Bought an HP Elitebook 6930p at auction. It was dirt cheap beacuse it had some kind of HDD encryption on it and no one new what it was or how to crack it. When you booted it up all you saw was a bunch of numers in increments of 4. I figured a new HDD Drive would do the trick. I bought a used HDD and I am trying to use it but when i start the computer i get "Non-System Disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready.
Here are the specifics:
The laptop is a HP Elitebook 6930p p/n KK080AV
the old (original HDD) is a TOSHIBA MK1655GSX 160GB (HP PN 493442-001)
the new one is a TOSHIBA MK8034GSX 80GB
The Elitebook Bios can differentiate between IDE and AHCI and I have it properly set for AHCI
SO here is my two questions
1) is there something I can do to format the original drive to get rid of the encryption problem (like would a USB to SATA wire allow me to connect to another computer and format the drive)
2) What do I need to do to get the new HDD working if I can't do the first question
Anysuggestions or comments will be appreciated.