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How do I unlock my (removed) laptop hard drive

Last response: in Windows XP
February 13, 2012 8:32:08 PM

I have removed the hard drive from my 'Packard Bell' laptop and I am trying to access the contents using a 'Lacie' external caddy, but "access is denied"; possibly because there was a password lock on my laptop. Is there a way to remove the lock and access the hard drive?
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February 13, 2012 9:34:49 PM

If there was a BIOS password, then no, you cannot access the drive. Put it back in the original laptop and remove the password. Otherwise you need to use the backups you had, right? ;) 
March 24, 2012 3:42:08 PM

Any updates?
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