I've had issues with this for a while, most of the time when I start this laptop up it just beeps at me but every so often it will try and boot up and fail. I keep getting different errors coming up but I can't seem to replicate any of them (i.e. it's a different one each time). The screen is fine and so is the battery but I can't be 100% sure on anything else. The interal clock is still pretty much accurate and the memory check on attempted start up seems to be fine.
I'm not much of a hardware expert but I assume this is much worse than a simple software issue. My guess is that the hard drive has corrupted somehow but I don't pretend to REALLY know what I'm doing here.
The closest I've got to it actually starting up properly since it just randomly stopped working one day was it getting past the XP loading screen to a black screen with the mouse icon on it, the mouse was responsive in this case.
I can only try to boot from the hrad drive at present as my cd/dvdrw drive has a tendency not to work - the computer recognises it on start up but somehow the drivers are screwed - this has been a long tern problem (unlike the rest of it) and it has only worked like twice since I got it.
These are some of the errors I've got, I don't really know what any of them mean but I thought it may help someone who knows what they're talking about:
Hi PopRocks, your system errors show up as memory problems to windows errors & everything inbetween. If your notebook is in warranty, let the pro's fix it. If your notbook is out of warranty the best you can do is use the restore CD & format the drive in your system & fresh install windows. Load your CD or restore CD in to your CDROM drive. Your notebook should show the screen (to run from CD press any key...), (Press any key). Your restore CD / Windows should start to load. Follow the on screen instructions. If your notebook fails to load the cdrom press the F8 key every 2 seconds at start up. Choose your cdrom drive by moving the up & down arrow keys to highlite the cdrom & press enter.
These are operating system errors. Start by doing a check disc from the bios or set up. The check disc is a hard drive test, if anything fails then you have a hard drive crash and you will need to replace the hard drive. If it passes, then you will need to run a repair on the operating system using your recovery or operating system disc. If you have any hang ups or issues during or after the repair then you will need to completely reload a fresh copy of the operating system.
This stop code, "0x0000000A irql_not_less_or_equal" normally refers to a driver problem. So this is one of the few times where the files that the BSOD lists actually is important. Next I would try to boot the computer into safemode and reinstall/drivers related to that file to see if this make a difference.
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Hi there, You need to make sure your laptop meet the minimum hardware requirements for windows XP . (see below) I believe your system has a Pentium MMX 166 MHZ processor which will not be able to run XP properly. But that's not all, You also need to make sure IBM Lenovo provides drivers for all the hardware on your 380ED, which I don't believe it does.
Minimum hardware requirements
Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer You could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue You might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs If it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer. Use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System. Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.
To perform a system restore, follow these steps: 1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.
Yes! it could be, is the window 7 a upgrade disc? the reason I ask it will detect the previous version and install, but if the hard drive has been completely formatted it won't install on empty hardware. If that is not the issue go into bios and reset to factory default it might make the difference.
Starting an IBM Thinkpad T43 in safe mode allows you to troubleshoot technical issues that you otherwise couldn't. Often when a system has a virus or other type of malicious program, safe mode is the only way to locate and delete the problem. In safe mode, only the computer's essential programs are enabled, and only the files necessary to running the system are in use. Learn how to start an IBM Thinkpad T43 in safe mode using a few fairly easy steps.
1.Close all programs and restart the IBM Thinkpad T43.
2.Press "F8" repeatedly after the IBM logo appears, but before the operating system logo appears. If the "F8" key doesn't work, restart the computer and try pressing the "F11" key repeatedly.
3.Press the "down arrow" key to select "Safe Mode."
4.Press the "Enter" key. The computer will boot up in safe mode.
I suggest you to uninstall the sound driver you ve got from control panel, add/remove programs.
Then download the uptodate driver from IBM support page:
Reinstall it, should work, if not then you might consider to have an hardware issue, in this case I suggest you to contact the IBM support if still under warranty to get a replacement, hardware failure are covered by warranty terms.
Thanks and have a nice day
1. You must have a processor compatible with motherboard, an Intel Pentium 4M 2.2GHz P/N 91P7209. 2. Download and read pages 81 to 86 and above from the Hardware Maintenance Manual: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-42308 3. Pay close attention to reinstall the fan assembly and apply thermal compound if necessary. 4. Re-assemble all the parts again by following the steps in reverse order of the manual.
NOTE: For future reference, your laptop will change to a 2366-FBx, M6x or 2367-FBx model depending on case.
Did you spill the water while you were using it or turn it on shortly after the spill? If so, you fried something. It's electronic, it doesn't mix with liquid at all, you're lucky you don't have a nice expensive door stop, use a bottle with a screw on cap if you absolutely have to have a drink while working with your laptop. Also it takes days, if not a week, for a laptop to completely dry out inside, a dryer isn't going to do much good unless you take it apart. Either deal with the issues or take it to a shop and have it diagnosed. It's going to be a hardware issue consisting of the motherboard.