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 Post subject: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
PostPosted: July 28th, 2018, 5:50 
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Recently, i came across a seagate Thin 500GB hdd which when connected with mobo shows the attached screen.

Friends, suggest ways to format/reinitialise the hdd for reuse, data not at all relevant.


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 Post subject: Re: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
PostPosted: July 28th, 2018, 7:38 
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Now you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

This is what you gain to be using stolen computers.

We will help you out later to find a professional lawyer when the secret services locks you down on jail.

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 Post subject: Re: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
PostPosted: July 28th, 2018, 8:12 
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I think i will PM Dmitry and i will ask to change your username from longlife to long_life_in_jail .

Also the forensice police is already investigating the reflex of your face with the camera on the screen of the computer and they are running the photo on advanced secret service software to match your face with real ID so that they will know where you live and who you are in order to arrest you for using that computer without permission ...

Oh ... and i forgot o tell you those computers do have a GPS and they phone home when you see that screen so the police do already have the location from where that computer was powered on.

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 Post subject: Re: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
PostPosted: July 28th, 2018, 10:19 
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Dear spildit,

Why are u worried so much?

It is only a hard disk of 500GB. Nothing more than that.

Stop worrying dear.


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longlife wrote:
Dear spildit,

Why are u worried so much?

It is only a hard disk of 500GB. Nothing more than that.

Stop worrying dear.


Because you are going to jail ! So there will be no more long-life on HDD Guru ....

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 Post subject: Re: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
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Why don't you just move the drive to PC-3000, MRT, etc and why don't you issue a security erase on the drive ?

Alçl sectors will be zeroed and all data will be gone....

Why do you think the drive is locked with ATA password ?

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Just boot another windows XP 32 bit with Victoria, let it load. When done plug drive to sata + power, detect with victoria. Does it have ATA password ? If not use security erase or victoria option to write to drive sectors or whatever ...

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 Post subject: Re: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
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Spildit sir,

I am overwhelmed with the concern for me. Thank you very much.

i should bot with a secondary drive with xp & mhdd and the 500gb is detected.

please clearly tell what to do next.... i have tried what u said....... but but........ next stepssss..............

once again thank you SPILDIT SIRRRRRRR.


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longlife wrote:
I am overwhelmed with the concern for me. Thank you very much.



It would be very troublesome to get your nickname changed to long_life_in_jail .

:lol: :lol: :lol:

That's the only concearn ....

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
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longlife wrote:

i should bot with a secondary drive with xp & mhdd and the 500gb is detected.

please clearly tell what to do next.... i have tried what u said....... but but........ next stepssss..............

once again thank you SPILDIT SIRRRRRRR.


Try to use your secondary drive to boot the XP and detect the 500 gb and from there use disk manager to clear all partitions on the 500 gb and format it ?

If you can get MHDD to detect the drive try to use "fasterase" or "erase" ?

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 Post subject: Re: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
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""Just boot another windows XP 32 bit with Victoria, let it load. When done plug drive to sata + power, detect with victoria. Does it have ATA password ? If not use security erase or victoria option to write to drive sectors or whatever ...""

Next i used victoria..........
Do not understand which sector to write.......

Can you help?????


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Try this : - http://hddguru.com/software/2005.10.02- ... html#erase

Erasing sectors or whole drive
You can use ERASE command to do this. If your drive is recognized by BIOS, MHDD will try to use BIOS functions to erase the drive. If you don't want MHDD to use BIOS to erase drives then use /DISABLEBIOS command line switch.

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 Post subject: Re: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
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longlife wrote:

Next i used victoria..........
Do not understand which sector to write.......

Can you help?????


ALL ... If you write zeros to ALL sectors the data on the drive will be gone. Just write zeros to ALL LBAs.

Or use this :

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 Post subject: Re: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
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Who knows if disk is acquired legally or not. I have been given disks with all sorts on the.

lets give the OP the benefit of the doubt..

I assume the OP searched this forum for similar cases and came up with this thread:
http://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=29783
I knew I had seen it before, so adding it in case it is helpful (I didn't go read it).

you might be able to troll the wayback machine for wave's help & support pages:
https://web.archive.org/web/20130401061448/http://www.wave.com/support/self-encrypting-drive-tab-missing-access

not sure if this "wave embassy" stuff is the same as what you are dealing with:
http://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35407&p=247817&hilit=wave#p247817

I remember some versions of Wave used TPM chip to send encrypted password to SED, but older versions probably not. I would be destroying the drive and forgetting about it, it has to be quite old anyways


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 Post subject: Re: unlocking - Unknown user & password on booting
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What is the full model of the drive ?

If the Seagate drive doesn't support SED i would say that it might be just ATA password locked + encrypted and it should be possible to unlock + erase.

Ale it might not be locked at all and it might be just encrypted ...

If so what i did write is still valid.

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why cant he just add the drive to a win10 machine for example, and:

>cmd
>diskpart
>list disk
>sel disk x (whatever the correct disk is)
>clean
> format.. etc etc


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Maybe it's locked with ATA password ?

Maybe it's SED locked ?

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The drive is laptop thin hdd 500gb Model st500lm0024 p/n 1rs152-030


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COOLLLL ! Most likely SED locked !!!

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When you detect the drive with Victoria in PIO does is show as PASSWORD LOCKED ?

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