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Screen IBM Thinkpad 600E, Type 2645, Model 4AU, OS WIN/98 When I turn on the screen show me incorrect characters, discolored stripes vertical and horizonta. It don't allow me do nothing...please help

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Probably the display driver is messed up. Best option is to reinstall the operating system.

An alternative is to have a Linux-savvy friend try to boot it up
with a Linux-live rescue CD to see if that fixes the display problem and maybe to salvage your personal data from the hard drive.

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