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Thinkpad T40 operating system failure/won't boot

My T40, when I turn it on, will not load anything onto the screen 90% of the time. When it does load up, it says there is a problem and asks if I want to boot in normal or safe mode. Either one I choose, it will begin to load Windows before it crashes. The computer continues to run, but nothing is visible on the screen. Also, I can still open and close the d: drive. I do not have a floppy on this computer. I was told that I needed a cd with a bootable operating system, but when I tried that, the screen did not load anything... the cd powered up, but nothing came up on the screen. Nothing has happened to the computer physically... it hasn't been dropped, no water spills, etc. I presume that there is a virus, but I need to get onto the computer to run a system cleaner and virus scan. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  • henrikbn Dec 12, 2008

    Same problem, except for the fact that it states that the BIOS is not compatible with the ACPI...


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Check your RAM, reseat them, if you have RAM in both slots, swap them around. If possibe test them in another computer.

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Como instalar windows xp en una think pad x600


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
(note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your failsafe or optimized defaults)
after windows has loaded

your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

hope this helps

Apr 22, 2012 | IBM ThinkPad 600X Notebook

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After boot-up the system works for 10-15mins afterwhich it freezes ALT-CTRL-DEL doesn't work. Have to shut by cutting power.


it could be that the fan is not working
when its overheated the unit freezes or there is ahrdware failure on the mainboard
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Oct 19, 2010 | IBM Thinkpad T40 Thinkpad T41 Thinkpad T42...

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I have an IBM T40 (2379). Sometimes it boots up, sometimes it doesn't and beeps 4 times at me, but the real problem is that the screen will come on for 3-4 seconds, and then shut off. What could be my...


Beeps usually mean there is a problem with your system hardware. 4 beeps usually mean a memory failure, but beep codes vary. Google "beep codes" to get a list of meanings. Lenovo Support has several pages for this. Try HERE

Sep 28, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2379 Notebook

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Hi, I have a ibm t41 and when I switch it on, it boots up to show the windows xp screen but will not do anything else. It will not load pages when I click on them or even the start menu when I click on...


Try starting in safe mode, pess F8 continually at start up, then choose safe mode without networking. If you can enter safe mode, then go to start, run, and type msconfig, click on the startup tab, and disable all, then restart. This will turn off all of the startup programs and use less resources. If this works, I would then recommend downloading malwarebytes from malwarebytes.org and running it to clean the system of possible infections. Then, check how much RAM you have, you may need to upgrade. If you can't even boot into safemode, then you may need to reinstall the operating system.

Aug 17, 2009 | IBM Thinkpad T40 Thinkpad T41 Thinkpad T42...

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Ibm thinkpad t41 does not boot up...just black screen...fan works


hehe...I used to have some problems
and then came up with the solution to install other OS such as linux, lindows or anything else
and then reinstal it with windows booting...and then it works, u can try it

Jun 21, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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I have an Ibm think pad laptop and I went to turn it on the other day and the ibm screen comes up with press F12 for bios set up on bottom but dosent go pass this screen no cursur and no sound got any...


Use IBM boot disc that was supplied with your computer. If that doesnt work use the operating system disc that came with it. If you have neither of those and the operating system was installed from the factory on a different sector of your hard drive try to start the computer up 3 times in a row and the computer should say safe boot or even boot from diagnostics etc. If you dont see any of that at all possible hard drive failure occured and you will be looking at gettting a new hard drive $50-$150 depending on size (newegg.com). Do you have the operating disc or not? if you dont then you will need to call IBM to see if they can send you a disc, if thats a no go then you will need to purchase one (newegg.com).

Jun 03, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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T40 hangs after boot up. Sometimes does not show anything on boot


it may be because of the cpu cooler is so full of dust that the fan cant go around and the cpu gets hot and the whole system freezes or something else is totaly screwed up

Jan 04, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Boot problem


check it on bios whether the hard drive is detecting or not, if detecting then recover OS using recovery Cd

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