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gordonstevens
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T430 BIOS Update gave the laptop a Supervisor password

 

I bought this laptop from a used-laptop store and I only bought it because the BIOS where accessible and ready to use. I set virtualization to on and everything was great, even before I left the store. I also have a friend who loves his Lenovo T430. I told him about the problem and he said to just give Lenovo a call and they will know what to do. Of course there is no phone number I could find except sales, so I am hoping I can find a fix here.

 

A little while ago I updated my T430 to BIOS Revision 2.7, and without my knowledge, in the process the update set a new BIOS Supervisor Password and it decided to disable virtualization extensions.

 

Does anyone know how to fix this?



Thank you.

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Re: T430 BIOS Update gave the laptop a Supervisor password

A BIOS update cannot create a BIOS password.  There is no backdoor password and no way to reset.


Rich


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gordonstevens
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Re: T430 BIOS Update gave the laptop a Supervisor password

Thank you for calling me a liar.

 

So how else was it set? Magic? Someone broke into my apartment to set a Supervisor password? Immediately after the BIOS update?

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Re: T430 BIOS Update gave the laptop a Supervisor password

I didn't call you a liar.  I am assuming you could get into the BIOS in read-only mode.  (hit enter at password prompt)


Rich


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Re: T430 BIOS Update gave the laptop a Supervisor password

try the default password admin
Thx dave

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Re: T430 BIOS Update gave the laptop a Supervisor password

There is no default password

 

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Rich


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If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.

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