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Major lag issue with IBM ThinkPad.

I have an IBM Thinkpad 2888 running Windows XP. It's a dinosaur, but I run very small DOS programs (to do sports statistics at my job). The other day I booted up and all I get is the icons and if I try to open a program nothing happens. It's as if everything is frozen except I do have a functioning mouse so I am not truly frozen. I trying my system processes and it did boot up (after waiting 5-10 minutes) and nothing appears unusual. It's almost as if my computer is running with a huge lag (10-15 minutes). It's crazy because this just happened without warning. any ideas what I can do to potentially fix this problem?

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    pizzuto916 Jan 03, 2013

    I've since booted in safe mode and everything runs great. I removed some useless software, performed a virus scan (clean) but when I reboot to normal mode, same issue. I know its frozen because my time clock doesn't move either (on the lower right of the screen). Now I am running a defrag to see if that solves the problem. I can't understand it for the life of me.


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I bet your hard drive crashed on you. You might have to buy yourself a new hard drive and replace your old one with it. Then format it and install a fresh copy of your Operating System on it. Your error condes here indicate to me that you either got a blue screen or similar. Blue Screens and/or the code that you stated here are usually caused by a software issue, and are rarely hardware issues. But in this case, you may have gotten something bad on your computer, such as a virus or serious spyware, that wiped out your Operating System And caused your hard drive to crash/become corrupt. As I mentioned, try replacing your hard drive. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: T23 Thinkpad turns off during boot after restart

My guess would be ;-
A power supply problem with the battery and/or power adapter
The most likely one.
The CPU is overheating and shutting down and if you wait a while and it will power it up again, it will then run for a while and shut down again.
This can be caused by a faulty fan (its not spinning and needs to be replaced) or the vents are clogged with dust (needs to be cleaned and you may need to remove the fan assembly to do this).

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: when starting the computer it does not boot up

Yes you are right it sounds like a power problem. I know for sure that desktop computers still can calculate time even when not in use for several days. They have an internal power supply charged from the time it's plugged in. I'm not sure that the laptop would be the same but it very well could be. So I would suggest to fully use up the battery power and leave the machine disconnected from the wall for about one week. That way there should be no internal power at all left in the machine. Then see if there is any improvement. However, before you do this one week marathon, see if the machine boots from CD or floppy because if it does then it could be a malware or OS problem in which case you will need to do a repair install of the OS. But it's unlikely. If it still won't work even after you try the power depletion, then I'd suggest to contact IBM, tell them everything you tried and see if there is any possibility for a replacement part. If any of my suggestions help, please do rate me. Thanks and good luck. Hope it all goes well for you.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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Whe you switch on the laptop please go to Bios and check the hard disc is dictacted or not. Other wise when you switch on the computer please press F11 button 4 to 5 times and select the boot option from the hard disc. If it not working need to show service center.

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SOURCE: My father's ibm thinkpad t60

Some say this is a issue with the BIOS ..and reinstalling it (update ) will fix the problem ..but in their case it always work on restart ..I think it is just a matter of windows driver being affected or some odd function on ...To see if this is the issue..get into BIOS settings (f2 on start ) and in there choose factory optimal defaults..and save changes with F10 ...
while you are in there ..check the functions for the keys..I mean if enter ..and the arrows works ...this means that it is a windows fault ..
after resetting to factory defaults..and saving the changes..restart it and see if ti is working ..If its not right on my computer /hardware /device manager and in there look at the keyboard area and if it is in yellow with an ask sign has no driver ..and you need to reinstall it ..or reinstall the operation system from scratch ..or use recovery partition or disk to do that ..
You can also try to click right on keyboard in device manager and update driver ..this will run installer wizard but Im not sure if the driver it is present in windows anymore ..otherwise should picked it up on start ..
If you have the driver on the cd that came with the laptop ..insert the CD and just install the driver ..or get on the manufacturer's site and download it from there to avoid the re-installation of the OS
this is a utility driver for keyboard's functions..for Vista ..(works on w 7 too ) but the best way is to reinstall or use recovery ..

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