In my Dell Lat D610 I have a WD 121 gb hd. During use the blue screen with the memory dump warning appeared. I shut down the machine, reseated the drive and attempted to reboot (per instructions) and was presented for the first time with a Dell page requiring the entry of a Hard Drive password – which was never configured, so far as I know, and I installed this drive 5 years ago. Hitting “enter” wouldn’t suffice.
I shut the machine down, again reseated the drive, and was finally able to get a laboriously slow but apparently otherwise normal boot.
My concern is that I will need to know how to circumvent this request for a password should I see it again, and it persists. Better yet, how to avoid it altogether.
This is my drive: WDC WD1200BEVE-00WZT0