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Q: Update Thinkpad 1411 not booting

Finally got it to boot up and received ...071 cmos battery bad message....070 real time clock error...and memory good message.

So would the cmos be causing the machine to not boot?

The main battery is reading fully charged.

I thought I saw a 1411 service manual somewhere online in order to locate the cmos.
Anyone know the online location of this manual. (possibly at Lenovo?)

Once a cmos is installed can I just start the computer as normal or do I have to go into bios and do something before that happens?

Thanks

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A: Update Thinkpad 1411 not booting

Replace the CMOS battery, then set the bios to default settings. Reset the date and time... The CMOS battery has nothing to do with the main laptop battery. Is this laptop older than 4 years?

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I cannot know how the bios update so I need some help for the how the bios update.I want to install the newest driver but I can't figure out how the driver is in a .02 file and I can't make heads or tails of it can anyone help me?Click to expand...

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Yes that video card will work with your motherboard.

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A:Need to update BIOS without floppy

You didn't read the support list properly. The Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Duo processors are not supported. See here: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=1937 The N/A in the "Since BIOS Version" column means not supported. See the red note in the upper left of the page?

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First thing I would test is the hard drive, but as you cannot get into the Bios to change the boot order you will have to remove the drive and link it up to a desktop PC using a "Laptop Hard Drive Adapter". Then you can download the diagnostics for Windows from the manufacturers site listed below.

Have you tried to boot from the OS disc? Do you have Recovery Discs?



ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3

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TheCase said:






Everytime I launch IE it freezes
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A:Video driver update difficulty

If it were me I would use system restore (it works better from safe mode) to go back to before you installed the driver that messed you up.
Anytime you update your graphics drivers you should use a cleaner to remove any traces of the old one, otherwise you can have problems. I often use driver cleaner pro (the free version) from within windows immediately after uninstalling from the add/remove programs section (XP). Remove all drivers for the graphics but leave any chipset stuff for nvidia alone. Here's the order I uninstall (nview desktop manager then drivers then display control panel will give you an error cause the driver unistall allready got it) You can also uninstall the physx drivers if you have them and download a new version if you need it.

Then run "driver cleaner pro" (google it but download from a place you trust) and select the word "nvidia" only, thats the graphics drivers leave the chipset stuff alone. It will even remove the folder under your C drive where nVidia likes to extract its stuff. Then reboot and go into safe mode (for me its the F8 button repeatedly at boot) and in safe mode install the new drivers.

Failed to install a core driver means there was something still active on your machine and it couldn't replace it while it was running.

The best way to be sure you get drivers for your machine is to go to the nvida site and follow the support section entering your info as you go (usually a few windows putting the appropriate info in order, but its for cards only, not onboard video, if you have onboard video you have to go to the mobo manufacturers site). Start with your graphics (geforce) then the series (like 8) your card number (like a 8800gt) and finally your OS. there is also a button for letting them scan your machine and tell you what you need automatically. I don't do warcraft or any online gaming so I can't help you but perhaps installing the latest directx 9.0c (june redistibutable) might be a good idea too.

All your icons got big cause it reverted back to just a generic VGA driver when the install failed and your desktop looked like you were in safe mode where drivers do not get loaded but most can be installed.
 

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I am having a bad run of failing to boot HDs.

After trying to repair the spare Sata W.Digital HD it will again NOT Boot on its own, but boots with a boot floppy program called "fixntldr.exe" I found here:-

Simple "ntldr is missing" fix with boot floppy, CD-R, or USB flash

Somehow I blew it & ended up with 2 Wins XP, as shown below in HD Manager, one in E primary & another in J logical shown in image below.

Can I delete the J logical partition?.

Can anybody see a way of getting this HD to boot on its own.

If I go in Safe Mode is there anything I can do to change things.
 

A:Another HD not booting proper

Is BIOS correctly identifying the hard drive?

Is the hard drive from this machine previously, or from another one with a XP install?

We really need to know more information about whether it worked before, what you did to it, and how this all happened if possible please.
 

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Has anyone had any weird probelms when charging after doing new firmware update?
It went from 47% to 100% charged in .10 of a second, believe me im not complaining, just very weird.
Check out pictures and Log
 

A:Weird problems after doing firmware update for Lenovo laptops

Firmware for what component?
 

