HP Elite Book Tags: Laptops Hewlett Packard Hard Drives Last response: April 21, 2010 7:19 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share ___Fr3ndZ___ April 21, 2010 7:26:45 AM Hi All One of the laptop is encrypted Harddrive, and my frend has forgot the password of OS vista .... Now trying to format the drive ... after all the files loads up , when windows set up comes up in the screen , it goes for bluedump. Tried with XP & 2003 Server CD. Harddisk test run: all Good Now can any1 tell me here , how to format the laptop ? Lookin for some valuable replies.... Thx More about : elite book buwish a b D Laptop April 21, 2010 7:46:57 AM Are you using the Windows DVD or the recovery partition? ___Fr3ndZ___ April 21, 2010 8:04:03 AM No Recovery Disk ....I'm not trying to do any recovery, No need for DATA. As said I'm using Xp & also tried with 2003 any1 sure ? If I connect the HDD as slave and format it , will the encrypted HDD gets formatted ? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer chris13th April 21, 2010 7:19:46 PM I'm sure it has to do with the SATA drivers. A lot of the drivers for Vista won't work for XP. Yes, it will format if you hook up the drive to another computer. As for the bluescreen, try different SATA drivers or switch SATA operation to IDE mode. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHp elite book hardrive ForumI cannot find a store that have an hp elite book hardrive ForumUpgrading HP Pavilion Elite HPE-210y ForumMy Book Elite : Speed ForumHp pavilion elite m9517c hangs up at windows logo screen ForumHp pavilion elite m9402f psu upgrade and graphics card need Help ForumDoes win XP utilizes all 8 gb memory in elite hp 2685 laptop ForumHP Elite Pavilion m9500y screen blank upon reboot ForumRebuilding premade HP Pavilion Elite . ForumHP Pavilion Elite m9047c CPU UPGRADE ForumHP Pavilion 400Y elite compatibility? Forum$750 home build vs modded $300 hp pavilion elite 400y ForumHP 8200 Elite SFF PC - signs of a bad motherboard or? ForumKeyboards: Logitech K400 or HP Wireless Elite Keyboard ForumHP 8000 elite ForumModifying HP Elite case for cooling (fan placement help) ForumHP Pavillion Elite graphics card Expansion ForumMotherboard Upgrade HP Pavilion Elite m9040n ForumLow end laptop or a tab ? ForumToshiba satellite note book No internet More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !