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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎04-18-2016
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W540 Harddisk Security

I cannot gain accces to my Yoga 2 in 1 notebook. When I power on it goes to a blue window that states....

Harddisk Security  SATA Port 0   WDC  WD5000MPCK - 24AWHLock 


I cannot remember the password. I've tried a number of thigs after reviewing this forum and the web including hitting F2, F8,etc. 


Any suggestions?

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Re: W540 Harddisk Security

Title says W540????


In any case, there is no backdoor password so a locked drive cannot be used.


I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.
Paper Tape
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Lenovo Yoga Laptop passowrd reset

Thanks for the info. I bought thae laptop from my older brother. He bought it several months ago for his wife. They used it twice and they ended up buying a mpore expensive laptop.

Anyway, he remembered the HD password and that got me past the small blue HD window. Now, I cannot get past the regular login that presents with a screensaver background.  I've tried restarting, entering theHD password and then selecting F1, F12 and esc all on different reboots but cannot access any menue to reset the login password .I researched the web and there are a few methods to reset the login password which I downloaded to a USB sytcick but again, I cannot access any type of boot or command menu.

I wanted to check here for the best method to reset the login password. 

Help please. :-)

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Re: Lenovo Yoga Laptop passowrd reset

Hi shelbyman , 




As what






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