The IBM 390 Thinkpad Laptop
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 by Bash2cool | Discussion: Personal ComputingWell as the title says, i have a hard drive problem. And as the subtitle says, The hard drive in on an old, VERY OLD, IBM Thinkpad 390 laptop.
Well lets explain the hardware specs:
1. Pentium 2
2. cd/dvd drive
3. floppy disk
4. 64mb RAM.
5. 4.55GB hard drive.
Ok before you guys start laughing( )I have to tell u guys that it has surved me for years now i want it to surve me more. (Yes i have better computers like the HP pavilion 750n which i'm using to type this thread and a 2005 vaio desktop computer.)I have personal reasons for still keeping this laptop so.....
anyway... It could run DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, NT, 98, ME, 2000, and also XP(but obviously slow)
Ok by now u guys are saying to yourselves "SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM!!" so i'll tell you the problem.
Ok i had a copy of windows xp home edition and decided to stupidly install it on the laptop. Yes it worked but slow of course. I was planning to buy extra memory later on so im not that stupid. But the problem is the copy of windows that i brought was pirated!! i didn't no that at the time until 30 days later it told me to activate windows??!!! i mean the cd looked like the orginal and everything but i somehow have been tricked. so i formated my hard drive and made a partition so i can install win 2000.
Problem was it said that it couldn't read video.bat. Sometimes it would also not read pcamid.bat.
sometimes it would work with no problems but when i format it to nfts or Fat32 format it stops formating on 75%. i did the same for all the windows i have except win 3.1 and 95.
then i kept doin the same things over and over again until i suddently the cd says that there isn't any hard drives installed. in windows me and 98, it told me to go to FDISK and create a partition. but when i do it, it says no fixed drives present. i can format either.
so now im stuck with this whenever i boot my laptop: "Operataing system not found."
I even tried to install Knoppix 3.7!!! (seriously i tried!!) but it didn't work.
Any ideas on how to slove the problem?
P.S: IF YOU GUYS HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE TO GET AN UPDATED VERSION OF KNOPPIX, PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET ONE.
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