Re-formatting drive


#1

Why aren’t things simple as they used to be?

I forgot my password to the locked drive. I don’t know what is in there, but I’m willing to erase the drive and start from scratch. But looks like I need to unlock the drive to do that as well! Talk about catch-22.

Is there a back entry or so which can used to at least format the drive?

I’m running Win XP Pro. The WD drive is a 500GB Essential.

Thanks in advance.

Shwajan


#2

If you fail the password 5 times, the drive should ask you if you want to reformat and clear everything, including the password. 


#3

Thanks for the reply. It does not ask anywhere whether I would like to format the disk or not. Are you sure this is supposed to be the screen once you try the password unsuccessfully five times?


#4

What happens, then, when you fail the password attempt 5 times?