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I have an IBM ThinkPad 2861that displays "operating system not found" during start up. I downloaded a user manual that wasn't much help in solving the problem. Any advice?

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Message means there is no working operating system(OS) installed on the harddisk, like windows XP,vista or a lunix version. if you have a working cd-rom, i use a win 98 install cd that boots from startup then install win98 to find out if there are any hardware issues. if the invalid OS was a version that used the NTFS file system the drive will have to be re-formatted/erased to install win98. if you have a bootable cd-rom version of the OS you use or if the factory IBM restore partition is intact you can use them. they may not save any data you have on the drive. if you have data you need to retrive from the disk drive it is a different procedure.

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Where is a free download for User Manual for T40 IBM Think Pad?


A User's Guide is not available in PDF file form, or hard copy.

ThinkPad's are preloaded with the Access Help application, which contains information similar to that which would be included in a User's Guide.

1) System locations, views, and connections.

2) How to setup, configure, and customize your settings including;

A) Power Management
B) Networking
C) Wireless
D) Display Settings

3) Enable system protection including;

A) Virus Protection
B) Recovery Techniques
C) Security Software
D) General Maintenance

You can access this application by pressing the appropriate button on the top left of your Keyboard;

1) ThinkVantage button
2) Blue Access Help button
3) ThinkPad button

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM002042

Anything specific I might be able to help with? Post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Feb 25, 2012 | IBM ThinkPad Computers & Internet

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I have a ibm thinkpad that was giving to me ,but when i power it up it displays no operating system found?


The reason why no operating system was found is possibly the hard disk has been wiped clean. You need to install Windows and the ThinkPad device drivers and any programs you need to get a fully operational laptop.
If you are new to setting up a computer, you need to get assistance from a computer savy friend.

Aug 14, 2010 | IBM Computers & Internet

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Hi. I have just purchased a used IBM Thinkpad


Hi, I've found your user manual, you can download whatever you want from this link..
Ibm ThinkPad R52 1860 Y1S User Manuals and Guides
Open the link and select from the available lists...and download.
Good luck

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I need copy of users R30 User Guide f


Please go to the URL:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?subcategoryind=0&familyind=50326&brandind=10&doccategoryind=0&modelind=0&doctypeind=8&validate=true&partnumberind=0&sitestyle=lenovo&template=%2Fproductpage%2Flandingpages%2FproductPageLandingPage.vm&operatingsystemind=49979&machineind=89077

if you could be more specific on the model number and operating system i could have given the exact download link/URL.
hope this helps.

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IBM Thinkpad T30 users manual


IBM Thinkpad T30, MT2366 & MT2367 Hardware Maintenance Manual

http://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/edwin/laptops/IBM/THINKPAD%20T30.PDF

Now,...I found this website that has the Users Manual for the IBM ThinkPad T30.

http://safemanuals.com/annexe_Install%20Guide_IBM_THINKPAD%20T30-_E.htm

You go to the right, where it has the orange bar, and ->User manual IBM ThinkPad T30 - Install Guide, in it.
Under this heading this is a PDF file icon. Under the icon it states -> Download the complete user guide
(484 Ko)
I clicked on it. It brings you to a page where you look at numbers that come tumbling down into 4 boxes.
You type the numbers as they come tumbling down, one by one in the box on the right.
(You'll see what I mean)
After the 4 numbers have been typed into that box, you go below, and click on Download the users guide.
I read their contract. You just use the down arrow on the right to scroll it down.
From reading it, it looks legit.
This is all I can tell you. I didn't download it, and don't know about it. Choice is yours now.

The first link on top I do know about. I downloaded it, and everything is fine. It's a Hardware Maintenance Manual, but may have some of the general user information you need.
User manual IBM THINKPAD T30 - Install Guide

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My ibm wont start up??????


The problem is going to be with either the operating system or the hard drive, and you will need an operating system disc in order to solve this problem. After acquiring an operating system disc you can try an operating system repair. If the repair doesn't take, then try to reformat the drive (NTFS) and install a fresh version of the operating system. If you have any problems during or after the format and fresh install, then the hard drive has failed and needs replaced. A hard drive failure is the most common with this type of problem, but occasionally the operating system will glitch and cause it. Either way you will need an operating system disc if you plan on fixing this yourself.

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Booting problem


I suspect your machine is an IBM Thinkpad 770.

The Error 0270 means you must replace the lithium coin cell battery. Google "Thinkpad (your model) support" and read the manuals for instructions.

With a new battery installed, boot into Setup by pressing the F! key. Reset the clock and verify that the hard drive is recognised.

Reboot, all might be OK. If not, download and run IBM's free PC-Doctor utility to test the machine. If all is OK, I suspect the hard drive was stripped and an operating system must be installed. Verify this with a DOS boot floppy. Run FDISK to view your partitions.

Good luck.

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My IBM T23 Laptop screen keeps going off (hibernating or sleeping?)


What operating system you running? I assume XP. If you go to start > settings > control panel > Power options (I think). You can change the options on how long before the screen turns off and stuff in there. For the other problem just right click on your desktop, and click "Properties". Adjust the screen resolution there.

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