Please Enter your HDD1/SDD1 password

November 7, 2011 at 15:27:45
Specs: Windows XP
Hi all, I am wondering how to find the password for a hard disk in Toshiba laptop.
any suggestion will be helpful..

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November 7, 2011 at 15:32:08
Contact Toshiba and be prepared to prove ownership or contact the original owner.

Hard disk passwords are put on Laptops as a security measure as they are so easily stolen. There is no easy way to circumvent the password as the user is expected not to forget it.


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November 7, 2011 at 15:59:41
Thx for reply.

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November 7, 2011 at 18:39:11
The password info for hard drive access that was made in the laptop's bios setup is stored both on a chip on the mboard other than the bios chip that cannot have it's user contents erased by removing the power to it, AND on a "secret" data area on the hard drive that cannot be accessed by any normally used software.

A passworded laptop hard drive usually cannot be accessed on another laptop or desktop computer , unless it's a model that is in a small group of models made by the same maker at about the same time, even when you DO know the proper password.

If you can provide sufficient proof to Toshiba, or to a local technician who is authorized to work on Toshiba laptops, that you are the original owner (NOTE that most brands will do this ONLY if you are the original owner) , then a special program can be used to remove the bios set password(s) - Toshiba or the local technician will charge you a fee.

If you have bought a stolen laptop or have any laptop that has unknown passwords that were set in the bios, or have a passworded hard drive from another laptop computer, your only software related options are illegal ones we are not allowed to tell you about on this site, or you finding yourself a dishonest local technician who will remove the password(s) for a fee, or you paying a chunk of money to someone on the web who will do that for you.

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