Question about IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook
T30 with XP Pro. I was using the computer and it froze. Powered down and rebooted with no problem. Ran a registry check and found 41 errors. Most related to a bunch of shortcuts I cleared off my desktop. On reboot after registry repair, I got an error immediately after entering password saying the system had to shut down and if this was the first time I got this error to reboot. On second boot attempt, it locked up prior to the password screen. On third attempt, I was able to boot in safe mode and powered down. After that, I can not even get the IBM screen to come up. I removed HD and put it in a external drive kit and am able to read it, but have not run any other diagnostics on it. Tried a new HD with no luck. On occassion I get 3 or 4 sets of 4 beeps
Sorry, but probably your T30 (my favorite Thinkpad) has developed a problem with one of it's memory slots. It is an inherent problem with the Thinkpads. The way to tell is topress on the memory cover in a way that pushes the memory (or more to the point, the memory slots) into the motherboard. While keeping pressure on the memory, try to boot up. I use a T30, and have worked on several others, all have at least one slot with this problem. Also try taking out the memory which is closest to the front of the system, and pushing in on the remaining one. Hope this helps. If this is the problem, there are a couple of things you can do to keep it running, but probably with only one ram stick. Goood luck
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