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Bios reset password

I forgot the password ,the problem its, the same password to boot,harddisk,and the supervisor password 
one more thing ,when turn on the compter apear the ibm logo ,then appear a computer  and lock (i know is the boot password) 

sorry for my bad einglish please help me
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  • harima Mar 27, 2008

    i tried but the bios dont let me in because i write the same password for everything and i forgot it because 
    Not had much time to use it

  • harima Mar 27, 2008

    pardon me for not having properly explained 

    What happens is that I have completely blocked the bios ,hard disk,boot,power up ,
    Not let me access to absolutely nothing  

    Thank you for taking the time and forgiveness for not having explained well

  • harima Mar 27, 2008

    Really appreciate your help, but the problem is that you try and whatever I may not access anything, I am still asking password, a figure more ....... 

    All goes to a black screen with different symbols, depending on what you want to do, all leading to a lock one hand, and try everything 

    Thank you again for taking the time, you are a very good person 


  • harima Mar 27, 2008

    one more thing my computer is a ibm thinkpad t43

  • harima Mar 27, 2008

    no man, i bought the computer in the pawnshop used

  • harima Mar 27, 2008

    another thing, i tried with the windows xp install cd ,but still need the password

  • harima Mar 27, 2008

    this screen apear when i try to boot from hard disk ,another like that for everything i do,like try to acces to the bios options, i try to remove

    the battery ,and the bios battery,nothing works
    please i think im giving to you too much troubles,sorry i tink im giving up

  • btorres1962 Mar 27, 2008

    Ttrying to disable power on password, not able

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    HI i have a thinkpad t43 and i want ti boot from cd is asking for password ,
    i have reamove the cmos battry and the battry too for 2 days and it still asking for the pass word which my brother have type and can reamenber pls help me

  • Tet12 Apr 18, 2008

    Hi I have an IBM think pad when I tried to log in it comes up with time and date error but when I go to F1 settings it comes up with a lock and wanting a password how can I get it started to load some new soft ware so I can use it again.

  • mshakhan Oct 16, 2008

    forget the bios password

  • RAAJAA Dec 28, 2008

    ERROR 0271

  • srw45 Dec 29, 2008

    I get a pic of a padlock when trying to enter the bios

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Password reset please


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Obivously none of you read the acctual problem of the guy with the problem. He has BIOS, HD and admin-passwords set. So, no way to enter the BIOS, boot from CD or anything else.
There is no way to bypass the HD password. Go buy a new harddisc, that's the only solution.
It sometimes helpes to bypass the BIOS password when you take out the CMOS battery for an hour or two. But it usually comes back after you reboot.
If you google you will find some threads about reading out the password from the motherboard, using some technical devices.
But I have no clue how that works.

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Hi dear

IBM thinkpad is different with other T series

release your power battery and battery backup, for 1 or two hours

power on your T-pad



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No worries..when you boot up, press F2..before the IBM logo appears, and then you'll see the bios password option on that screen..change it there, and you may see magique.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 27, 2008

    ahhh..I'll need to re install the operating system from a recovery disk..and this time, either don't use the password, or write it down somewhere.

    good luck

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 27, 2008

    no worries..just insert the recovery cd in the tray, and turn it back on, the system will see that cd, and attempt to boot from it.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 27, 2008

    IF you boot from a cd, that would not be the you have a recovery cd?


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