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BIOS Password

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Hello, First: (I have wrote down all the passwords i set) (I am the owner and have the bill) i have set some BIOS passwords. Now i have following problems My Supervisor bios password seem dont to wwork anymore. If i enter the password it does not work. If i let the password clear and press enter it says ok but i cannot change anything? Any idea what i could do?

 

Its a T61p 6457-7XG

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Re: BIOS Password

I found a docoment which describes password symbols:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-59377

 

On power up i get the hard drive password.

If i press F1 while the hard drive password shows up a

head shows up at the right side of the lock like that one

in the supervisor password.

 

I know both of these passwords for the hard disk.

(with head and without the head right of the lock)

That seems to be the master and the user passwords.

 

If i want to enter the bios the "power on password" symbol shows up.

Icannot switch or add a head with F1 like i did it above.

I dont know this password, and cannot remember i have been ever set it.

 

I am confused in this part because if i hit enter with empty password

it accepts with a big OK and enters the bios but i still cannot change anything..

 

what i am doing wrong

please help

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Re: BIOS Password

it would be appreciated if you could please update your profile with your correct country location as per the forum rules.

 

Press F1 at boot before the HD password prompt appears, enter your SV password and all should work just dandy.

Andy  

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i  updated my location. i cannot understand why this is so interesting. you have my ip, you can track my ip to my country...

 

When i press F1

 

i have to enter the "power on password symbol" can be visited:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-59377

 

I does not accept any passwords i ever set. The only one which would be accepted is an empty password.
But this empty password does not allow to change anything.

 

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Re: BIOS Password

Thankyou.

 

Does your SV password contain any characters other than normal letters and numbers? If so, try entering it without these.

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I cannot remember to set any supervisor password. if i try a special character then it beeps.

 

Why i can enter the BIOS with empty password?

 

Security Settings-> Password shows following:

 

Using Passphrase: enabled

Supervisor Password: enabled

Set Minimum Length: 10

BIOS password at unattended boot: enabled

Power-On Password: disabled

Hard Disk1 Password: User+Master

Password Reset Service: disabled

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Re: BIOS Password

You can enter BIOS without a password and view the settings; that's normal, but you will not be able to make any changes.

 

As the supervisor password is enabled you will need to enter it in order to be able to change settings in BIOS.

 

You need to remember / enter the correct SV password.

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