IBM Thinkpad 570

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Belonged to my mother, who has passed it on to my kids-
She has it password protected and can not remember the password so it has sat for a few years.
Is there anyway to bypass the password?
I have tried disconnecting the battery, tried resetting the two pads in the DIMM- still keeps coming up with password?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Whats the operating system? BIOS startup password or windows login password?
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Um, I am not computer literate lol..
I beleave it is the Bios startup.
When I power it on it goes to the IBM screen, says hit F1 for settings that also asks for a password. So basically cant get past the start up page of IBM - immediately asks for the password right after.
I have no problem taking it in to get fixed - just really dont want to pay a fortune for something that may be simple.

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Um, I am not computer literate lol..

Didn't mean to infer you were...just asking the starting questions ;)

http://www.tech-faq.com/ibm-thinkpad-bios-password.shtml

Looks like some worthy software to try out there.
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Also seems to be many other solution sites available:

http://www.google.com/search?q=bypass+ibm+thinkpad+password

Good luck!
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UPSGuy wrote:
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Didn't mean to infer you were...just asking the starting questions ;)


I wasnt meaning to sound bitter about that, sorry if you took it that way :(

Thank you so much for the help, I am checking out the sites now.

Wendy

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