Question about IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Change hard drive

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  • turquim Jan 14, 2009

    i got that think pad, but appears in the screen the message:



    PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cable

    PXE-M0F : Exiting Intel Boot Agent

    Operating System not found

  • turquim Jan 14, 2009

    ok, i'll try with manual... and , please b patient wih me. It's my first laptop, and i don't use to speak english all the time (I'm from spain)

    Thanks in advance.

  • turquim Jan 14, 2009

    teis... i got an OS CD (actually its into the lap top) but it doesn't appears to read it. I've tryed to start with blue button "Access IBM" and i got the Bios... but i would like to know how to atart the lap top from CD to set windows XP on it.

  • turquim Jan 14, 2009

    ok... thanks for all... it seem to be installing WXP... crossing fingers

  • turquim Jan 14, 2009

    ok... i think i've already voted. All you guys have been "FixedYa"

  • DEKR
    DEKR May 11, 2010

    DID YOU INSTALL WINDOWS YOURSELF

    IT DOES'NT SEEM TO BE FINDING AN OPERATING SYSTEM

    ARE THE JUMPERS CORRECT

    YOU CAN LOOK AT THE JUMPERS ON YOUR OLD HARD DRIVE TO SEE IF THEY MATCH JUMPERS ON NEW HARD DRIVE

    DO YOU HAVE A WINCD

  • DEKR
    DEKR May 11, 2010

    please clarify

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Not a problem
let me know if you need more help
some people have laptops for years and still ask me questions
thats what i'm here for

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    DEKR Jan 14, 2009

    Okay

    when you start pc i believe it's f2 you would constantly click it will get you in setup

    then with the arrow keys go to boot you can change startup options in there to cd as first boot

    then hit f10 to save and exit

    restart with cd in and it will ask you to boot from cd click enter

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 14, 2009

    just follow instructions and let me know if you have any more problems

    the only thing doing this will probably remove any files you had

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 14, 2009

    Thank you so much

    you don't know how much I appreciate that

    any other problems just let me know if I can help I will

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It appears that there, either is no operating system on your laptop, or the HDD is dead.
Have you got an OS CD?
/Teis

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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    Teis Thomsen Jan 14, 2009

    OK, you need to access the BIOS, the imbedded startup software inside your laptop, - and set the "startup prucedure".
    When you turn on the computer, you hit the ESC or the F2 or the F10, - I do not remember witch one, you have to try ether one.
    Yhen you enter the BIOS setup, - a blue screen.
    Find "Boot settings" and set the CD to be the "first" BOOT.
    Now, save and restart.
    The install should start now.


    /Teis

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    Teis Thomsen Jan 14, 2009

    Well, congratulation,


    but it would be nice to vote "FixYa" to all of us, as we all helped you to get here, right?


    /Teis

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Hi,

The owner's manual is available for your laptop at: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/39t2332.pdf (right-click on this link and Save Target As to your desktop). Within this PDF in Chapter 2 there's a section titled Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive (Page 38). This will walk you through step by step the process with pictures.

Regards,
Jordan (SHG)

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  • Jordan Jan 14, 2009

    Teis is right. The hard drive is probably fine, it just needs an Operating System. However many ThinkPads don't come with an OS disc for you to use. If not, contact Lenovo to see what they can send you a disc for your troubles.


  • Jordan Jan 14, 2009

    Awesome.. Glad you got it worked out. Thanks for the rating.

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