Support in other languages: 
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community

Welcome to the Forums!

Welcome to Lenovo's Peer-to-Peer Discussion Community!
Please note our guidelines. How to register and login and Community FAQs.
Shape the Future of PCs

Help Lenovo Shape the Future of PCs

Take the ownership survey. Share your ideas with our product team
Community Spotlight

Visit the Lenovo Blogs!

Check out the ThinkPad Time Machine
Visit the Community Spotlight Blog
Windows  10

Are you ready for Windows 10?

Get to know Windows 10
Visit the Windows 10 Support Center
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-02-2011
Location: Germany
0 Kudos
Accepted Solution

Drive Erase Utility for the Resetting the Cryptographic Key for T500?



I have to reset the Cryptographic Key, so i found the Tool "Drive Erase Utility for the Resetting the Cryptographic Key and the Erasing the Solid State Drive - ThinkPad LINK.


Now i am very disappointed because id doesn't work with the T500.


Is there another Tool i can use?


Thanks in advance.


Lenovo Staff
Posts: 2,918
Registered: ‎10-29-2009
Location: NC
0 Kudos

Re: Drive Erase Utility for the Resetting the Cryptographic Key for T500?

It doesn't work on T500 because that link is only for the new systems, according to the text on that webpage you linked:


  • Edge E120, Edge E125, Edge E220s, Edge E320, Edge E325
  • Edge E420, Edge E420s, Edge E425, Edge E520, Edge E525
  • T420, T420i, T420s, T420si, T520, T520i
  • W520
  • X1, X120e, X121e
  • X220, X220i, X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet

To get the version you need for T500, you have to look in the T500-specific driver matrix or support download page.

Here's the link: