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174 error message on thinkpad 380

I left my laptop off for more than one year ,now when i try to boot i get the error message 00174

My laptop think pad 380 gives me this error 174, it will let me do the system check but when I restart it it gives me the same error code. I tried holding f1 down before starting but that didn't help at all. Any suggestions?

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  • lisa_404 Nov 16, 2008

    Haven't used the laptop in a while, started it up, at first was having a prob with the 3v battery. replaced that. still getting error 00174 message. tried the good old F1 trick but no luck. Appreciate any feedback or ideas on how to fix it, if possible.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    It was the hard drive for me too. I just replaced the HD and my Thinkpad booted normally, without any error.

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I have the same problem!!!!

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

Try this:
Start with the machine OFF, hold down and CONTINUE TO HOLD the "F1" key and turn on the power WHILE STILL HOLDING DOWN "F1"
This should get you into the bios/setup, which on most thinkpads is pretty simple and self explanatory. You can reset the date, and something called "initialize" as I remember.
POST YOUR MODEL NUMBER!!!!
Ibm.com's support is famous for having very good, extensive support for thinkpads. I searched for this error no. but we really need the model number
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4YLR6R

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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IT IS THE HARD DRIVE I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

  • 13578 Jun 30, 2008

    As for 161 163 that is the date and time settings, put a new bios battery in it.

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