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My IBM T42 laptop always comes up asking for a password - it just started recently - but I have no password so I have to press "ENTER" and then it goes on. How do I get rid of this step?

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For IBM/Lenovo Password
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Hi,

Remove the bios battery and this will stop.

Thanks.


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After I pwr up my Thinkpad T42 laptop, windows start up and ctrl/alt/del screen comes up. When pressed there is no response. It also appears the keypad is not working when keys are pressed.


Maybe your Keyboard is defective.

To check, plug an external keyboard on your laptop.

If it's working then you should see a laptop technician for the part replacement.

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T42 gets message"NTLDR" not available. Tried to


Don't try loading windows with out fixing the NTLDR...Try this simple steps in recovery console,

  • Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.
  • Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  • Press 1 (One) to select windows XP and then hit enter.
  • When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  • At the command prompt, start typing

COPY D:\i386\ntldr C:\ (Considering that D is your CD Rom Drive)
COPY D:\i386\ntdetect C:\ (a file that may also be missing)


  • Then rebuild the boot configuration boot.ini file by
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    Do not use the repair option in the recovery console.

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Asking bios password


FOR IBM/LENOVO PASSWORD

Hello sir read these instruction. Solution for all IBM/Lenovo laptop

check this site... http://ja.axxs.net. you need to buy this device Key maker pro...

OR

there is one more way to break password for many laptop ..you need to made serial port or printer port and there is software for it ...

check this site http://www.lancos.com/prog.html Thanks

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Hi, If you are talking about the Boot, HDD, Bios password, then the only one way to recover it is to implement a chip on the systemboard to shorcut the protection or to contact Lenovo for a systemboard replacement. Unfortunalty, no other ways other round. Thanks and have a nice day J-

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My laptop will not boot - Operating System Not Found, cannot enter BIOS system - nothing at all. When I try to access the BIOS, the key keeps beeping. It is a Type 2373. Thank You -- IMCND


How are you attempting to enter the setup (BIOS)? Here are the steps:
Press the blue Access IBM button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

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How do you know what password you need? Windows starts and then it askes for a password for ibm that I have never set. Is this the power up password?


I am afraid you can reset it without view the password.
Step 1 : If your account has administrator privileges you can simply reset the password Click start > right click my computer > manage > click local users and groups > users > right click administrator > set password and enter the new password twice.
Steo 2 : If you don't have access to an account with administrator privileges then you'll need to do an offline reset tools: Windows Password Unlocker . I believe is the tool i've used to do it in the past on XP.


Sep 24, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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I need to reset the power n password for ibm t42


This varies from laptop to laptop, some ibm laptops have a special memory chip for the password that will prevent users from reseting the password.

In most of the laptops out there you can remove the bios password by removing the 3 volt memory battery inside, but in ibm laptops there may be a rom chip that stores the password, so it doesn't get removed even after removing the battery, there was some work around solution posted online somewhere, but its not guaranteed to work.

IBM t42.. I don't know if this laptop has any special bios password protection.

Try removing the internal battery and see if it helps, leave it unplugged for a while.

if this doesn't solve the issue theres probably a rom chip that stores the passwords, the ibms are made a little better than the average laptops out there, not as easy to bypass.

if you get a system disabled xxxxx code if you enter the password wrong 3 times this may be unlocked at a local ibm service center, even I could give it try since I have access to some of the manufacturer code calculators.

if the bios battery didn't solve the problem and you don't get a disabled message either, then you might have to sort a few pins on the bios chip to reset it, thats something you will need to look into on your own and do at your own risk, theres also the guide somewhere online for creating a tool to remove the password.

last option is to take the ibm to a service center to get it unlocked, this one is the best and recommended option for you.

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On most computers you can access the bios menu by tapping one of the Functions keys, usually its an even number most often f8, sometimes f4 or 2 and seldom f7. Hope it helps, please rate if helpful.

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