Question about IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

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The first solution from BunnyDawg worked, now a new one!

I went to Bootdisc and thier help got my system up and running. 2 Days later I booted up and nothing, no BIOS, won't even read a Floppy or CD. All I get is a Black Screen. Could this be a System Board problem or am I overlooking something?

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  • Stephen Sep 24, 2008

    Yes I did, do you think I screwed up?
    Thank You for your help Sir

  • Stephen Sep 24, 2008

    I will gladly do all the research and the work! I have 2 top of the line computers but I like this Thinkpad and would love to get it back to Factory Condition
    Thank you for all your help.

  • Stephen Sep 25, 2008

    Thanks Robert
    I found the correct BIOS on Lenova's Support Website (I hope they gave me the right one!). Bootdisc had the Flash Utility. I will get those ready!

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    You didn't happen to try and upgrade the bios by chance did you ?




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That's a nice way to put it... you can recover from that but it's quite an involved process and basically it is done blindly....i've done a couple.


when i have a few moments i'll get you the links but you will have to do all the research and work to get it going....

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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    Roberta Smith Sep 25, 2008

    First.... obtain from a bios update boot disk. Second get the CORRECT bios for that computer. If not sure let me know and i'll find it and give you the link.

    What you are going to do is boot up blind... with a disk in the floppy drive... it will/should automatically install the correct bios....

    I'll point you in the directions of the instructions when you have those things ready... also when you get the correct bios also get the flash utility from the same site that is compatable with your bios and computer.




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I got the discs as you instructed.

I'll look for the maker of your bios later today to find the flash utility.... boot disc has the program to make a bios update disc which is what you want. sorry about the delay as i have some prior commitments i have to look after.

Take care

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