Acer Aspire ZG5 Hardware security primary master Hitachi HTS5432

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Suzy -Q Posts 2 Registration date Thursday February 20, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2014 - Feb 20, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Suzy -Q Posts 2 Registration date Thursday February 20, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2014 - Feb 20, 2014 at 08:11 PM
I let someone borrow my Acer and they Compressed my files. Now when I turn it on it says Hardware security primary master Hitachi HTS543216L9LOCK compressed. How do I factory reset when I can't get in to reboot please help

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Feb 20, 2014 at 05:55 PM
Do you have Windows XP or Windows 7?
Do you have access to a CD or DVD drive?

Booting from the install disk gives you an option to decompress the hard disk. I don't think the Aspire ZG5 comes with an optical disk drive.
It might be possible to transfer the requires files from the install disk to a USB flash drive. But, the Aspire will need have the option to boot from the USB drive.

Tell your EX-friend he never get's access to your computer again.
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Suzy -Q Posts 2 Registration date Thursday February 20, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2014
Feb 20, 2014 at 08:11 PM
I have been telling him that ever since he did it. I thank you very much for your help. I will let you know how's it worked out. Thanks again. Have a nice day :)
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