20 Most Recent IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook Questions & Answers

I have ahink center.. the control is u hit any key while booting to choose one time boot method..is that your question? on some machines its f9 on others its f12..depends on bios ver

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Nov 26, 2013

Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer Windows Advanced Options Menu Please select an option: Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice select safe mode with command prompt Click start run type cmd press Enter black screen should open DOS mode this will vary depending on your operating system type in net user username For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator It will prompt you to enter the new password. Enter the new password and the password is changed if this fails you will need to Select safe mode with networking to download you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password Windows Password Recovery Basic http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users. Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows. Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus. http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free. Hope this helps.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Dec 19, 2012

You need the next three letters or numbers after 2628 - ___ Go here http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?selector=expand click on laptop and tablets click on thinkpad A series then A21m Then 2628 then the next three then your operating system then voila there you have all your drives and any update for your thinkpad Bookmark so you will always be able to fix what ever may be wrong.. Please rate!!!

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Nov 26, 2012

If it beeps (which it should) means that some device did not pass post. Find your motherboard online and look up the beep codes. This should help you to discover the problem. I hope this helps!

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Nov 02, 2012

This means it has crashed. You will need to use your recovery disk that came with the laptop to re-install Windows and the system drivers.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Aug 15, 2012

Forgot windows password ?
Don't worry - it happens to a lot of people.

Vista and Windows 7 allow you to create a password reset disk.If you installed Windows XP, boot up Windows XP in Safe Mode and log on with the built-in administrator account.

If you feel the methods above complicated, you can use Windows Password Reset ,it is easy and safe.And a systems support.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Jun 13, 2012

If you've lost the bios password, you'll probably have to 'flash' the bios. If you feel comfortable enough, you can dismantle the laptop and remove the motherboard battery for several minutes, then replace it and reassemble the system, see if the password has been cleared. (Note: The motherboard battery is NOT the laptop battery; you have to remove both!)

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Dec 25, 2011

that is your cmos battery problems, replace your cmos battery on your motherboard will solve your problema

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Sep 20, 2011

is there a password on the bios or anything else if there is a password then you should contact with the ibm repairing shop

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Sep 10, 2011

Hi! Welcome to www.fixya.com.
If you don't have any important data in your computer. You can revert the system to factory settings by using the thinkvantage button and go with the prompt. If the thinkvantage is damage, You have to call IBM and purchased the Recovery disc and reinstall the operating system.

Hope this resolution fix the problem on your computer. Thanks for contacting Fixya. Bye for now.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Jul 17, 2011

It might be the hard drive...check in BIOS if everything is detected or at least you can get in to ....How to access bios? http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/YAST-3JWKJX.html

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Jul 06, 2011

you have bad copy of windows

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on May 02, 2011

am also facing the same problem..with my ibm a21m...still trying to solve it..i try to disconnect the battery and left it for several days..see what happen by this end of the month

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011

I would check ebay, as that model is too old for IBM (which doesn't make laptops anymore) to have that part in stock.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

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