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Windows 7: Frozen password

04 Aug 2010   #1

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
Frozen password

Heres one for you, on the laptop I've just got (used) Acer Aspire 5680, setting the passwords in the Bios, User and Supervisor OK, but HDD Password is showing FROZEN, and no, Frozen is not the password.

So how do I unfreeze it.?

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04 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate

Remove your hard drive.Reboot computer.
While its rebooting press F2 to enter the BIOS
Press Alt-F to restore BIOS defaults
Replace the hard drive
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04 Aug 2010   #3

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Thanks for the info, but just switched l/top back on and HDD is clear, gremlins or what.
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04 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

On some systems, if you enter an incorrect password 3 times in a row, the system locks up and may display such a message. The only way to continue is to restart. This is eaily done if your password contains capital letters and you catch the Caps Lock key by mistake.
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04 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

Glad to hear problem was solved
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