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Reinstalling windows xp on a new hard drive - Thinkpad t30

Hi, has anyone here tried to install windows xp on a newly installed hard drive? i don't have the recovery disks for my thinkpad because i think it's saved on a separate partition in the original hard drive... how can i actually access it and reinstall it?

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  • Rammy26 Feb 15, 2008

    How can I install a new MBR in a Thinkpad t30. I don't have any recovery disks. When I try to boot now it says no o/s found.

  • abebrd9 Apr 12, 2008

    I just got this T30 thinkpad but it have Linux on it but I will like to install winXp I have the DVD but when I select to OS it goes to a Blank screen and nothing happens after that but it work ok with any OK Win2000, Linux but not WinXp anyone see this befor

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    Hello,

    Does it have to be a specific xp disk or will any disk work? In my case I have a Windows XP Pro Upgrade Disk (SP1 I believe) and after formating and installing XP on the new drive on the thinkpad t30, I get an error saying the serial I entered is invalid. The serial I am using is the one on the back of the computer. Will it make a difference if I use a OEM or Full Install Disk instead of an XP Pro upgrade disk? Also, does the Service Pack matter?

    Thanks, Brian

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Hi, I have a problem with the installation of windows xp. System32 file is missing. Treatment for cd / winxp does not work. How do I install the system without deleting the files which are on one of the two drives? Is anyone able to explain this to me? thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    have windows xp but want to remove and reinstall original os withoput disk

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If you can get your hands on a Windows XP cd, it will partition and format the drive for you allowing you to install from scratch. You would then just plug in the license key from the sticker on your laptop. As far as the recovery disk on the original CD, there might be an option on bootup that would have you push an F key to access it. Or you can usually order them online. It's not too hard to get the drivers you need from online so I would just go with any XP disk you can get your hands on. You'll be using your own license so you can even borrow one.

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I have the same problem because the t30 is having problems recognizing the internal oem cd drive or even an external one via the usb.

If I could get past this, then installing would be a snap.

Thanks,

Danny

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I've seen xp pro sv pk 2 OEM cds(like one I bought) online now for around 48.00
this will install os, but you must know how to use this and you may have to change boot order in bios
cd drive should be 1st, then, internal hdrive
DO NOT go into bios if you don't know what you are doing
Also you will probably have to download drivers for your partic. model from manufact site(dell.com. lenovo.com)
you will have to burn thse drivers to cd before you attempt to install os
post later if you need help; I can post a link telling you exactly how to install win xp or similar the correct way

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Lets find xp cd and plug the license on sticker of your laptop. easy. On BIOS you can easily turn it from your cd drive

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SOURCE: reinstalling windows xp on a new hard drive - Thinkpad t30

You can go about this 2 ways.
First, if you have, or can get your hands on a copy of Windows xp; Load the windows system, then go to the IBM support site and download your drivers. Then you will be ready to go.
Secondly, call IBM support and get a set of recovery cds. You will have to have the information from the stickers that are on the bottom of the pc. I don't remember the exact cost, but as I remember it's about $54-55. Usually takes a couple of days to receive them.
Either way that you do it, you're going to wrap up a couple of hours.
If you need any additional information, please feel free to ask. If this information has assisted you in the resolution of you problem, please return here to give my assistance an appropriate final rating. If this information has answered your question and/or lead to a resolution, please rate it as "Fixya!".
Thank you, and have a super day!
Ron-

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

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