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LOCK LAPTOP IBM

CAN NOT GET TO WINDOWS "START-UP,locked by previous adminstrator

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  • williamjkick Jan 24, 2009

    Still does not work,there is a symble on the screen of a mouse & a Lock.

  • williamjkick Jan 29, 2009

    Still on this ibm,if i erase the Dard-Drive,can i start from scratch bying reloading WILDOWS?

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Try going into safe mode. Shut your computer off completely and then turn it back on, when you do start tapping f8 and then choose safe mode with networking. Once your system comes back up see if you can get into any user account. If you can press the start button and click the picture at the top beside your name to enter the user accounts screen, then press the home button, and click on the administrator. from here you can have the option to remove the passwords. If you cant get into any accounts in safe mode you will sadly have to do a recovery, which entails reinstalling windows.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

  • jadestephen Jan 24, 2009

    then unfortunatly the only way to solve the issue is going to be erasing your system and doing a recovery.

  • jadestephen Jan 29, 2009

    absolutely!

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Lenovo p580 numlock off


What options have you tried ??

Number Lock on IBM Laptop Computers b> Laptop computers have the advantage being portable and self-contained, but among their drawbacks is a keyboard without a separate number keypad. While for most applications number keypads are unnecessary, they can be useful for data entry. Laptops sometimes provide a number keypad by giving certain keys double duty, allowing them to enter numbers rather than letters when a "Number Lock" setting is turned on. Number Lock, however, can get turned on accidentally, or enabled by an operating system by default, which can really mess up your typing. If typing "M" ends up displaying a "0" on your screen, Number Lock is probably the problem.

Try to locate the function key. On a T-series ThinkPad, it's in the lower left hand corner. It should be labeled "Fn," and the lettering may be blue, green or red instead of white. If your laptop lacks a "Fn" key, use the "Shift" key for Step 3 below instead. Locate the key labeled with "NmLk". On a T-series ThinkPad it shares a key with "ScrLk" which sits on the very top row between the "PrtSc" and "Pause" keys. On other IBM laptops, the "NmLk" key might share a key with "Delete." While holding down the "Fn" key or the "Shift" key, depending on your model, press the "NmLk" key. This should turn off Number Lock and restore your keyboard to its usual state. Number Lock on an IBM laptop is a "toggle" setting. You can turn Number Lock on by following the same steps.
also Examine your keyboard to ensure your "Number Lock" key is not activated. This activation is indicated by the key being lit up. If the key is activated, press it to deactivate the lock. The number lock key will deactivate an entire segment of your keyboard

Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor. In the registry, open the below folders.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
Control Panel\
Keyboard\
Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named "InitialKeyboardIndicators" with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Below is the explanation of each of these values.

0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
1 = Disable Num Lock.
2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.

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When I disconnect my IBM ThinkPad R50e from an external monitor, the text on the laptop is wacky. How do I fix this?


Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor.

In the registry, open the below folders.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
Control Panel\
Keyboard\

Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named "InitialKeyboardIndicators" with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Below is the explanation of each of these values.

0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
1 = Disable Num Lock.
2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.



hope this helps

Jul 11, 2012 | IBM ThinkPad PC Laptops

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I have a cmos lock on my ibm laotop


There is no such thing as a CMOS Lock. CMOS is a battery.

Maybe you have a BIOS Password lock? Or a Hard Drive Password Lock? Or A Windows Welcome Screen User Login Password Lock?

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When i turn on my labtop only a lock symbol comes up


BIOS password locked...

Either Remember the password, or you will have to call IBM to ask for a code..

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My IBM ThinkPad has a black screen with a lock icon on it and I cannot get into my laptop. How do I resolve this?


your laptop is a got a loss connection inside maybe you drop it... and it will trigger to lock all the device inside...

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Access IBM Button does nothing-- need it to start my comp up


Hi,
The Access IBM button is F11. This lets you boot the recovery partition. It is possible the previous owner removed the recovery partition to regain the hard disk space it uses.

If the recovery partition is gone, you can order the recovery disks from IBM/Lenovo.

Also, make sure you have the BIOS boot sequence in the correct order.. the primary boot device should be the cd-rom for installing the Vista disk. It is usually F8 on startup to load the BIOS.
Make sure the Vista disk is in the drive when you startup the install.

Here's a link to all the Thinkpad R50e drivers you'll need to get it fully working in Vista:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-55042.html

If you have just formatted, have you let the Vista disk finish the installation? Just a thought..

Good Luck!

Chris (ziraffa)

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Lock out bioas or harddrive lock


you have luck on BIOS or HDD or both? What's on the screen when you power on the laptop?

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Lostuserandpassword


When you power the machine start pressing F8 until it goes to a menu screen, then start in safe mode. Log in as administrator, not your account, from the administrator account you can clear the password in your account.

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