ThinkPad crashed , no Windows 2000 intall dis

April 3, 2011 at 17:49:52
Specs: Windows 2000 Pro
I have a Think Pad I purchased in 2001 that crashed almost immediately. It did not come with an installation disk. (Windows 2000 Pro). I purchased another computer and forgot about the TP until recently. How do I get a CD_ROM for Windows 2000 to bring it back to life. The on screen message says to reinstall Windows 2000 with CD-ROM.

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#1
April 3, 2011 at 18:04:00
There's still several "old-software" resellers on the market; a Google "shopping" search on Windows 2K Pro should get you started. You may still need drivers for various devices in the machine that Win2K doesn't provide.

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#2
April 3, 2011 at 18:19:59
Thank you so much for your quick response! I appreciate your time and help.

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#3
April 3, 2011 at 21:45:12
Hope you find what you need to get the machine running again. And we appreciate posters replying as well; it shows us that our time isn't wasted...

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#4
April 4, 2011 at 07:39:50
eBay normally has a number of Windows 2000 copies for sale.

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#5
April 4, 2011 at 09:08:18
Thank you. I will certainly search at the sites that have been recommended sites.

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#6
April 5, 2011 at 07:19:14
Did you buy the computer NEW? I am not familiar with how IBM may have handled the ability to restore to factory specs back then. Possibly a hidden restore partition on the hard drive if disks weren't provided?


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#7
April 5, 2011 at 08:47:42
No, it was refurbished.

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#8
April 5, 2011 at 08:55:49
The link below may be of some help once you locate a Win2000 CD.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/s...


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#9
April 5, 2011 at 09:00:56
Thank you so much.

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