I picked up this notebook in exchange for some work I did for a women who is\ndivorced. Her name is on the notebook with the place she bought it from, so\nI don't think it is stolen. Before her husband divorced her he put a\npassword on the harddrive and the notebook was rendered usable. I build and\nfix PCs so I thought no problem, I'll reset the bios and I'll have access to\nthe drive. No luck and according to what I read it is impossible to fix\nwithout using an EPROM to reprogram the bios or get a new motherboard. Can I\njust get a replacement drive or will the password write itself to the hard\ndrive like did to the last one? Has anyone dealt with this problem before? I\ntried to search deja and google and there were no answers there. In the bios\nit says if you forget the password the drive will have to be replaced. I\ndon't want to spend money for a drive if it won't fix the problem. Thanks\nfor any further info. Remove the x from my email address to reply by email\nor just reply in the group.