11-02-2011 04:40 AM - edited 11-03-2011 12:17 AM
My WD5000AAKB-00H8A0 f or unknown reason became locked.
After unlock this by Zone Unlocked it show in BIOS as 8Gb capacity.
But Windows see all 500Gb.
How return it on his factory capacity in BIOS?
And what happens?
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11-02-2011 10:32 PM - edited 11-02-2011 11:31 PM
WDC WD5000AAKB-00H8A0 LBA:976,773,168 SN: WD-WCASYS893835 FW:05.04E05 CACHE:16384KB SUPPORTS: LBA48 HPA AAM DLMC LBA MS16 DMA (UDMA, MWDMA2) SMART... Security: high,ON WARNING: THIS DRIVE IS LOCKED BY ATA PASSWORD
Above output from diagnostic program MHDD.
It shows "Security: high, ON". MHDD also shows that hard drive is locked by password.
But, by another program, ZU (Zong: Unlock Password) I unlock the HDD.
Yes, this internal hard drive "WDC WD5000AAKB ".
11-03-2011 10:09 AM
sorry, this drive locking by firmware is outside what I know. how old is your computer? and have you ever done a bios update? maybe the bios is having a problem seeing the drive because it has a drive size limitation. whereas windows doesn't.