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Installing a new O.S.

Good day, i have my ThinkPad 600E but the CD-ROM and the 3 1/2 floppy drive are busted. i just want to inquire this one..

I have my Windows Me files copied onto the hard drive. but my hard drive is is not bootable, is there any possible way to run setup from my hard drive for me to make my laptop work again? I need a positive and sensible answer for this one, i hope someone can help me especially the Wiz's in FixYa, thanks in advance..

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Your information will not be lost until you make Format or Repartition yor HDD.

So, if you have setup disk for your OS then you can easily install that OS on your HDD.

Just boot from your setup disk and follow the on-screen instruction and beaware don't choose delete/create partition or format during installation.


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Formatting IBM Thinkpad 600E


I know you can't boot from the Windows 98 CD, and probably not from Windows 2000 either. It is possible to turn the the Windows 98 bootable floppy into a bootable CD, but I think you would be much better of trying to install Linux.

Mar 16, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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How do I put new windows on the thinkpad I have got the cd


this is sometimes due to the boot sequence. identify the key to press so that you can access its bios at start up. a shot message is usually displayed for a short time at start up.
please go to the bios and change the boot sequence to start from HDD.


Dec 18, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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IBM 600E 2645 won't boot from CD rom


You can go into the BIOS and change the boot order of the drive devices,change the CD as the 1st boot device.
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As the laptop boots up, press F12, this will allow you to select the CD as a boot device.

Dec 07, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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600E 2645 won't boot from cd rom


u will have to go to your setup screen and reorder your boot screen so your cd rom will boot first so you can install windows 98, but if your cd rom isn't working you need to go to your device manager and look for your cd rom and install the driver

Dec 07, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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IBM 600e thinkpad


You are apparently missing the correct drivers.

Download this software to find who manufactured the drive:

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

The program will investigate your system and give you detailed (4-5 pages) of information about every corner of your computer and much of its software.

This will enable you to go to the correct website without guessing.

Aug 19, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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Unit will not boot from cd/dvd, drive test good.


The main programing on the motherboard (bios) should recognize and read from the CD drive, If it doesn't then there is three possibilities as to the problem. 1- the bios have glitched, so, start by doing a bios flash. 2- the optical eye or the reader board in the CD drive has gone out, and the drive will need replaced, 3- there is a malfunction with the motherboard, and the board will need to be replaced. These three are the only possibilities and fixes for this problem.

Jul 26, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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UPGRADING


That unit it about 10 years old.
Unfortunately, you cannot upgrade the CPU (processor)

The RAM is a standard 100MHz non-parity SDRAM SODIMM. The 2645 can use 128MB DIMMS for 160MB maximum. It has 32MB internal and two slots.

The hard drive size is limited by the BIOS. Any standard 2.5" hard drive should work, but may show as limited size, maybe 20GB.

Get a PCMCIA modem.

If you found a docking station for this unit, you'd be in better shape. Like I said, it's 10 years old. It won't be easy.


Jul 22, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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No Audio Driver


go to microsoft.com they have most drivers there to download

Mar 25, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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Thinkpad 600E


Error 19990301 on a Thinkpad 600 usually indicates that the hard drive is not properly connected, and error code 19990305 signifies "no bootable device". So, it's the hard drive.

First of all, I would try removing and replacing the drive to see if that cures it. You can get the service manual from Lenovo at http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=LWIK-3SYPX2

If this doesn't fix it, the hard drive is faulty. However, small size hard drives (10 or 20Gb) which suit these older machines are very cheap on eBay.

Dec 18, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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ibm thinkpad does not boot My IBM Thinkpad 600 (Type 2645-310) stops and hang during bootup. What happens is: 1. LED test, then green Power on and orange battery/charging 3. RAM OK (Responds when I take out /put in different amount of RAM and displays correctly. I have 128 + 32 removable, + 32 internal not possible to take out) 2. I can hear fan, CD drive and evt diskette drive. If I use diskette drive the LED wil give 1 blink, if I use CD drive it will give 14 blink. 3. No cursor seen, but this is displayed: Upper left show the amount of RAM present: 196032 KB OK Upper right IBMs logo in blue; IBM Lower left shows "ThinkPad(R)" in large letters and red dot over "i". 4. Then a "rrrrrr" sound from the loudspeakers after a while, this is in fact 28 clicks shortly after each other. Then nothing more happens. Diskette and CD drive is OK (But can not be used because bootup is never finished). I hear CD speed up and then down again but nothing more happens. No effect in booting with bootable diskette or CD, "Live Linux" CD or else. Backup battery OK (3V) and if I take it out I will be asked for correct date and time when Power on. I can then use keyboard or TrackPoint to set date and time, and after that hangup at the usual point. Starting without battery, HDD, CD drive and removable memory sticks makes no difference in symptoms. Pressing and holding F1 before and during poweron and startup (in order to enter BIOS and selftest) has no effect. I could not find help on IBMs home page, but maybe I did not look at the right place. Is somebody able to help me?

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