Question Will my HDD password work on the same hardware after motherboard replacement?

Zoltan_7

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Hi All,

I have a HDD on which I set the HDD password. I have this password, did not forget it. But in the meantime my laptop had a motherboard failure, so I have to order a new one. My question is, that will my old HDD with y known HDD password boot on the same hardware, but with a new motherboard in place?
I assume it should, right?
What can I do if it doesn't?

Thanks!
 

USAFRet

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"will it work?"
Completely unknown. AS above, different manufacturers do things differently.

Do you have a known good backup of all this data?
Being the OS drive, a full drive backup?


Moving forward, all you can do it try it.
See what happens.
 

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