forgot the new hdd password i added and need help to bypass

Dell / Latitude d860
November 20, 2012 at 22:34:09
Specs: Windows 7
I change the HD password on my dell latitude and have forgotten the new password, so how can i bypass this password

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#1
November 21, 2012 at 00:07:11
Sorry, we do not provide help with forgotten passwords or how to get past them.

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#2
November 21, 2012 at 00:54:09
Or contact Dell with proof of ownership.

Stuart


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#3
November 21, 2012 at 08:08:02
unfortunately, setting the HDD password is a bit different from setting the password, on say, a user account on windows. it is pretty much impossible to recover without sending it to either the computer manufacturer or the drive manufacturer. I think there is a way to reset the password on at least some drives I think, but it requires erasing the entire drive, so for most people it is not an option. and as the others said, we can't provide help really with forgotten passwords anyway.

BTW, I was assuming you set a harddrive password in the BIOS.

Also, I don't know if telling someone how to reset the HDD password is against the rules or not, as it does (I think) erase all of the data on the drive, but if it is (for those who see this and know it is) I apoligize, and please let me know so I know for the future.

please remember to reply with results so we know whether a solution worked or not


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#4
November 21, 2012 at 08:29:25
jz

There is no forum policy on helping with passwords. In the case of laptops these passwords must be strong or they would be useless. So, as a practicality, the only viable solution is the manufacturer. If the poster is the legal owner then it shouldn't be a problem.

Furthermore, for most home users, setting BIOS and/or hard drive passwords is overkill. The intent of these measures, in my opinion, is to secure the laptop for business use.

Laptops have become the prevalent type of computer for many home users. The laptop usually doesn't leave the premises.

So, we do become suspicious of anyone posting a question like the first post in this thread.


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#5
November 21, 2012 at 10:42:28
I agree with OtheHill. The hard disk passwords on laptops are muchstronger because they are so easily stolen whereas a desktop is a bit more difficult.

They work by storing the password in a chip on the motherboard and in in the firmware of the hard disk. So even erasing the hard disk is unlikely to achieve much.

Hardly a day goes by without someone asking how to circumvent the hard drive password on a laptop with some pretty inventive excuses as to why they don't know it; everything except the dog chewed it.. I cant believe there are that many forgetful computer users around

Stuart


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#6
November 21, 2012 at 19:38:31
I agree....PEOPLE do NOT FORGET passwords....if they have 1/2 a brain they usually write it down and save it for later use. I ALWAYS e-mail my new passwords to myself as well as save the password in my documents....it's NOT rocket science....

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#7
November 22, 2012 at 05:19:58
I can't vouch from personal experience, but these people: http://www.thepassworddoctor.com/ claim they can recover your password. Might be worth a try.

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#8
November 22, 2012 at 05:26:18
ijack, that site looks like a bunch of bull, if anyone has tried it...I'd like to know. They make the price low so anyone can afford it...quick way to make money on something that will not work....too funny.
Lots of fly by night sites for passwords and I will add...they DO NOT WORK...and no refund...LOL

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