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    Hi Everyone,

    Just wondering if you could help me, somebody who i know has asked me to reformat their hardrive and reinstall windows 7 on their laptop because they have forgotten their password. When i have turned on the laptop before it even boots up a box appears asking for a hard disk password, and the same pops up when trying to access the bios. The person whos laptop it is has forgotten the pasword is there a way to get around it?

    I have never saw this before and im completly stumped so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    There will be a specific reset procedure for it which may involve taking a panel off and resetting a jumper or some other method. What make and model is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    There will be a specific reset procedure for it which may involve taking a panel off and resetting a jumper or some other method. What make and model is it?
    It is a Acer Extensa 5235 the hardrive is a Western Digital, Scorpio Blue 160GB

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    You may be out of luck as it's a hard drive password.

    Ben

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    I can vouch for HDD unlock i've used them in the past.



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