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nauman284
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎12-04-2016
Location: PK
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Y50-70 : hdd issue, not working outside laptop

hi
recently i replaced y50's hdd with ssd
now problem is that, the old hdd isn't working as external drive as it is password protected and also the option to remove hdd password is greyed out in bios. it works fine when plugged into the laptop
also whenever i tried to format the old hard even with low level formatter it is not formatting and give error
kindly tell how to remove password from that drive from bios as i know all the password but it is not letting my remove any password because of grey out
or is there any way to enter bios as administrator. i am entering bios as normal user but admin pasword option is also greyed out
thanks in advance

tripplec
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Re: Y50-70 : hdd issue, not working outside laptop

There are different password levels likely in the bios. You likely need to be log yourself as Administrator as apposed to user or whatever you see.

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nauman284
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Re: Y50-70 : hdd issue, not working outside laptop

thanks

i remembered that i have the same password with extra digit as admin password
which resulted in solving my issue

tripplec
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Re: Y50-70 : hdd issue, not working outside laptop

Very good. Always use extreme caution when setting any BIOS password and if you use HD encryption you had be understand all the underlying effects of doing so. Also how to recover from using it. Losing the password key etc is catastrophic!! No way to recover data and that's the point.

Passwords serve little or no purpose other than if you loose the notebook or its stolen it can't be accessed. You can nothing yourself. If you have info on the drive there are ways to hide/encrypt files/ subdirectories and it doesn't affect other aspects of the drive or OS. You would never get locked out by outsmarting yourself.

It may seen nifty but in the long run removing set passwords for system control may be a smarter thing to do.
T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bit
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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