IBM ThinkCentre - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
I can not open the DVD drive.
Remove the cd drive through the hardware menu and restart the pc. It will reinstall the cddrive. Perhaps this will work
open the computer, take carefully out the cd player at the end is an hole to manually open the tray. At least you can get out the dvd.
I cant install windows xp in my ibm m51 8141
You may have to Reformat your hard drive first. The current hard rive may have a bad operating system on it or one that is newer than XP. In some cases, when a computer has a more current operating system installed, it will not allow an older operating system to write over it. That is why I said, reformat the hard drive. Remember, hardware drivers are written for Windows 10 now, so old drivers may not be functional any longer.
I have an IBM ThinkCentre
Regarding settings not saving
You mention that you removed the CMOS battery... You normally need a working CMOS battery [one that is not flat] for the computer to be able to remember changes to the BIOS settings.
Regarding BIOS being in Spanish
I would hope there would be a language option somewhere in the BIOS settings where you might be able to select English as the display language.
Computer screen upside down
in video settings turn mirror image off (or turn monitor upside down)joking on last bit although it will work
F10 key does not saves settings changes
easiest way round this. press escape button when you have made your changes. window will pop up asking if you want to save changes and exit ...click yes.hope this helps.
Gigabit ethernet adapter
write down the model number of the adapter go online and search for the driver may take a while but you should find a site offering the driver for free.if it is a fixed adapter the motherboard disc should have the required driver on it.hope this helps
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