I have had my Toshiba laptop for around 4 years, and I recently bought an optical caddy for it. I placed the OEM drive in the caddy, and another HDD in the primary slot.
The password might have needed to be removed before moving it to the caddy.
Now the OEM drive is asking for a password every time I power on the PC. I know the password and it's no problem to enter it, but I don't ever remember putting an HDD password on it in the first place.
How would you know the hdd password; if you say, you dont remember putting one on the hdd?
My BIOS has no option to set an HDD password, only a User and Master/Supervisor pass. It doesn't matter which slot the OEM HDD is in, the password is requested no matter what. Zeroing out the drive and reflashing the BIOS hasn't helped. How can I get this off for good?
How about messing with the "User and Master/Supervisor pass". Set a pass then come back and redo the pass but leave it blank.
Normally there should be an option like:
Is there a Windows utility toshiba or Hitachi makes to handle hhd password.
Sorta like this one for usb hdd
HDD Password Tool and Users Manual
If the Laptop came with preinstalled utilities. Check and see if any relate to hdd setup.
If you have another laptop or Tower and in its bios it shows the option for setting hdd password. Try attaching only the hitachi drive and see if you can set the bios hdd password to blank "If you don't want a password, just press "enter" twice".