Question about IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

1 Answer

IBM 600E Hi there, I have IBM 600E and won't load Windows. All I see is blank screen flashing the size of the RAM. Is it the motherboard problem or the hard drive is damaged? Thanks, Aaron

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Ziraffa,

    Thanks for your quick replay...I tap Del and boot the laptop as you told me and showed me the following errors 00161, 00301, 00163, then I pressed ok and year, date, time displayed and I enterd the correct year, date and time then won't load windows just showing me the RAM size 163254 ok

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 827 Answers

Hi Aaron,

Sounds more like a hard drive issue, although it could be either or both.
Tap either F8, F, F10, F12 or Del when you boot up. You have to do it right on the bootup. This will let you enter the BIOS/Advanced Settings.
See if you can Start Windows in Safe Mode from there. When you get to the Desktop, in Safe Mode, you might be able to do a System Restore back to a time before you started experiencing problems, although you will lose any configuration settings you made after that point.

Also if you could do a Repair Windows with a system disk, that would be wise.

The reason I mentioned so many possibilities for buttons to enter the BIOS is because is varies from machine to machine. It usually says which button it is at the bottom of the screen for a very short time when booting up.

Try that and let me know how you get on..

Chris (ziraffa)

ps The fact that you can see your RAM size is a good sign, with regards to the actual hardware. I think the worst case scenario is probably having to reinstall your operating system from scratch.. and then the hassle of finding and installing the hardware drivers so that the new operating system can 'recognise' the motherboard, and the network cards, sound etc

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • 1 more comment 
  • chris grams
    chris grams Jan 17, 2009

    Oh just one thing.. If you have a recovery disk, or a system disk you are going to do a Repair with, you will have to set CD-ROM as the First Boot Device in the BIOS and then Save and Exit.
    Thought I'd just mention that in case you didn't know about this, to save you a bit of frustration :)


  • chris grams
    chris grams Jan 17, 2009

    ..and if you can see any Error Codes at any point, tell me what they are.

  • chris grams
    chris grams Jan 17, 2009

    If you decide to format the drive and reinstall Windows afresh, here's the page you should download the doc, audio, display, trackpoint, pcmcia, modem IDE and installation supplement drivers from.
    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.w...


×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

System board error on ibm pc 600e


Hi,
you can change the board ,
Follow the bellow link for get the manual ,how to change the mobo.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/10960097/IBM-Thinkpad-600E-Hardware-Mainteinance-Manual

Let me know if you need more information


Thanks

Feb 13, 2011 | IBM Thinkpad 600 System Board Motherboard

1 Answer

My laptop IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 by turning on shows the notice Error 129 in system board. The laptop cannot be put into service.


The ThinkPad error code 129 is a motherboard problem. This is a component failure on the motherboard and cannot be fixed easily.
The 600E is a very, very old laptop. I suggest you don't spend money on it, put your money towards a new or later model laptop.

Aug 18, 2010 | IBM (30L2872) for ThinkPad 600E 2645-55x...

2 Answers

How much?


http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=LWIK-3TLS8K

as it seems from link 256 MB

Jan 26, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

1 Answer

IRe: IBM 600E


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..

Hardware Maintance Manual - June 1999: ThinkPad 600, 600E
On pages 109 and 115of the attached pdf file (actual pages 103 and 109), the Li-Ion batterypack part number should read 12P4064 replaces 02K7018.
c.gif Battery test utility diskette - ThinkPad 600/E/X
c.gif
BIOS Update (Diskette) - ThinkPad 600
PCMCIA SelectaDock I/II driver for Windows 95/98 - ThinkPad 600, 770

c.gif Windows 98 installation supplement files - ThinkPad 600, 760, 765, 770
This is the Setup Guide for the thinkpad 600.

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..

Chris (ziraffa)

Oh by the way, if we are going to be using a different Solution thread this time, can you go back to the other page and rate it as Fixya! so that they can take it off the system? It saves the unrated pages filling up the servers..



Jan 17, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

1 Answer

How can i load awindows xp on ibm 600e


I have done this many times.
To install XP on an IBM 600E , you needd to upgrade the RAM at least to 256MB.
Then use a Windows install disk to install XP.
After installing Windows you will have to update drivers from IBM website here: Lenovo Support & downloads - Drivers and software - ThinkPad 600 ...
There is no driver for 600E video adapter on XP, video performances will be limited.

Oct 12, 2008 | IBM (05K3469) Modem

1 Answer

UPGRADING


That unit it about 10 years old.
Unfortunately, you cannot upgrade the CPU (processor)

The RAM is a standard 100MHz non-parity SDRAM SODIMM. The 2645 can use 128MB DIMMS for 160MB maximum. It has 32MB internal and two slots.

The hard drive size is limited by the BIOS. Any standard 2.5" hard drive should work, but may show as limited size, maybe 20GB.

Get a PCMCIA modem.

If you found a docking station for this unit, you'd be in better shape. Like I said, it's 10 years old. It won't be easy.


Jul 22, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

3 Answers

Thinkpad 600E


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.

Dec 18, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

1 Answer

Thinkpad 600E


IBM Thinkpad error code 19990301 is a Hard-Disk sector problem. Basically your hard-drive is faulty and you need to replace it. This is why it wont boot; because the area of the hard-drive that stores data is damaged.

Sep 20, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

0 Answers

ibm thinkpad does not boot My IBM Thinkpad 600 (Type 2645-310) stops and hang during bootup. What happens is: 1. LED test, then green Power on and orange battery/charging 3. RAM OK (Responds when I take out /put in different amount of RAM and displays correctly. I have 128 + 32 removable, + 32 internal not possible to take out) 2. I can hear fan, CD drive and evt diskette drive. If I use diskette drive the LED wil give 1 blink, if I use CD drive it will give 14 blink. 3. No cursor seen, but this is displayed: Upper left show the amount of RAM present: 196032 KB OK Upper right IBMs logo in blue; IBM Lower left shows "ThinkPad(R)" in large letters and red dot over "i". 4. Then a "rrrrrr" sound from the loudspeakers after a while, this is in fact 28 clicks shortly after each other. Then nothing more happens. Diskette and CD drive is OK (But can not be used because bootup is never finished). I hear CD speed up and then down again but nothing more happens. No effect in booting with bootable diskette or CD, "Live Linux" CD or else. Backup battery OK (3V) and if I take it out I will be asked for correct date and time when Power on. I can then use keyboard or TrackPoint to set date and time, and after that hangup at the usual point. Starting without battery, HDD, CD drive and removable memory sticks makes no difference in symptoms. Pressing and holding F1 before and during poweron and startup (in order to enter BIOS and selftest) has no effect. I could not find help on IBMs home page, but maybe I did not look at the right place. Is somebody able to help me?

Feb 28, 2017 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

See all IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook Questions

IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

114 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2385 Answers

Are you an IBM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...