12-23-2011 02:29 PM
Hi everybody, first i'd like to thanks for any possible help you can bring to me.
I woke up this morning with my mind set to do some clean up of my desk. As i do this, i find my old seagate Momentus that was replaced by a Crucial M4 256 GB ssd 4 months ago. Lucky like i am, i didn't set off the password last time i took it out of my DELL laptop, leaving me with an unusable drive...
Now my question is... is there anyway to reset that password?
Here are some information about my situation :
- I still have the laptop, fully functional.
- I don't remember the password at all (i gave it 6-7 times)
- I can still boot on my laptop with my SSD.
- I can access the bios, but cannot change nor reset his password.
- Model : Seagate Momentus 7400.4, 500 GB edition. ST9500420AS
Thanks for any help.
P.S : I contacted dell and they couldn't do anything (obviously, since i set the password on my own and it's not the bios password that needs to be reseted).
I searched on google for answers but couldn't find any.
Oh and also, i don't care if i need to wipe out the information on it. In fact, i don't even remember what's on it.
12-26-2011 03:13 PM
Hi Klok, thanks about the help you gave me. I appreciate it.
Sadly, after booting wtih Parted Magic, i discovered that my drive wasn't detected... So i couldn't do a secure erase. That gosh darn password protection is driving me insane .
12-30-2011 06:25 PM
I've researched a tiny bit about ata password, and not much seem available to you other than a dictionnary of your password (at least, you know what kind of password you create...). Maybe you can look into the firmware to reset it to default through a serial connection, but i'm once again not sure this is possible.