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Drivers,windows software i have purchased in 2003, ibm thinkpad40 series and i had been using since then due to virusn now adays system is not working properly and cd drive is not working and ibm not supplied drivers and if i format the system idont have tools to reback the softeware.Plguide me what i have to do

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Here is the download page from IBM support. All the drivers you need for your PC. Reinstall Windows if that's what you plan on doing then you can save those drivers onto a USB thumb drive or burn them to a cd. Install on the PC and reboot and thats it.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-46258

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If I understand you correctly, you need drivers before you reload this laptop?

If this is the case, then you will need a USB flash drive large enough to hold all of your drivers and driver software (a 2GB thumbdrive should do just fine) and go to this link from another computer:


http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/TPAD-MATRIX.html


all you have to do is select your model and all of the drivers you will need will be listed for whichever OS you decide to load.

Let me know if that helps.

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    Here's a list of other things you will need if you don't already have them:



    Windows Installation Disk (XP HOME/PRO or VISTA). Your laptop should have a COA from mircosoft on the bottom of the unit, just use that code and the version of windows it references.



    Flash drive with all of your drivers that you downloaded.



    Another USB flash drive, one that will be large enough to hold anything you wish to backup. Another poster mentioned that and it is a good idea to do that before blowing a laptop or desktop away.

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Before you format and install new operating system:

Back up all your files..such as document, music, photos, etc

download drivers to IBM support website.


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