Originally Posted by BK_123
Get a copy of Linux, Burn it to a disc then boot into it and Linux should be able to see the drive even if it has a password on it.
Thank you very much. I have looked at my hard drive with LinuxMint.com and it shows up as Unformatted and Unitinitalized. However, it is Formatted and Initialized. My data recovery software can see the hard drive as it appears with its exact nomenclature but the data recovery software cannot detect any partition,folder nor files.
I believe that I have to put the hard drive into a desktop so that it can be accessed though a BIOS where I created the hard drive password. I believe the hard drive password encrypts it so that no partition,folders nor files can be seen by data recovery software (GetData's RecoverMyFiles). I plan to put the old hard drive into a 2.5" SATA input and connect my laptop to the desktop through a USB2.0 or 3.0 connector then try to see it from there. Maybe when I boot the desktop I will go into its BIOS and try to delete the hard drive password before the desktop boots. Will I be able to choose what hard drive to delete a password from ?
BTW, my disk is humming so I know it is spinning but there are no clicking or clanking sounds so no platter issures.