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Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

July 27th, 2009, 22:42

Haha i searched for around 2 hours and found nothing. Either it doesnt exist or I dont know the proper resources to get what I need.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

July 28th, 2009, 1:00

Interesting. Are you sure you read the whole thread?

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

July 28th, 2009, 11:59

Haha completely. Did every script, tried the one from 4 years back, and even combined different ones together to see what would happen. Either got a No DRQ error, got a 0kb empty 42.bin, or got a 1gb 42.bin with no info in it. I dont know if this helps, but its a 2.5" SATA drive. By the way, I appreciate the comments back on this, helpful or not. :D

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

July 28th, 2009, 13:08

Just tested on a WD1600BEVT, script from page 2 works fine.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

July 28th, 2009, 14:37

Is it the one that has the cs.bin file?

Ok, this is how Im doing this.

I launch with a CD, then exit out so I can boot from a flash drive. I open up my hard drive and type ID to make sure everything is cool. After that, i type .md (my scripts name is md) and then it tries to run that script. When it gets to the cs.bin file, it says that it cant open it. Im doing the cs.bin file in notepad, so Im not sure if thats bad or not. Any clue why it cant open the cs.bin file?

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

July 28th, 2009, 14:38

Is it the one that has the cs.bin file?

Ok, this is how Im doing this.

I launch with a CD, then exit out so I can boot from a flash drive. I open up my hard drive and type ID to make sure everything is cool. After that, i type .md (my scripts name is md) and then it tries to run that script. When it gets to the cs.bin file, it says that it cant open it. Im doing the cs.bin file in notepad, so Im not sure if thats bad or not. Any clue why it cant open the cs.bin file?

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

July 28th, 2009, 15:06

Try using a hex editor to make it.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

July 28th, 2009, 22:54

So, I did that and now it says "Drive reports error" when it gets past cs.bin. Now, I dont know what this means, but i have a question.

Can anything harmful be done to a locked drive through MHDD? Cause my girlfriend decided it would be a GREAT idea to go in to MHDD (not sure if she selected the drive or not) and type help to see all the commands, and proceed with typing them all in to see what they do.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

July 28th, 2009, 23:29

Wooooo! h2oinsyde. Thats what the password was. WOOOOO! thanks guys :)

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

July 28th, 2009, 23:56

Did you figure out what you were doing wrong?

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

August 6th, 2009, 9:20

I seem to be having the same problem with drive error when trying to load the cs.bin file (which 512b x 0x00 created in a hex editor)

Code:
51 ERR INDX CORR DREQ DRSC WRFT DRDY BUSY    PWD AMNF T0NF ABRT IDNF UNCR BBK 04
[WDC WD800BEVS-75RST0  ] [  156,301,488] [             ] [                   ]
SN:WD-WXE308A49183   FW:04.01G04   CACHE:8192KB                                 
Supports: LBA48 HPA AAM DLMC LBA MS16 DMA (UDMA6,MWDMA2)                       
SMART: Enabled SelfTest: Supported ErrorLog: Supported                         
Security: high, ON. Size = 76319MB                                             
                                                                               
WARNING: THIS DRIVE IS LOCKED BY ATA PASSWORD                                   
                                                                               
MHDD>.md                                                                       
MHDD ATA/SCSI TERMINAL v2.1                                                     
Script: MD                                                                     
ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ
LINE 1: RESET                                                                   
LINE 2: WAITNBSY                                                               
LINE 3: REGS = $45 $0B $00 $44 $57 $A0 $80                                     
LINE 4: WAITNBSY                                                               
LINE 5: REGS = $D6 $01 $BE $4F $C2 $A0 $B0                                     
LINE 6: WAITNBSY                                                               
LINE 7: CHECKDRQ                                                               
LINE 8: SECTORSFROM = CS.BIN                                                   
ERROR: drive reports error                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
| Scan a drive : <F4>                                               | 14:15:52


Any ideas?

Mick

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

August 6th, 2009, 10:25

is0-mick wrote:cs.bin file (which 512b x 0x00 created in a hex editor)


This is not correct.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

August 6th, 2009, 10:46

Thanks for the reply I realised my mistake now it has been pointed out.
However I now have another slight problem.

