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Boot Thinkpad on 2nd HDD w/o entering HDD password for 1st HDD

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Søren Maigaard, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. I have an IBM Thinkpad T40.
    The HDD inside the machine requires a password (which I have) and works

    I have now added a second drive in the Ultrabay Slim (using an adapter from
    IBM). The first drive is for company use, the second for private use.

    I want to boot (pressing F12) to this 2nd drive WITHOUT entering the
    password for the 1st drive. This way, I was hoping all access to the first
    drive would be impossible while I am using the 2nd drive - an effective way
    of preventing virus etc. to spread to the company drive while I use the
    private drive.

    However, I do not seem to be able to boot at all without entering the 1st
    HDD password. Is there any way around that besides changing BIOS settings
    every time I want to boot differently?


    - Soren
    Søren Maigaard, Nov 10, 2003
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  2. Søren Maigaard

    JHEM Guest

    Not that I'm aware of.


    JHEM, Dec 20, 2003
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