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you will need.
a philips or cross screw driver
the new HDD (hard drive)
and an instalation disk either XP, vista or linux.
uplug from the mains and remove the battery on the bottom of the comp you will see two large panels remove the you will find the hdd under one of them.
remove it the hdd will be held in a bracket type thing we call a caddy remove it and put it onto the new hdd insert it into the comp screw the panels back on replace the battery turn it over plug into the mains.
start the computer go into the BIOS push F2 i think go to boot and select the 1st boot from cd open the cd draw place in the cd close it push F10 it wil ask if you wish to save and exit push yes.
the computer will now shutdown and restart you will get a message in the top right screen push ant key to boot fron cd.
now folow the on screen prompts and ya done.
You probably need to replace the BIOS battery. This battery is small and on the inside of the laptop connected to the motherboard. It stores the BIOS settings, date and time. If this battery becomes worn out then it will cause your issue.
First try and press F1. Navigate to the last tab and select to restore defaults, then save and exit. If the computer boots up fine but the next time you use it the same message appears then you need a new BIOS battery.
Alternatively your HDD may be damaged if it cannot find a boot device. Check your HDD is recognised on the boot menu by pressing F12, select it and press enter and your OS should boot.
Hope this helps,
During the boot at the THINKPAD SCREEN press the Thinkvantage key ( Blue button ) it will launch rescue and recovery and allow you to reboot factory. This only works if you did not corrupted/deleted the rescue and recovery hidden partition on the HDD.
Otherwise you will need the rescue and recovery CD to proceed. IBM/Lenovo support should be able to provide you the CD.
Might be a defective hdd aswell, in this case to make sure you can run a DFT test, www.google.com -> Look up for " Test DFT " ( Drive fitness tool from hitachi, will make an hardware diag if hdd failure - error code 0x00 = everything fine, other code = Issue - You can look up for accurate code explanation on hitachi website )
thanks and have a nice day
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
60GB HDD orderable as marketing option part number 08K9688 has a height
of 12.5mm and will not fit in the HDD slot of the systems with the
touch pad installed. For these systems, it is only supported via the
ThinkPad 2nd HDD Adapter for the Ultrabay 2000.
The 60GB HDD orderable as replacement service part number 08K9833 is 9.5mm.
Supports one additional HDD which can be used concurrently to offer expanded storage utilizing the Ultrabay 2000
S.M.A.R.T technology to issue an alert if a hardware failure is pending
ATA Bus Interface
4200 or 5400 rpm
you can upgrade the HDD, it is not designed to be removed and
reinserted on a regular basis. Repeated and frequent removal, for
purposes other than to upgrade for greater capacity, can cause damage
to the system. The Ultrabay 2000 HDD adapter is designed to provide
this flexibility with a second HDD in the Ultrabay 2000 IBM says. I say if the OS recognises it and so does the BIOS, you're good. good luck, hope this helps.-jmattes p.s. I found this info on: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-42218.html
on restart enter setup or bios and set to default settings
then restart and press f7 choose option to boot from cd
then press enter should boot.
if not then this is the site i use for bios updates www.wimsbios.com