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Locked HDD and supervisor PWD

Postby simce » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:09 pm

Hi all,
Great forum, keep up the good work.
I have a problem and i do not know if there is simple soultion.
I put supervisor and user pwd on BIOS on my Amilo L6825, and borrowed notebook to a friend. He tried 3 wrong pwd attempts and after that my supervisor pwd is locked and i can use only user pwd that has unlimited access to bios and notebook, but problem is that now i can not make more partitions to hdd, and i'm affraid that i'll be unable to reinstall windows later.
Is there any safe way to check if i can write into boot sector of HDD since i'm affrad to try something like fdisk /mbr and than to destroy mbr and be unable to reinstall OS?
I tried with partition manager but without any success. Maybe i'm doing something wrong?
In bios hdd write protect is set to Disabled and boot virus protection is set to Disabled!
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Postby aspettl » Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:26 pm

Did you try to edit your bootsector in Windows? Maybe there is an antivirus program that prevents modifications.
You could try to boot from a Linux live cd and edit your mbr with a tool like fdisk or parted.

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