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X61 BIOS Settings - Help

2009-11-14, 14:35 PM

I have recently purchased a second hand Lenovo X61 ThinkPad, the person who sold it to me has reinstalled windows from the recovery DVDs.

The laptop boots Windows no problem, but I have noticed that the following BIOS security settings are on:

 

‘Using PassPhrase’ – Enabled

 

‘BIOS Password At Unattended Boot’ – Enabled

 

‘Password Reset Service’ – In Progress

 

Not having the X61 BIOS user guide /laptop user guide (I cannot find this on Lenovo’s site) I’m not sure if these settings are normal or not?

 

If anyone can provide some further information I would be most grateful.

 

One extra piece of information (not sure if it makes any difference), the laptop is also fitted with a fingerprint reader.

 

 

Many thanks

 

Sparkey

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Re: X61 BIOS Settings - Help

2009-11-14, 22:53 PM

unless you need the password service, i suggest you leave it alone, if nothing is broken don't fix it. I have had so much headache fiddling around with my X61 that i got from my friend, which has the fingerprint reader and the WWAN. 

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Jin Li

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Re: X61 BIOS Settings - Help

2009-11-15, 9:39 AM

Thanks, but please can you explain what these enabled /pending security settings do, or point me in the direction of a downloadable user manual (I have the hardware service manual from Lenovo's site) for the X61?

 

The ‘password at unattended boot’ setting worries me, as the BIOS help information implies that a password will be required when the computer returns from hibernation mode?

 

Sparkey

 

 

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