04-27-2011 02:55 PM
Here's what I'd tried, as per instructions on About.com
entered user name Admin / password
I had also chosen to reset my password & I typed my own password, then confirmed it by retyping it.
It was after that, that my system froze up at this point during Startup:
WINDOWS IS STARTING UP
(whereupon the system remains frozen at that point.
I needed to remove the battery - not just the AC. Nothing else worked to shut the display.
I'm in a cold sweat not knowing what to do!
I'm now back on my tiny 12" laptop which is full of trojans, in order to type this.
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04-27-2011 03:15 PM - edited 04-27-2011 03:15 PM
Minni, welcome to the forum,
If you need to bypass the fingerprint you can do it by;
BIOS / POP Password; when asked for your fingerprint at power on press escape and then enter your supervisor / power on password.
Windows; hit Ctrl + Alt + Delete when asked for your fingerprint, enter your administrator user name and password
Hope this helps
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04-27-2011 03:45 PM
Hi Andy - since i'm not a techie - can you please clarify?
believe me, when I was at the frozen screen, I tried CTRL-ALT-DEL but nothing happened.
Ditto when i tried the Blue IBM button.
Can you please explain step-by-step as follows:
(1) Press Power button
(2) As soon as _____ displays, then press ______
Then I'll print it out and follow your instructions exactly.
04-27-2011 04:49 PM - edited 04-27-2011 04:50 PM
you might try the instructions on the link on this thread http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/R-and-L-Series-ThinkPa
04-27-2011 08:09 PM
not sure which instructions your referring to. All I saw was a link which he referred to at the last post on that thread, and that link was routed thru google.
The problem is, that because the password-freeze forced me onto this trojaned laptop, I can't get into any links which are connected with Google because my trojans disabled google/Gmail/YouTube.
Is there any direct solution for my problem which does not involve a link related to Google? BTW, I doubt anyone's as aware of google's stranglehold as I am, due to my malware. For example, when I tried posting a on gardenweb via this laptop, the same thing happened (since gardenweb's forum process was routed via google as well.
04-28-2011 10:54 AM
05-04-2011 09:34 PM
Hi, the past several days I had connection issues due to Verizon DSL lines, thus the delay.
I checked out your link, though the video doesn't work on this thinkpad.
Here's the thing:
my issue started when I had chosen the option to Reset the Windows password (to my mnemonic password).
After which it remained locked at:
WINDOWS IS STARTING UP
I suspect it's cuz it's now in conflict with the preset password which came with my thinkpad.
So my Q is this:
Would it be safe for me to try the following:
F8 (safe boot)
then choose: last known good configuration
OR - is the following preferable:
then choose: Start Windows normally??
05-06-2011 12:01 AM
OK, I resolved my issue to the extent that even the ridiculous Fingerprint+Admin screen has become dispensed with, and bootup goes directly to my desktop (as i want it to).
Here's what I did (more or less):
Each time screen became dark during bootup, I clicked F8.
Then chose Win-XP.
The first time around, it did not display the list which included "Last known good config."
But another time I tried it, the list finally displayed.
So I finally got to click "Last know good configuration"
Followed the System Restore routine (Start, programs, accessories, tools)
...chose the April 27th date to restore my system to - BUT THIS TURNED OUT TO BE FOR NOTHING
......whereupon it TRIED rebooting to the April 27th configuration
I then heard that same heart-sinking beep I'd been hearing these past days
2 Dialog Boxes as follows:
1st Dialog Box:
Logon to Windows
.... user-name: Admin ...... Password: @@@@@@@@
2nd Dialog Box:
The system could not log you on. Make sure your user name & domain are correct, then type your password again.
And then the stupid clickable ADMIN-chess-pieces icon displayed
....so I clicked it
Your computer cannot be restored to Wed. April 27. No changes have been made to your computer.
But then, upon clicking OK, the desktop displayed.
So I said - what the heck - I'll go to:
......once there, I chose "change password"
...........then typed the SAME password I had used during that fatal Reset Password
...VOILA! for some reason which I cannot fathom, I'm up & running
(cuz not only does it now boot up OK,
...but the icing-on-cake is that it now skips that nonsensical fingerprint-Admin. screen