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

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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.
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for more information on what this package does.

Supported ThinkPad systems:
- Reserve Edition
- R61, R400, R500
- T61, T61p
- T400, T400s, T410, T410i, T410s, T410si, T500, T510, T510i
- W500, W510, W700, W700ds, W701, W701ds
- X200, X200s, X200si, X200 Tablet
- X201, X201i, X201s, X201 Tablet, X300, X301

Supported Operating System:
- DOS

Note:
- 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
Additional information
Contents
Summary of changes
Note
Installation instructions
How to use
Determining version installed
Feature Description

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 1.02

  • (New) Added the Bootable ISO type DOS included.
  • (New) Update support models. (actual program code is same as 1.01)

Version 1.01

  • (New) Support for SSD (Solid State Drive) menu.

Version 1.00

  • (New) Initial release

 

Note
  • After the Resetting the Cryptographic Key of FDE is done, you cannot boot your computer from the HDD nor read data in the HDD. 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.

 

Installation Instructions
Notes:
  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
  • The tool enables or disables both menus at the same time.
Manual Install
Bootable Floppy
  1. Prepare a DOS bootable floppy disk and a floppy disk drive.
  2. Unzip 7KFD03WW.ZIP file and extract DRVMENU.EXE file.
  3. Copy the DRVMENU.EXE to the floppy disk.
  4. Attach the floppy disk drive to the ThinkPad computer, and insert the floppy disk.
  5. Turn on the computer.
  6. Type the following and press Enter at the command prompt to run the DRVMENU.EXE.
    • To know the current setting (the setting is displayed), drvmenu
    • To enable the menu, drvmenu -e
    • To disable the menu, drvmenu -d

If the request is processed, the program returns 0. Otherwise, it returns 255 with an error message.

Bootable CD-R, CD-RW
  1. Download 7KFD0xWW.ISO where x indicates a digit.
  2. Use CD-R, CD-RW blank media and a writing software to create the DOS bootable media.
  3. Place written CD-R, CD-RW media on an Optical Disc Drive (ODD) of supported ThinkPad.
  4. Confirm the ODD being a bootable device in BIOS Setup/Boot menu.
  5. Turn off the computer then turn on.
  6. Type the following and press Enter at the command prompt to run the DRVMENU.EXE.
    • To know the current setting (the setting is displayed), drvmenu
    • To enable the menu, drvmenu -e
    • To disable the menu, drvmenu -d

If the request is processed, the program returns 0. Otherwise, it returns 255 with an error message.

 

How to use
Using the Resetting the Cryptographic Key

Notes:

  • A new entry, 'Disk Encryption HDD', will be shown in the Security menu of the BIOS Setup Utility menu if the HDD with FDE (Full Disk Encryption) is embedded in the ThinkPad computer.
  • An harddisk password will be deleted by this process.
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key.
    The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed.
    If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  4. Select the Security menu of the BIOS Setup Utility menu.
  5. Select the Disk Encryption HDD menu.
    The following message is displayed.
    Reset the key of the HDD in the HDD bay [Enter]
  6. Press Enter key.
    Hitting Enter key makes showing next caution message and confirmation.
  7. 'Yes' confirmation shows next confirmation message.
  8. If a harddisk password was set, a password prompt appears. Type the correct password.
  9. Further process will start after entering the harddisk password.
  10. Press F3 key several times to exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

 

Using the Erasing the Solid State Drive

Notes:

  • A new entry, 'Solid State Drive', will be shown in the Security menu of the BIOS Setup Utility menu if the SSD (Solid State Drive) is embedded in the ThinkPad computer.
  • An harddisk password will be deleted by this process.
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key.
    The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed.
    If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  4. Select the Security menu of the BIOS Setup Utility menu.
  5. Select the Solid State Drive menu. The following message is displayed.
    Erase the Solid State Drive in the HDD bay [Enter]
  6. Press Enter key.
    Hitting Enter key makes showing next caution message and confirmation.
  7. 'Yes' confirmation shows next confirmation message.
  8. If a harddisk password was set, a password prompt appears. Type the correct password.
  9. Further process will start after entering the harddisk password.
  10. Press F3 key several times to exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

 

Determining version installed
  1. Run DRVMENU.EXE with no parameter.
  2. Version information is displayed on the screen.
  3. Refer to the "Using the Resetting the Cryptographic Key" section for the details.

 

Feature Description

Self-encrypting mass storage devices contain an encryption key that is used to encrypt data to be stored on the drive and decrypt that data when it is requested. Self-encrypting mass storage devices support an option to delete their existing encryption key and create a new one. Executing this command causes all data on the device to be permanently lost. The command can be executed manually from the BIOS options screen on the PC. It can also be executed using Lenovo's Central Management of BIOS Settings feature, available on select ThinkPads.


  • Alias ID: MIGR-68369, MIGR-68369-KR
  • Document ID:DS003053
  • Last Updated :6/23/2014 8:01:26 PM
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