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Re: ATA password bypassing

January 19th, 2014, 6:41

Please do tell me how to create the hex file please.

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 19th, 2014, 7:45

easy, get a hex editor.

a few are
HxD (free)
hex workshop
WinHex

etc..

file-->new ;)

then the keyboard scan codes are edited in I assume.. I am sure there was a post about this here or HDD Oracle. Do a search for terms like:
keyboard scan codes hex Victoria password

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 20th, 2014, 15:41

Here is a list of scan codes:
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/MSKeyLog.TXT

For example, if your password were "ABC", then the "make" scan codes would be 1E 30 2E.

You would then build a 32 byte password file as follows:

Code:
Offset(h) 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F

00000000  1E 30 2E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00000010  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

... or ...

Code:
Offset(h) 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F

00000000  1E 00 30 00 2E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00000010  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

... or ...

Code:
Offset(h) 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F

00000000  00 1E 00 30 00 2E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00000010  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

IIRC those are some of the possible formats, but there may be others.

Victoria for Windows allows you to answer the password challenge with a file containing your password as opposed to typing the characters themselves.

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 20th, 2015, 3:54

Wondering if someone could please help me with this I have already run mhdd and for the 22.bin file and have tried to use it in victoria to unlock my drive but its not happening. Here are the results from the 22.bin file,
I am close to pulling my hair out. any help would be greatly appreciated
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bin.png

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 20th, 2015, 4:34

willis wrote:Wondering if someone could please help me with this I have already run mhdd and for the 22.bin file and have tried to use it in victoria to unlock my drive but its not happening. Here are the results from the 22.bin file,
I am close to pulling my hair out. any help would be greatly appreciated


Please read my guide here :

http://malthus.mooo.com/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=1072

and don't forget to press "scan pci" on pio mode using victoria first

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 20th, 2015, 16:32

Hey thank you for that guide but my problem is with identifying the password in the hex string I started at 00000030 9th position in and selected 32 bytes in the string, I saved it in a hex editor and went through the unlocking process in victoria from a password file. when I click on unlock (yes in user mode and high security) I keep getting the error "error after DISPWD"

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 21st, 2015, 14:57

willis wrote:Hey thank you for that guide but my problem is with identifying the password in the hex string I started at 00000030 9th position in and selected 32 bytes in the string, I saved it in a hex editor and went through the unlocking process in victoria from a password file. when I click on unlock (yes in user mode and high security) I keep getting the error "error after DISPWD"


Hi there !

Sorry, i didn't pay close attention to your screen capture. 00 bit is set for the ATA password value, meaning the drive is not locked with ATA password.

What is the problem with the drive ? When you run victoria on it and you do PIO mode andthen you scan PCI and selct the drive and check the passport does it state that the drive is locked with ATA password ?

Please post a screen capture of victoria.

Best regards.

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 21st, 2015, 15:44

UPSSSSS

Big mistake from my part reading / interpreting the WD mod 02 log posted on the thread :)

Just solved this one by teamviewer.

Drive is unlocked now !!!

Best regards.

Re: ATA password bypassing

April 16th, 2015, 21:45

Hey Guys,

I couldn't get the MHDD scripts posted in this thread to dump my drive's password. So, I gave up on that idea and finally found the latest version of ZU.exe online. It cleared my hard drive password, and I was able to use it again. So, I wanted to release a Magic Boot Disk image which includes MHDD and ZU for everyone out there who wants to clear the password and doesn't care about losing all existing data.

Instructions:

    Download the attached ISO.
    Burn to a CD.
    Connect Western Digital drive you want to unlock directly to the motherboard.
    Boot into the BIOS.
    Find the section that configures the SATA mode. Mine was under "Integrated Peripherals".
    Set SATA Mode to "Legacy IDE".
    Set SATA as Primary Channel.
    Save BIOS settings.
    Reboot.
    Boot from the burned CD.
    Pick the default option.
    Run the following command:
Code:
zu /p


The drive has now been unlocked. You can reformat the drive and use it.
Attachments
magic_boot_disk_with_zu_mhdd.zip
Magic Boot Disk with ZU and MHDD
(626 KiB) Downloaded 4716 times

Re: ATA password bypassing

April 16th, 2015, 22:13

Wasn't able to edit my post, but here's a video to go along with my previous post:

https://youtu.be/njepwJvqnp8

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 19th, 2016, 11:55

Hello everybody,

To begin, i'm sorry for my English
thanks to Spildit for his guide.
But i've got a problem with this guide.

My hard drive Hitachi is Locked : Sécurity On High Locked *Expired (on Victoria)
I have extract the file .bin with Victoria but i can't find my password is this file.

can you help me for find my password ?

thank you
Attachments
hitachi1.jpg

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 19th, 2016, 12:53

@Yanoudak, that appears to be the output of the ATA Identify Device command (Russians refer to this as "passport" for some quaint reason). The password is not stored here.

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 19th, 2016, 13:13

Thanks Fzabkar,

What is the process to get password informations ?

Thanks again for you answer

Re: ATA password bypassing

January 19th, 2016, 13:15

If ZU can't do it for you, then I don't know any other DIY method.
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