Thanks for your quick replay...I tap Del and boot the laptop as you told me and showed me the following errors 00161, 00301, 00163,00173 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
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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..
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..
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..
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hi there, here are possible solutions to your issue
1. make sure first that your computer would be able to identify your harddrive. you can check this one by going to the setup utility page. upon pushing the power button quickly tap the F1 key or F2 key. then check your Harddrive if motherboard was able to detect it.
2. make sure that there is now usb flash drive or external drive attached to your usb ports when booting up your computer. sometimes if you have this devices attached to your usb this error happens when booting up.
3. Power on the computer and keep on tapping F8 key the moment you push the power button. select safe mode once oyu enter the black screen. if same error occured. then, ou need to use the recovery disk that came with the system and restore the computer back to original factory settings.
Usually this means a hardware failure. I would suggest reseating the CMOS battery overnight to reset the system. Also you might want to replace it as well. It could also be more serious such as a motherboard component failure.
Also IBM error code # 189 according to Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PC's (8th edition) - "Excessive incorrect password attempts." Is there a password on your CMOS ? Also try hitting ESC key on boot to bypass. Good luck!
ok go to the bios system by pressing esc or F12 or F2 key when the computer restart. After that change the boot sequence. CD drive first after that HDD or follow the instruction that are given by computer in bellow or side, after configure just press F10 for saving.
Do a search for memtest86.iso. Burn this image to a cd and reboot your computer. When your computer reboots it should begin checking your memory for errors. If you still have problems it might be your hard drive.
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..
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
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.