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HELP--- problem with the hd booting and pulling my hair out !!!!!!1

Ok it's like this , i have a ibm think pad laptop with the hts548080m9at00 80 gb hd . i loaned my computer to a friend and they some how messed it iup bad!! when ever you turn on my laptop it looks like it will load but then it like goes into what looks like total lock down!! in the upper left hand corner of my screen there is a picture of a pad lock and it gives you two times only to in-put a password i think! my friend does not know what he did but it will not boot to any thing at all it just goes to a locked state! ok but hear is where it gets weird i put a new drive in a ibm travelstar model djsa-220  15 gb  and  the lap top worked fine booted up into windows like it should until we had a power surge throughthe wall plug and fryed my hd!computer is fine had it looked at so i put other drive back in and and haveing same boot up problem as before can you help!!! please

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Sounds like you have a boot up password enabled and the only way to disable something like that is to remove the cmos battery from the computer. You could download the service manual from the ibm support website which would tell you how to remove that. After you remove it, wait 15 seconds and replace it. If you're still in warranty i would call up ibm and ask them if they have a software method or a master code to reset that.        

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