07-21-2019 08:56 PM
I updated some drivers on my laptop because it was being a little slow, and when I went to start it up today it said system disabled and was asking for a startup password
07-21-2019 11:22 PM - edited 07-21-2019 11:31 PM
The system was slow and now no boot. Sounds like a failing hard drive was causing the slow down- and possibly it also triggered the prompt for a password. 6 months ago we could have attempted to help with a passcode for start up and if successful then some troubleshooting to check the drive to see if a new one was needed. However, changes in the rules do not allow us to help with passcodes now. The only option is to call HP who will most likely offer to change the motherboard for a fee.If the drive did fail that will be another fee unless you opt to change it yourself.
Probably more practical to start shopping for a new laptop.
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