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I need to format an HDD for an IBM thinkpad 570e that came without one, and from what a lot of people say, it won't take windows xp pro. I don't have any other OS, so has anyone tried to do this successfully??

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  • Donovan Merrill
    Donovan Merrill Sep 06, 2009

    This came with no HDD, no battery or cd-rom, nada only RAM, so I don't think it even has any drivers. Would DriverDetective take care of this?

  • Donovan Merrill
    Donovan Merrill Sep 06, 2009

    I do have another 570e, a T20, and a dell C840. Can I format the hard drive on one of these? Maybe a disk cloner will work? I have access to one of those

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Before formatting the drive ....
you will need to save your drivers on a cd/dvd disk if you dont have the original disks

Formatting the drive should be straight forward,
remove it from your machine and take it to another computer,
your IBM Thinkpad should be staight forward to reinstall even without taking your drive to another computer,I found this step easier tho....
after formatting this drive you could just insert to your machine and then reload your software from the beginning providing you have your disks,

You might have a password locked hard drive and or your bios may be locked also ,in this case replace the drive after which your new os install should give you access and functionality,
update your drivers on the internet and SP2 updates will give you hi speed usb 2.0 functionalilty.....

Good luck with the formatting,if you need help let me know,
have a great day

MISTERDJ


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