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My ibm T20

I have a ibm t20 and i put in my bios password and it comes up with a blue screen say stop then it has numbers then it say's inaccessable boot device then it say's refer to manual and or check for viruses but i dont have the reboot disc...

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I am forwarding a link to you which will help you in downloading the Bios Flash for your Laptop. Download the flash program and write on a disk

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4JSQHb#BIOS

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1: your hard drive has died - not much here, must replace drive.

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I have a ibm thinkpad t20 and when the internal battery died the computer started asking for a password when booting up. I know how to reset the password on a desktop but this thinkpad has me stumped. Can...


Hi,

the default BIOS password for this model is merlin but if that doesn't work you have a hard drive password set and may for lack of a better term be screwed. You can try zero wiping the harddrive from another system assuming you have the right cabling/adapters.

If the Hardrive is locked but the BIOS password works you can also acquire a new hard drive cheaper than a password cracker in most cases.

Hope this helps FixYa,

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on restart enter setup or bios and set to default settings
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