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Cannot boot from any device on a lenovo thinkpad t500

I bought a computer off a friend and the hard drive is wiped clean now i am trying to install windows xp on it and when it does the loading of files and that when it gets to loading windows after it restart to finish installing windows it goes to a blue screen of death

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How do i reset a Lenovo Thinkpad T500

Reset could mean one of several things. I assume you know how to simply reboot it. If it is hung you can hold the power button down for about 6 seconds to turn it off.

If you forgot the password, contact Lenovo support at
Provide them with proof of purchase and original receipt to prove ownership of laptop.

If you want to restore factory defaults then installed on the ThinkPad T500 is a program called Rescue and Recovery, which helps you diagnose and fix problems with the Windows operating system. To access this software, reboot your T500 and press the oval-shaped blue ThinkVantage button -- located on the upper-left area of your keyboard -- when the ThinkPad logo appears. When the Rescue and Recovery menu appears, choose the option that describes what you want to do. Follow the directions on the screen to run the appropriate action.

If you need the recovery disks then try

Jan 26, 2015 | Lenovo ThinkPad T500

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Ow to install Windows 7 again over administrator rights blocking everything?

Try booting up your laptop with the Windows 7 installation CD to install Windows 7 again.
If you cannot get the laptop to boot up with the Windows Cd then go into the BIOS setting and make the CD drive the first boot device and the hard drive the 2nd boot device.

May 19, 2012 | Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook

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Lenovo t500 keyboard driver disabled

if you can use the keyboard during boot, which you should be able to if it's not a hardware problem load in safe mode and see if you can update your drivers that way.

May 08, 2012 | IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T500 (205663U) PC...

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Sir, Im using lenovo T500 2242CTO.. Yesterday I installed windows Xp.. Now I've problem with audio driver.. Audio driver for this model is not getting installed.. When i go to install, its showing...

The same model ThinkPadcan have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless youknow exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download allthe drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver. When you download thedrivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a recordof which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files arelocated on your hard drive. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEBsite - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista devicedrivers for your model computer, Use this link: - You can download thevarious drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, theywill then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install thevarious drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

Feb 04, 2011 | Lenovo ThinkPad T500

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Lenovo T500 not going beyond thinkpad screen at startup

it seems the hard drive problem, check it with other hard drive of take it to the nearest service center.
Good luck

Nov 27, 2010 | Lenovo ThinkPad T500

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Doesn't boot up beeps seven times

Try to boot your laptop with Hiren boot CD
Features of Hiren boot CD

If that doesn't help format your laptop and install new windows.

Nov 24, 2010 | Lenovo ThinkPad T500

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Lenovo T500 will not work from the backup battery. This happened after we formated the laptop and installed a new windows XP.

You need to re-install ALL the Lenovo specific drivers that came with your Laptop starting with the mother/system board driver.
Native XP does not know about your Laptop specific devices and 'Hotkeys' that can be enabled by installing the OS specific Laptop drivers that came with your laptop.
Hope it helps and good luck: let me know how you go.

Sep 27, 2010 | Lenovo ThinkPad T500

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Thinkpad T500 lenovo laptop will not start but battery power light is one

  1. Shutdown laptop.
  2. Remove battery, other external peripherals connected, disconnect from ac adapter.
  3. Press and hold power button for 10 seconds to drain power.
  4. Restart laptop.

May 20, 2010 | Lenovo ThinkPad T500

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I just replaced the hard drive On my Lenovo ThinkPad T60 and I am trying to reboot and install the OS & MS Office. I have a blue screen that reads cannot reboot from any device: Excluded from boot...

Is the hard drive seen in the system bios?Once you upgraded the hard drive did you re-install the operating system.Remember this,,, if the operating system on the drive belonged to another system you will encounter issues when the bios and the new hard drive starts to interact resulting .If you have data on this drive make a back up so you may restore it once the new operating system is installed.
Good luck

Oct 20, 2009 | IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60

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Hard disk drives

Unfortunately it sounds like you may have a bad drive. Do you have a friend with a laptop (must support ATA drives) that you could test this drive in? You could then use the friends drive to see if it boots in your computer. Just be sure to boot in 'Safe Mode', so you don't affect his/her drive configuration, or get caught up in 'new device found' hell.
Alternatively you could use a boot disk to diagnose this problem. Lenovo's website has the PC Doctor for DOS utility on the 'drivers and utilities' list for this model (
Personally I use the 'Ultimate Boot CD for Windows' ( in desperate times. Maybe it can help you too!

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