How to reformat the recovery drive for dell 1420

allenyup

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i had successfully recover the drive for dell 1420, but my brother had forgotten his passwords, so how do i do the recovery? i tried to format, but the system are not allowing formatting... Is there any help for this matter?
 

hang-the-9

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How are you trying to format the drives? If you boot off a Windows 7 setup disk the only thing that would stop you from doing a format is a password on the hard drive itself in the firmware or a faulty hard-drive.
 

allenyup

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allenyup

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its a firmware, thats why i cant format it. i had made a recovery drive but its lock with password now and my brother had forgotten the password.
 

hang-the-9

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If the password is on the drive itself you need to contact the drive manufacturer or Dell if its their drive.
 

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