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Old 12th September, 2012, 05:39 PM
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still...
If a Trojan can reset the password and lock it out then there has to be a way to reset the password to nothing and unlock it...
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Old 13th September, 2012, 03:39 PM
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The trojans can't reset the password. They can only set one if there isn't already one set (and therefore make your hard disk inaccessible).

Now, I do know that most hard disks have a serial debugging interface on them, and it is possible to issue commands to the controller over this channel. However, you'd need to get the commands out of the manufacturer for the controller (Good luck on that) , and figure out how to erase/bypass the password. Last time I screwed around with this kind of stuff I pretty much killed the drive.
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Throw em in the bin. Fast and reliable way of not losing anymore time.
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Old 14th September, 2012, 12:07 AM
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Its starting to look like I don't have a choice
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Old 14th September, 2012, 07:29 PM
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I have a few hard drives I could let go of, what are you looking for?
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Old 14th September, 2012, 08:19 PM
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I don't really need hard-drives per se, but I would never turn down a free one.
I'm a bit skeptical about shipping hard drives too. If you send one, make sure to get insurance because one drop from the mailman could kill it.
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I like to try and spot a need. Let me know if if you have a need.":O}
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Mailing HDD's with parked heads is OK. They are not as fragile as you might think in this condition.
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Old 15th September, 2012, 12:47 AM
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and a hard drive to put it on! ":O}
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and to cuddle with...
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and to partition, but not until after your married...
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Thats funny
I think I will take them apart and use the magnets on the fridge
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Now that's high level re-cycling! LOL
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yup, its important to keep my girls drawings on the fridge!
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Feel free to share them here.
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I might do that... I'll have to ask the wife first
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