My friend give me one used hard drive, while I power on pc, error message came out–” this hd under password protection, please enter password”.
I called my friend, he said he haven’t touch this hd long long time, he totally forget he did setup password or not, he don’t know password.
If no password enter, pc can not recognized this hd, pc keep said no hd in this pc.
How do I can clear hd password and let pc recognize this hd?
What is Hard Drive Password?
All hard drives have the possibility to set a hardware password, thus making the drive completely inaccessible unless a correct password is provided during the BIOS POST test. When you set a password on your notebook, the drive becomes locked as well. XBox gaming consoles and some desktop computers can also lock hard disk drives. This is usually called “HDD password” or “ATA password“.
If you forget the original HDD password, there is no way of restoring it by generic system tools. HDD Unlock Wizard incorporates proprietary unlocking algorithms which allow to remove an unknown HDD password and make hard drive usable again.
About HDD Unlock Wizard:
HDD Unlock Wizard is a user-friendly application which allows you to easily remove HDD password. IDE and SATA hard disk drives are supported. Both User and Master password can be removed.
Note: While unlocking, HDD Unlock Wizard will erase and re-certify the drive!!!
HDD Unlock Wizard supports:
- Unlocking of desktop hard drives
- Unlocking of X-BOX hard drives
- Unlocking of 2.5-inch laptop hard drives
Technically, removal of an unknown password is done differently for each HDD model.
Unlocking of a 80GB HDD takes approximately 25 minutes. 2.5 inch notebook drives need slightly more time.
Price for unlocking your hard drive:
- Unlocking one hard drive up to 40 GB. Price: $4.97
- Unlocking one hard drive up to 80 GB. Price: $9.95
- Unlocking one hard drive up to 160 GB. Price: $14.95
- Unlocking one hard drive up to 250 GB. Price: $19.95
- Unlocking one hard drive up to 320 GB. Price: $24.95
- Unlocking one hard drive up to 500 GB. Price: $29.95
- Unlocking one hard drive up to 1000 GB. Price: $39.95
HDD Unlock Wizard Useful Links:
- List of supported Hard Drives
- HDD Unloack Wizard Homepage
- Download HDD Unlock Wizard Now (Windows 2000/XP)