I got this blemish t23 IBM Thinkpad Laptop that did not come with a hard drive, a hard drive caddy, RAM, RAM cover, and some other things. I got all the stuff for it and installed WinXP on it. I got all the needed updates and Anti-Virus and everything. It worked fine for a week and then the clock started acting weird. my computer had to be plugged in for the time to advance. if it wasn't plugged in, it would just stay at the same time. someone told me that the problem had to do with the cmos battery. I thought that maybe it had come loose so after i shut my computer down, I took out the cmos battery and put it back in. when i started my computer an error message came up that said: error #0271 check date and time settings. after it displayed this it went to the bios password screen and i entered the only password i knew: the user password which was nothing. it would not let me change any settings so i exited and the same thing happened when i rebooted it. i went home and google-searched "bios password" and found that a few websites said that if i remove the cmos battery for 10-20 min, it would clear the bios password. I did this and now i can't even enter setup as a user and my computer still can't get far enough to load the operating system or anything. I can't unlock the bios at all or view it. I downloaded PCDoctor: a program that said that you save it to a disk and boot from it it will give you the option of changing/removing the bios password. but my computer doesn't get far enough for me to change it to boot from anything. Does anyone know how to help me out?
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Firstly, you don't have an option to press a certain key to just ignore the error and continue?
What strikes me as strange is that the time would not advance when running off the battery.
Basically, all the cmos battery does is provide just enough power to hold …
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Ahhh...ok, that clarifies it. Its your CMOS battery. When in Standby/Hibernation, the clock is kept by the cmos battery, so if that is dead, then obviously it won't "advance' the time(it won't reset because there is still power to the laptop).
Pop open the top of the laptop...on the …
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It *may* allow you to enter the BIOS(no guarentees)...just swap the battery and find out :-)
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