Having problems with your IBM PC Laptops ?

My mother-in-law's IBM Thinkpad will not boot. When she turns it on, there is just a lock icon at the top of the screen. It is a secondhand laptop, but it worked just fine for a few months. What could be causing this, and how can we fix it?


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Someone has got into the BIOS configuration and entered a Power On Password and when you enter the correct password you can then enter the BIOS to remove this password or allow the laptop to boot up into Windows.
\015\012This password is stored on an EEPROM chip and there are no backdoor passwords available.
\015\012The Power On Password is used to protect the laptop from unauthorized access.
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