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This is an excerpt form the service manual for this exact model of notebooks:
If you forgot your power-on password, you must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the password canceled. If you forgot your hard disk password, Lenovo authorized servicer can not reset your password or recover data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the hard disk drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service. If you forgot your supervisor password, Lenovo can not reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the system board replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
BIOS password is a security feature to prevent theft. You will need to replace the system board. If you are the valid owner or not.
Lenovo does not have a reset password. Call their support and they will advise and provide costs and local authorized Lenovo Service Center that can replace the system board for you. Typically costs between $200-700 plus labor.
A couple of things need to be done.
Install SP3 this is the latest service pack for XP.
Install the TCP/IP (Internet protocol)
Open Control Panel - Network Connections - right click on Local Area Connection - click on the box for Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and the click on Install.
Then reboot the computer.
You network should now work.