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BIOS Error 0199 - Security pasword retry count exceeded (not yet) on T460

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BIOS Error 0199 - Security pasword retry count exceeded (not yet) on T460

#1 Post by JackTheLad » Fri May 24, 2019 1:30 am

I have a T460 and I'm trying to remember the supervisor password. I have this option enabled in the BIOS and I know that if I input the wrong password 3 consecutive times the computer gets blocked and can't be used until the correct password Is entered. The question Is: if I input the wrong password once, then boot the system, then go to the BIOS again, is the count restarted (as I'm not making a consecutive try) or the system remembers the previous one even if It doesn't display it under the lock at the next BIOS access?

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Re: BIOS Error 0199 - Security pasword retry count exceeded (not yet) on T460

#2 Post by JackTheLad » Fri May 24, 2019 9:54 am

It works as I said.

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Re: BIOS Error 0199 - Security pasword retry count exceeded (not yet) on T460

#3 Post by BillMorrow » Fri May 24, 2019 11:36 am

hello jack..
welcome to the forum..
that is an interesting bit of info.. :)
i wonder if it extends across all thinkpads.. don't think i'll give it a try though..
what anyone can take away from this is to NOT forget or lose that, or most, passwords..
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Re: BIOS Error 0199 - Security pasword retry count exceeded (not yet) on T460

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri May 24, 2019 4:33 pm

Just ignore that notification, and keep trying 3 times, if wrong, then switch completely off, and cold restart.
Even just a reboot after 3 failed attempts works on many machines.
The Bios does not lock you out after 3 tries, just wont let you try 4 until a reboot.
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