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I have an Acer Aspire 5050 and its asking me for my SATA

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I have an Acer Aspire 5050 and its asking me for my SATA port 0 hdd password ***** i don not remember it
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact model of your Aspire? And what operating system are you running?
Customer: its a ZR3 and windows vista
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I can get into the BIOS but it needs my current password ***** be able to change my HDD which i dont know
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

Try 1234 or some other obvious passwords.

If you are unable to remember it then there is no way to bypass it - you will need to install a new HDD.