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Forgot IBM thinkpad password

My father-in-law gave me his old laptop because my sister stole my laptop when she moved out. He doesn't remember the password because this computer was sitting dormant for a while. Is there any way to use it now or is it ready for the round file?
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    DEKR May 11, 2010

    Is it a password for windows or

    a password immediatley after powering on

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I had the same problem. If it is as soon as you turn the lap top on, than you will have to have the hard drive replaced :( thats the bad news, the good news is that if it powers up and asked for an administrater password, you can go on ebay and buy a disk to have that reset. or i took mine to a computer shop, just a little family owned store, they popped in a cd and cleared it and then i got to choose my own password! It only cost me 20$ to have it done. If you shop on ebay you will probably find a disk for about the same price, if not cheaper, i saw one just the other day! Foe now you can still access your laptop by letting it load up and when it pops up wanting the Adminastrater Password> Erace Administrator and type in Guest and you can access the guest account with out a password, you just may not be able to use all the functions. If you need any more assistance you can contact me at lilmommi@att.net my name is Jessica, ill be glad to help you get this worked out, i know what a pain it is, i went crazy when it happened to me!!!
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