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I have a IBM ThinkPad R30 and I guess my mother-in-law tried too many times to log in and has "LOCKED" herself out!! Its an old laptop and I am unable to reset or bypass it I believe it has something to do with the hard drive. I receive is error message... ERROR : Warning: IRQ not configured - PCI : Bus : 00 Device : 13 Function : 00 : ERROR : Warning: IRQ not configured - PCI : Bus : 00 Device : 0C Function : 00 : Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in Advance

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If you have a dvd of any other OS .... insert into Drive .... when you turn on have it go to setup ... usually hit F2....
turn on the cd/dvd drive as first drive to load
now your into your machine

you should be able to see all the drives in my computer ..
there are youtube videos for you to change the password now

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SOURCE: laptop not used for some years. could enter bios

I received an IBM laptop with same issue a few months back. The error message due to the drained out CMOS RTC (coin-cell battery), which retains and other BIOS settings.
The system is OK and all you have to do is to get the CMOS/RTC battery replaced by the a professional.
Good Luck!

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SOURCE: I'm still having trouble wih my thinpad: When I

Sounds like it could be a problem with the hard drive itself.

First thing you should try is booting the laptop with the hard drive removed.

Let me know what happens, you will get an error message (related to the hard drive of course not being installed)

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