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Ibm thinkpad t21 boot an cd rom problem

Hi my t21 thinkpad goes through the start up ok comes up start windows normaly etc whatever start up i choose it starts loading xp then waits a while says theres bin a error which i dont get a chance to see and goes back to the main screen asking how i wana start up again i was going to reinstall with xp but cannot as when insert disk it does nothing as if its not reading the disc there is power in cd rom it was opening an closing but dosent even do that anymore please help me

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    Debs May 11, 2010

    Have you set the bios to boot from cdrom as first priority? If not reboot the computer and press F2 to enter the bios then change the boot options so that cdrom is first priority, this should then pick the disk up. It may just be that windows needs to be repaired to replace and damaged or corrupt system files. Unless you have all of the chipset drivers I do not recommend that you replace windows with a new version until you get them. If you do you may have trouble with the graphics, sound, modem etc.. after a new install.

    If you plan to do a re-install then I suggest that you get the relelvant chipset drivers first form IBMs webiste, or contact them and ask them to send them to you.

    I recommend trying to do a repair first. Boot up to cdrom and when given the chioce to enter for new installation or press 'R' to repair then press R and try to repair windows first.

    Shut your computer down by holding the power button until it powers down. Leave it for a couple of minutes then boot back up and follow the instructions above.

    I hope this helps



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