Originally Posted by Time-Pilot
You can, with one exception, it could also be a hard drive password, and if that's the case, throw away the hard drive.
That happened to our Student Government VP laptop (i guess someone wanted to go out with a bang). They set a BIOS and a HDD password. The BIOS password was easy enough to get rid of (just had to call dell, they gave us a BIOS Password that would work using our service tag), but the HDD password was different. Just like TP said... we had to junk the thing and buy another one. We didn't want to send it to Russia and have it removed for $1500 (forgot the amount, but it was a lot).