it is compressed , so extract it and put in:
you can start windows in safe mode , by pressing F8 repeatedly after you turn on the computer, on safe mode you will see all things but with a difference scence, and you can put the file safely in the place mentioned above.
Re: start up problem with my IBM thinkpad windows XP
Type f8 at startup and try last known configuration. if that doesnt work then safe mode. If that doesnt work then try to find a duplicate file (backup), try to find file with dos console - go to windows/system32 and type dir ntoskrnl*.* so youll find out if there was maybe a copy of this file.
IF you HAVE a Fast PC then sometimes its easier to install a fresh copy of windows, then to search for such errors.
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Turn the computer off
Turn the computer on
Immediately hit F8 several times a second until a black and white menu appears, if you get the windows splash, you missed it. Start over
Select which way you want windows to start in safe mode
You will get a lot of white messages on a black screen
You will then get a message that says proceed to safe mode or do a system restore to recover
Proceed to safe mode.
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If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall.Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installationCD for a repair installation.
To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computerfrom the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear:
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft WindowsXP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair aWindows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setupwithout installing Windows XP, press F3. 4.PressENTERto set up Windows XP. 5.PressF8to agree to the license agreement. 6.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selectedin the box, and then pressRto repair Windows XP.
what happens when you power on the machine, do you get a error message? is there a hard drive installed on the computer and is it working?
Is windows installed?
what error messages are you getting?
The same model ThinkPad can have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the drivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
Log on to Windows as Administrator.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.
Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you are finished.
If the restore process completed successfully but the computer is still not performing as you want, go to the "How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore" section. If you received an error message and the restore process did not finish, or if you cannot run System Restore, go to the "Next Steps" section
To resolve this issue, start the computer from the Windows
XP CD, start the Recovery Console, and then use the Bootcfg.exe tool
the Boot.ini file. To do this, follow these steps:
Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer
contact your computer manufacturer.
Insert the Windows XP
CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
drive, and then restart your computer.
When you receive the
"Press any key to boot from CD" message,
press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to
start the Recovery Console.
If you have a dual-boot or
multiple-boot computer, select
the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
you are prompted, type the administrator
password, and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type bootcfg
/list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current
file appear on the screen.
At the command prompt, type bootcfg
/rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard
of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft
installations, and then displays the results. Follow the
instructions that appear on the screen
to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example,
follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini
When you receive a message that is similar to the
following message, press Y:
 C:\Windows Add installation to boot list?
You receive a message that is
similar to the following message: Enter Load
is the name of the operating system. When you receive this
message, type the name
of your operating system, and then press ENTER. This is either
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.
You receive a message that is similar to the following:
Enter OS Load options When you receive
this message, type
/fastdetect, and then press ENTER.
instructions that appear on your screen may be different,
the configuration of your computer.
Type exit, and then press ENTER to
quit Recovery Console. Your computer restarts, and the updated boot
list appears when you receive the "Please select the operating system to
The product key is printed on the label that is attached to your computer. The Windows version is also printed on this label.
When you do a fresh Windows installation, that Windows CD must be the same version of Windows that is printed on the label which is on your computer otherwise you will get the error message "Wrong product key"
Go to Start > Run and type services.msc. Locate the nVidia Driver Helper item and right click it. Select Properties. Set the startup value of the service to “Manual” or “Disabled”. Your computer should shut down normally now.
Mayeb you need to repair the OS - In which case you will need to have SCSI Controller XP OS floppy driver obtained from IBM website.
Start up the computer booting up from the CD ROM. Then when it comes to "install thrid party devices" - press 'S' and insert the floppy with the SCSI Coontroller on it and follow the on screen instructions.