I am working on a laptop for a friend of mine he bought used. It came\nwith a power on password and drivelock password. I went into the BIOS\nand used the option to reset the password for the admin and also for\nthe drivelock. I entered the old passwords for each and in the new\npassword and confirm password field I just hit the Enter key. Now the\npower on password won't accept the enter key (blank field) or the old\npassword. I cannot access floppy drive or bios as it comes on as soon\nas the POST test completes. I have disassembled the laptop and removed\nthe CMOS battery but I have heard the passwords are stored in a\nsecurity chip on the mobo. Is there any way to reset this password, get\nahold of the admin password, or short out the password chip, resetting\nthe security chip? I tried to call HP, but as I looked at the bottom of\nthe laptop, the serial number label is gone. The guy my friend bought\nit from claims it is not "hot" but cannot provide the original manual\nor the label with the s/n (very fishy). HP cannot do anything without a\ns/n unfortunately. Any help would be appreciated.