer STOLEN ? That make asking for a solution a CRIME ?
Yes, it's not a lap-top, but hey some people don't have space or need for a big ugly computer like i do!

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September 10, 2010 at 15:25:47
The difference is that a BIOS password can be easily removed. A hard disk password is put there by the manufacturer and cannot be so easily removed. The reason for that is that it renders the laptop useless to an illegitimate user as laptops can be so easily stolen.

If you have proof of ownership then the laptop manufacture may be able to help you.


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September 15, 2010 at 06:53:18
"'s not a lap-top, but hey some people don't have space or need for a big ugly computer like i do!..."

When you have a desktop computer, in almost all cases, they are not as well protected as laptops or netbooks - the password info is usually stored only in the bios chip. To remove an unknown bios access or system access password, both of which are set in the bios settings, all you need to do is to remove the cmos battery on the mboard, or move the clear cmos jumper on the mboard, move it back, while the AC power is disconnected to the computer.

The reason for the cynical response 1 regarding a laptop or netbook system access or hard drive access password is that the person would need to know and use the password every time they used the computer - it's extremely unlikely a legitimate user, or a legitimate former user they got it from, would not know the password.

Laptops and netbooks made in the last ten years or more have an additional soldered in chip on the mboard the password info is stored on that cannot have it's contents erased by clearing the cmos on the bios chip, or by removing the power to the chip.

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