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by Bills86e
Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

can "realplayer" on cnet just be downloaded, or can
suggest what works with this machine?
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

ANOTHER PROBLEM
Wife gave me a DVD movie, when I put it in, Windows Media Player,
I hear the sound but the picture is a swirling color mass.
What is wrong? Please help! This forum is GREAT!!!
by Bills86e
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

OK........Left it plugged in all nite in hope of fully recharging battery, It booted right up to Windows & Desktop in a half minute. I unplugged and it ran on own power 19 min until it crapped out. After re-plug, booted with other tendacies, so I guess its JUST when she loses a power source this occ...
by Bills86e
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

When starting laptop, it counts memory, initiates and then OS starts. This takes about four minutes. Everything is working great. Well almost, seems like 6mo old battery is about to go south. If I unplug the AC power adapter, later, I have to go into bios and reconfig time/date & the mouse to automa...
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

Neil, Went thru process again, unplug-remove battery-press power-
only this time when removed memory I switched....BINGO!!!!!

All works! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALLL........Sooooooo Happy!

SOLVED!
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

Like I said. There is nothing..... asking for any password. The whole screen is blank except a tiny PC with a closed padlock next to it. both together are about 1/2" big. just to left of the center. No mouse pointer ect. took memory out...reinstalled=same. put old back in = same. put new back in = s...
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

Wifi not here yet, the new R31 two 512mb memory sticks arrived, so I removed the two 128's and put in the new. Problem= It posted and counted the memory correct amount stopped at 1040MB, then said "re-set time & date" so I pressed F1 to go into the bios to do that, but the screen blanked with a litt...
by Bills86e
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

How is it on going into other rooms, upstairs rooms?
Wondering how far away it will work??
by Bills86e
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

WOW---HARRY!

I bought that for $11.50 shipped. GREAT ADVICE!!!! THANKS!
by Bills86e
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

My home office room has a ATIVA and LINKSYS wireless G.
by Bills86e
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

On my keyboard is a THINKPAD button. From what I read, its a users manual, but nothing happens if I press it. To the left of the hard drive bezel is a bay? has a blue button. 3.I can't find a users manual anywhere. Sorry to post all my probs! 4.What wireless devise would I need so I can be far away ...
by Bills86e
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

Installed new 160GB HHD, WORKS GREAT, Win XP-PRO OS. It initialized, partitioned (used whole 160GB) and formated, then loaded OS W/servicepac I & II, Anti-v, with no problems into the R31. 1. NEXT PROBLEM: My R31 has a USB port on the LH HHD bezel that is not functioning. The back side of R31 has a ...
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

Are 7200 rpm available for R31? I THANK YOU, and Wish all of
you a Happy Holiday. This forum is great!
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

I JUST NOW heard back from the Tech. He said bearing in hhd is
shot. Option is to send to a specialist who can disassemble in a dust free environment to retreive the data.

SO..I will buy the SPEED hhd suggested, is my current 512mb good
or should I get giddy-upped to two 512mb memory sticks?
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 39135

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

Mein heir,

vrolijke Goldbear van het bos!
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

Flashlight reads: plastic catch on one side is broke, other side
plastic receiver is broke. Oh well. I carry it with care anyhoo.
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

AH YES, the form factor is 144 pin on R31. I have two 256 now. If I went with the speed HHD, would two 512mb enhance that hhd 's performance, or not be much? I want to thank you for your advice & patience and replying. Next ? is: if my 20GB HHD gets "fixed", (cost vs the performance gain) should I u...
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

Thank you for that info Harry.
Speed of course. That link suggested a Crucial 1GB 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Laptop Memory Model CT12864X335
upgrade. Is that compatable too with R31? Would two be better,
or is this a one slot machine? Or would a new pc be better.
by Bills86e
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

Great fellas. I took the hard drive out and gave to a tech. If it comes back good, it may be a ploblem with my machine. Hopefully my DATA can be saved, I stressed that to the tech. Anyone know what the biggest hhd (if its bad) thats R31 supported with least amount of probs if it needs replaced? Is m...
by Bills86e
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: R32 restore CD
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: R32

I need one too, except R31. Same? or PC-doctor
by Bills86e
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 39135

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

I bought a Z-pro many many years ago, never took it out of the box. Probly a pentium 1. Worth anything today?
I remember pentium-pro duals.
by Bills86e
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

Its like dark but see IBM thinkpad (on your link).
But no, Hey when I press on button,
all I get is post, no visual. After memory counting just goes to
2d screen = OS not found. And thats all.
by Bills86e
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

Sorry, I don't know what is splashscreen. Pulled HHD: Hitachi DK23DA-20F, 20GB, 2.5, ata-100 ide/eide 4200 I appreciate the knowledge, it won't go to waste. Bill If I get to BIOS screen do I have to enable password? ect? I'll look see if clock is correct. Yup. time date is correct Don't see a HHD an...
by Bills86e
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

How or where to see if its visible?
Any help on proseedure?
by Bills86e
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

if it will not launch OS how would i be able to run software like pc doc (did I say that right)? Any info on "safe mode" even tho I don't understand it. are system file corrupted that require the system to boot-up? Do I need to take out the HHD to look on it to find MFg? HHD no sounds but rpm speed ...
by Bills86e
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

Re: R31 Won't Boot

HARRYC Thanks for responding! I don't have ANY disks :oops: Very important info on computer, needing access to save it. Won't diagnostic or OS disk wipe it out? I took the single screw out that secures HHD and pulled out an inch then back in. It booted to a screen where time is, I figured to put cor...
by Bills86e
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Won't Boot
Replies: 43
Views: 6451

R31 Won't Boot

Thinkpad R31, won't boot-up . Now what? I do not know about computers. Could it be my CMOS battery? after it counts memory the screen changes to: PEX E61 Media test failure. check cable WHAT CABLE? PXE MOF exiting Intel PXE.ROM OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND Now what to do? Any help? How many things aff...

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