Password got reset on its own


#1

My password got reset on its own and now i cant get into the drive to do anything.  Is there a default password it goes to or do i have to reformat the drive.  If i have to reformat the drive how do i do it?  i am using windows XP and i have tried to look under my computer and disk management and it is not showing up.  But it is showing up under the WD smartware.  please help


#2

Follow the link

http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3741&p_created=1254176590&p_sid=BYAd6BPj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_srch=1&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTEsMTEmcF9wcm9kcz0yMjgsMjYwJnBfY2F0cz0wJnBfcHY9Mi4yNjAmcF9jdj0mcF9zZWFyY2hfdHlwZT1hbnN3ZXJzLnNlYXJjaF9ubCZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXNtYXJ0d2FyZSArIHBhc3N3b3Jk&p_li=&p_topview=1


#3

Same thing happened to me today, and I am also using windows XP.  it’s not simply a matter of forgetting my password, because even the password hint text has been deleted.  It ■■■■■ that I will probably have to reformat the drive and lose all of my data.  Now I will not be able to use the locking feature which was part of my decision for buying this external hard drive.


#4

That screen doesn’t apply because we can’t get to it as the whole drive is password locked! Is there a default password installed that we don’t have access to?