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How do I put new windows on the thinkpad I have got the cd

My daughters laptop ( Thinkpad 600E ) starts up ok and displays the thinkpad logo but It wont start up windows. It displays a very simple graphic that looks like a floppy disk and is indicating that it should be put in a drive. Then across the bottom of the screen are all the 'F' keys and it is indicating to press 'F1'. When I do this the screen goes blank and then displays two codes and nothing else, following this the laptop just beeps and has to be switched off. The codes are: 19990301 and 19990305.can you tell me how to put new windows on the IBM thinkpad
have not got the cd that you get with the thinkpad can you tell me how to do it


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This is sometimes due to the boot sequence. identify the key to press so that you can access its bios at start up. a shot message is usually displayed for a short time at start up.
please go to the bios and change the boot sequence to start from HDD.


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Hi blue_sky_day,
While googling on the net, I found something related to your problem at this web site: http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=12813
There are explained many things about your IBM 600E Thinkpad, you will have to read it and see if you can solve your trouble.

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Hi, sorry I was out last night.
Errors 00161/00163/00173 mean you need to replace the CMOS/BIOS battery and update the time, date etc, like you did.. and Error 00301 means a keyboard error. Just press CtrlAltDel past this.. or try using an external PS-2 keyboard..

So, when you startup and then get to the errors, just press CtrlAltDel to restart, then tap F1 to enter the Advanced Settings and try to load Windows in Safe Mode, and let it do a Scan Disk.

It's possible that the machine won't be able to load any hardware drivers for the machine because the CMOS information might have been corrupted due to the flat battery, but try and boot into Safe Mode anyway and see how you get on.

This is a really old machine but still has driver and troubleshooting support at the Lenovo website, and it might be fun and interesting to resurrect..

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Of course, it may very well load Windows fine after a new battery and a scandisk and you'll find it has Windows 2000 on it, so maybe I'm jumping the gun with the Win98 stuff there, but let me kow how you get on..

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Error 19990301 on a Thinkpad 600 usually indicates that the hard drive is not properly connected, and error code 19990305 signifies "no bootable device". So, it's the hard drive.

First of all, I would try removing and replacing the drive to see if that cures it. You can get the service manual from Lenovo at http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=LWIK-3SYPX2

If this doesn't fix it, the hard drive is faulty. However, small size hard drives (10 or 20Gb) which suit these older machines are very cheap on eBay.

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