Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

Operating System, Common Application & ThinkPad Utilities Questions...
Post Reply
Message
Author
Alexandy1
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:53 am
Location: Houston, TX

IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

#1 Post by Alexandy1 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:04 am

So I got a T43 and it does not have windows so I try to reinstall windows XP and it had no sound and no wifi so I found this restore disk https://archive.org/details/IBMThinkPadT41R52Restore but it didn't work and the HDD is completely format in it so it does not have the recovery partition please help :D -Alex
I'm Alex :banana:

kfzhu1229
Senior ThinkPadder
Senior ThinkPadder
Posts: 2084
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:29 am

If I were you, I would install a vanilla copy of windows XP and dump and install everything inside the IBMTOOLS folder that came from my T43. I have the i386 folder as well, but it is useless to you because the windows xp installation is Chinese
Dell Lat CP MMX-233 64mb 40gb W2k
600 PII-266 416mb 40gb WXP
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
Precision M4300 X9000 8gb 160gb WUXGA Ultrasharp fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10 (Sharp)
Lat C840 P4-2.5 2gb 60gb W7 (Ultrasharp)

Alexandy1
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:53 am
Location: Houston, TX

Re: IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

#3 Post by Alexandy1 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:41 am

How do I do that?
I'm Alex :banana:

kfzhu1229
Senior ThinkPadder
Senior ThinkPadder
Posts: 2084
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

#4 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:18 pm

I think you can try asking other forum members here first to see whether they wanna share you an iso file of the restore CD. If not, get a copy of Windows XP yourself, burn that onto a CD, install that and then I will provide you the IBMTOOLS folder that came with my ThinkPad T43, which contains ALL the drivers and utilities with the exact version that would be shipped with a brand new T43 with Windows XP in 2005. As far as I see those drivers and utilities do support English as well.
Dell Lat CP MMX-233 64mb 40gb W2k
600 PII-266 416mb 40gb WXP
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
Precision M4300 X9000 8gb 160gb WUXGA Ultrasharp fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10 (Sharp)
Lat C840 P4-2.5 2gb 60gb W7 (Ultrasharp)

Alexandy1
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:53 am
Location: Houston, TX

Re: IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

#5 Post by Alexandy1 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:24 pm

I burn that onto a CD with windows XP pro on it and installed windows can you send the IBMTOOLS file
I'm Alex :banana:

RealBlackStuff
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 22242
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Location: Wexford, Éire
Contact:

Re: IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:12 am

Check the Recovery Repository in our Marketforum: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=128170
Lovely day for a Guinness! (The Real Black Stuff)
Covid-19: Stay safe, so still Mask it or Casket!

789
Freshman Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:36 pm
Location: Victoria, Canada

Re: IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

#7 Post by 789 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:36 pm

In case someone still needs seven T43 recovery CDs:

https://archive.org/details/39K92633

fissionpowered
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:12 pm
Location: Washington, DC

Re: IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

#8 Post by fissionpowered » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:17 pm

I can confirm that the archive.org disks worked for my T43, which I just acquired a few days ago and imaged to XP no problem.

Quite cool to see XP with all of the vintage IBM software!

theterminator93
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1244
Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:45 pm
Location: North Ridgeville, Ohio, United States

Re: IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

#9 Post by theterminator93 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:34 pm

Hm, maybe I don't need to host recovery sets for anyone anymore if everyone I give them to, just uploads them to archive.org.
T480 with T25 keyboard | T25 | W520 i7-2860QM·Quadro 2000m·IPS FHD | T601F T9900·NVS 140m·LED AFFS UXGA
T420 IPS FHD | X220 IPS FHD | T61p·T61·43·42p|X220T·301·41T·24·23·22|G41|A31p·22m|i1200|TransNote
600|770Z|770|760XD|760EL|701C|755C

RealBlackStuff
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 22242
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Location: Wexford, Éire
Contact:

Re: IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

#10 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:20 am

Or you can upload them yourself and get some more space on your server?
Lovely day for a Guinness! (The Real Black Stuff)
Covid-19: Stay safe, so still Mask it or Casket!

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests