ThinkPad BIOS Setup Menu Extension Utility for the Resetting the Cryptographic Key and the Erasing the Solid State Drive for DOS – ThinkPad

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ThinkPad BIOS Setup Menu Extension Utility
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ThinkPad BIOS Setup Menu Extension Utility Bootable CD
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README for ThinkPad BIOS Setup Menu Extension Utility
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This BIOS Setup Menu Extension Utility for the Resetting of the Cryptographic Key and Erasing of the Solid State Drive (SSD) in ThinkPad BIOS Setup for SSD, Full Disk Encryption (FDE) Hard Drives (HD) and FDE SSD's.

This package enables new menus, 'Disk Encryption HDD' and 'Solid State Drive', in the BIOS Setup Utility. This will work with FDE feature supported hard disk drives.

Disk Encryption HDD menu:

This is the feature to reset a cryptographic key of the hard disk drive (HDD) with Full Disk Encryption (FDE) function.

The FDE make encryption to writing data to its disk and decryption for reading out from a disk. Without a same cryptographic key in an HDD, the data inside can not be read properly decoded. Once a new key is defined by reset, the previous key is deleted from the HDD and then the read and write operations are done with using the new key. This means the computer can not be booted from the HDD nor read data in the HDD after resetting a cryptographic key.

The HDD itself makes a cryptographic key and manages it, but the ThinkPad computer does not store any cryptographic key information. Once a new cryptographic key is defined by doing the Resetting the Cryptographic Key, as there is no way to restore the previous key, recovery of the HDD data is impossible.

Solid State Drive menu:

This is the feature to erase all contents of the Solid State Drive in a minute.

Note:

  • If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
  • This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.
  • Any hard drive (HD) password will be deleted by this process.
  • Click here to view the FDE Hard Disk Drive Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Click here to view a list of SSD, FDE HD and FDE SSD's: Notebook Hard Drives - Reference Guide