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Access IBM Button not working

Access IBM Button is not functioning in windows after reinstalling windows xp

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  • klanzit Jan 20, 2008

    IBM T42 Access IBM features do not function after reinstallation of XP and running the Access IBM set-up application. The Access IBM button brings up the proper sceen, but will not allow menu selection of "learn", "configure" etc.


  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    access ibm button not working on my t 43

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    The Access IBM screen appears but none of the on screen icons work.

  • mitz999 Jun 02, 2008

    Access IBM not functioning after reinstallation of XP. Loads up but no buttons work. T42 think pad.

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    I have an R51 and I reinstalled XP and now none of the functions work in Access IBM - including the wireless adaptor. It says that the DLL was relocated and I need to go to whoever built this package to get a new one.

    I have no Idea who did the install originally on this machine. It was assigned to me at college and then when they changed computers they offered us the opportunity to keep the one that was assigned for a small fee.

    I need the wireless to work on this thing.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    I have an R52 and I reinstalled XP and now none of the functions work in Access IBM



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Back up your most important data to an external storage device in case anything goes wrong while changing the BIOS settings. Remove any disc that is currently inserted in the IBM Thinkpad X41's disc drive.
2-Shut off the Thinkpad X41 laptop. Turn the laptop back on and wait for the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message to appear on the screen.
3-Tap the blue Access IBM button at the top of the keyboard. Click the "Access BIOS" button when the "Rescue and Recovery" menu appears.
4-Click "Yes" and wait for the BIOS to load. Type in the current BIOS password for the IBM X41 and press Enter.5-Navigate over to the IBM's "Security" heading by tapping the right arrow key twice. Scroll down to the "Supervisor Password" listing and press "F5."6-Type the IBM's current BIOS password and hit Enter. Leave the next field blank if you want to completely remove the BIOS password, or instead type in a new password to replace the old one. Press Enter.7-Press "Escape" and then highlight "Restart" and press F5. Navigate to "Save changes and Restart" and press Enter.

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    Hi...I just formatted my x61 tablet with windows XP pro...But I cannot get any of the tablet features and touchscreen to work...I have all the updates and lenovo toolbox say everything is installed...did i...

    Maybe IBM have some drivers but as XP is obsolete, they may not.

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    You have a corrupt boot sector. Use your system/restore disc to get back in and boot then run CHKDSK/F to check for and try and fix any errors.
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    I have an IBM thinkpad x41 and it comes to the Windows xp screen needing a password and I dont know the password can someone help me?

    You can use Ophcrack, an open source software. You don't need any access to Windows to be able to recover your lost passwords. Simply visit the site, download the free ISO image, burn it to a CD and boot from the CD. The Ophcrack program starts, locates the Windows user accounts, and proceeds to recover (crack) the passwords - all automatically.

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    After reinstalling windows my access IBM button no longer work or respond pressing it. Is there anything on my end I can do to correct the problem?

    I would go to IBM website and enter your model number, there should be a download software link for that IBM button.

    After reinstalling XP on T42 I can't turn on the wireless network

    Check that the correct device driver is installed using the device manager via the control panel.
    Download driver max to automatically check all your drivers for free.

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