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  • kapu
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    Originally posted by kapu
    I got a dell hard drive from an auction but I cannot access it. It keeps asking for a password. I have used recovery software and I can see what is in on the disk but it is locked out to fdisk or format functions. I guess Dell has hidden the BIOS password somewhere on the drive. Any ideas on how to remove this obstacle so I can use this hard drive on my Gateway laptop?
    Thanks in advance.
    I haven't tried Partition Magic yet but I'll give it a try. Thanks for the advice. I've tried a recovery software that lets me re-write the bios and everything else but I still it stilll asks for the password. I'll give PM a shot. Thanks again.

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  • converge
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    Don't you hate it when the BIOS takes over your hardware and implants itself onto your ATAPI drives?... try a fresh master boot record :p

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  • highwizard
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    Short the Hardware.

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  • ck3k
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    I would suggest some 3rd party harddrive software....such as partition magic or another program that will do a format. Or I think if you load linux as one should, It will allow you to bypass any winblows security on the drive.

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  • hackajar
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    Originally posted by kapu
    I got a dell hard drive from an auction but I cannot access it. It keeps asking for a password. I have used recovery software and I can see what is in on the disk but it is locked out to fdisk or format functions. I guess Dell has hidden the BIOS password somewhere on the drive. Any ideas on how to remove this obstacle so I can use this hard drive on my Gateway laptop?
    Thanks in advance.
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  • kapu
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    password for dell hard drive

    I got a dell hard drive from an auction but I cannot access it. It keeps asking for a password. I have used recovery software and I can see what is in on the disk but it is locked out to fdisk or format functions. I guess Dell has hidden the BIOS password somewhere on the drive. Any ideas on how to remove this obstacle so I can use this hard drive on my Gateway laptop?
    Thanks in advance.
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