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Toshiba Hard disk Password

January 13th, 2016, 19:12

I have a lenovo laptop with finger print security system which is enabled on boot.i also had configured system user password and HDD password and i forgot both of them.But i can access bios with finger print swipe.Now any one can help me to crack HDD passwrod only?I can use all hard data and login to windows because of finger print system.System spec and detail is given under.
TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 Information

Firmware version : AX001A
Serial number : 83P8PPVHT
Capacity : 931.5 GB (~1000.2 GB)
Buffer size : 8192 KB
Standard : ATA/ATAPI-0 - SATA II
Supported mode : UDMA Mode 5 (Ultra ATA/100)
Current mode : UDMA Mode 5 (Ultra ATA/100)
Lenovo x200
4 Gb Ram
Windows 10 Os

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

August 12th, 2016, 2:43

can you use tool pc3k or mrt remove password hard drive

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

August 12th, 2016, 3:12

I dont know about these tools either they are hardware or software tools

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 26th, 2016, 19:06

Hi all !, I managed to unlock the Toshiba MK5055GSX Firmware ver. FG001M
User Password was forgotten, Security - Maximum, Master Password unchanged.

Here's the solution that helped me !

I have created the dos bootable usb and copied onto atapwd.exe and zu.exe programs.
Next I've run the atapwd.exe and issued the command SECURITY ERASE PREPARE and exit the program.
Next run the zu.exe with zu /s in my case and Bam !!! hdd unlocked !! :)

Hopefully this will help someone ;)

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 26th, 2016, 19:38

I will try it....

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 26th, 2016, 20:25

Don't bother, that only works for WD drives. Thus the name ATAPWD.exe

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 26th, 2016, 20:55

data-medics wrote:Don't bother, that only works for WD drives. Thus the name ATAPWD.exe

ATAPWD targets all drives.

ATA -> Advanced Technology Attachment
PWD -> password

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 26th, 2016, 21:11

What about data?

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 27th, 2016, 0:21

IceMan wrote:I have created the dos bootable usb and copied onto atapwd.exe and zu.exe programs.
Next I've run the atapwd.exe and issued the command SECURITY ERASE PREPARE and exit the program.
Next run the zu.exe with zu /s in my case and Bam !!! hdd unlocked !! :)

I don't understand why you need to issue a SECURITY ERASE PREPARE command. Shouldn't ZU work on its own?

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 27th, 2016, 9:47

Here's what was my issue.
When I was booting up from my Dell 755 machine bios was asking me for password for the locked drive, I hit esc button to skip and boot from the other drive to Linux to try out some options with hdparm with no luck, all I was getting Input/Output errors and same for MHDD.

So coming back to hdparm errors Input/output, I was thinking that maybe when I press the ESC button when the drive is asking me for password the drive is kind of locking him self and don't accept any of the commands ?

So my hypothesis is that SECURE ERASE PREPARE command is kind of unblocking the drive so it can continue with unlocking it ?

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 27th, 2016, 9:48

Hafizwaseem wrote:What about data?


I got all of the data

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 27th, 2016, 17:24

IceMan wrote:(...)So my hypothesis is that SECURE ERASE PREPARE command is kind of unblocking the drive so it can continue with unlocking it ?(...)


This is very interesting !

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 27th, 2016, 18:06

IceMan wrote:Here's what was my issue.
When I was booting up from my Dell 755 machine bios was asking me for password for the locked drive, I hit esc button to skip and boot from the other drive to Linux to try out some options with hdparm with no luck, all I was getting Input/Output errors and same for MHDD.

So coming back to hdparm errors Input/output, I was thinking that maybe when I press the ESC button when the drive is asking me for password the drive is kind of locking him self and don't accept any of the commands ?

So my hypothesis is that SECURE ERASE PREPARE command is kind of unblocking the drive so it can continue with unlocking it ?

So you didn't try ZU on its own?

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 27th, 2016, 18:11

Security Is Locked Security is enabled. In addition, access to the device is restricted.
(e.g. Security state SEC4). could this be the case ?

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 27th, 2016, 18:15

fzabkar wrote:
IceMan wrote:Here's what was my issue.
When I was booting up from my Dell 755 machine bios was asking me for password for the locked drive, I hit esc button to skip and boot from the other drive to Linux to try out some options with hdparm with no luck, all I was getting Input/Output errors and same for MHDD.

So coming back to hdparm errors Input/output, I was thinking that maybe when I press the ESC button when the drive is asking me for password the drive is kind of locking him self and don't accept any of the commands ?

So my hypothesis is that SECURE ERASE PREPARE command is kind of unblocking the drive so it can continue with unlocking it ?

So you didn't try ZU on its own?



At the first attempt I have tried ZU on its own but it didn't work.

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 27th, 2016, 18:29

http://www.t13.org/documents/UploadedDocuments/docs2006/e05179r4-ACS-SecurityClarifications.pdf

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

September 29th, 2016, 13:26

SECURITY ERASE PREPARE is not required, the zu operates in a vendor-mode

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

October 12th, 2016, 8:37

Hello!

I have a Toshiba ssd THNSNJ128GCSU
Locked with user password.
On maximum security

zu /s not unlock it
atapwd dont recognize my drive
I used mhdd but i dont know the master password

I want to reuse the drive.

Thanks for reading

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

October 12th, 2016, 14:56

user1 wrote:Hello!

I have a Toshiba ssd THNSNJ128GCSU
Locked with user password.
On maximum security

zu /s not unlock it
atapwd dont recognize my drive
I used mhdd but i dont know the master password

I want to reuse the drive.

Thanks for reading


SSD doesn't use the same VSC that normal HDD uses.

ZU will not work on the SSD.

Re: Toshiba Hard disk Password

October 12th, 2016, 16:59

Some vendors have tools which can erase SSDs by using the PSID on the label.
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