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I need help with Hard Disk secruity

Post by kalad1n on Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:30 am
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My sister forgot the password to her laptop, so asked me to fix it. I need help getting past the password for the hard disk security on a Dell Inspiron 15z with windows 8, and I also need to do it without erasing any of it's data. So, I need to change the password, save the data, and turn off the hard disk so it doesn't come up again. So please help me if you guys can, and thank you for your time. (btw this is my first post of this form since joining this site).
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Re: I need help with Hard Disk secruity

Post by cyberdrain on Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:59 pm
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If it's Bitlocker, good luck, any exploit in that is probably not going to show up here unless it's common knowledge. If it's Dell specific, ask them for help, if they can't help you, you're probably out of luck. If it's in the BIOS or equivalent, open the laptop, remove the CMOS battery and the two other power sources, wait for a few minutes and put it back in. It should be gone. Then again, if the data is encrypted with something in the BIOS that just makes it unreadable forever. Now would be a good time to mention some universal facts in computing: if it doesn't have power, it can't be powered on; if something doesn't work, try restarting it and ALWAYS have backups. Did I mention there should have been backups? You need backups*. *Most of us forget to do it at least once.
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Re: I need help with Hard Disk secruity

Post by tremor77 on Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:23 pm
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http://www.dell.com/support/Article/us/en/19/SLN142655/EN

If that route fails, try UBCD http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/download.html - with that you can try the master password - there are lookup utilities for manufacturer master pwds.. for bios pwds you can try https://bios-pw.org/
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