Laptop HD, password protected - break it?
Ok, I know this will probably sound really bad, and I'll probably get yelled at for it.... But for those of you who don't want to flame me for this here's the story:
My friend at work had some problems with his original hard, so he got a replacement under warranty. No problems. They sent him a new one.
He tries to install it, and gets some warning that the hard drive is password protected. He tries to get them to send him a new one, but they say its the laptop, not the hard drive. He has graduated from (I think) 3 different IT associate programs, he knows what he is talking about.
He bought a new drive, and intalled it himself, everything is fine. He gave me the drive that was giving him the problem. I would love to use this drive in an external enclosure for some portable media.
Is there any program or hardware solution to this? I'm not looking for the external enclosure, thats easy. I'm looking for a way to get past this password protection. Now, I haven't even hooked it up yet. I am hoping someone could point me in the right direction first, then I'll get the enclosure and worry about that.
And, yes. I know what it sounds like. If you know of a solution PM or me post it here. If you don't trust me, I completely understand. Just don't post your "You shouldn't be doing this" here, please.