Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have two T-42 think pads with the same problem. They will not boot. Message says "cannot find operating system". I have the IBM recovery disks. When trying to run them get message saying " problem on initializing" The hard drive icon/indicator light does go on either of the defective machines. It seems that I cannot acess the hard drive. Is the hard drive controller on the mother boards of the two defective machines burned out? What would be the fix. Replacement of the mother boards? I bought the two machines in an as is condition on ebay. I have swaped the hard drives around and can get recovery system to work in the third t42 I have that works. It seems

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 51 Answers

It seems that the recovery disk u are using may be defective.Try to load os with another os cd.If every thing goes fine replace the recovery cd,otherwise it may be a defective motherboard.consult thinkpad service.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Change boot cd rom bios300


Your IBM 300 series desktop computer is normally set to boot its operating system directly from the installed hard disk drive.
There are some cases where you may want to boot from a different device, such as loading from the floppy drive to install a new operating system.
In order to change the boot order on the IBM computer you need to access the Basic Input Output System (BIOS) menu.

Close any applications that are still running.
Turn off the IBM 300PI computer and then turn it back on again.
Tap the "F1" key when the "Configuration/Setup Utility" prompt appears at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the down arrow key four times to highlight the "Start Options" entry.


Press the Enter key.
Highlight the "Startup Sequence" entry and then press Enter again.

Scroll down and highlight "First Startup Device."
Press Enter. Scroll through the list of available boot order devices.
Highlight the device you want to use, such as "CD Drive" or "Floppy Drive," and press Enter.

Press the "Escape" key twice.
Highlight "Save Settings" and then tap Enter.
Power off the IBM computer and then power it back on.

May 06, 2013 | IBM 300PL (PC 300 PL 733) PC Desktop

1 Answer

IBM Thinkpad T41 beep sound on system startup


Here are the beep codes for the Thinkpad:" Continuous beeping System board failure One beep; Unreadable, blank or flashing LCD LCD connector problem; LCD backlight inverter failure; video adapter faulty; LCD assembly faulty; System board failure; power supply failure One beep; Message "Unable to access boot source" Boot device failure; system board failure One long, two short beeps System board failure; Video adapter problem; LCD assembly failure One long, four short beeps Low battery voltage One beep every second Low battery voltage Two short beeps with error codes POST error message Two short beeps System board failure.

Dec 26, 2012 | Dell Optiplex GX620 Pentium 4 3.4GHz (Open...

1 Answer

DC7600 Wont boot from win 2003 CD


Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key this will vary depending on your computer and operating system Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart.


Hope this helps

Dec 09, 2012 | HP DC7100 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Install an operating system


You need to change boot options in BIOS. Press required F key during boot. Look on the screen since Function keys vary with systems. In boot options make optical drive (CD\DVD) 1st. Save and reboot. You should get "Press any key to boot from CD". Note: Some systems have an ad-hoc boot option during startup. Thus eliminating the need for BIOS change.

Nov 20, 2012 | HP Pavilion a1310n PC Desktop

1 Answer

Error 0194 ibm think centre 8185 desktop


Try going into the Bios or System Setup and see if there are some settings for System Security or Asset ID Antenna. It sounds like something is set in the Bios. Turn the computer off, then turn it back on and watch the screen for which key it says to hit to get into the Bios or System Setup. Hit the key when you see the message or it will not work and you will have to reboot and try again.

May 29, 2012 | IBM Thinkcentre 8185 PC Desktop

1 Answer

I jst bought used IBM 8183 Thinkcentre every time


You will need to install Windows. If you have an install disk, insert the disk into the optical drive and restart the computer. Go into BIOS and select "Boot from CD/DVD". Follow the install instructions on screen.

Apr 12, 2011 | IBM PC Desktops

1 Answer

My ibm think centre keeps restating after the ibm splash screen. hdd ram all good, i have 2 pcs with same issues. t


Is the power supply good to??? have you tried booting with a LIVE CD just to make sue it is not a problem with the Operating System??? also check for swollen capacitors (the tops should be FLAT) small aluminium cans around the CPU socket, some times you need to take the big CPU heat sink off to see them... remember to respread the heat sink compound before reinstalling the heat sink...

Good luck!

Mar 24, 2011 | IBM ThinkCentre S50 8183 - P4 3 GHz...

1 Answer

Hard drive not found


Wayneard is correct. When you install a brand new hard drive as the ONLY hard drive in the computer, there is no operating system loaded. The computer will try to boot from the hard drive and stop. Switch your boot order to have the CD boot first, and be sure you have the operating system installation CD in your CD drive.

Also, double check your hard drive connections. Be sure it is in the "master" position on the hard drive cable. If there is a connection problem, the system will complain after CD start that there is no hard drive available to install the operating system on!

Good luck.

Dec 30, 2008 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

1 Answer

At boot up after memory initalization I get get a message "NTLDR is missing" Press any key to restart.


ok, if you are using windows operating system, put the operating system bootable cd into the cd drive and restart the computer and it will ask to install the operatinf system press enter and when the repair comes and repair the operating system and that the problem will slove

Apr 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

73 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...