There is no forum policy on helping with passwords. In the case of laptops these passwords must be strong or they would be useless. So, as a practicality, the only viable solution is the manufacturer. If the poster is the legal owner then it shouldn't be a problem.
Furthermore, for most home users, setting BIOS and/or hard drive passwords is overkill. The intent of these measures, in my opinion, is to secure the laptop for business use.
Laptops have become the prevalent type of computer for many home users. The laptop usually doesn't leave the premises.
So, we do become suspicious of anyone posting a question like the first post in this thread.