Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook ?

Trying to find a way to reset or bypass the HDD1 user password on my Toshiba A135-4527 laptop. It was reset somehow to something we do not remember. Hoping I do not have to replace the harddrive. Saw something about shorting out the memory? A saudered piece? anybody??


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The hard drive password is set from the BIOS configuration where the hard drive was installed and you need to know the password to remove the existing password. You can only remove the password from that computer's BIOS and moving the hard drive to another omputer will not allow you to remove the password or access any data on that hard drive because the password is stored in the hard drive's firmware. This password protected hard drives prevents unauthorized access to the data on that hard disk.
\015\012Removing the BIOS battery will reset the BIOS but will not remove the password.
\015\012Some computers have been setup with Power On Passwords and/or hard drive passords and it is possible to hack/read the Power On Password that is stored on an EEPROM chip on the laptop, but it is not a simple process.
\015\012You will need to buy a new hard drive and now you also have a nice paper weight.
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