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Laptop requires HDD password..I'm desperate!

Someone gave me a laptop (acer aspire 5000) and it requires hdd password. It drives me crazy..I know the BIOS password..but i cannot access my hard drive...because i want to reinstall the windows..(XP)..Can I get some help, please? Thnak you.

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Hi,

The following method removes all the data on the HDD. Just so you are aware.

Remove the HDD and install it as a secondary drive in a working PC. Then format the HDD and then reinstall it back into your laptop and install the OS.

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