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Back up your most important data
to an external storage device in case anything goes wrong while
changing the BIOS settings. Remove any disc that is currently inserted
in the IBM Thinkpad X41's disc drive. 2-Shut off the Thinkpad X41
laptop. Turn the laptop back on and wait for the "To interrupt normal
startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message to appear on the
screen. 3-Tap the blue Access IBM button
at the top of the keyboard. Click the "Access BIOS" button when the
"Rescue and Recovery" menu appears. 4-Click "Yes" and wait for the BIOS to load. Type in the current BIOS password for the IBM X41 and press Enter.5-Navigate over to the IBM's
"Security" heading by tapping the right arrow key twice. Scroll down to
the "Supervisor Password" listing and press "F5."6-Type the IBM's current BIOS
password and hit Enter. Leave the next field blank if you want to
completely remove the BIOS password, or instead type in a new password
to replace the old one. Press Enter.7-Press "Escape" and then highlight "Restart" and press F5. Navigate to "Save changes and Restart" and press Enter.
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The error message relates to the date and time setting in the BIOS, it has a wrong due to a flat BIOS battery. The needs to be replaced and the date and time corrected,
The padlock symbol indicates the laptop's BIOS has been set with a password and you cannot enter and change the BIOS settings without this password.
Replace the BIOS battery with a new one, then boot up and enter your BIOS password, then change the time & date, then save and exit.
The Power On Password problem is near impossible to crack. It is designed to prevent unauthorized access to the Thinkpad and removing the BIOS battery will not remove the password because the password is stored on an EEPROM chip. There are no backdoor passwords available, the only option is to ask the person who set the password. OR There is a way to hack into the Thinkpad to see and remove the password but it requires electronic skills, a program and a working computer. For details on how to do this go to :- http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/
These error message relates to the BIOS and it appears the BIOS battery requires replacing because it is flat.
error 161 usually BIOS has lost its configuration/ checksum error.
error 163 usually BIOS clock not updating.
Replace this battery and go into the BIOS setting and configure the date/time settings, and hardware settings (if you are not sure select the factory default settings) save and exit
The CRC error (POST = power on startup test) on boot up refers to the BIOS settings. This could be cause by a near flat BIOS battery and it needs to be replaces. If it is not the battery you need go to the BIOS to correct any faulty settings.