Built in HDD Password = - Satelite Pro Toshiba 6100

Hi, I don't know if this is the right forum to ask this question but my computer Toshiba Laptop Satelite Pro - 6100 has a problem. When I turn it on the hard disk drive makes a funny noise like it is working too hard maybe and then a black screen with white type in the top left hand  corner says Built in HDD password: and that is it!

I can't  get it to go any farther. Is my hard drive ruined? I just got the  computer a year ago (its a laptop) and I already lost my hard  drive once. Any suggestions. I'm desperate for answers

Thank you
Elie.
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stevenlewisCommented:
as I stated in the other Q you have about this
http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic28924.html
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jamietonerCommented:
most hdd passwords are saved in the bios and not actually on the drive you may need to contact toshiba to get a master password to reset it, on desktops you would have a jumper to clear passwords on most laptops they just a have a master password they use then just disable it in bios after using it.
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