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ibm thinkpad all sorts of f_d up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by billsyota, Nov 1, 2004.

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  1. billsyota

    billsyota Thread Starter

    Nov 1, 2004
    I have an IBM thinkpad t21 which had linspire loaded on the hard drive and it had been deleated but not properly. when the computer is started it just sits at the linspire start up screen and does nothing. I can get the windows 98 boot disk menu to come up and run fdisk and it says there is a c: and d: drive partitioned on the hard drive. when i try and format either nothing happens, and also i cant get cd rom support because only the floppy or the cdrom can be in at one. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

  2. moebius


    Oct 7, 2003
    whats linspire?
  3. Saga Lout

    Saga Lout

    Sep 15, 2004
    According to Google - LinspireTM is a full-featured operating system like Microsoft Windows XP or Apple Mac OSX. Linspire offers you the power, stability and cost-savings of Linux with the ease of a windows environment. In addition, Linspire features exclusive CNR technology that makes installing software on Linspire fast and easy


    So I suggest you look deeper into it and find out what type of format it uses. A '98 boot floppy will whinge at the prospect of overwriting an NTFS format so it would definitely gip at the prospect of some curious (sorry folks) Linux format.
  4. shadowcat


    Oct 18, 2003
    You could download and use Kill Disk -- it wipes your drive completely.
  5. Lurker1


    Jan 30, 2001
    Since you can get fdisk to come up try deleting both partitions and make new ones. Be sure they are DOS partitions and that the first one is active.
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