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Re: password on blue screen
BIOS passwords are generally in the BIOS chip or a security CMOS chip. Some models will clear the password by clearing the CMOS but if removal of the RTC battery does not do it be prepared for a shop replace of the component in question.
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It sounds like your operating system crashed. If you have the operating system disk you probably need to reload the operating system. You'll lose anything that you have on the hard drive unless you have backed it up...
try rebooting the computer and as soon as it turns on tap on the "F8" key until a new boot menu appears, choose "safe mode" if the computer starts successfully in safe mode. restart it and allow to boot normally. If this fails comment back as to whether it started in safe mode or not and I will attempt to help you further,
have you made any changes before the blue screen appear? installing a driver maybe? if you have,try to undone those changes by booting with Startup with last known good configuration (undo recent registry and driver change),use System Restore,or Roll Back device driver,Scan your computer for viruses and Return BIOS settings to their default levels,go to BIOS by pressing F2 or del exactly after you press the power button and the screen show up if it still in blue screen,that's probably that some of your system file is missing,and you need to reinstall your operating system Please let me know if it's working or not,i don't like to abandon anyone,and thanks for using fixya
Back up your most important data
to an external storage device in case anything goes wrong while
changing the BIOS settings. Remove any disc that is currently inserted
in the IBM Thinkpad X41's disc drive. 2-Shut off the Thinkpad X41
laptop. Turn the laptop back on and wait for the "To interrupt normal
startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message to appear on the
screen. 3-Tap the blue Access IBM button
at the top of the keyboard. Click the "Access BIOS" button when the
"Rescue and Recovery" menu appears. 4-Click "Yes" and wait for the BIOS to load. Type in the current BIOS password for the IBM X41 and press Enter.5-Navigate over to the IBM's
"Security" heading by tapping the right arrow key twice. Scroll down to
the "Supervisor Password" listing and press "F5."6-Type the IBM's current BIOS
password and hit Enter. Leave the next field blank if you want to
completely remove the BIOS password, or instead type in a new password
to replace the old one. Press Enter.7-Press "Escape" and then highlight "Restart" and press F5. Navigate to "Save changes and Restart" and press Enter.
Oh be care full here some systems will only allow you a certain trys at entering the password then they will just stop functioning.Try moving on without entering a password at all(blank box etc)' Good luck Davey Snake!!!