Question about IBM ThinkPad G40 2384 Notebook
IBM Type 2384....able to use windows ME floppy to boot but can't access hard drive...reading CD drive as C:...do not have original XP Pro disc.
Downloaded ISO image (MS Diognostics and Recovery Toolset) but can't figure out how to get it to work. Executables won't run from DOS mode. Trying not to reformat. Can you help?
HAL is the hardware abstraction layer. Best bet from here is a reformat.
Use your restore cds. Should take you an hour.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
Does the Hard Drive have Windows on it? If not, install the Windows Me Floppy disk. Select Run With CD-ROM Support or RUN With Out CD-ROM Support. Any of the two. After it gets done loading. type the following. fdisk
It will ask you do you want to use extended Hard Drive use? Y/N
Press Y. Then you'll get a screen with 4 options. If Windows is on there type 4. And see what it says on your hard Drive.
If you wish to erase Windows and reinstall it, click 3. to delete the partition and it will ask to restart the computer.
Restart the computer and reload to the fidisk screen and press 1. and it Will install a partition "Not Windows" After the Partition is installed restart the Computer and remove the floppy. If it comes up saying No Operating System found. Then the Hard Drive is set to install Windows.
The cheapest Windows XP you can buy Is Home Edition for $99.98, witch some stores still sell, like BestBuy.
If you want to send the Laptop to me I can install Windows on it for you. I have Windows 95,98,ME,2000 Pro, XP Home, XP Pro and Vista Home Basic. Thats if you don't want to spend money on Windows. Just pay for shipping.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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