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Step 1. Make the DVD drive the first startup device in the startup sequence using
the following procedures:
a. Shut down the operating system and turn off your computer.
b. Press and hold the F1 key, and then turn on the computer. When the logo
screen is displayed or if you hear repeating beeps, release the F1 key. The
Setup Utility program opens.
.
Note:
If the Setup Utility program does not open, shut down the
computer, wait approximately five seconds, turn on the computer, and
then immediately press and release the F1 key repeatedly until the Setup
Utility program opens.
c. Use the left and right arrow keys to select Startup from the main menu.
From the Startup menu, select Startup Sequence and then press Enter.
d. From the Startup Sequence [Primary] menu, do one of the following to
select the DVD device that you want to use as the first boot device.
Note: When selecting your DVD device as the first boot device, be aware
that internal DVD drives are listed as IDE CD. If you will be using a
supported external DVD drive as the first boot device, select USB
CDROM in the steps below for your choice of DVD device.
v If your choice of DVD device is already listed as the first boot device,
continue with step 2.
v If your choice of DVD device is listed in the startup sequence as any
device other than the first device, select it and press the Plus (+) key
repeatedly until it is displayed as the first boot device. Continue with
step 2.
v If your choice of DVD device is listed as an excluded device, select it
and press the X key one time to add it to the startup sequence. Then,
select your choice of DVD device from the startup sequence and press
the Plus (+) key repeatedly until it is displayed as the first boot device.
Continue with step 2.
e. Press F10 to save and exit the Setup Utility. When the save and exit
message displays, select Yes and then press Enter.

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Hi there.
Sounds like the boot order has been changed in the bios.
The secondary drive sounds like the CD drive as most laptops only come with 1 HDD installed.
Change the boot order to the primary drive by Pressing F1 during startup when the ThinkPad logo is displayed..
Once in the bios change the boot order, save and exit, the computer will restart and boot from the hard drive, when you get into windows check to make sure that the CD rom recognizes CD/DVD's.
Please post back if you need any more help.

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Strike F2 to go to the bios to run the setup utility

Don't touch anything , save and reboot

If primary hard disk still not found

reboot press F2 to re-enter the bios

Look for Auto Detect Hard Disks

if the computer shows a hard drive is detected

set the drive to LBA if possible

save and reboot



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