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Bios protected password

I have IBM thinkpad 600 laptop which i don't know the password. I red on the manual that cicuting password pads or removing jumpers..etc, which i don't know exactly where i can find them after opening the cover.
Please, can some one say other methods to solve the problem?

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Try this

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http://webcounter.goweb.de/16210LINK-5&http://stud.upb.de/~mbockelkamp/bios1351.zip

after u have unzipped the file at the command prompt type in "bios.exe E" - this will errase the current settings in the cmos including anypasswords - it just a matter of resetting the values in the bios setup

if you cant run the progam from a "dos" window u may have to copy the file to a boot disk and boot to the floppy and run the program from there
let me know how u go
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Thanks!AussiePete,
As you gussed i can't run dos.The laptop has no floppy drive. I think i need external floppy. Can i use cd as boot disk?
Syntax

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more info needed!!

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when ever u have a problem like this it help us to know what operating system u r using - i hope you are able to enter the operating system???
unless u r running win nt or xp u should be able to run the program by doing this
go to
start\run then "brows" for bios.exe then click ok -
in the box that displays the path where bios.exe is insert an "e" in front of "bios.exe" then click ok to run the program.
If this doesn't work we can talk about booting from a cd - i just hope your bios has been set to boot from a CD first!!!!
Peter

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Re: more info needed!!

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HI,
I think i have to explain more. The poblem is, i can't access operative system as it asks me password exactly after i put on power. It writes three numbers which seems file adresses, then padlock with password prompt. After a while it shows a small green windows with message ERROR and stop sign on Hand. so no way to go farther. No BIOS, no operative system...etc. Therefore, i have no idea which operative system it has.I red the manual how to remove the password on the following address and did instructions which are on page 31 but no solution.
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/09n1033.pdf

I hope i explained the problem.
Thanks again!

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software wont help!!

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sorry u will have to read that manual

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Re: Bios protected password

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by far the easiest method, if the manual tells you this will work, is to clear the cmos memory. it's easy to do, just find the pins for it and put a jumper on them for 5 seconds. I doubt there are any software workarounds because the bios happens before anything else. you might try swapping out the bios chip too but the clear-cmos option is far better. --fj

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Re: Bios protected password

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Thanks frankzxcv,
I understand your first solution but i don't see any jumper in the computer. Why cross-circuting with any wire as explained on the manual doesn't work? I dont understand the swapping out of the bios you said. How can i do that?

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In order to clear CMOS to reset a poweron password in a laptop you almost always have to send the laptop back to the manufacturer.

This is to prevent a theif from getting access to a laptop after they steal it, it is the best protection a laptop owner can have.

You are going to have to call IBM, prove ownership and then arrange to get it reset.

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Re: Bios protected password

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HELLO
if you remove the cmos battery for 5 min the password will be removed

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(NT) (NT) if its a lappy you wont open case unless your an expert

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