Rockdarte, i am also facing the same issue. I was assisting a friend to bypass BIOS password which i did assist by jumpering from hard mother board. after successful i receive an other message similar to the screen print you post of HDD/SSD password. after trying everything such removing the hard drive and slaving it to another laptop, its still giving me the same error. when i tried putting it through an external drive casing and connected to a laptop via USB, there we issue with installing the drive.
my question now, do we have a default password for HDD/SSD passwords?
A forgotten hardware level HDD/ssd password usually means you have a shiny new paperweight. The password is stored on the drive so moving it to a different system or an external enclosure won't help. Its against forum rules to ask/assist in bypassing security measures. http/www.tomshardware.com/forum/38307-63-read-first