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Windows 7: How to use my password protected sata hdd with data externally?

07 Dec 2016   #1
sumith

Windows 8 32 bit
 
 
How to use my password protected sata hdd with data externally?

I was using Fujitsu A530 Lifebook (Intel Core i3 - 1st Gen). While I was using it, I set password for both BIOS settings and SATA HDD. Recently the machine will not power on.

So I tried to repair the problem but everybody asked to replace the mother board.

During this situation is going on, I tried to connect my SATA hard drive to another PC by way of both USB bridge connecting and internal booting using Toshiba Laptop. I think USB connecting not allow me to use it as external hard due to password I set (i.e. Hard drive is not initialized).

Since I know the SATA HDD Password, then I tried to connect it internally using Toshiba Laptop and to remove the password. But it will not allow me to change it saying Password Wrong and finally gave me system disable code of "23130". [[Additional: Security of Toshiba Laptop I tried is "Phoenix SecureCore(tm)] and unfortunatley I don't know the serurity system of origial machine i was used to set password i.e Fujitsu A530 lifebook.]

After that I tried to bypass the password using Hirens Boot CD by using the same toshiba laptop. But it was unable because instead of going to "boot menu" it always directed me to insert SATA Hard drive password display. I tried every thing to get boot menu but it will not directed me to boot menu. But if i tried to go to boot menu using the original sata hard drive of that toshiba laptop, then it allow me to go to boot menu and can load the hirens program without any problem. Unfortunately when I am trying it from my password protected sata hdd, it will not allow me to go to that boot menu.

Then I just connect my hdd to my android phone (Sony Xperia C3) using OTG and it asked me to reformat the external hard disk saying it is damaged (it give me format option). I never tried because I need to get some data in it.

image of sata hard drive is inserted


I'll be very much thankful for any help from you to use this sata as external harddrive without losing data.




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08 Dec 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the forum.
When you said that you set a password to the HDD, did you mean that you installed a encryption program?
What program did you use? Did you create a rescue disk?
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08 Dec 2016   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Megahertz, my educated guess is that thread starter used the software already on the hard-drive to set up a HD password. I hope he did not write to the hard-drive with anything because if this Fujitsu A530 Lifebook is anything similar to WD Passport Ultra, it just might have on-board/circuit-level encryption, with or without a password set by user [i.e. similar to WD's Smartware], and just might have something similar to WD's DriveUnlock [which is the gateway, the bridge, between end-user and hard-drive]. If others correct - I will of course amend my post
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08 Dec 2016   #4
sumith

Windows 8 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Welcome to the forum.
When you said that you set a password to the HDD, did you mean that you installed a encryption program?
What program did you use? Did you create a rescue disk?
Thank you very much for your response. No, there were no encryption program used by me. It was done by totally through bios settings. It enable to set password for sata hdd to boot. Before machine goes down following is the way machine normally starts.
1. Firstly it ask to enter bios settings password.
2. Then Sata hdd boot password display comes.
3. After that windows is starting normal way.

That means i need to give both passwords to start windows.
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08 Dec 2016   #5
sumith

Windows 8 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Megahertz, my educated guess is that thread starter used the software already on the hard-drive to set up a HD password. I hope he did not write to the hard-drive with anything because if this Fujitsu A530 Lifebook is anything similar to WD Passport Ultra, it just might have on-board/circuit-level encryption, with or without a password set by user [i.e. similar to WD's Smartware], and just might have something similar to WD's DriveUnlock [which is the gateway, the bridge, between end-user and hard-drive]. If others correct - I will of course amend my post
Thank you very much for your reply Roland. As I said, password setting was done through the bios settings. I insert the picture of toshiba which gives similar user interface where I set passwords in orginal machine (Fujitsu A530) but dunno about the security system of that original board.

Further in toshiba bios settings hdd/ssd user password section said word of registered i have no idea what is that about.


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08 Dec 2016   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I believe the only way to resolve this is to talk to the manufacturer, as they are the only people that are likely to have the ability to circumvent the password lock on the drive. You will likely need to provide the full details of the system and also proof of purchase/ownership. The password system is there to protect the data on the hard Drive so it is normal to be asked to prove that it is your data.

Saying all this i actually think that due to the various methods you have used yourself the data may already be unrecoverable
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08 Dec 2016   #7
sumith

Windows 8 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I believe the only way to resolve this is to talk to the manufacturer, as they are the only people that are likely to have the ability to circumvent the password lock on the drive. You will likely need to provide the full details of the system and also proof of purchase/ownership. The password system is there to protect the data on the hard Drive so it is normal to be asked to prove that it is your data.

Saying all this i actually think that due to the various methods you have used yourself the data may already be unrecoverable
Thank you very much for your response barman58.

But what you mean by data may already be unrecoverable? And what manufacture do i need to contact? Hdd manufacture or laptop manufacture? The only proof i had is purchase invoices of laptop from distributor in our country.
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08 Dec 2016   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A Bios password has nothing to do with a hard drive password.

You should be able to connect that drive to any system and explore it, no password needed.
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08 Dec 2016   #9
sumith

Windows 8 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
A Bios password has nothing to do with a hard drive password.
Thank you very much for your response AddRAM.
Do i need to find the same kind of motherboard system to remove the hdd password. If not why in this situation it will not allow me to change password saying wrong password.
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08 Dec 2016   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What AddRam said is that your disk isn't lock by any password. You should have access to it when you connect it to a desktop.

Explain how did the failure happened.
Did the Fujitsu A530 fall (like on the floor) when you're where using it?
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