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IBM T41 Thinkpad, not working properly

I have an IBM T41 Thinkpad. The problem i'm having is sometimes it can be turned on and sometimes is doesn't. When it does turn on after 5mins it freezes and sometimes you can see lines on the screen. At other times, it will remain on for a few hours.

Please assist. thanks

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I have the same problem described exactly in the original post. Initially, I thought it had to do with the hard drive (specifically with the motion-detection auto pause). So I thought it was a hardware problem. I restart, and if it works (!!!), then I choose to 'Start with last known good configuration,' then it appears to go though a process of deleting corrupt files, and it is ok for a while; Until of course, it happens again. However repeating the process just mentioned does work. So I want to know how I am accumulating corrupt or bad files? All of the scans in the world seem to not find anything.
    I can't tell if these are related, but all the trouble seemed to start when I downloaded a Java upgrade (about 6 months ago).
    Strangely, I can slam the computer on my desk, or shake it, or press hard on the palmrest containing the hard drive during boot, and it works just fine. So I am at a loss to describe this as either a hardware or software issue.



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Do a system restore to a week or two before this all happend otherwise it may be the Hard drive starting to go bad if doing a system restore don't help and also you should run your antivirus and spyware Hope that helps you out

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