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T30 boot problemos screen.

A small picture of a pad lock appears on screen when i boot my t30 (looks like a dos screen. I removed memory it wouldn't start, i replaced it then removed battery and it went back to the drawing of a lock. press f1 and still would show a drawing of a pad lock? please help

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  • kyokick Jul 21, 2008

    no it doesn't start up, how would I put a spyblasxter??? When i turn it on it doesn't boot just shows a padlock in dos format,

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Your laptop sounds like it has a password at boot. i had the same thing. look on ebay, there is a guy who you ship your laptop to and he removes that password.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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You have been trojaned hit by spyware
2 main progs. you might want to look for spyware blaster and spybot search and destroy these are freeware and doesnt require signup these will clean your comp of the bugs

Posted on May 26, 2008

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Also the fact that you don't have a cd drive is another problem in crisis moments like this. Never, Never buy a computer without a cd drive because one day it's going to croak and you'll need the drive.

If you had a cd drive or can somehow get a usb flash drive that you could boot from then you could try the Check Disk Utility.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
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If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

Also check your memory. It could be your memory chips or one of the memory slots.

Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, Remove the cover that houses the memory on the bottom of the laptop then remove one of the memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

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Try running the check disk utility.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
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In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.


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Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, Remove the Cover that houses the memory on the bottom of the laptop then remove one of the memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

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