Whenever i turn the computer on it says error then it says 2 numbers under error it says 00173 and 00163 if i click ok it shows you the date and time but if i click cancelit says the same numbers again and then it shows a arrow pointing to a book. I have been clicking ok and then it says THinkPad but then it shows a Big Square thats blue and then it says Off>On
I need to know whats the problem and i need to know how you can fix it Please Help Me Thanks.
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Re: My Windows 98 IBM ThinkPad Laptop
These errors indicate that the cmosbattery is dead and needs replaced. The cmos is located under the main battery, the yellow pouch with two wires that lead to a connector. You will need to remove the keyboard to get to the connector. Replace the cmos, set the time and date, and you're good to go.
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These errors are system options not set, and time/date not set (if I recall correctly off the top of my head) Basically, you need to replace the CMOS battery. I would order one online from a place like EVERCORP.com ( a link for YOUR battery is here... http://www.evercorp.com/catalog/batteries/Laptop/Laptop+CMOS/IBM/ThinkPad+600%2C+600D%2C+600E%2C+600X/CR2025-WR/ ) It will cost a lot of money though...almost $10 ! And there will be shipping on top of that, and the battery weighs almost a whole ounce! If you can maybe second mortgage your house so that you can afford these hefty costs, the installation is almost as hard as the price is high. Fear not though, installation instructions should come with the battery (which hides in the RAM compartment as I recall). Once the battery is replaced, set the system options and the time/date, and you should never see that error again!
for registry error i don't think its required for replace the hard disk ... boot the laptop through win98 boot able cd and delete the all partition using fdisk command and try to install the os .............
First off this machine wasn't really designed for Windows 98. Here's a couple of links that may help. The first is for a bios update to fix a few system bugs. Keep in mind that the bios are VERY important and you don't want to screw them up, so, either download and create a diskette or download and save to the desktop before running. The second is for A21 drivers. You may want to download any utility drivers that run with Windows 98. Your current drivers may be for 2000 or XP, and may be creating a conflict. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-4PJMXK.html
You did not include the specific model of your IBM Thinkpad.
Nonetheless, pls open a browser and go to Google. Type IBM "ThinkPad" (less the quotes), enter. On the next page, scroll down to the bottom and click "Search within results". On the new page, type "ABCD" (less the quotes) drivers. Replace ABCD with your ThinkPad's type number which can be found at the sticker at the bottom of the laptop. Next display would be the drivers for your model. Try and locate the page that says "Lenovo Support & Downloads......." or the "www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/.....
If for some reason you can not still find the drivers, pls post back the laptop's type number (4 digits)
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.