Hey everbody, big problem here and I would be glad if someone could help! I was in a middle of an ATA secure erase through the disks utility when my laptop froze and had to do a hard reboot. When I turned the computer on it asks for a password to unlock the hdd. However, I did not set a password in the process, so now I can't turn my computer on while the hard drive is in the computer! Thank goodness for live discs lol!

Does anybody know how to rectify this?

P.S Not sure where to post this so I will put it in a few different catagories.