my laptop hard drive is asking for a password

June 11, 2011 at 07:01:08
Specs: Windows XP
i have bought a laptop for my wife and want to install a fresh copy of windows but everytime i rye to format its asking me for an administrator

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June 11, 2011 at 08:20:20
Which is it, hard drive password or Windows password?

We hear every imaginable story about hard drive passwords on laptops. This is a theft deterrent placed there by the manufacturer.

If you bought a used laptop with a password on the hard drive I suggest you go back to the seller for a refund or the password. The laptop may well be a stolen unit.

Or contact the manufacturer for possible help.


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