Unable to get past DriveLock on HP Compaq nx6310

November 3, 2012 at 22:23:51
Specs: Windows XP, Seagate
Hi All, I own a HP Compaq nx6310 laptop which I had purchased about 7 years back. I had configured a DriveLock password about 5 years back which I remember dimly. Yesterday while doing some R&D, I mistakenly removed the hard drive from the slot and then reconnected it. I didn't realise that it will trigger the DriveLock security. Now when I am trying to boot the laptop, it prompts me for the DriveLock password with two chances. Post entering the password (which the laptop says is incorrect) twice, it locks down the drive and says "Invalid system disk..." press any key to continue. It will allow me to sanitise the drive through BIOS which means that the HDD is reachable through there.. however it will take atleast 5 days to sanitise the drive even using the fast method (it took approx. 7 hours to complete 5%) and I am even not sure whether the DriveLock password will be removed post this time. Please help!! Technical Specifications of HDD - Make - Seagate, Serial AT Disc Drive, 40 GB (HP 395290 - 003)

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November 4, 2012 at 00:48:22
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manua...
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Turn off HP drivelock
http://www.ehow.com/how_7451414_rid...

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November 4, 2012 at 05:37:40
Hi Kuwese, thanks for sharing these informative articles with me however solutions mentioned in both of them are not working. The problem is that even when I enter BIOS, the drivelock password option is grayed out hence I am unable to make any changes to it. I set up a BIOS password and enabled it during start up however post entering the password, it says "drivelock password entries exceeded. drive locked.." Kindly advise.

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#3
November 4, 2012 at 07:42:48
I suggest you contact HP with this issue. Be prepared to prove ownership.

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November 4, 2012 at 20:14:47
@ OtheHill - thanks for your advice. Let me do that and see what they reply... Will let you know as well.

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