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Windows 7: Harddisk Security Lock Error. HELP

21 Jan 2011   #1
anoble1

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Harddisk Security Lock Error. HELP

When I boot my laptop up it is giving me a Harddisk Security
SATA Port 0 Toshiba ****** LOCK

When I hit enter it says enter password.

What do I do? I don't have a password.


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21 Jan 2011   #2
brady

 

drive lock is in bios, does your startup options include bios before prompting for password?
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21 Jan 2011   #3
anoble1

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Yes, but I have tried every password. I don't have the "current password".
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21 Jan 2011   #4
James Colbert

 
 

If the password is being asked for at boot (not at the Windows login screen), then it is indeed a bios password. If you don't know it, your best bet is to clear the bios, which should be outlined in your motherboard manual. If you don't have the manual, you can supply us with the maker/model of your motherboard and someone here can tell you how. Often, you can reset to defaults from within the bios. If not, there will likely be a jumper or two contact points on the board that can be jumped to reset it.

How to fill out system specs:

https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post256049

James
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21 Jan 2011   #5
brady

 

remove BIOS/CMOS battery to flush the password cache... other than that, you might need to buy a program that says it will remove that password.
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21 Jan 2011   #6
anoble1

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I posted my specs. I can't find my laptop manual.
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21 Jan 2011   #7
James Colbert

 
 

Here is a link to your manual (pdf format):

Acer Support: Drivers & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 5532

Unzip the pdf file and search from within the manual for the term 'password'. There will be many results (approx 20-30). Browse through them. You might also search on the term 'bios' to become familiar with the settings.

If your system won't open the pdf file, here's a link to foxit's free pdf reader (I advise to keep Adobe Acrobat off of your system, unless it's already there...):

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/reader4.php

James
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21 Jan 2011   #8
anoble1

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Got it, can't find out how to reset the password though.
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21 Jan 2011   #9
James Colbert

 
 

The link should have opend up to the guide page, but click on the User Guides tab, then click on Generic User Guide (as per the attached screenshot):

Harddisk Security Lock Error. HELP-acerguide.jpg


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21 Jan 2011   #10
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anoble1 View Post
Got it, can't find out how to reset the password though.
There is information on page 41 (on the PAGE, not the page the pdf reader says it's on...that is page 61 here). It looks like you can enable/disable with F5/F6 from within the bios on the Security page (you must press F2 to enter the bios at POST). If you are asked for a password to enter the bios, call Acer.

Harddisk Security Lock Error. HELP-acer-bios.jpg

James

PS -
Best not to edit your post as a new response, as it doesn't show up in subscriptions as a new post and you may go unnoticed until you or someone else posts to the thread).

James


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