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BearOnMoney

So, For my first post:

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So, I procured a laptop recently, and it has some sort of a hard disc password. Description: A blue-ish type box is displayed almost imediatley after the computer is turned on (before windows kicks in gear) and all it says is "Password:" and I dont know the password...

I've tried all manners of fixing but none of them have worked (most of my techniques included mashing buttons untill the computer freaked out and spat me into some weird windows login GUI I have never seen before)

so if anyone has any tips and or tricks on how to deal with this problem so I can start using this machine...I would be very happy if you would let me know.

huzzah!

-BOM

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I'm not sure of the exact model but its something like: HP/Compaq nc6200

that sounds like a lot of work....but I guess its worth it.

(thank you sir)

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I thought removing the CMOS battery does the trick (almost) all the time?

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Ask the one who you bought from

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I thought removing the CMOS battery does the trick (almost) all the time?

I tried that and it didnt work, I'm compiling a list of backdoor passwords right now, so I'll try that.

and as for asking who i bought it from.....well I didnt exactly buy it. So thats out of the question.

but thanks for all your help I think I can take it from here.

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"Procured"? "Didn't exactly buy it"? Sounds.. legit?

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and as for asking who i bought it from.....well I didnt exactly buy it. So thats out of the question.

It would have been better if you just said that they forget.

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Ok i dont really care how you got the computer all i care about is the password thats on it, but yeah for future reference it might be best to leave certain details out so the moral police dont invade your threads.

I dont have the charger for the computer, and it just died before I could get the info, so give me a day or so to get a charger for it then I can give you the info you need.

and thx for the advice.

moral police....

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and as for asking who i bought it from.....well I didnt exactly buy it. So thats out of the question.

It would have been better if you just said that they forget.

Redacted....forgot this was the newbie forum.

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Well I have an update:

It turns out that it was an HD lock (like I said in the original post).

The information for the HD lock was stored in the laptops security chip, wich I had to rush order and replace.

so after tedious soldering and OS installation, I am posting this with the said laptop.

so hurrah!

--BOM

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Yeah, platter locked drives are a bitch. I had to do the same thing last year on a Thinkpad, I too am posting from! Congrats.

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thanks guys.

1 quick question:

I am sure this is in some other thread some where but just wuickly i would like to know what the LEAST user friendly versino of linux is.

I would like to run it on this laptop, but I want to earn it.

so whatever is the hardest to set up and run would be sweet....if you have any ideas.

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