1. Read http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq/browse_frm/thread/ac9d329b314a0f31/068fefd29b9b9bec?q=Compaq+Armada+7800+password+removal&_done=%2Fgroups%3Fq%3DCompaq+Armada+7800+password+removal%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN%26tab%3Dwg%26&_doneTitle=Back+to+Search&&d#068fefd29b9b9bec
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I have a serious problem with my laptop. A friend's Compaq Presario 2100 was asking him for a password and the hard drive was not booting also, so I just offered to help and I swapped my hard drive with his own to check if the problem was with his hard drive or not. I confirmed that his own hard drive was bad and I told him to change it, but after replacing my own hard drive in my Armada 7800 it started asking me for "hard drive bay unlock password", which has never happened before. I am very confused now as I cannot use my laptop now and I must get it to work by Monday or I am finished. Please anyone who has encountered this kind of issue please help me out. I will be very grateful for any and all help in getting this problem resolved. Thank you all.