08-10-2011 09:55 PM
I do work for family and friends and my mother in law dropped off her laptop. It's a Pavilion zv6000 and it's rather old, or so it seems. It has a power on password set and an admin password set before you can get to the login screen.
I tried "password" before and it worked on both of them. I got into BIOS and then went to remove the passwords and it let me remove the administrator password using "password", but not the power on password. After removing one, I now can't get into BIOS using "password" to remove the other password.
I figure that "password" is some default one, but it doesn't work on removing the PowerOn pw. I could really use some help.