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My IBM thinkpad 2656 locks before it even boots into windows. What should I do

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  • lezh Apr 23, 2009

    Thanks mean for responding. it juts becomes unresponsive to input and asks for the unlock code

  • adn May 11, 2010

    by unlock code do you mean a product key or password message?

    If you can please post any errors or messages you see on the screen (before and durring) . I will do my best to help you.

  • adn May 11, 2010

    What do you mean by locks do you get an error screen, or does it become unresponsive to input, does the screen go black, do any lights blinking fast or stay on constantly (HDD, CDROM, Floppy, Network, other status lights)

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