Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook ?

My IBM does not work

\015 Hi my IBM thinkpad a21 m i think thats what its called is not starting up its says error 0217 check date and time settings and then it comes up with a piece f paper or something liek a window in the corner in the top with a padlock and you must type something in do you know how to fix it?\015\012Sorry but if a password is needed i do not know it so is there another way around this?\015

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Hi i am vortash this is the Cmos asking for directions ( or Bios ) has your computer interchangeable Floppy drives /cd drive and has one been changed while the computer was off .. If so the cmos is not recognizing the configuration if not the HD may have become unseated take out and re install it then reboot in the case of the FDD replace the unit that was in before shutdown and reeboot .. If this don't work the you can by pass the password by removing the bios storage battery usually situated just under the keyboard when removing this wear rubbre hoseold gloves to stop static shorting ( some of the devices in the computer are vunerable to humanstatic discharge ) and the rubber gloves stop this ..... hope this helps Regards Vortash
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