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Hitachi drive needs password on laptop but not desktop?

\015 A friend of mine gave me a Hitachi 2.5'' hard drive (DK23CA-20) when he \012replaced the hard drive on his Compaq laptop. I tried putting it in my \012old Latitude CPi-R laptop, but it asked me for a password. My friend \012doesn't remember setting a password on it, and it seems to work fine on \012his without asking for one. \012\012Even more strangely, I plugged it into my desktop and it worked fine \012without asking for a password (although I didn't use it as the boot \012drive). I then ran a program called ATA Password Tool that I found at \012http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/, and that couldn't find a password \012either (I tried clearing it anyway, just in case). However, when I put \012it back in the Latitude it still asks for a password. \012\012Is there something wrong with my Latitude? Has anyone else seen this?\015\012i bought this laptop from the company that i work for and it has a password on it i dont know and neither does the company because they went out of business...anyway i can reformat it?\015

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Is it a bios password or xp logon password?
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