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Won't start up

When I turn on it goes to IBM Thinkpad screen and says "Press F1 for IBM BIOS set up utility". There is a loud beep and it stays on that screen.

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  • gregdfinnamo May 24, 2009

    no it is not

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there.
    Is the IBM giving any error codes?


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Hi there.
If the beep is a short beep then there is nothing wrong with the PC, just enter the bios utility, set the date and time, save the changes and exit the bios.
The computer will restart and should boot straight through to windows.
Please post back if you need anymore help or advice.

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http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-61432
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http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-4UFUYK.html

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