I have an HP Pavillion dv9000 (dv9812us) that's started mysteriously asking for a bios password.
I've already been to the HP support site and the only solution they give for this problem is to take the laptop to a certified repair center.
I remember encountering this problem before a couple years ago, and vaugely remember that there was a glitch in some of the HP laptops that caused them to start asking for a bios password even if one had never been set. I found a solution that involed bridging a jumper on the underside of the motherboard with an unbent paperclip, then flashing the bios so it wouldn't happen again. It worked, but I can no longer find the instructions on how to do this.
If anyone knows how to reset the bios password on this laptop I'd greatly appreciate some help!