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How do I reset an HDD password

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How do I reset an HDD password
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Laptop
Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for choosing


There are a few different Hard drive passwords, that can be implemented.

So is the password ***** at the time you startup the computer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Before Windows good start but after the BIOS F2
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 1 year ago.

okay, so you CAN get into the BIOS?

Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 1 year ago.

I believe this password ***** ***** a windows feature, and the feature has added the encryption of the SAM hive in the registry.

Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 1 year ago.

Its called the SYSKEY that the windows feature envokes.

And its CERTAINLY not an easy task to remove.

In almost ALL cases, you have to REINSTALL windows, and erase the hard drive.


But i have heard of some folks using a PIAD-program to disable the SYSKEY......but have yet to see this in action.

This article goes more indepth on the issue.


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