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By filipofrank ·
I HAVE AN OLD IBM PC WITH SURE PATH BIOS WITH WINDOWS 95 INSTALLED. I GAVE THE PC TO I FRIEND FOR USE AWHILE AND I HAVE NOW GONE FOR THE IT AND TRYING TO BOOT TO WINDOWS AND IT KEEPS ASKING FOR ME TO TYPE MY PASSWORD AND ENTER AT POST NOT AT WINDOWS LOGON. I TRYIED TO ACCESS THE BIOS AND IT STILL ASKED FOR THE PASSWORD. WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM AND WHAT SHOULD I DO TO GET RID OF THE MESSAGE AND BOOT TO WINDOWS.IF THERE ARE ANY TOOLS TO BYPASS WINDOWS LOGON PASSWORD I WANT TO KNOW, PLEASE AM AN ELITE TECHNICIAN, WHO NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO BECOME GURU'S LIKE YOU.

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by tamj123 In reply to asking to type password

Solution 1
The following descriptions only apply to IBM PC's and notebooks. General information can be found here.
Please download the hardware maintenance manual (HMM) first. All procedures are described within the HMM along with pictures.
Maintenance manuals:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/cdt/hmm.html (some newer models missing)
http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/MIGR-4UYM3F.html (english HMM for T20 T21 T22 T23 series)
http://www-6.ibm.com/jp/pc/home/manual/thinkpad.html (japanese, all models)

Solution 2
You can remove the passwords stored within IBM ThinkPad onboard EEPROM using Key Maker:
http://www.ja.olm.net/unlock/


Below are excerpts from of popular HMM's.
L40SX
Use jumper J23
CL57
connector J12
. | . .
. | . .

or use connector J13 (2-pin connector)

P70, P75
To service a computer with an active, unknown, power-on password do the following.
1. Power-off the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the system-unit cover.
3. Short the two pins 1 together.
4. With the pins shorted, power-on the computer. This erases the power-on password.
5. Remove the short after POST is finished.


N45SL
To service a computer with an active, unknown, power-on password, do the following.
1. Power-off the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the battery pack.
3. Remove the math coprocessor access panel.
4. Locate the two override pins on opposite sides of the socket.
5. Install a jumper wire between the pins.
6. Install the battery pack.
7. Power-on the computer and leave it on until the LEDs blink and the computer locks up.
8. Remove the jumper wire.
9. Press and hold the lid switch, then power-on the computer.

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by valis In reply to asking to type password

dont type in all caps, it's rude, and makes it look like you are shouting

an elite technician should know this

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