My ThinkPad laptop has Windows XP loaded and I just bought a new battery for it. With the old battery, and now the new one, the TP will not start unless the power adapter is plugged in.
Once the unit is running, it works fine with battery power.
More detail: Unit tries to start with two green lights - power and battery on. Hard drive light blinks on then goes out. Before the screen lights up, the machine shuts off.
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The OS will ,USUALLY, apply a generic driver to the Graphics Adapter, and most essential components. Not always, but usually, when it boots the first thing you do is Windows Updates. You may have problems with some hardware when doing a OS upgrade.It can be tricky. If, say, you jump from XP to 7, you may be able to use vista drivers. Your in luck, on the ThinkPad R31 support website Vista and Win 7 drivers are available, SEE: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT072387 Go with Win 7, if you have that option.
Hi fay bart...
Your mouse driver files are corrupted
Go the following webpage and download the drivers you need to reactivate the mouse button
1...TrackPoint driver for Windows XP, 2000 - ThinkPad
2...TrackPoint Accessibility driver for Windows 98/SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 - ThinkPad
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Go to devices manager and see if the battery drivers are listed there,if no,then you will need to look at the make or serial number of your battery and download the drivers:)..that`s how your laptop knows it is there:)
Hi, you drop the Lp, is Wieless maniged by windows, not that it meters to me, try and see if your harwear manager shows your networkcard or is it got any yellow quastion or other icons on it, that is go start manu control panel system icon in control panel click hardware then divice manager, if its disabled inableit if nothing works reinstal the driver for your wlancard that is network adapter.goodluck
I don't mean to disagree with my associate, but DVD players for R series (or T, A, etc) can be found for less than 20.00 US (Ebay is a good example)
For that matter, we've got at least a dozen at our shop which we sell for 25.00
Installation is very simple as well, just pop the old drive out, put the new drive in.