I installed Windows 2000 on old IBM T20. For some reason, only about 70% of display is being used, there is a black border about 1" wide about the perimeter of the display. Perhaps I need another display driver?
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The Thinkpad T20 is a laptop computer from IBM designed for business use. This computer comes with the Windows XP operating system and--if necessary--can be reloaded with the operating system. All you need to perform this operation is the installation disc for Windows XP and a valid product key. This product key can be found on the bottom of the computer or with the documents included with the machine (if Windows XP was pre-installed on the computer).
Windows XP CDProduct key 1 Turn on your T20 laptop computer and press the blue "ThinkVantage" button.
2 Scroll through the options and select the option to boot from your T20's CD/DVD drive. 3 Press the "Enter" key at the welcome window and press the "F8" key once you have read (and agreed to) the license terms for installing the software. 4 Select the drive on which you want to install Windows XP and press the "C" button, followed by the "Enter" button. 5 Press the "Enter" button again to start the installation process. When prompted, enter the product key for Windows XP. Once the setup finishes, you can use the computer.
Just like any other Windows. That is to say, insert he Windows Installer CD and power up. Boot from the CD and follow the instructions. Answer some questions and supply the correct Serial Number and after two reboots you have Windows 2000.
You need a video card driver, but didn't specify which video card you have. Looks like this -might- be the right one: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-4JRNJB
check ur hd for bad sectors...shutting down for no reason is usually this(bad sectors)
also check system information and check device manager..could be software problem/incompatabilty/no drivers installed/or two devices trying to use same resource and shutting down cos cant.
You don't need to get a command prompt to format the hard drive.
Just boot up with the CD as the first boot device. Press F12 just after you switch on the laptop, then select the CD as the temporary boot device, insert the Windows XP install CD in the drive.
When the install process starts and displays the partitions, delete the existing partitions, then create a new partition, and then do a full NTFS format, not a quick format.
Now ou are on your way for a new Windows install.