So the wife got a couple of HP laptops from work. Legally. Seriously. They were cleaning out stuff.
Anyway they are HPs and relatively newish. They are password protected. They are also IT laptops. So rather good encryption.
I was able to get into the BIOS start on one. Every disk access was greyed out. Spent a while trying but no go. Short of pulling the drives and connecting them to another comp to format them, what can I do? I don’t want the data on the drives. I’d like to keep Windows if I can but I doubt that will be possible.