I forgot the HDD password what do I do

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Toshiba U400- 10J

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If its an encrypted drive, I hope you have a supercomputer, some really good luck, and a lot of time. If its just an OS password there are ways to recover the data as long as it isn’t encrypted.
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Hi,

To be honest it is not possible to recover the hard drive password or to unlock it; however, it is possible to remove the password together with the data, thus making your hard disk accessible and usable again.

Below I am sharing the steps to remove the password

First, you need to download CMOSPWD, extract the folder, and copy it to the C Drive (Or whatever letter is your hard drive)
Next, open a run window (Start Logo + R)
Type “cmd” and press enter
Now type “cd c:\cmospwd-5.0\windows\” (C is drive letter and windows is operating system) and press enter
Next type “ioperm -i” and press enter
After that type “cmospwd_win /k” and press enter
That will bring you to the screen that has the numbers “1” “2” and “0”
Type “2” and press enter…
And now PASSWORD REMOVED
Take the hard drive out and use a SATA-USB adapter to plug it into your computer and pull the data off.