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HP ProBook 6460b DriveLock Problem

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Hi,

I've got a ProBook 6460b notebook. I want to disable the DriveLock feature but there is no such setting in the BIOS. Just to be clear, I know the password for the drive but it never tells me to enter the password.

Now I can't boot into Windows, because it says "BootDevice Not Found".

I hope someone has an answer to this problem.

Thanks,

Sascha
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by:Dr. Klahn
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This forum posting may be relevant.

MHDD can remove a hard drive password permanently, as long as the password is known.
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by:nobus
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try resetting the bios
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by:zoidi
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I'll try using MHDD today. BIOS Reset isn't an option, because these passwords have nothing to do with the BIOS, but only with the drive itself. They are only setup in BIOS. Thanks though.
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>>  They are only setup in BIOS.  <<  yes i know - but you posted "I want to disable the DriveLock feature but there is no such setting in the BIOS"  that's why
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by:nobus
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also - are you sure it is a drivelock problem?
>>  BootDevice Not Found  <<  only means that it does not see the HDD - it can be bad, or a bad connection
boot to a live cd like Knoppix - and check if the drive is accessible :
http://www.knoppix.org/
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by:zoidi
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Hi, thank you for your answer. I'm sure that this is a drivelock problem. The BIOS says that the drive is locked and on boot it does not give me any prompt to enter a password, so it can't be unlocked and then it cannot boot because it is locked.
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by:nobus
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in the bios, under safety - you do not have the drive lock  ?
here they say your only option is to use the factory restore then:  http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01036643&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c00375284/en_us/c01036643/loc:2&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=18703
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by:zoidi
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No, unfortunately, there is no such option. Here are some Screenshots from my BIOS:

Here you have the security settings

 Security Settings
If you click on DriveLock, you get this screen, with no notable options:

 DriveLock Options
If you click "Set DriveLock Password", you get this:

 Drive Locked
Finally, I have a screenshot from the System Configuration, but there is no option for DriveLock:

 Sys Config
I hope this explains a little better my Problem. I also tried MHDD, but the program tells me that the Password I enter is wrong, but this is impossible, I'm sure I have the right Password. HDD Unlock Wizard does not support this drive :-(
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no - it does not explain anything -all you POST is from WINDOWs - not the Bios, as i asked
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This is my bios screen. this is not windows. I can't boot into Windows. HP bios supports mouse.
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by:nobus
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sorry - that looks like a strange bios to me (current user)
and if you disable drivelock?
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by:zoidi
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I cant disable drivelock. the only thing i can disable drivelock password prompt (which does not come up) on restart.
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by:nobus
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then i fear you'll need another disk drive
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Hello,

The Problem is now fixed. The tools from the drive Manufacturer (Supertalent) helped remove the user and master Password for the ATA Lock. The tool's name is MPTOOL.

Thank you for your help anyway
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I fixed the problem using MPTOOL from Supertalent.
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