change or disable Hardrive password

Lenovo Thinkpad 600e notebook
December 6, 2010 at 04:36:06
Specs: Windows 2000 Pro, P2/
I am trying to disable admin and HD passwords on a 600E thinkpad with windows 2000. I can enter the Bios INET35WW and see that the passwords are set, but how do I change or disable them? It seems simple, but, in this Bios type, I can only see how to set it, not to change it or disable it. Is there a special key sequence?

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#1
December 6, 2010 at 05:20:56
BIOS and HD passwords are a security measure to deter the widespread theft of laptops. You can only change or remove a password if you know the existing password. This is by design. If you do not have the password you will likely need to contact the manufacturer and be prepared to prove you are the original owner.

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#2
December 6, 2010 at 05:28:12
I know the password/s, I just cannot figure iut how to change or eliminate them

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#3
December 6, 2010 at 13:40:47
When changing the existing password, first give the old one and when asked for a new password, simply press the enter key for a blank password. This will disable the password for HDD.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#4
December 6, 2010 at 17:36:29
In the BIOS INET35WW there is now option to change or disable the password for HDD and Power-up unless the is some special key sequence I am not aware of. The Bios allows the passwords to be set, but I can see now way to change them. Left cliking on the lock icon has no effect

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#5
December 6, 2010 at 18:34:37
So simply set new password.
When asked for new password, leave it blank and press enter.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#6
December 6, 2010 at 18:43:46
In BIOS INET35WW, once a password is set, it cannot be accessed to be reset. In other words, once the password has been set (and it has on this computer), it can never be changed, unless there is a special key or sequence needed to access it. It is not like a normal configurable BIOS that I have seen in the past.

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#7
December 7, 2010 at 01:06:13
I got the answer from a Chinese web site. It does not require going into the BIOS at all. At the prompt where the computer waits for the HD password, you must enter the password, then space bar, then enter. This sequence disables the password. If you wish to reset it with a different password, you must now go back into the BIOS and set it.

Thank You all for the reply's


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