recover hard drive when not knowing superviser password bios

Lenovo idea-pad S10-4333
April 8, 2012 at 00:46:02
Specs: windows 7 home basic, intel atom 1.6ghz 1gig ram
how do i recover or install windows on a Lenovo Idea-pad S10e. Everything is locked by a supervisor password, including bios, safe mode and boot menu. When i was trying to update to windows 7 from a usb flash drive the hard drive froze and stopped reading. I don't know how to get passed the supervisor password. I did have it working on windows vista from the hard drive that was in my nec laptop that wasn't working and i was surprised that it fired up and worked but silly me wanted to put windows 7 on it and it just crashed. The laptop was second hand and it had computrace installed on it and i think that is where my problem started after reading a heap of forums and some saying that you should not format if you forget the password and the person i bought it off didn't know the password either. If i can recover the windows vista that was on the hard drive in the first place i will be perfectly happy with that even though i don't like vista with all the problems they had with it but hey you have to live with what you have sometimes if someone can help me with my problem i would be greatly thankful.

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#1
April 8, 2012 at 04:50:37
This was copied from the manual

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pu...

(B) If an SVP has been forgotten:
1. Turn on the computer.
2. Unplug the AC adapter cable from the computer.
3. Remove the battery pack. For how to remove the battery pack, see “1010 Battery pack” on page 57.
4. Remove the backup battery. For how to remove the backup battery, see “1110 Fan, backup battery, and system board” on page 77.
5. Wait about one minute. 6. Reinstall the backup battery and the battery pack. Both the SVP and the user password will be removed.

Hope this helps


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#2
April 8, 2012 at 19:06:13
i have totally stripped the laptop down into individual pieces and left it all apart for about 1 hour and turned it back on and the supervisor password was still there i think the problem was that it had computrace on it and i think that it blocks and stops you from doing things like that but i am not sure.

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#3
April 8, 2012 at 19:54:59
Contact Levono for help with that. Be prepared to prove ownership. I suspect the laptop was stolen.

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#4
April 9, 2012 at 00:33:28
If it has computrace on it, you should return it to its owner

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#5
April 9, 2012 at 02:02:16
the person i bought it off finished high school last year and got to keep it as if you go all the way through to year 12 you get to keep it but he himself put computrace on it and transferd ownership of the program to his new one so he said that the program is there in bios and on the hard drive no matter what hard drive you put in it, it will be transferd to the new one. But i know for a fact that it is not stolen but i will contact computrace anyway just to make sure thanks.

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