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HI guys I BIOS to vain Still update my trying in desperately need some expert help here I have an ASUS M N-E motherboard here s the site for it h t t p ca asus com product aspx P ID NFlvt av F ayQ had to add spaces to Still trying in vain to update my BIOS the first bit as the system here won t let me post links for some reason I ve had it for about or years with a Ghz single core processor It s been good enough up until I bought Starcraft - and I failed to notice that the game requires a Ghz single core processor as a minimum preferably a dual core I figured I was probably due for an update and decided to get a new computer Then I discovered that all the computers within my budget would fail to get the job done THEN I noticed the box that my motherboard came in and for the first time noticed it said in big letters right on the front of the box quot Dual-Core CPU ready quot Well duh if I d been observant enough to notice that years ago I would have updated my bloody processor ages ago but oh well I figured hey I m saved So I went out and bought an Athlon II X Ghz quad core processor - much to my amazement it s on the list of supported CPUs for my motherboard The M N-E is an AM chipset I think and the new chip is AM - but the ASUS site still insists it s kosher So here s the problem it says I have to update my BIOS - it s a little scary I admit since one of my computers in the past died during the procedure - but anyway I went for it Repeatedly I tried the BIOS but whenever it got into the ASUS EZ Flash utility it ALWAYS hangs up when it says quot erasing blocks quot - the status bar next to it never moves I left it for a half an hour and it still didn t move I then tried the BIOS - same thing I used a USB flash drive to store the new bios version on as the motherboard s manual says to it also specifies something about using a FAT format - presuming meaning that the file allocation tables need one of those three formats however when I format my USB drive my options are FAT FAT and FAT ex I think It was set on FAT originally Using that format the EZ BIOS Flash utility does see the USB drive and seems to be able to read from it - it can see the file name and date of the BIOS version I m attempting to install So after that failed I tried reformatting it to FAT but then the utility wasn t able to see the USB drive at all I reformatted it back to FAT again and again it could see it but it still hangs up after quot erasing blocks quot So yeah I m kinda stumped Oh the manual also says something about a second way to go about it using the AwardBIOS flash utility which I ve downloaded - but it requires a boot disk and I don t have a floppy drive Is it possible to use a USB drive to make a boot disk After you tech wizards manage to get my head put on straight about this I ll have to beg for help about my new graphics card too - I bought a XFX Radeon but whenever I put it in the system doesn t even boot up I think I m just gonna go buy an abacus edit oops Windows XP home edition Gb DDR ram w power supply uhh I dunno if there s any other relevant info here nbsp

A:Still trying in vain to update my BIOS

Floppy drives with cables are less than $4.00 around these parts... maybe that is the best way to go for a six year old motherboard.

Hard to believe that board is Dual Core Ready? or that it is 5 or 6 years old. Tell us more?

you want to be very careful flashing a BIOS if you have never done it before... That is a certain way to ruin a motherboard, unless you have a good manual or guidance... for first timers.
 

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ok some one brought around a presario c700
it starts to boot then goes to blue screen, so can i get some thing to reset the bootstrap ????
as the restore is on the hard drive that will not work
 

A:Not booting

ok had root about and it has a #45 crc error
can i fix this with software for free help me. sos sos
the hdd is w/d
 

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Hello We have two computers in my house One day the older computer stopped booting past bios and since we had the other one we didn t care The problem is that we think that it stopped working because of the hard drive When we pluggled the hard drive into my computer it also woulnd t go past bios Now I am not very sure if we installed it right It wouldn t show anything at all if it wasn t installed right correct Anyways The hardrive a WD Cavier Blue - WD BB has tons of pictures of my baby that I would be devastated to lose and since I have no idea how to retrieve those pictures I am here for need files recover Hard drive to not booting, help The hard drive doesn t make any clicking noises which means that it probably doesn t have physical problems I read that somewhere Sooo what do I do Sorry I don t have much information to give I have no idea what kind of information you guys Hard drive not booting, need to recover files need or where to find it I don t have very much knowledge when it comes to hardware so please use quot dummy language quot with me Thanks nbsp

A:Hard drive not booting, need to recover files

I'm sure you didn't mean to write "pluggled", but I think it's great word.
What's the make and model of your computer?
This is a PATA drive, so the jumpers must be set correctly. Slave or Cable select should work if it's on the same channel as the other HD.
Do know if the HD is spinning?
 

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so ive updated my me on board nvidia, and now my gta game dosnt work. i can still play all my other games, only this one stoped. anyway, my question is: does the driver update for the previously mentioned card have any compatibility issues, or do i just need to grab meh saves and reinstall the game?
 

A:Nvidia GeForce 6100 update issues?

have you tried rolling back you drivers.

For Windows XP
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2.Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.

3.Navigate to the driver you wish to roll back, right click the name of the driver and choose Properties

4.Click the Driver tab and then click Roll Back Driver

For windows Vista & 7
1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.

2. Double-click the category containing your device driver, and then double-click the name of the device you want to restore to a previous driver version.

3. Click the Driver tab, and then click Roll Back Driver.
 

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Hello I have a IBM thinkpad,that is several years old 2002 i think, and it will not turn on all it does is the screen will light up all the lights but the harddrive light will come on and not fans will come on ether. i belive it has windows 2000 but i am not sure because i have never seen it on. my aunt gave it to me because she needs some school files off it(word docs and stuff) I have opened it and cuold find nothing wrong exept for the fact that the cpu did not heat up at all.the graphics chip on the other hand got so hot that it burned my finger. please help i dont know what to do. any suggestions would be appreciated.
thanks
 

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A:HP Pavilion dv9500 not booting

Defective hard drive is my guess.
Have you tried removing and reinstalling the partition? If you cannot do that, you should try another hard drive as a test.
 

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A:Dell XPS400 won't boot up after BIOS update

On some motherboards removing the battery, in and of itself is not enough. You need a jumper. List the model number of your motherboard.
 

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Hi, i was wondering if anyone had any advice.

Last night i updated my bios (ASUS M2N4-SLI), unfortunately during the update the power went off in the house when i boot now nothing happens, the keyboard and mouse are not even booting. There is power to the motherboard but i can?t get a boot screen or anything, is there any way that i can sort this out?

many thanks

Hachi
 

A:BIOS update went wrong, need help please

Unfortunately there is little you can do if the flashing has failed. If the motherboard does not POST, you are most-likely looking at a paperweight. There may be a bit of hope if your mainboard has a chip socket (meaning you can physically pull the BIOS chip) but most are soldered right to the PCB. If you can remove the BIOS chip, you can send it to BIOSMAN where they will replace it and reflash the corrupt chip. I've used them before, it's a very good service.

As far as soldered goes, I'm afraid that's tough luck. Replace the motherboard.
 

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