Originally Posted by qhn
Cool. Glad that you had it fixed and appreciating that you came back and shared your experience from "recovering a bad flash".
This statement kinda ruined the brilliant input from above.
NBF is consistant in discouraging our forum users into discussing of bypassing hardware securities, let them be BIOS or hard drive locks. Noone here is "assuming" anything of the sort that you mentioned. Searching the forum, and you would see that inputs are limited to recommending sending back to the manufacturers, if reflashing BIOS to previous version fails.
Actually, it wasn't at all a bad flash -- it was the BIOS doing something that wouldn't interpret the password in the same way the old BIOS did. In the name of experimentation and further information for others, I actually flashed BACK to the old BIOS, put on the HDD password again, and flashed to the new BIOS again. The same problem as before persisted, confirming that I was correct about the new 7811's BIOS in that it doesn't interpret the old BIOS's HDD password correctly. Using the second hard drive to flash back to the old BIOS and unlocking the pass worked again (same as I did before).
And to the second quote, I was actually not responding to anyone at THIS forum (since no one actually responded), but to other
forums -- which shall remain nameless -- in which my thread was closed immediately and/or there were replies that were very assumptive or even flat-out accusing me of stealing the drive... Needless to say, this frustrated me to no end. I apologize for taking it out on this forum and this post. I hope others can use this post for help in the future and save them hours/days of frustration and wasted time.
Anyways, thanks again! And thanks for not immediately locking the thread like everywhere else... I appreciate that.