Question about IBM ThinkCentre S50 8183 - P4 3 GHz (8183D9U) PC Desktop

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I have a ibm thinkcentre desktop and the hard drive is blank and i have the restore cd's but not working how tdo i use them?

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  • nmitelli Sep 11, 2009

    it says on the hard drive that it can't find the os. all black so i am going to try to boot from cd in bios to see if that works. i do have the 6 os disks and the recovery disk.

  • nmitelli Sep 11, 2009

    I am going to try this step and see will let you know.

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To restore/recover an IBM system to its original settings, try booting your system and select F11.

But, when you say "hard drive is blank" ... what problem are you experiencing ... power issue ?? Error messages ???

Hope this helps.

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The computer needs to be set to start from the cd, make sure you got the right cd in the drive and then read and follow this page to change the boot order so that the computer starts from the cd - http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php

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