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IBM THINKPAD 2388-3RG PASSWORD LOCKOUT

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I have been given an old company owned IBM Thinkpad G40 Model 2388-3RG notebook that was to be recycled. It has a password protection on boot up and I cannot reach the last user... No cds or books came with the machine nor could I find any info on the net, also...
Any help as to how can I overcome this required password? I have no need of the files...
Thank you in advance!
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Get a Windows CD, make sure the Boot Order in your BIOS Setup is set to CD Drive before the Hard Drive, then boot to the CD and format the HD and install windows. Hopefully there isn't a BIOS password and all should be well?

Let us know how it goes and good luck.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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