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IBM Thinkpad will not boot up...

By ncinet ·
My IBM Thinkpad will not boot up. When I switch it on, the Dard Drive does spin up but after the bios looks at the CD the next step os to read the Drive. The screen stays blank and I cannot enter (I think) the Bios setup area. Is my Bios in error. With a desktop I could have the Drive disconnected and laying on the bench and I could still acctss the Bios setup. Are Laptops different?

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IBM Thinkpad will not boot up...

by petemcc In reply to IBM Thinkpad will not boo ...

Access your bios with one of the following.

ThinkPad using IBM BIOS (Early Models):
Press CTRL-ALT-INS when cursor is in upper-right corner of screen

ThinkPad using IBM BIOS (Later Models):
Press and hold F1 key while powering-up laptop
ThinkPad using Phoenix BIOS:
Press CTRL-ALT-F11 from DOS prompt

Are you getting any beep codes?
IBM Beep codes:
http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/ibmbeep.htm

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