external hard drive reset plz

pride1289

New Member
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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dinesh

Vista Expert
Vista Guru
Hi pride and Welcome to Vista Forums.
Did you right click the Hard drive and then format it?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq
    CPU
    intel core 2 duo T 5550 @ 1.83 MHz
    Motherboard
    intel 965 chipset family
    Memory
    2 GB DDR 2 SD RAM @ 667 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board upto 358 MB RAM
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"
    Hard Drives
    160 GB WDC

pride1289

New Member
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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dinesh

Vista Expert
Vista Guru
Hello pride, do not open the hard drive, simply right click the hard drive and then click Format.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq
    CPU
    intel core 2 duo T 5550 @ 1.83 MHz
    Motherboard
    intel 965 chipset family
    Memory
    2 GB DDR 2 SD RAM @ 667 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board upto 358 MB RAM
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"
    Hard Drives
    160 GB WDC

pride1289

New Member
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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dinesh

Vista Expert
Vista Guru
Its good that you figured it out. Do not forget the password next time. ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq
    CPU
    intel core 2 duo T 5550 @ 1.83 MHz
    Motherboard
    intel 965 chipset family
    Memory
    2 GB DDR 2 SD RAM @ 667 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board upto 358 MB RAM
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"
    Hard Drives
    160 GB WDC
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