I actually have 2 problems, but I'll post them in different threads as I'm convinced they're not related.
This is the exact event procedure:
I power up
I get is the IBM Thinkpad splash screen - with a note at the bottom that says (To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button)
Then I get 2 beeps in quick succession
Then the messages on the black screen which reads:
0200: Failure Fixed Disk 7
Press <F1> to Setup
So I can then either press F1 which takes me into the BIOS and leads nowhere
OR if I press the escape key, black screen goes away and Win XP boots up as normal.
No further issues at all.
It's been doing this for quite a few months. I've run all sorts of disk check error programmes but nothing is ever picked up so I'm not convinced it's a HDD problem.
What else could it be? Google hasn't thrown much light on this.
I've since done a complete "Rescue & Recovery" back to Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (which now throws up a delightful new problem of not recognising my CD drive but I'll make another thread for that because I don't believe these 2 problems to be directly linked)
Thank you in advance
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Nick (poshgeordie) should be able to help you.
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For pointing me in the right direction and helping me understand the root of the problem
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