Got Locked-Out from New ThinkPad hard-drive :(
Posted on 2011-05-09
Well... I got a brand new Think Pad T420s, got a new $300 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD drive, and been using it for a few weeks..
Few days ago, I took my the hard-drive from my Think Pad ... and put it back in, but then my usual hard-drive password wouldn't let me back in! It just keeps asking for the HD password, and even though I try my usual password(s), I can't get in.
I don't need the data, I just want to be able to use my $300 SSD drive again... but it won't allow me to access it. I tried connecting it to Windows via enclosure, and trying to wipe it with Paragon, but it just keeps showing error messages "Drive not ready", and won't let me access it.
How can I get my drive back and remove the Thinkpad password?
Thanks in advance!