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Locked New Hdd With Atapwd ... Help Please?

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#1 raisty69


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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:11 PM

i locked my new seagate 160 gig hd (experimenting with locking utils) with a different password (not the hdd password) and the log saved to virtual memory and i didnt save it... yes stupid i know but know i've got a 140 dollar paperweight...
any way to retreive the master password for ATAPWD? pretty sure i changed the master from XBOXSCENE
thanks in advance

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:57 PM

You don't have any idea what you typed?

try hddunlock.com it will cost you, but not as much as a new drive.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 06:28 PM

This is from llamma.com with a few alterations to fit your problem.

1. Connect the hard drive as primary master (remove the jumper)
2. Create a bootable floppy with ATAPWD.EXE on it.
3. Boot from the floppy and launch ATAPWD.EXE select the drive and press enter.
4. Select ERASE PREPARE and then ERASE UNIT.
5. Enter the master password: XBOXSCENE
6. It will give you a Busy error, that means it is erasing the drive so please dont turn off the computer.
7. After 1 hour press F5 to refresh the list and you will see that the drive has become unlocked biggrin.gif
8. If it is not unlocked wait another 30 mins- 1 hour.

This is, if your master was set to XBOXSCENE
Also this not only unlocks the drive is deleted all the data on the drive so make sure your stock is available to clone.

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