My laptop decided to short out yesterday, leaving it as a giant paperweight. I am unable to boot it/power up or create any sort of circuit through it (I've tried everything in relation to this problem).
The issue I am having is that my hard drive has a password on it. Back when the laptop worked, the first thing the system did after POST was ask for a password to access the hard disk. Now, since the system won't turn on at all, I need to access this drive another way. I tried connecting it to my PC through a SATA/USB caddy, only to have it not show up under My Computer. I went through Computer Management (using WinXP) only to have it not show up under Disk Management as well... yet the HD shows up under Device Manager.