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Windows 7: Unlocking a laptop hardrive?

14 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

@p5bdkw "Usually a re-installation of the OS will get rid of it after deleting the partition(s)."

No a locked harddrive in my particular case here is definitely bios related and the harddrive has a place on it like as I would say "meta-data" unremovable no matter what. You can unlock it momentarily though but killing cmos and rebooting immediately after that, then you boot immediately to a wiping program of your taste, I prefer acronis disk director. I wipe the entire drive from the mbr not just the partition..Then after Windows 7 creates a new raw partition it is then locked once again.

@SIW2 I just use Hirens boot cd from dos programs and use the cmos tools in there. There are quite a few of them to choose from.

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14 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise

Maybe its something to do with the TPM...?
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14 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Maybe its something to do with the TPM...?
I wouldn't rule that out something keeps doing it and that would make sense.
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