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Subject: Re: big problem with locked drive

Re: big problem with locked drive

From: Torben Klein <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 19:33:59 +0100

I'm sure I ran the commands correctly, but it didn't work. I cannot contact
the author of atapwd, because his hp is down. Seems as if I have to buy a
new disk, but what if it happens again? I found a desciption to erase a disk
using debug, may this unlock the disk? It's the last chance I see at the
moment. Or is there kind of a masterpassword for hitachi disks? Because I
think the program wants the right password. Even before erasing the disk it
asks for a password, so maybe this is the only way to get the disk back to
work Any ideas???


----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Stenberg" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: big problem with locked drive

> Torben Klein wrote:
> > I don't see the command named security erase prepare and security erase
> > unit. I can choose prepare to erase unit and the program says command
> > complete, but when i then select erase unit i get the error "command
> > rejected by drive" again. Seems as if this way doesn't work. Are there
> > other ways to solve the problem?
> No, this is the only way. Did you run the commands right after each other?
You are not allowed to run any other command between prepare and erase.
> Maybe there is a bug in atapwd. I have never tried these command myself.
Try contacting the author Alex Mina.
> --
> Björn
Received on 2003-01-30

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