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08-11-2021 05:47 PM
I have NEVER set a password on my system for boot or anything else. But a couple of days ago I started getting a drivelock message when booting.
I did not have a bios password but doing research I found that you could use the bios password as a way to get past the drivelock. So I went into the bios and set a password. Everything is ok, the drive unlocks and all is good.
So I went back into the bios and went to Security > Drivelock to try to clear it. It allowed me to change the drivelock password and turn off drivelock. All was good, or so I thought. I got a message saying drivelock settings could not be changed.
So that is where I am at. I can get past drivelock by using the bios password that I set. But the biggest problem is I have not been in the bios on this system for at least a year. So I am not sure how the hell a drivelock password got set to begin with.
Does anyone have any ideas about 1- How this happened 2- What I can do to disable drivelock?
Thanks for reading
08-12-2021 10:28 AM
@JimValley -- What I can do to disable drivelock?
This forum has rules about posting any "work-arounds" for defeating a computer's security.
So, I am not going to make any suggestions to you.
A qualified computer technician may be able to help you.
08-12-2021 11:08 AM
Ok. I don't understand your position. First of all my question had two parts.
"Does anyone have any ideas about 1- How this happened 2- What I can do to disable drivelock?"
So you are going to completely ignore the first part about how the hell a password magically appeared and drivelock was activated. Asking what I can do to disable drivelock is not asking for a work around.
I have went into my bios several times. Every time I enter my main bios password to get the drive unlocked since I found information that stated that would work. It does. But every time I go into the drivelock section in the bios and try to remove it from the drive, it tells me that the drivelock settings cannot be saved. I have done everything I possibly can but I know that there are usually several ways to do everything on a computer. Asking about other ways of doing it is not "asking for a workaround" as you stated. Just wondering if there was another method that I may not be aware of.
Thank you for not providing any support.....
08-12-2021 02:26 PM
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Community.
According to the Community's Rules of Participation:
4d. No posts shall include instructions or directions intended to bypass or subvert security measures, including passwords, locking mechanisms, fingerprint scans, etc., or to bypass any safety measures.
Therefore, this topic is being locked. If you would like help resetting the password on your product, please Contact HP support in your region.
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