how to clear hp510 power on password?

By irvinemakoni ·
i have an hp510, i put in a power-on password. yesterday i tried to change it. when i went into the bios it asked me for the old password and i put the password which is holy and i left the new password part blank.

when i tried to restart it was asking me for a password and when i jus press enter it was saying wrong password and when i entered holy it said wrong password again. so now am stuck i cant evn use my laptop. i have no access to the bios its asking for a power-on password. any idea what am supposed to do? how do i clear the password? please help

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contact HP

by PurpleSkys In reply to how to clear hp510 power ...


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Make sure you didn't accidentally hit a key

by seanferd In reply to how to clear hp510 power ...

when you thought the password was blank.

Otherwise, you are stuck with the first answer: Contact HP. There is no way to clear that password.

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