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I guess you were running Windows 7? If so, reboot the laptop, as soon as you see the IBM logo, press F8 continuously to get to the safe mode menu. If you still see the flashing cursor, I believe the windows boot up files are corrupt. You have to re-install the OS. Your laptop comes with a recovery disk or some support software. Use those to boot up and follow the menus. Another option, how old is your laptop? Do you still have warranty? if you do, call IBM support and they will guide you.
Step 1: Are you upgrading or installing from a disk ?
Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or the F2 key Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system (note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your failsafe or optimized defaults) after windows has loaded your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart otherwise it will keep booting from the cd /dvd drive
First of all when you are in the BIOS and have set the DVD/CD drive as the first boot device make sure you save the settings before you restart the computer as it will not remember the changes if you don't.
Make sure that the lens on the CD/DVD drive is clean and also make sure the Windows 7 install disk is clean and free of any finger prints.
make sure that you keep tapping a key when the drive spins up as sometimes people miss the "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD" message.
If you still can't get the disk to boot then try the install disk in a working PC and see if that reads the disk. If it does then the optical drive could be faulty or does not support DVD format.
Remove to your BIOS password download the CmosPwd, and follow the mention below instruction. Typical Usage for DOS and all Windows users:
1) Identify your BIOS manufacturer (usually displayed at boot-up)
Start in DOS, or start a DOS session in Windows 95/98/ME. For Windows
NT or Windows 2000 boot from a DOS or Windows 95/98 boot disk (you can
find boot disks at www.AnswersThatWork.com), and run CMOSPWD from your
boot floppy (or another floppy).
3) C: [Enter] cd CMOSPWD [Enter]
4) Type CMOSPWD at the DOS prompt and press Enter.
5) CMOSPWD will display a list of possibilities. Use the possibilities itemised against your BIOS manufacturer. Remember :
a) For AWARD BIOSes, use the Numeric Keypad (with NumLock ON). b) AWARD 4.50PG BIOS always accepts "AWARD_SW", or "d8on", or "589589". c) Old Phoenix BIOSes will accept "phoenix".
If the standard method does not work, then try to kill the CMOS
password with CMOSPWD /K (and press Enter), and then see if you can
get into the CMOS without a password. If you can, you successfully
"killed" the old CMOS password. DO NOT KILL THE CMOS ON LAPTOPS!
Well hate to give you the bad news but it sounds like your hard drive as died. The error code you mentioned (0X000000ED) designates file system damage. (Referenced here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185). Your best solution would be to replace the hard drive in a repair shop.
Hello, Follow the instruction: Press power button and enter BIOS menu. (Bios menu: while PC make sound beep press button "delete") You can see there BIOS menu. (Be carefully, don`t change anything if you can`t understand something) You have to find there general settings and in general settings you will see boot button. There will be many boot buttons, but your settings must be that: First boot: FDD (do not change it) Second boot: HDD (do not change it) Third boot: CDROM (if it is not, change it to CDROM or DVD/CDROM)