Question about IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

1 Answer

How can I reformat my A20m IBM Thinkpad..

I'm finding especially the steps because I have here the XP Installer CD.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 34 Answers

Doing a Format on your PC Should Be A Last Resort! Reformatting your Windows computer is usually the absolute last resort and is often done unnecessarily. Before you go through the process of doing a reformat of your hard drive please take a few moments to read through the rest of our website. If you are reformatting to fix problems with your Windows computer it's possible that by using some of the tips on our site, or by downloading or purchasing some of the tools or products that we link to, you might be able to avoid the need to reformat your computer. Because doing a complete reformat of your computer will erase the contents of the hard drive and require you to reinstall all software, reformatting is usually a last resort. Some Computer Manufacturers Make Reformatting Easy Many name-brand PC manufacturers include a restore-disk which makes it easy to reformat your PC and return it to the state it was in on the day you purchased it. Some manufactures supply only a standard Microsoft Windows CD, and some (usually lower-end PC manufacturers) supply neither! If your PC did not come with a restore or reformatting CD, then you will need to take extra steps to format your hard drive and get Windows re-installed. Back Up Your Files Before You Reformat your Windows PC!Because the reformat or restore process erases everything on your computer, it is critical to have a backup of any important files on your computer. You will also need your original software install disks to reinstall any software you have purchased.

Things to do before you reformat your PC hard drive

  • Write down or print out all notes and internet pages because once the format process begins, you will no longer have access to them (or anything else in the PC)
  • As already stated, BACKUP all important files and data! When you reformat your computer everything will be erased!
  • Make sure you have all the CDs and other software. All programs will have to be reinstalled after you format the hard drive. Don't forget about software that came with hardware such as printers, scanners, etc.
  • Write down the brand and information for all the hardware on your computer. Look in the Device Manager and make note of the brand and model of network adaptors, video cards, sound cards, printers, modems, and displays. After reformatting you might need this information to reinstall drivers.


How To Reformat your Windows XP PC If you're ready to take the plunge and format your computer Click here for step by step instructions to reformat your PC.
Security tips: How to prevent viruses

Guide From:

http://grownupgeek.com/reformat

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Is there a manual for my IBM Thinkpad A20m


http://www.retrevo.com/support/IBM-A20m-Laptops-manual/id/615ag110/t/2/

Dec 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Password for thinkpad A20m


Press either delete or f2 during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password you can change or remove your password from there
good luck

Sep 03, 2010 | IBM (08K3261) for ThinkPad A20P, A20M,...

1 Answer

Ibm thinkpad R51 sofware installer for windows xp


hi you can download the software from the below link

R51

Jan 28, 2010 | Lenovo ThinkPad R51

1 Answer

How do I turn on the wireless on an IBM ThinkPad 2628 A20m Thanks in advance


Hi,

To turn on the wireless on IBM Think Pad 2628 A20m you can try the below options

IBM
IBM General - Some models have the wireless slide button on the side of the laptop.
IBM DV series - use the antenna-like button found on the upper section of your keyboard.
IBM R40 - Use the Fn+F5 key-combo.
IBM Thinkpad (General) - Most have software switch or button on Left hand side.
IBM Thinkpad (model not further identified) wireless switch on Front edge of case.
IBM T43/X32 - Fn+F5 -Click "Turn On"
IBM ZD series use the antenna-like button just below the “Lock” key.
Let me know fi this will help

Dec 04, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

1 Answer

The sound on my ibm thinkpad A20m does not work! What can I do to fix?


You can uninstall the present sound drivers.Before you do this however download the latest drivers from the Ibm website.Reinstall them this should take care of your sound issue.
Good luck

Dec 03, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad Soundcard

1 Answer

When i turn my laptop on it shows a lock on it and wont do anything else.


THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE A BOOT UP PASSWORD IS TO CONTACT IBM AND SET UP A SHIPPING SENARIO WITH THEM AND LET THEM REMOVE IT. MAKE SURE YOU ARE THE REGISTERED OWNER!

May 28, 2009 | IBM (08K3261) for ThinkPad A20P, A20M,...

1 Answer

Ibm thinkpad power supply problem ???


it actually sounds like something may be shorting out the system, remove the cd-rom and try it then, ive had an a20m do the same thing and it turned out to be the ram, so always check for the simplest, remove each 1 at a time and try to power it on again

Dec 11, 2008 | IBM LENOVO VIDEO CARD 760E 39H6226 Graphic...

1 Answer

Ibm thinkpad 2645 600e


if you got a windows xp cd then boot from it and format the drive then reinstall xp

Dec 09, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

1 Answer

Ibm thinkpad a20m


Does the battery charge AT ALL
Before buying a new battery go to my computer hardware device manager you may just need a new driver.Update restart see what happens
If not then you do need a new battery.That should solve your problem.

Nov 25, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

4 Answers

Ethernet driver does not work for IBM Thinkpad A20m


hi good day to you I have problem in my laptop thinkpad A20m PIII 700mhz 256 ram running in widows XP,, and everytime I install the driver of Lan the massage appear error in code 10, and the lan is not working,,can you help me in this problem?

Jan 12, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad A20M Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook Logo

576 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18411 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2668 Answers

Are you an IBM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...