I use a SSD 520 series with a MB DQ77MK .
When I set a Hard Disk Drive password in the bios (0056), the status stay "not installed". I make the same with User password and I get "installed".
I buy a platform Vpro only for this. Does I miss something ?
I was able to set a HDD password on my system, but it only works if you go into BIOS immediately after a cold boot. Trying to set the password after a Restart from Windows does not work. Trying to set the password after a Shutdown from Windows does work.
I will report this behavior to our BIOS team.
Let me know if you continue to have problems.
I should also mention that on my system I did not receive a proper "Please enter hard disk password" prompt after I set the password. They system would simply halt the POST process with a steady cursor in the upper left corner of the screen.
I wonder how you discover the subtilty of "cold BIOS". It works. Big thanks.
I notice when my pc is not running ( shut down and only plug ), the three diods of the keyboard are flashing ( 20 seconds interval ). Is it a particularity of this DQ77MK ?
I just stumbled onto the 'cold boot' aspect of the problem. I noticed that it worked sometimes, but not others and finally figured out that it only worked on a cold boot.
I don't see the same LED behavior on my keyboard. I checked some other forum's and other people who have seen blinking keyboard LED's have narrowed down to either the brand of keyboard or to an actual problem with the keyboard.