how to remove write protect from hard drive

December 3, 2010 at 13:17:21
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my hard drive is 2.5 hitachi travelstar

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December 3, 2010 at 13:49:54
You need to contact the laptops manufacture. They will require proof of ownership before they will help you.


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December 3, 2010 at 13:58:58
It may also be a bios password, so no matter if you find a password for the HD you still will not be able to load any OS onto the laptop. They do that as an anti-theft protection, so ask the previous owner for the password

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December 3, 2010 at 14:32:24
We suspect almost all people who don't know the laptop hard drive access password either have a stolen hard drive or a stolen computer, or they're trying to access someone else's computer the owner doesn't want anyone who doesn't know the password to access. You don't forget a password you have supply every time you use the hard drive unless you have serious mental problems.

Even if you know the password, it can only be easily removed on the same computer the password was entered on, or on another computer in a small group of models made by the same maker at about the same time.
The password info is stored on a data area on the hard drive that is not accessible to almost all software.

If the laptop was made in the last ten years or more, the bios chip doesn't have the password info on it - it's stored on another chip that's soldered into the mboard, and the user data contents of that chip cannot be erased by removing the power to the chip. When a hard drive has a password, the info about that is stored both on the hard drive and on that chip. If you change the mboard to one that has no password on that chip for the hard drive, you still won't be able to access the passworded hard drive

Some experts know how to remove the password info from the hard drive, but if that chip has the hard drive password info on it, you still won't be able to access the "unlocked" hard drive, or a new hard drive.


A company in the UK that can remove hard drive passwords from certain laptop hard drives for 49 pounds, or any other laptop hard drive for 149 pounds. The drive must be shipped to them. It appears that the rate does not include shipping charges.

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March 1, 2011 at 11:55:09

This Topic may not apply to your situation at all.

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In that -

Supply the make and model of your computer.

If it's a Dell computer...
Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":

Tell us what it is.

If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....
Go here:
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.

You need to explain your situation more clearly.

E.g. What is write protected ?
The hard drive or the flash drive ?

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