Code:
00000060h: 00 00 00 12 0A 12 00 00 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 1E ; ................
00000070h: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 4D 00 24 00 07 00 12 ; .........M.$....
00000080h: 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 ; ................
00000090h: 00 00 00 07 00 01 02 0D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ; ................
000000a0h: 00 01 03 00 03 01 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ; ................
000000b0h: 00 00 00 00 00 01 57 44 43 20 57 44 38 30 30 42 ; ......WDC WD800B
000000c0h: 45 56 53 2D 37 35 52 53 54 30 20 20 20 20 20 20 ; EVS-75RST0     
000000d0h: 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 ;                 
000000e0h: 20 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 53 7C 42 7C 4C 7C ;   ........S|B|L|
000000f0h: 50 5A 4D 4E 48 47 43 54 52 48 56 5A 4B 52 55 48 ; PZMNHGCTRHVZKRUH
00000100h: 00 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 30 33 ; .             03
00000110h: 2D 31 31 2D 32 30 30 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ; -11-2008........
00000120h: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ; ................
00000130h: 00 00 00 00 00 01 07 00 26 17 1E 32 00 00 00 00 ; ........&..2....
00000140h: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ; ................
00000150h: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 14 24 16 17 2D 31 05 02 ; .........$..-1..
00000160h: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ; ................
00000170h: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 40 FE FF 00 00 00 00 ; .........@þÿ....
00000180h: 00 01 30 00 00 05 00 64 00 14 20 32 00 00 00 0F ; ..0....d.. 2....
00000190h: 00 01 02 00 40 00 2C 01 32 00 20 00 55 FF 00 00 ; ....@.,.2. .Uÿ..
000001a0h: 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ; ................
000001b0h: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 58 58 58 58 ; ............XXXX
000001c0h: 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 ; XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
000001d0h: 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 ; XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
000001e0h: 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 01 01 01 01 ; XXXXXXXXXXXX....
000001f0h: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 0A 00 31 00 00 01 ; ............1...


26 17 1E 32 I guess is the password?
I tried entering this into MHDD is there a special way to enter hex digits? instead of asc?

Thanks
Mick

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

August 6th, 2009, 11:06

You can input FILES in Victoria for windows as password. I don't know if it will work but you can create a file with the hex editor with your password in HEX and try to use Victoria for windows with that file.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

August 6th, 2009, 11:23

I actually just figured out a way to do it with MHDD.

If you convert the hex into decimal

You can then hold down the ALT-GR key, then on the numeric keypad type the decimal code (3 digits pad with 00s), and it will give you the asc character for that number :)

so the master password was:
14 24 16 17 2D 31 05 02 (hex)

which decimal is
20 36 22 23 45 49 5 2

so I held alt-gr and typed 020 036 022 023 045 049 005 002 (you need to release the alt-gr key after each 3 digits typed)

drive unlocked!

Thanks again guys

Mick

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

August 6th, 2009, 12:08

Good job!

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

August 6th, 2009, 16:18

hi everyone!!

can someone help me unlock my wdc(wd2500bevs) i ran all the scripts on this topic and i came up with this file(in the attachments, remove the .txt extension)
can someone help me find out the password?
Attachments
22.BIN.txt
file
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Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

August 6th, 2009, 18:05

Ombladon, your master password in HEX is :

02 00 00 01 78 00 32 00 20 00 55 FF 00 01

You have to try to use is0-mick way to convert it to dec and imput using MHDD.
hex.jpg

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

August 7th, 2009, 4:30

02 00 00 01 78 00 32 00 20 00 55 FF 00 01

You would need to enter

020 000 000 001 120 000 050 000 085 255 000 001
(alt-Gr key pressed while typing each 3 digits, then release)

Mick

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

August 7th, 2009, 4:46

is0-mick wrote:02 00 00 01 78 00 32 00 20 00 55 FF 00 01

You would need to enter

020 000 000 001 120 000 050 000 085 255 000 001
(alt-Gr key pressed while typing each 3 digits, then release)

Mick

doesn't work....
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