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HARD DRIVE LOCKED!!!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by core2kid, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. core2kid

    core2kid Regular member

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    I accidentally locked a 200GB Maxtor hard drive in my computer (wanted to use it with XBOX) and now it won't unlock. IDK if i am typing in the wrong password of if it cut off part of the password I set. Is there any way I could get a master password or erase the password with the drive? I don't need the data on the drive.
     
  2. Indochine

    Indochine Regular member

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    I think your drive is hosed. This happens to maxtors in Tivos as well. Maxtor will not help you, they will say their warranty does not cover use outside of a PC. Basically, the firmware is fried.
     
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    core2kid Regular member

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    Actually, I called Maxtor (Segate now) and they agreed to RMA the current drive. I guess I was lucky there.
     
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    Seagate support are pretty good, I welcome the takeover!
     
  5. core2kid

    core2kid Regular member

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    I love Seagate Hard Drives, With their 5 year warranty and cheap prices, what more do you need? Seagate warranty's their hard drives longer then the life of an average PC! SEAGATE IS AMAZING
     

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