Forgot my power on password on my laptop

How the hell do people "forget" a password they use all the time and if they can't remember a poweron password, which is usually limited in length, then don't put a damn password on.

If it's a BIOS or HD password on your laptop, you are going to have to pay big bucks to have it removed and send your laptop off to a pro shop and laptop bios passwords are more advanced and store in discrete chips usually on laptops and pulling the CMOS battery isn't enough to get past it.

A locked HD can't usually be formatted or anything done to it once it's locked. As for the BIOS password, on modern day laptops it's not a simple operation and is far beyond just taking a battery out of the motherboard or whatever you're thinking.