I was using a boot password on my HPNX9000 laptop. My hard disk failed. I bought a new one. Put it in. Then decided the boot pawword would be a pain everytime I needed to restart the machine. I entered the bios by hitting f2 in order to disable the password but I could not access the option to disable as it said I did not have admin rights. I never saw this before! The only option I had was to blank create a new password that was blank by hitting return in the password field. I saved settings and exited and now I cannot boot the machine or access the bios. I have tried the old password and blank, space etc but nothing works.