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

Installed new HD (120GB) and the ubit will not boot from cd/dvd with the ibm recovery disc, it won't reconize it, so I can't install OS (98se). Have tested every component bot??? won't boot

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  • icgajjar Sep 03, 2008

    I am to replace HD with new 120 GB, but don't understand how to start

    because i know that i'll be not able to ot Os using CD Rom.

    also I don't know that its going to support 129 gb

  • pkgatiso Sep 04, 2008

    my imb thinkpad 600e shows some errors of bios and windows xp. it does run at all but whn i try to install xp it doesnt boot from dvd rom. pkgatiso@yahoo.com

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Try to boot with floppy with cd rom support!

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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.

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