Dear all, seem to be having a rather annoying problem with my laptop.
Some pre-information - a HDD password in the BIOS protects my laptop from booting.
Last night I was all set for bed, turned off my laptop and started to doze. About five minutes in I realised that the next day I needed to take the laptop hard drive to a friends so I would need to remove the hard drive encryption password from the disk so that the disk could be accessed. Anyway, I removed the password and restarted. I was presented with a password prompt (my laptop has the option to set a HDD protection password and also a system boot protection password) for the system boot and entered what I always used to use, "Wrong Password" and after three attempts "System Disabled". If I try to enter the BIOS, the password is wrong still and I just go in circles. I don't understand how disabling the HDD password has enabled the System password
I'm currently at college and coursework is due in the end of April, I need my laptop for my studies but I can't use it if it's locked. Would really appreciate any of your ideas.