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Cd disk winXP software

My friend from japan send me an IBM thinkpad X31 2672(with japanese keypad)..but theres no CD disk that contains the windows xp software(part of the bundled software when buying a computer)...just wana ask HOW or WHERE i can get that cd disk..HELP ME PLS..coz i need to reformat my compter...tnx in advance!!!!!!

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You would need to contact IBM/Lenovo and ask for a recovery disc. As the software is OEM they need to provide the support for it. The other option is to purchase a copy of windows XP but you will be paying for another license

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Before you begin, be sure to go to Lenova Website and download the appropriate XP software & drivers and burn them to a CD or flash drive. You will need them after the install is completed. After that is completed, you are ready to install. Insert the XP Install disk and choose INSTALL XP and on the next screens drop down menu, choose UPGRADE. Follow the instructions. After it is completed, use the CD or Flash Drive to install the proper system software & drivers.. GREAT LUCK!! Please rate me, k? Thank You Lucky4lynn2

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My Thinkpad/Lenova R51 had a hard drive failure. I got a new hard drive and installed it in the computer. Then I attempted to use the rescue and recovery cd and the product recovery cd's that came with...


The partition that had the Lenovo image was on the old hard drive not the new one you purchased, so you will not be able to restore from image. Look on the bottom of the laptop for the Windows version. Is it Windows XP Home or Windows XP Pro? You will need a Microsoft Windows disk to reinstall and you can use the serial number on the sticker to activate. This is all legal because the serial number belongs to the laptop. Unfortunately, finding a Windows software might be difficult. Ask a friend if they have a disk of the same operating system.

Might be easier to take to a tech and pay $60.00 (I wouldn't pay nmore than that) and have them reinstall basic windows and drivers for you.

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BSOD when turning compuer on c0000021a


You need winxp bootable disk for format or repair your winxp.
Then boot your computer with that disk.
For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios .
Then set first boot device in bot option as your cd or dvd rom.Then save settings .
Then put your disk in rom then it boot with it.

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Hi,
You can buy Windows XP at many computer stores or online. Here is a link to an eBay seller in the Philippines, where you appear to be from:
http://cgi.ebay.ph/Geniune-Windows-XP-SP2-Home-Edition_W0QQitemZ110336383681QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_211?hash=item110336383681&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A833|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

Then you need to install Japanese fonts and the Japanese IME using the Windows xp disk.
Here is a visual guide for you:
http://greggman.com/japan/xp-ime/xp-ime.htm

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Jan 13, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad X31 2672 Notebook

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Winxp upgrade issues


The common problem to this is trying to do an upgrade from windows itself, make sure you are doing a fresh install by booting from CD. If this does still not work and you have a legitimate windows disk, contact the microsoft helpline and they will be able to issue you with a new serial

Dec 16, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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T40 IBM cannot boot to cd drive;


Type of files HDD location Alternate location Driver files C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS (depending on the preloaded operating system) The T40 Device Driver File Matrix Web site Software applications C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS No alternate location available Hints and Tips Click here for additional hints and tips on Windows XP
Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows XP
Before removing any software or operating system from your ThinkPad system, you will need to:
  • Make sure the BIOS on your ThinkPad computer is at the latest level.
  • Save the necessary driver, supplement, and software files on removable media.
NOTE: A computer with at least 128 MB of memory is required.

Installing Windows XP
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD or DVD drive. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  2. Follow the instructions for the Install shield program.
  3. Install the device drivers. The device drivers are found in the C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS directory or you can download them from the T40 Device Driver File Matrix Web site. There is also an installation procedure text file in that directory. After you install Windows XP, you will need to install the application software, which is provided in the C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS directory on your hard disk drive.
Installing Windows XP Supplement File
The Windows XP Supplement File is in the following directory:
C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WXPSUPP\IBMLCD
NOTE: If you cannot find this directory on your hard disk drive, download the Windows XP Supplement File from the ThinkPad Web site. For access to this Web site, press the ThinkPad button to open the Access ThinkPad panel. On this panel, click On the Web. A list of sites appears; choose the ones you want.
NOTE: Make sure that the correct video driver is installed prior to installing this file.
  1. Right-click on the desktop to open the Display Properties window.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Advanced
  4. Click the Monitor tab and click the Properties button.
  5. Select the Driver tab and the Update Driver... button. The Hardware Update Wizard opens.
  6. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced).
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select Don't search, I will chose the driver to install.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click the Have Disk... button.
  11. Click the Browse... button.
  12. Select the folder that the Windows XP Supplement File is in, and find the file of IBMTPLCD.INF under IBMLCD folder.
  13. Select IBMLCD.INF, and click Open and then OK.
  14. Select the checkbox for Show compatible hardware.
  15. Select a panel in the list you are using now.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Click Finish and then Close.
  18. Click the Color Management tab.
  19. Click Add, and select IBMTPIPS.ICM or IBMTOLCD.ICM under the directory of c:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color.
  20. Click Add and close the Display Properties window.
Installing Windows XP Update Module Package
The Windows XP Update Modules are in the following directory
C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WXPUP
The name of each subfolder is the number of a fix module. For the information about each fix module, Click here to visit the Microsoft Knowledge Base homepage, type the number of the fix module you need in the search field, and click the search button.
NOTE: The Web site address might change without notice. If the homepage is not displayed, search the homepage from the Microsoft top page.
To install a fix module, run the exe file in a subfolder and follow the instructions on the screen.

Install the application software that was saved in the Preparing your ThinkPad for Windows XP section from the C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS directory on your hard disk drive.
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apparently the boot setup screw up.
my best suggestion is to restore windows after you found a way to save all your files....

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I take it you are trying to "send to" files to the DVD-RW?You can't burn a DVD just with windows XP . It only supports CDRW drives.

Get commercial software like Roxio or Nero, or download a free CD burning program like this one:

www.cdburnerxp.se

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