This article provides you with details about removing HDD/BIOS user password. If you key in the wrong HDD password three times, an error code is generated like the one in the picture below.
To reset the HDD user password, perform the following steps:
- On a different machine, run the HDD_PW.EXE file along with the error code generated. For example:
hdd_pw 15494 0
- Select an option to generate upper case or lower case ASCII code for unlocking the HDD.
- Two strings are generated as output. Select and note down either one of the strings.
4. Reboot the machine with the locked HDD and then use either one of the strings as the HDD user