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IBM ThinkPad T20 - Won't boot windows

I bought a used IBM Thinkpad...when I start it up, it wants a password(BIOS-not windows). It won't even boot up or start to loadwindows. How do I reset BIOS password (new motherboard?) or getwindows to load?

I tried to reload windows, but it won't let me...it's a great laptop, but I can't get it to go beyond the DOS startup.

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  • lazygit May 31, 2008

    when switching on laptop it asks for a password with a lock

  • bassline54 Aug 21, 2008

    the cmos battery was changed and when i powered the system it came on but i couldn't access the setup. the system ibm thinkpad t20 demamded that i enter a password.

  • loca2 Aug 25, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Boonys P
    Boonys P Jan 26, 2009

    Bought used on ebay, won't boot to bios, just a flash on the HD light and nothing. 2.98v bios batt, good battery. tried the long start reset, no luck, tried shorting bios batt post, still no luck. tried removing all pariffs, same ****.

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