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The IBM Thinkpad has a very strong security system.
you are seeing a lock symbol when booting then somebody has set the supervisor
password. If you can't remember it or guess it (try "password", "admin", "pass", etc)
then you need to find the person that set the supervisor password.
the supervisor password is set the T41 is very well protected and it
can't be reset by removing the laptop battery or CMOS battery.
is a way to read the password from the protection chip but this is very
complicated and requires taking the laptop apart and building your own
If it's the HDD or hard drive password unfortunately you're going to have to get another hard drive and use an operating system set-up disc to start over. This password is difficult to bypass because it its the most secure way to lock the hard drive from data thief - unless you work for Obama.
Restart the laptop, hit F8 repeatadly to start in safe mode. This will bypass XP's login screen. You can then manipulate the password in the control panel. Also, you can change it by going to command prompt, type:
net user * (your username) then whatever password you want.
If you have already used three wrong passwords you can not without bringing it to IBM. If you have not tried 3 wrong password then you will need to call IBM and have them give you the backdoor password. We can not give you that as it is illegal.
The 560E is a good solid, basic and somewhat limited (by today's standard) laptop. In it's time, it was one of the best available. Unfortunately, the 560E was developed a few years prior to CD readers being installed into laptops. As such, there is no accommodation for such a device. You could look into attaching an external device, but I don't remember the 560E even having a USB post. Not the info that you were hoping for, but hope it helps. Have included a link to all kinds of 560E information, including the maintenance manual, below in the hopes that it may prove to be of some use to you.
For the Windows password you will need to reformat your hard drive. If that would not be done or if there is another way of removing the password without removing and reinstalling the operating system or of using your laptop by working around, windows password does not make sense at all. Hope this helps. Thank you.