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Formated drive hello i need helpe with my ibm think pad t41Ihave reformated my hard drive and reloaded xp- but now I can not turn on my internal wireless modom and my access button is in-opwher can i get the software to get me back on trak.thanks for any help

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Re: formated drive

You need to visit IBM's website... support section for downloads and drivers... enter your Type number and download the needed drivers for xp...

Go here -

Enter your product number (type number on bottom of laptop) and find the wireless drivers you need.

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