Hi to all!
A few days ago, a notebook of mine died. The hard disk (Toshiba MK2546GSX SATA 250 GB) was locked with password, so, I wanted to try to unlock it.
I knew it was not possible to unlock it just inserting in another computer and removing the password from bios: it doesn't just accept the password. (Never found an explanation for that, though)
Searching a little, I found this nice tutorial:
So, what I did was to insert the locked hard disk in another notebook, changing the SATA mode from AHCI to IDE, booting from Hiren's BootCD and running Victoria for Windows.
What I wanted to do was to unlock the hard disk using a bin file made with HxD; the point is I don't know in what format should the password be put in: if my password is "pippo", should I convert it to hex, or, following what it says here:
should I convert using keyboard scancodes?
In both cases, Victoria gives me "error after dispwd".
Or perhaps, the best question is: can I actually unlock this hard disk using such a method?
Thanks in advance for your help!