What you really need to do for the most part is find a legal way of clearing that BIOS password and gain access to the laptops BIOS settings.
If there is a setting that has been previously set that does not do a default reset during such an error, it can prevent normal operation of the laptop.
Because laptops are portable and often used for Government and business, employees often leave them in automobiles and are stolen by thieves. Because of this, they often contain passwords to help protect the data on the system hard drive.
The only legal way of clearing that password would be through contact with the laptop manufacturer, in this case it is Lenovo, prove that you legally own the laptop and they should be able to supply information on how to clear or reset that password.
I do not believe the only answer is to replace the motherboard, there is a way, it is just a matter of proving you own the laptop and it clears any possible theft possibilities.
Has anyone contacted Lenovo for product support?
Edited by MrBruce1959, 18 June 2011 - 04:10 PM.