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secure erase toolkit problem please help

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:04 pm
by rdmathew
i have used the secure erase toolkit in ubcd but before completing the erase i discontinued the task
the next time i logged in to the hardidsk now it is asking for a hardware password i don kno wat is the password can anyone tell me what to do

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:03 pm
by PsiMoon314

From the FAQ for Secure Erase:
Q: My laptop shut down before the secure erase ended, etc... Now my hard drive is locked with a password. How do I unlock it?

A: Normally if the secure erase procedure does not complete HDDerase can be run again and unlock your drive and then complete the erase procedure.

An audit trail will be written to LBA 0 to confirm this. If you are unable to run HDDerase again the user password that is set for HDDerase v3.2 is:


under maximum security.

The user password that is set for all versions of HDDerase v3.1 and below is:


under maximum security. Please verify the correct version you are using to input the correct password.
Kind Regards


passwords not working

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:51 am
by ohoerold
cant unlock my hdd with the hdderase password. are they with or without the "" ?

is there any other way to unlock my hdd?



Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:21 am
by PsiMoon314

I would assume they are without the "" characters.

Kind Regards