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IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Aug 27, 2019

Error code 0176 concerned with System Security. The system has been tampered with.

Try to enter the bios setup. Save the bios setting and exit. Lets see if it resolves your problem

IBM ThinkPad T30... | Answered on Aug 02, 2019

Check CMOS and Memory Modules:::If the error message is "UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP," then it indicates you have problem with the memory of your computer. You need to check whether the SIMMs (Single Inline Memory Modules) are compatible and have the same speed. Secondly, also check whether you have set the CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) to the right amount of RAM. If these solutions do not work, you might have to replace memory in your computer....try to use system utility tool like Reginout.. Hope the problem is resolved.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Jun 27, 2019

Download and reinstall VLC Player.

Try using VLC as your player. Go to andin the search box type "download vlc" (without the quotes). Look for the Video Lan download from site Downloadand install it. It downloads and installs in 3 minutes or so. It'sa very fast player, smooth and it can play just about any type of dvd formatsand media. It's totally FREE.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Apr 16, 2019

Hi drifty169

Looks like you need to change your CMOS battery
Here are the following code descriptions:
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Note: for some pointers on how to replace the battery go to this webpage:
161CMOS configuration lost (battery has died)162CMOS checksum error, CRC error, or adapter ID mismatch163CMOS error; Clock is not updating

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Apr 05, 2019

Nothing you can do at work.

IBM Lenovo... | Answered on Mar 20, 2019

Once you log into the site and click on the My Profile link in the top right corner you should see the problem you posted under the My Problem section below your personal information. Click on the problem and you should be able to rate the solution.

Hope this helps!

IBM ThinkPad T20... | Answered on Mar 13, 2019

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IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Jan 30, 2019

When i got black screen on my Windows 7 laptop when started pc, Windows Boot Genius helped me fix problem without data loss easily!

IBM ThinkPad T23... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019

T30's do have a well reported problem with their memory slots. It is possible to fix it if you are brave and moderatly competent with a low-power (15-20W) soldering iron with a good bit (I recommend a flat oblique tip of about 2-3mm, not a pointed one).

Firstly, heat the soldering iron and clean all traces of solder from the bit. You can use a wet solder sponge, or even damp kitchen paper. It is VITAL to remove all solder.

Remove power and battery from the T30. Open the memory cover, and remove all memory.

Taking great care, press the bit of the hot iron with moderate pressure (about twice what you would use to press a key with one finger) on each pin in turn for about 1 second, on the contacts of the memory slot that is not working. Because you have no solder on the tip, it does not matter that you touch more than one contact at a time, but there are very small surface mount capacitors between the sockets. Be careful not to touch and unsolder these.

There is a warning here. Do no wipe the iron across the contacts. Always lift the iron before pressing it on the next pin(s). If you do wipe iron across the contacts, you WILL bend and short them. These are surface mount components, and the wire contacts are easily disturbed and shorted. If you do short the contacts, it will be difficult or impossible to fix.

Remember there are pins on both sides of the memory socket. Do not worry if some of the plastic of the socket melts, it is not a problem.

Continue until you have worked on all of the pins. Patience is a virtue here. Allow to cool, re-assemble and test.

I cannot promise that this will fix your T30, but I have extended the life of 2 out of 3 T30s I worked on in this way. Note extended, because the design flaw will cause the problem again sometime in the future. The board appears to flex, which puts strain on the solder joints.

IBM ThinkPad T30... | Answered on Jan 01, 2019

connect an external monitor to your laptop and check if you get display on the external monitor. if there is display than the issue is with the laptop monitor and you should replace the monitor screen, if the problem still remains the same when you connect the external monitor than it could be a software related issue. check and see if you get any display in BIOS mode. if you do then it could mean the OS is corrupted and you should reinstall the OS

IBM Lenovo... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018

It seems the "enter" key is pressed down according to the system during startup. One way I found out is to reset BIOS to factory settings. my problem was a sticky shift key. used software to disable it once Im logged in. Donno if it will work for you too.

IBM ThinkPad R32... | Answered on Nov 06, 2018

Copy your Data to a USB Flash Drive (thumb Drive) then transfer to second PC..

IBM ThinkPad T23... | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

check modem in control panel . and system manager and correct. wire less softwere reinstil it once time.

IBM ThinkPad T60... | Answered on Aug 28, 2018

The T42 has a bulit-in wireless network adapter and a LAN network card. T42s most likely have an Intel wireless card or less likely a Cisco wireless card.
Your wireless network adapter may have been disabled in the BIOS
The drivers for the wireless network controller has not been installed.

To check the network adapter go to the Control Panel, Click on System, click on Hardware Tab then Device Manager. Then scroll down and click on Network adapters. If you don't see your network controller or you see a yellow ? against Other devices for the Network controller. Then either it has been disabled and/or the driver was not installed.

To get the driver for the network controller you need to dowload it from the IBM/Lenovo WEB site their support/download page from a computer that has Internet access. Make sure you select your laptop model and the driver for your Windows version.
Install the driver and you then need to configure the wireless adapter to suit your wireless router settings before you can access the Internet.

IBM ThinkPad T42... | Answered on May 21, 2018

Do you have access to another computer that has internet capabilities?

IBM ThinkPad G40... | Answered on May 21, 2018

It's only in Excel you can't scroll? Can you scroll from side to side? If you have Excel 2003, try to press the "window" tab on the top and if the freeze pane is checked, uncheck it. Or if it says unfreeze pane, press that one. Hope this helps :)

IBM ThinkPad T42... | Answered on May 02, 2018

OverheatingWhen the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermaloverload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is theproblem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make surethe vents are clear and dust free. Use a small brush and can of compressed airto do this.

IBM Lenovo... | Answered on Mar 29, 2018

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