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Your installation of Windows is most probably corrupted. Try pressing and holding the F8 button on your keyboard when the 'IBM THINKPAD" screen disappears. That should bring you to a Windows menu where you can select various modes. Select Safe Mode and press enter. If it boots, then you know that something's wrong with Windows and not the notebook itself. What have you installed prior to this problem? Maybe you should try uninstalling it while in safe mode, and then try starting up Windows normally again.
If your windows doesn't start anyway, you should get some live OS (OS that can boot from CD) like Ubuntu or Puppy Linux, so you can save the data from C: partition (burn it or copy it elsewhere) and then reinstall your copy of Windows XP.
hi you can normally reset the bios by locating the on-board battery under the notebook, or by removing the keyboard if it is that model and remove the bios battery for a few seconds and that should clear any settings in the bios including the password to enter it, then replace the battery and re-boot the system , press either F2 or del to enter the bios while booting...hope this helps
Hi, try to boot into safemode, turn your system on then keep on tapping F8 to get the windows advance Menu screen, select safemode.
In the safemode windows go to Control panel and check your power options, you will see what time frame your system has for the LCD when turning off.
If this does not fix the issue, try booting into safemode with networking for you to be able to go online in safemode try updating your BIOS from your Manufacturers Website, Updating your bios may fix the issue.
Sometimes the blue screen can be caused by bad memory, but if it is doing it right when you try to sign in every time, it is probably a software corruption in windows. I have solved this problem by doing a repair install of windows xp, I am not sure if is an option on other os, if you google it you will find directions, you boot off the windows install disk and this option saves your programs and data.
Normally when as you bootup press F12 and you get a list of devices that you can select to boot up.
If the doesn't work go into the BIOS setup and go to the boot order configuration and set the CD as the first boot device. Later you can change it back if you wish.
Your system may have been attacked by virus. Or your memory is too small for the operating system you are using. If you were not having the problem initially, try scanning the system for Virus with a powerful antivirus software such as Norton. You may also save your important files, format the harddisk and reinstal all software. Better still, your restore the system to a date before problem started if you are using windows vista.
This solution is for s-k-i-t: you will have to get a copy of the
win xp install disk to fix this problem (you can borrow one as long as
you have a COA on your laptop) but first get into the BIOS by pressing
F1 right after you turn it on - you'll see the prompt in lower left
corner. Then go to startup>boot>hard drive>Enter.
This will show you the type of hard drive. If it is a IBM or
Hitachi less than 60 gig chances are it is failing and this is why the
hives (where XP stores its memory states) are corrupt. You can
download the "Ultimate boot disk" and make a CD that will let you run
hard drive test tools. If the hard drive is bad I would try to
get the eBay seller to make good - depends on how long you've had it.