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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.
This may be a serious problem, and then it may not be. This is going to be a problem with the system board programing. First thing is go into the bios at start up and load set up defaults, or set the bios to default. If this doesn't work, then use another computer to go to IBM's support site and burn a disc with the bios download on it, and run the bios disc in your machine. If these two don't work, then I'm afraid it's serious. It will be a bad CRC2 problem, which is a faulty motherboard component. With a bad CRC1 or CRC2 it is cheaper to replace the motherboard on these models than it is to have it fixed. I hope that one of the first two solves the problem.