Hello, I BOUGHT A LAPTOP HARD FROM A FRIEND AND WHEN I WENT TO TURN IT ON, IT SAY'S LOCKED UP IN THE LEFT HAND CORNER. IT'S A TRAVELSTAR FOR MY LAPTOP COMPUTER, OR SHOULD I THROW IT AWAY? CAN ANYONE "HELP" ME THANKS
I'm not sure how it works for laptops exactly, but for desktop, there is a small battery on the motherboard that keeps settings for the BIOS (like a password) saved, and by removing the battery you can reset the BIOS. I would guess a similar capability exists with laptops.
Did you try asking you're friend for the password?