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Old 04-13-2008, 12:16 AM
pauld pauld is offline
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Default How do I reset the Master Password?


I have an IBM ThinkPad T40 with Hitachi Travelstar HDD. It has both the Master and User Passwords enabled. I can get into the BIOS setup, but can't boot Windows.

Can anyone tell me how to clear the Master Password, so I can clear the User password? Then, I'll be able to recover my data from the HDD by installing it in another computer as a second hard drive.

Thanks very much.

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Old 04-14-2008, 09:17 PM
k007 k007 is offline
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Default unlock Hard Drive

1.get into the BIOS for your IBM ThinkPad T40 laptop and setup (remove ) the Master Password . you will get a unlock Hard Drive from your "locked" HDD .

2.Make an external hard drive to back your data if you want. Please remove your hard drive from your laptop and let in a USB enclosure.

3.if your hard drive cannot boot, if your Data error cannot let you back it up, if your “My Documents” Locked from a Password in windows, you will need Unlock a "locked" Folder of “My Documents”: please have a look.


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