Question about IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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Messed with Boot sequence.Now T41 won't boot!

Yes I'm stupid but I was trying to reload XP & couldn't get the T41 to boot from the CD. I messed with the boot sequence (I may have removed the HD from the list!) and now it won't start. After trying the IBM button, I get the message "Authentication of System services failed".
How to completely reset this PC back to a state I can reload software.
I don't mind wiping the HD and starting again. Can anyone help.

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  • Ossey Nov 09, 2008

    Thanks for your suggestion. I have tried that "booting from CD0 DVD/CDRW" with three different disks. Is there a way of bringing back the original boot sequence?




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With the cd reboot and press F12 for a temporary boot list, select boot from cd. At this point just choose install xp and follow the prompts.

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