external hard drive reset plz


  1.    30 May 2009 #1
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    external hard drive reset plz


    How do you reset it? I bought it one day at FRYS and I put a password and now I forgot that password. Is there anyway to reset it?
    Please share.
    I know I'm an idiot and fail at like for forgetting it. ;_;
    It's a MAXTOR by the way
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  2.    30 May 2009 #2
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    Re: external hard drive reset plz


    Hi pride and Welcome to Vista Forums.
    Did you right click the Hard drive and then format it?
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  3.    30 May 2009 #3
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    Re: external hard drive reset plz


    How do I do that? Whe I open the hard drive, it says I have to unlock it but I forgot my password. ;_; Cuz I'm an idiot and REALLY should write things down.
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  4.    30 May 2009 #4
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    Re: external hard drive reset plz


    Hello pride, do not open the hard drive, simply right click the hard drive and then click Format.
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  5.    30 May 2009 #5
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    Re: external hard drive reset plz


    Thanks for the help, but i finally figured it out. I went to the site and figured out I had to launch the maxtor manager and go to security and other options and they gave the option of erasing the hard drive. ^_^
    Thank you for your inputs though. It was helpful.
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  6.    30 May 2009 #6
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    Re: external hard drive reset plz


    Its good that you figured it out. Do not forget the password next time.
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