posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 08:37 AM
reply to post by AfterInfinity
You can try the cmos reset as posted by a few other members, ensure you remove the system battery as well as the cmos battery.
Since it's an HP, you might be screwed. The HP business class line of notebooks, starting with I believe the 4510 series, has an embedded security
chip. Your bios password is stored on that, not in the cmos, so resetting that does nothing, using cmos killers does nothing. As I've dealt with
this through work, and dealing with HP directly, if you have that security chip, you have basically 2 options.
Replace the board entirely (this is what HP would do)
Manually remove the security chip, purchase one online, and solder it on yourself.
I'm far too lazy to google that model to see if it has it, but if the cmos method doesn't work, you just might be screwed.
I use this site daily:
sensitive) and provide a few possible backdoor passwords.
I use it specifically for Dell latitude 2100 & 2110 netbooks, but it also works on models of hp/comaq toshiba and a few others I believe.
HP screwed us all by using a proprietary bios. Gone are the days of using a bios killer, they don't work on any HP from about 2004 onwards, none
that I've dealt with personally that's for sure.