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How do I unlock a hard drive that asks for a password?

I have been reviewing past posts and have had no luck in unlocking the hard drives in question.  These are 40GB Hitachi Travelstar IDE laptop drives.  Each drive shows a locked status when pulled and put into another laptop.  These are true hard drive passwords and are not bios passwords.  I am trying to refurbish 4 Fujitsu Lifebooks that were given to me.  I'm not concerned about data, I'd just like to be able to use these drives.  I have gone out to hdd.unlock and they are not supporting Hitachi as of yet.  Same story with AFF on the web.  I have been reading about atapwd and all sorts of things to try.  This is my last ditch effort.  Does anybody have something that would be worth a shot in making these drives usable?  I'm going to install XP Pro and use these in my business if I can get them up and running.  I've got hours and hours into research on unlocking HDDs and I can't seem to get anywhere.
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to my knowledge, you cannot unlock them; that is precisely what they were installed for !
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The drives are locked, bu what you actually need is to see if there is a master password that will wipe the data and then give you access. I doubt this is available , since it would bypass some security, but that is what you need , since you do not actually need to access the old data.

I hope this helps !
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i object i posted the same : they cannot be unlocked

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