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Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 10th, 2010, 18:15

I know someone here its looking at this message and thinks (o what a stupid dork, the password its right there, i wont help him out because its very easy to see) the true its, i know alot about MAME,Xbox,Front Ends, and more, but got allmost no clue on how to read ths fuking thing, if someone can help and let me know what the password is it would be much appreciated, please dont let me think this forum its full of smart asses jerks that think everyone should know everything, SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH, yes ive searchd and got this far, now i need a bit of help. Thanks for reading.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 11th, 2010, 15:26

this topic has already gone beyond tolerance :)
Such info should not be publicly available. And once it is, I agree with you , use your brain.

pepe

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 13th, 2010, 0:18

abispac wrote:I know someone here its looking at this message and thinks (o what a stupid dork, the password its right there, i wont help him out because its very easy to see) the true its, i know alot about MAME,Xbox,Front Ends, and more, but got allmost no clue on how to read ths fuking thing, if someone can help and let me know what the password is it would be much appreciated, please dont let me think this forum its full of smart asses jerks that think everyone should know everything, SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH, yes ive searchd and got this far, now i need a bit of help. Thanks for reading.

I share your annoyance.

I haven't read the whole thread, but if you are ready to give up, why not buy a second HD of the same model and same firmware version. Then run the MHDD script against it, and save the BINs. Next create your own passwords, eg MASTERPWD and USERPWD. Run the MHDD script again and compare the BINs. That should tell you where the passwords are located and how they are encoded, if applicable.

In Windows you could use the File Compare command in a DOS window:

fc /b old.bin new.bin

If the passwords are plain text, then all is well. If not, then experiment by comparing passwords such as AAAA against BBBB, and so on.

Good luck.

-Franc

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 13th, 2010, 2:34

It appears to me that the user and master passwords each occupy a block of 32 bytes.

The password string appears to be terminated in a NUL byte (00).

The header consists of three bytes, 01 07 00.

The master password is 31 bytes long and consists of "WDC" repeated ad infinitum.

The user password appears to be ...

3E A8 00 42 DC 3E 24 F5 C5 6A 45 69 01 E6 0D 78 08 C9 86 F2 00 00 ...

If the NUL byte is indeed the delimiter, then the password is Alt-062 Alt-168.

OTOH, if NULs are part of the string, then there is no way to enter them via the keyboard, at least not in DOS. Furthermore, there is a 0D character which corresponds to a carriage return. This character will itself terminate keyboard input. Therefore such characters would need to be piped via file input rather than ordinary keyboard input.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 14th, 2010, 3:26

Hello all,

I want to thank you in advance if you can help me resolve my issue.

I have Acer laptop 5515 with SATA HD 120G. I setup a password for my HD and I forgot the password, therefore I am unable to use the laptop anymore. Each time I boot up the laptop is asking me the password.

Please someone help me to get my password back.

many thanks.
L.A :roll:

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 14th, 2010, 4:08

Your HDD details ( model.... etc ) ?

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 14th, 2010, 4:31

The model is Hitachi HTS543216L9A300 and the laptop is Acer 5515.

As soon I boot up the laptop I am getting the following error message.

Enter SATA Port 0 HDD User Password.

I hope that helps.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 14th, 2010, 5:16

Unfortunately, you will need a special tools (hardware/software) to unlock your drive. ( specially Hitachi will be more complex than other brands to unlock ).

Seek for a PRO near you in this forum to fix your drive, he will fix it with reasonable price.

Good luck

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 14th, 2010, 5:49

Any further help Please.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 14th, 2010, 6:32

There is no further help for Hitachi, you DO need pro tools for this case. There is no freebie solution for Hitachi.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 14th, 2010, 10:58

You can try to unlock it using HDD Erase, you must pay and normally HDD will be erase but you can use it again. With this method i rescue a WD HDD...

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 16th, 2010, 9:17

Hello,

Would somebody please help me to recover the password of my harddisk?
Its a Western Digital WD400BD 40GB.

I think I just need a push in the right direction. Where to start?
I have read the whole topic and downloaded MHDD, but what to do with it?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 16th, 2010, 9:24

This topic is already your right direction, you can start from page 1.

Good luck

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 17th, 2010, 4:48

When I type .read (read is the name of my script) in MHDD I get: Divice not ready, aborting...

What to do?

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 17th, 2010, 6:35

I figured it out!

Would somebody help me locate the password?

Image

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 17th, 2010, 7:21

BendeBoy, i'm not sure but plug your HDD as primary master and try again...

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 17th, 2010, 8:35

I got this :D

Image

Where can I now find the password?
I have run dump en dump2 with mhdd 4.5

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 17th, 2010, 8:36

I got this :D

imgdumper.nl/uploads2/4b7bc6e7a999c/4b7bc6e7a0d02-pass.png

Where can I now find the password?
I have run dump en dump2 with mhdd 4.5

It seems that my post have to be approved by a moderator when I post urls and imgs. So i masked the link. :oops:

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 17th, 2010, 15:58

Hi,
my name is Markus and i´m from Germany. First, I apologize for my bad english. I found this forum and this post when i was looking for an solution about a locked Acer Aspire Hard Drive. I read the whole post and with the post from M0RBI0US and MHDD and the 22.bin i could unlock it because the user Password was plain text.

But now i have anather problem. I have an Humax Satelite Reciever with HDD built in. I know that the Reciever set the HDD to high security and set a user and a master Password. I try to built in an WD2500AAJB. Before i built it in i had set an Master password with ATAPWD that i can erase the HDD when im gona use it again in the PC. I read id out whit MHDD and the master PW was there as plain text. So i built it in and the receiver had to Format the HDD. And now there is nothing as plain text anymore. I had attached the 22.bin as an .jpg that i read out.

When i understand the post from fzabkar right, the Password starts after the 01 07 00. but there are more than 32 Signs included and i dont know where it starts and where it´s ending.

Could somebody help me whit that problem?
Attachments
22.jpg

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

February 21st, 2010, 8:10

Hi Guys,

could anybody tell me if it works also for Samsung HDDs?

I have a problem with a locked MP0804H and couldn't manage to unlock it yet nor to erase it with hdderase.
And buying a new device is not an option since I'm a student with a rather small budget.

maybe there are only other regs?

I'll keep playing around with MHDD but i'd be grateful for any suggestion.
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