Question about IBM ThinkPad 380ED

1 Answer

Won't boot up, most of the time it comes up to the date and time setting, which I do, then it says insert os disk which I don't have. Sometimes it goes straight to the insert os disk. Is there something i can download?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,383 Answers

It is becasue your harddisk is not detected in bios.
For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios then check your harddisk is detected or not.
If not then disable sata then save settings then it boot with your harddisk .

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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 expert 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 repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HP recovery disks don't boot!


Sounds like you need a windows vista operating system disc. The recovery discs set your system back to factory settings like when you first brought it home from the store. But to me, the system is bloated with all the software and trial junk that you don't need. If you can get your hands on a Vista Operating System Disc, then do a clean install from it. Just make sure your Certificate Of Authentication (COA) sticker is readable so that you can activate the vista once you've got it loaded. If you can't get your hands on a system disc, take it to a computer repair shop, I would think you could find one that will load the operating system for $60 or less.

Mar 15, 2012 | HP Pavilion dv6-1030us Notebook

1 Answer

My PC won't start,I get DISC READ ERROR


If you can boot from a boo-table CD then you hard disk drive has a problem. To boot from a CD disk, power onyour computer and tap the key to bring you to the "One time bootmenu". Insert the CD into the top CD/DVD drive and then select "Boot fromCD/DVD" and hit key. Select the "Run the 32 Bit DellDiagnostics.

If all tests pass then reload OS ( Operating Software ).

Jul 04, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Every time I start my computer it says master boot record error and press a key. After I do it says disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. I don't have system disk because my computer...


You can see if there is a recovery partition on you hard drive by pressing the F12 key as soon as you turn on your PC and select boot partition, if not, you will need to buy a set of recovery disks from the manufacturer, it will cost you around $30. If you have a Windows CD you can boot with it and install Windows and download all the device drivers from the manufacturer site. I hope this helps. Good luck and have a fantastic day.

Jun 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My computer won't turn on properly. It keeps saying disk error press control alt delete. When I do it just says it again and again. It won't load and turn on.


First you should check if there is any disk on your cd room, if there is any disk you should remove the disk from the cd room, if there is no disk the possibility is your hard drive getting error
Press f2 or delete to enter your bios set up system
Look for boot menu
Set the first boot as a HDD and the second boot as cd room and disable the third boot
Save and Exit the setting
if your computer still won't load you need to reinstall your windows
insert windows cd and go to set up again by pressing f2 or delete button
Set the first boot as cd room then the second boot as HDD
Save and exit the setting again
When the message press any key to boot from cd appears you should press the space bar or another key
Then just follow the instruction of formatting

Jun 03, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

2 Answers

My laptop won't start and says "NLTDR is missing" press control alt delete to restart... why is that?


Windows is corrupt...
Sol = Reload Windows XP

you will need an original WinXP disk....insert the disk in the CD drive and restart...let it boot from the CD (to make changes to boot sequence make changes in BIOS)
once it boots from CD then repair you OS or install a fresh copy of the OS

May 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Trying to reformat my hp pavilion a1520n. An error comes up <windowsroot> system32\ntoskrnl.exe. I am planning on upgrading from an xp to a vista but the computer seems like it won't accept...


It sounds a little strange because it should do as the disk tells it.
Check the BIOS is set for DVD/CD Rom drive as 1st boot device.
Insert System disk into drive. Re boot the computer and follow the on screen prompts.
Vista will have no problems because it will check the OS that is installed, notice the date stamp is older than Vista and install a new OS on the drive. XP however may have a problem. If you have SP2 or SP3 installed, your XP system disk is older and will not be allowed to load without prompting.
Hope that helps.

Dec 29, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1520n PC Desktop

3 Answers

Boots only to bios settings, then blank screen after save and exit. will not take a cd boot.


Hello, since it can boot to bios setting, then have you try configuring the boot order,the cd drive should come first,after that your hard disc, if the hard drive comes before the cd rom then it would not recognise it. Change the settings and Save this settings, then try to boot from the cd again, if this does not work then i am rest assured that your hard drive has a problem,and you need to find solution to it by getting a new one. cheers Regards

Dec 01, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

2 Answers

How do i format a brand new hard drive and load the OS on it?


Hi, formattin option is in the os installation disc. insert the os disc and go to the boot menu and set the first boot device as cd rom and save the proces and restart the system.then press any key to go into the installation and follow the instructions .to go to into the boot menu option as soon as u restart the system press f12 continuously........ Best wishes


regards, sathyamoorthy

Nov 18, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

1 Answer

My syastem was working properly since five month don"t no suddenly what happned after swiching on the computer its showing like DISK BOOT IS FAILURE, INSERT SYSYEM DISK AND THEN PRESS ENTER ....... i amnot...


this means, there is no bootable disk detected. Make sure there is no floppy drive inserted to the system and remove external storage devices, then try to remove and reconnect the hard disk. Make sure your boot method is set to use the hard disk with your OS installed. If this does not work, you may have to reinstall your operating system. If this fails, it may indicate a failed hard disk and you may have to get in touch with your vendor for warranty replacements if needed. hope this helps.

Aug 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Windows boot manager


Hit F8 a few times while your computer starts to boot, a boot selection screen should come up. Try selecting "Last Known Good Configuration" and see if you can boot up without running the repair install.

Sep 02, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM ThinkPad 380ED Logo

Related Topics:

255 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18391 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2385 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...