Hello, sometimes this does tend to happen You can either do the Recovery Process again and make sure you boot from the recovery disc, or you can get a copy from anyone that has a Windows XP Disc or a Dell WIndows XP Disc and follow these instructions to fix this...
Please do this to fix it...
1) Turn on the computer
2) Start tapping/pressing F12 to get Boot Menu Options
3) Insert Windows Disc
4) Select DVD/CD-ROM drives and press enter
5) Press any key to start the installation
Windows XP users
1) Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.2) When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.3) Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.4) Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.5) You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password, if none was set, then just press enter to bypass it.6) Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.
copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
BEST OF LUCK!GOD BLESS!
Thanks! Try the F12 key again for me. Make sure you time it just right...
1) Laptop should be OFF2) After 1 minute, turn ON the laptop and.....
press F12, F12, F12, F12, (wait 5 seconds) and repeat F12, F12, F12, F12, ...........
IBM Recovery Disc Instructions
Same rules applies. F12 should get you on the Boot Menu to select what you would like to use, of F2 to get inside your BIOS and change it to make it boot from your CD first. Here are the instructions for that to make the changes in your BIOS.
Yes, if it is XP then I dont see why not. Try it out and see...
Yes that is correct. I'm not sure why its doing this so I will opt out for now, and open this question back up to all experts to review this matter maybe were missing something here. If I think of anything else, I will post back.
Yes, it should be, format means its erasing the hard drive before it re-install windows and it drivers etc... So that does sound correct.
Sound great, hopefully this will take.
That is correct. You are to click Accept but only 1 time and thats it. You can ask me as many questions as you like and only get charged 1 time.
You should be able to change the drive letter of the drives....
You should be ok even though it is setup like that, I dont see any reason why it would go anywhere else.
Your Welcome! Dont forget to click accept and you can still post here afterwards.
No, your internet should be working, if not check to make sure your drivers are installed.
1) Click Start2) Right-Click My Computer3) Click Properties4) Click Hardware Tab5) Click Device Manager
Do you see anything here with a yellow ! or ? symbol by it? Anything that looks to be not installed or does everything have a + by it?
Yes, and your done.
What is the model of your pc?
Example: IBM Thinkpad T61p
No, as the drivers are not the same..
Ethernet (Internet Driver)
1) Click Broadcom BCM57xx NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet drivers and software
4) Restart Computer/Test It
Exactly, unless you have a flash drive... :)
No it will not, Simply download the file just like you would anything else, then right-click and copy it and right-click and paste it on your flash drive unless you plan to burn it on a cd.
That means something went wrong during the download process so you will need to redo it.
All you do is double click on that file to open/extract and then run the setup file that you are given.
Use the instructions from the Lenovo Site.
Downloading the package=======================1. Click the file link to download the file from the Web page.2. When prompted, select a drive and directory in which to save the downloaded file.Extracting the package======================1. Click Start, select Find or Search, then click Files and folders.2. Type q3etn14us13.exe in the search field, then click Find Now. This will locate the file you just downloaded.3. Double-click the q3etn14us13.exe icon.4. Click Next. Read the license agreement.5. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.6. Click Next.7. Ensure that "Save files in folder" is set to C:\SWTOOLS\drivers\ethernet\Q3ETN14US13.8. Click Next. If you see a prompt saying "Unable to create the specified output folder!", click OK, then click Next.9. Click Finish.Installing the package======================Detailed installation notes are available by opening the index.htmfile in the following directory:C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\ethernet\Q3ETN14US13\Manuals\English
There should be a setup file in there to run.
Sure thing, I'll be here. No, but you need to click on accept now as you got the pc back up and running. You can still use this post after you do that to get in touch with me.
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I will give you the link to all the divers from the Lenovo Website. Make sure you download and install the ones you need...
1) Audio - ADI SoundMAX audio driver for Windows XP2) Communication3) Core Chipset - IMPORTANT4) Modem - 56k data/fax modem driver for Windows XP and 2000 - ThinkCentre, ThinkStation5) Networking - 56k data/fax modem driver for Windows XP and 2000 - ThinkCentre, ThinkStation6) Video - NVIDIA video driver for Windows 2000 and XP - 3000 J100, J115 / ThinkCentre A53, A55, A60, M55e (UNLESS YOU HAD ATI) but most likely it was NVIDIA
Please download and extract/install those 1 by 1. Then restart the computer each time, then check your Device Manager and there should be "NO" Yellow Marks there anymore. If there is, tell me exactly where you see it (like under unknown devices, etc) and what it says it is called...
NOTE: I have to go out for a bit, I'll check back once I get back home on this issue and reply back...
Download Software and Drivers (Left-Hand Side) and your model should be 3000 J115 (7387-26U)....
If you have trouble with doing that, your best to call IBM/Lenovo to get the proper place for your drivers to make sure you get the right thing you need or it will not work right.
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