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How to enter BIOS without entering Hard Drive Password set in the BIOS.

2020-01-27, 4:30 AM

Can someone explain how to enter BIOS without entering Hard Drive Password set in the BIOS.

 

I am assuming that if I set Hard Drive password to encrypt it, I should still be able to access BIOS, because I did not set BIOS password. I am assumining that if people forget the hard drive password, there must be a way to enter the BIOS, wipe the drive and start over. However that does not seem to be the case. If I don't enter the hard drive password correctly, the notebook shutsdown.

 

I am wondering, how the security actually works. Is there any documentation explaining all the BIOS security features?

 

I have X1 Extreme Gen2

 

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Re: How to enter BIOS without entering Hard Drive Password set in the BIOS.

2020-01-27, 6:11 AM

If you set the pw in the BIOS, besides setting the encryption key, ATA security is set.  You need to remember the pw or replace the drive.  You cannot get into the BIOS is to pull out the drive


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