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I bought a refurbished ibm thinkpad and windows is activated but will not open.

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  • bsheriff51 Aug 08, 2010

    WhenI turn my computer on it says windows activation needed. I click on that and then it says it is alredy activated. When I click ok it goes to IBM user and when I click on IBM user it closes down. The windows will not open.

  • bsheriff51 Aug 09, 2010

    How do I use the disc? I have to run in safe mode to get to the windows menu

  • bsheriff51 Aug 09, 2010

    How do I get into windows if my windows says activated but won't work

  • bsheriff51 Aug 09, 2010

    it has been a long time. warranty up

  • bsheriff51 Aug 09, 2010

    OK when I turn my computer on it says windows should be activated. When I go to that screen it says windows activated already click ok. ThenI go to IBM user and click on that and it goes back to the sentence windows must be activated.

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What do you mean by it will not open? how far does the computer get into the boot process? Have you tried booting into safe mode? You may need to get a windows disc and boot from that and either repair the installation or do a clean reformat of the OS altogether.
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If I would ask you to let me know more details about your problem, would you mind? Actually I can't assume your problem myself since there are many problems related to windows. When you say "will not open", what I can guess is that windows is not booting, and again I am confused when you say, "windows is activated", I am more confused how you did find out if it's not opening up.

Well, as I just mentioned, there are many different problems related to windows not opening, like virus/spyware/malware, corrupted windows, drivers conflict, software compatibility problem, hardware problem, etc.. If you can let me know at least what you see on the screen when you Turn On, or how far can you go booting it.

Thanks and awaiting your response.

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Hello.

Even though you bought the Thinkpad refurbished, there still should be a warranty (30-day ? 60 day ?) from the supplier. If the system has never worked, return it to the supplier. They need to sell you a laptop that works.

Hope this helps.

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  • NinaE Aug 09, 2010

    Hello.

    Even though you bought the Thinkpad refurbished, there still should be a warranty (30-day ? 60 day ?) from the supplier. If the system has never worked, return it to the supplier. They need to sell you a laptop that works.

    Hope this helps.

  • NinaE Aug 09, 2010

    So, your laptop worked OK at one time and now a problem ?? If so, you could have corrupted system files.

    Go to Safe Mode (select F8 repeatedly upon bootup) and go to System Restore. Choose a date when your laptop worked OK.

    Hope this helps.

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What is the error message popping up?

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  • bsheriff51 Aug 08, 2010

    I could get into windows but my prroduct key wold not work so I had it activated over the phone. After I did it says "This copy of windows must be activated with microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate windows now? I say yes. Then the screen says it is already activated. Then I press ok. Then it goes to ibm user... When I click on ibm user it goes back to the question, do you want to activate windows. Maybe my windows activation was expired. I had activated it in the past but did not use it a while and then when I turned itback on last night to get it ready for my son to use this is what happened.

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Can you please tell us what do you mean it wont open? Does the computer boot but just wont load Windows operating system or it totally wont boot? If that will be the case try restarting the laptop and then once you press the power button continuously press F8 and check if that will load the Boot Menu and if you have it there look for the option to boot on last Known Good Configuration and then check if its working now.

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    If that will be the case power off the laptop and then power it back on once you
    press the power button continuously press F8 and check if that will load
    the Boot Menu and if you have it there look for the option to boot on
    last Known Good Configuration and then check if its working now.
    But that option wont load you need here a XP disc if its using XP as it operating system to repair the corrupted operating system installed on this computer.


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