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Not using full display on IBM T20

I installed Windows 2000 on old IBM T20.  For some reason, only about 70% of display is being used, there is a black border about 1" wide about the perimeter of the display.  Perhaps I need another display driver?

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Re: Not using full display on IBM T20


I also have this problem. There was a time when I was able to swap between 1024x768 native resolution to 800x600, but this is no longer available. The manufacturer drivers can't fix it either.

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Re: Not using full display on IBM T20

That would be my guess. Go to the laptop manufacturer website to get an updated one.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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How to Install Windows XP on a Thinkpad T20

The Thinkpad T20 is a laptop computer from IBM designed for business use. This computer comes with the Windows XP operating system and--if necessary--can be reloaded with the operating system. All you need to perform this operation is the installation disc for Windows XP and a valid product key. This product key can be found on the bottom of the computer or with the documents included with the machine (if Windows XP was pre-installed on the computer).

Windows XP CDProduct key
1 Turn on your T20 laptop computer and press the blue "ThinkVantage" button.

2 Scroll through the options and select the option to boot from your T20's CD/DVD drive.
3 Press the "Enter" key at the welcome window and press the "F8" key once you have read (and agreed to) the license terms for installing the software.
4 Select the drive on which you want to install Windows XP and press the "C" button, followed by the "Enter" button.
5 Press the "Enter" button again to start the installation process. When prompted, enter the product key for Windows XP. Once the setup finishes, you can use the computer.

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How install windows 2000?

Just like any other Windows. That is to say, insert he Windows Installer CD and power up. Boot from the CD and follow the instructions. Answer some questions and supply the correct Serial Number and after two reboots you have Windows 2000.

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Can Windows XP Pro be installed on an IBM T20? I'm

yes you can. I checked e-bay and there are lots of them with windows xp.

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I have a thinkpad t20 and a 570e, both with

The IBM Recovery Disk that comes with those laptops is set up for Windows 2000, not Windows XP Pro. The answer is No, you cannot use the IBM Recovery Disk for them, if you install Windows XP Pro.

However! You will have a recovery disk, because you will have the Full Installation disk for Each laptop. Windows XP Pro Full Installation Disk.

(Microsoft Users License states "One genuine copy of Windows per One computer" That means you need Two, genuine copies of Microsoft Windows XP Pro)

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Need driver on my nootbook ibm t22 for display for win 2000 op. hew just 16 color min 16 bit nid 32 bit color thank you...

Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer,
Use this link :-

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Thinkpad t20 problem stuk in 16 bit colors

You need a video card driver, but didn't specify which video card you have. Looks like this -might- be the right one:

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Problem with a IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 PC Notebook

check ur hd for bad sectors...shutting down for no reason is usually this(bad sectors)
also check system information and check device manager..could be software problem/incompatabilty/no drivers installed/or two devices trying to use same resource and shutting down cos cant.

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I have an IBM thinkpad, an old one from work, nad it has another user name and password that I do not know. Id like to format the hard drive and install Vista on this, currently it is W2000 pro. Would you...

You don't need to get a command prompt to format the hard drive.
Just boot up with the CD as the first boot device. Press F12 just after you switch on the laptop, then select the CD as the temporary boot device, insert the Windows XP install CD in the drive.
When the install process starts and displays the partitions, delete the existing partitions, then create a new partition, and then do a full NTFS format, not a quick format.
Now ou are on your way for a new Windows install.

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I need to format the hard drive on a IBM t20

it seems that u are booting using windows and than trying to format it
u need to boot from a bootable cd and than format it

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Forgot IBM Thinkpad T20 power password


For security reasons this solution can't be given out, you must re-install the Operating System to factory settings.

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