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IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

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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
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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
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T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10 (Sharp)
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Re: IBM ThinkPad T43 Restore Disks?? Help

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

How do I do that?
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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
Lat D830 X9000 8gb 128gb WSXGA+ 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)

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

Check the Recovery Repository in our Marketforum: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=128170
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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

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