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Enabled HD encryption on Lenovo Yoga 900 13ISK, cannot access BIOS

2016-12-15, 19:24 PM

Hello,

 

I forgot my HD encryption password. Yes. You've read it wright. *shame*

 

After about 500 attempts of different password permutations, I give up.

 

I want to completely reset the computer, however, to access BIOS by pressing the NOVO button doesn't seem to work. I also tried other things, like attaching a USB keyboard and using other keys at boot process but no luck. 

 

I keep being stuck at the enter HD password dialogue.

 

Are there any suggestions how to access the BIOS and reset the HD password so I can start over?

Can i remove the battery myself to reset BIOS ?

 

Are there any possibility to re-obtain the original Windows 10 key that was on the system without having to purchase a new one.

 

Thanks,

 

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Re: Enabled HD encryption on Lenovo Yoga 900 13ISK, cannot access BIOS

2016-12-15, 20:08 PM

In order to access the BIOS with the Novo button, the laptop must be shut down completely.

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Re: Enabled HD encryption on Lenovo Yoga 900 13ISK, cannot access BIOS

2016-12-15, 20:21 PM

If you put a password on the disk through the BIOS it cannot be reset.  There is no backdoor password.  The choices are to remember the password or replace the disk  The windows 10 key is in the BIOS so a fresh install will activate automatically.


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Re: Enabled HD encryption on Lenovo Yoga 900 13ISK, cannot access BIOS

2016-12-16, 14:22 PM

Hello RichK,

thanks for your swift response.

 

Thanks for the tip about the Windows10Key.

 

I'm not looking for a backdoor password.

Just looking for a way to reuse my disk without having to purchase a new one. I can't believe it's now for the garbage bin?  

Is there a way to completely empty the disk, also the "encryption" flag ? Perhaps disk firmware update through a different device... ?

 

 

 

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Re: Enabled HD encryption on Lenovo Yoga 900 13ISK, cannot access BIOS

2016-12-16, 19:21 PM

Sometimes the SSD devices have security erase functions. All devices are different.  Google the drive model number


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