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    IBM Thinkpad T41 – 176 Error – System has been tampered with

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    by velys2002 ·

    IBM Thinkpad T41 – 176 Error – System has been tampered with
    Hi,

    I am in need of your help. I have a IBM Thinkpad T41 that I am having a bit of trouble with. When I try to start it up it shows an error message – System has been tampered with, then after that prompts me for a password.

    It will not let me into the bios to change any settings and I am not aware of any passwords I have set. Any time I try to enter the bios its refers me to the error message and then the password prompt.

    Any help or ideas is much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

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    • #2461370

      Clarifications

      by velys2002 ·

      In reply to IBM Thinkpad T41 – 176 Error – System has been tampered with

      Clarifications

    • #2461363

      “It does exactly what it says on the tin…” Someone has been …

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to IBM Thinkpad T41 – 176 Error – System has been tampered with

      Attempting to break into this system.

      How long have you had this laptop?
      Has it been out of your sight recently?

      You’ll require a rather expensive chat with Lenovo.

    • #2461340

      The password is on a chip so if you have not put a password on your laptop

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to IBM Thinkpad T41 – 176 Error – System has been tampered with

      Then you will need to get someone to re-program the chip.

      Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

    • #2461315

      There is a way to reset the chip.

      by kenone ·

      In reply to IBM Thinkpad T41 – 176 Error – System has been tampered with

      I found the procedure on the Lenovo site, I can’t go find it now. If I have a chance I’ll look for it later.
      My sympathies btw, I have three of these nightmares and spend more time on them than on any other 50 machines.

      • #2461302

        Yes i know how to do it and gice instructions how,

        by Anonymous ·

        In reply to There is a way to reset the chip.

        But many people will make their laptops un-operable. So i will not give out the “HOWTO”. The safest way is to go to the service centre so that they can do it with the hardware and software of which i have both. Like i said you can do it manually but then if it is NOT done correctly your laptop is toast. So please do not post the answer on here because many people have tried and failed,, do you want to pick up the tab for the cost of replacement for a new laptop. I would not.

        Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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