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IBM ThinkPad When I turn on my computer it goes through a weird setup where it counts the RAM and has an option of either Temporary boot or Setup. After you get past the windows download with a full battery it just suddenly turns off

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Re: IBM ThinkPad

Let's try this one thing at a time.
The weird setup counting ram is a setting in the bios which can be disabled. It's the difference between fast boot or not.
As far as the temporary boot or setup goes, is the system already loaded or are you attempting to load now? Sounds as if it indeed needs to be reloaded.
The battery could be anything from the power management utility, to a bad battery, incompatible ac adapter for that model (not likely), or the power bar is not correctly sending power to the battery.
Bottom line, install a fresh copy of the operating system using the ac adapter. If necessary, take the battery out completely.
Good luck, let me know.

Posted on Dec 03, 2007

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Re: IBM ThinkPad

Well actually your battery of your laptop has been dead and it is your software error in the window which shows your battery level full...

if not then try installing new windows....

if this does not work then reply me...

i will tell you other mothods to corrct this error...

reply me soon...

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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this can be solved...can you boot to safe mode, through F8?

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