I forgot my hdd/ssd password

December 8, 2014 at 19:27:12
Specs: windows 8
So I have 2 laptops one for school and the other for home, I graduated 6 months ago and have not picked up school laptop till the last few days and I can not remember the hdd password that I had set on it , I have tried everything,

so here is a question for neone that knows the answer.

how do i bypass the hdd/ssd password on a toshiba laptop.

i have tried accessing the bios which is not accessible unless i put in hd password which i have forgotten.

i have tried removing hd and accessing bios which is successful except then i can not change hd specifacations due to no hd in laptop.

i have searched online and found no help.

i have put in diff hd but does not work cause no OS on hd and now that I have done that and put that hd back in external usb case its undetected by my other laptop and seems to be locked also now too.

here is the info for my laptop and hd:

Toshiba satellite C855D-S5303

HD: Hitachi 320gb sata 3.0gbs -info = inserted image

I have tried looking for a backdoor password but dont know how to access that if I cant get into system? any help would be awesome. image below is what I am seeing minus the 1 after both hdd/ssd.

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#1
December 8, 2014 at 23:10:17
We absolutely cannot/will not help you with bypassing a password as we have no way of knowing if you are the rightful owner of the equipment in question.

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#2
December 9, 2014 at 09:43:00
HD passwords are difficult to circumvent as they are intended to be a security measure. You could contact Toshiba - be prepared to prove ownership.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 9, 2014 at 13:59:18
And now you have forgotten all what you have studied too.... ;-)

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#4
December 9, 2014 at 14:24:19
Phil22 I figured that but whatever

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#5
December 9, 2014 at 14:28:40
Derek, Eh never registered computer and warranty expired after a year so no more warranty.so that's no help

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#6
December 9, 2014 at 14:30:38
Sluc, No I have forgot some things but they didn't go very in-depth on things such as this. I studied computer networking. I know I really lost at this battle due to not writing down password when I set it.😭

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#7
December 9, 2014 at 14:45:07
Re #5.

They might still help but not necessarily for free.

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#8
December 9, 2014 at 14:48:37
Re #7Derek even if they would price is probly higher than value of laptop or had. So guess ots gonna become a target or salvage it for parts to sell. I.e screen, ram, battery etc......

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#9
December 9, 2014 at 15:56:39
There are "helpful" sites out there specific to your situation that may offer a solution; and this link (a google listing of hits) may help you resolve it. I read the fourth one in the list as it appeared to be reasonably OK and up front in terms of what may be possible. Some of their ideas do involve manufacturer's possibilities; and some "other" utilities..

http://tinyurl.com/najx7ay

The problem is often that one isn't always sure that the poster (in any forum) asking for this kind of (password) help is the genuine owner of the kit in question. Thus many of us are a little loathe to go too far down the road of direct assistance... and a google redirect is one way to at least advise, within reason, possible paths to follow?

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#10
December 9, 2014 at 16:26:14
trvlr, RE #9 im just fine with just shooting up the piece of crap cause its truly my computer and my mistake but I dont want to loose the money I put into it and I have already looked at that site and scoured the internet for the last 4 days , getting tired of this bs. i start up computer and it instantly goes to black screen with blue password prompt , and I have no access to bios as long as hdd is in the computer. im about to give up and call it , taking a trip to the woods with it by end of the week if no solution to this problem I have created. also the hdd is a hitachi and its not in the supported drives on that site and i have read that hitachi is one of the hardest to unlock and do not have access to any backdoor passwords to unlock it.

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#11
December 9, 2014 at 17:21:41
OK... if you decided to recover the drive - as in wipe it and reformat etc - then fine...; at least you have another "useable" drive of sorts...

If you decide to dump it... seriously consider destroying it physically... so as to prevent "others" from hacking into it; and thus gaining all sorts of possibly useful data for nefarious uses...

Either take it apart - they do easily with the correct screwdriver(s); smash the platters individually, and grind them up some... That way the drive is truly trashed and irrecoverable...

At the least seriously hit it with a heavy hammer so as to shatter it to some degree?

In the late 90's on my networks course our Novell instructor advised that the only sure way to destroy a drive was to incinerate it; then grind the ashes to dust; dump/scatter them over a large body of moving water from a modest height... A hecilopter, or small fixed wing aircraft, or a hot air ballon, being ideal for the drop/scatter... Half my course was local (US) military and they were well aware of where he was coming from... Not the least when he went into what is considered a truly secure computer (in the military and intelligence outfits etc...)


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#12
December 9, 2014 at 17:50:20
RE. #`11 once again ill state that i cant even recover the drive thru formatting because the password keeps me from doing so cant wipe and format ,nothing not in that computer or any other computer i have I.E desktop ,laptop etc, its unusable either way unless i unlock it , and who cares about what is on it its just mainly a empty drive with a OS and some school work thats it, nothing to gain by anyone else except school papers and writing papers. I also know how to dispose of a hdd, we did plenty of that at the computer recycling place I did my internship for. if I could at least make it a external hdd then I would have done that already , trust me I have tried it already.

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#13
December 10, 2014 at 16:06:27
"black screen with blue password prompt"

Does it say > enter current password


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#14
December 10, 2014 at 16:15:44
It says "enter hdd/ssd password"

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#15
December 10, 2014 at 16:33:48
Have you tried hitting > Enter, without putting a password in.

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#16
December 10, 2014 at 18:12:34
"RE. #`11 once again ill state that i cant even recover the drive thru formatting"
That will be your next option, take it out & slave it to a PC ( not a laptop ).

Make sure you delete ALL partitions & Format to NTFS. Be very careful, double, double check you are working on the laptop drive.

Notebook / Netbook / Laptop Hard Drive to Desktop Adapter (2.5" to 3.5")
http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?c...
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#17
December 10, 2014 at 23:22:57
RE.#15 yes i have tried entering noyhing and pressing enter but i know i put a password on the hd just cant remember what it was

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