Locked laptop hard disk

  wossie 17:57 02 Nov 2005

A friend has a laptop and lost the password, he has given it to me and wants it formatted but he says it is locked. I tried to format it by connecting it to my pc and use manage, initialise disk etc. to no avail. Is there anyway of rescuing the disk or has he to purchase a new one. I can't contact him to find out the O/S, before you ask. Thanks in advance. Wossie.

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