My Lenovo S10-2 laptop died. I'd like to get the data off the hard drive. The problem is that there is a hard drive password applied to the drive. Of course I know the password, but I have no way of entering it. When I connect the hard drive to another computer using a SATA-USB adapter cable, the data is not accessible and I get no opportunity to enter the password.
How can I access the data on the hard drive?
(Some background on the laptop: When I press the power button, the button lights up, but nothing appears on screen, and after about 10 seconds, the light in the power button goes out again. In its last days, the laptop wasn't keeping time, so I thought it just needed a new CMOS battery, but when I opened up the laptop and measured the voltage of the existing CMOS battery, it matched what the manual said it should be, so now I suppose the problem is something to do with the motherboard.)
I've tried to do some searching on my options, and the only thing I can find really is to find another working Lenovo S10-2, insert my hard drive into it, and remove the password through the working laptop's BIOS.
Are there any other options? Is there perhaps some freeware Windows program that would allow me to do something along the lines of sending the appropriate unlock command and password to the drive over a SATA-USB adapter cable?