Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R40 2681 ?

I just bought a used ibm think pad laptop

\015 And it wont boot it readsno operating system found\015

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Hi there.
If you have just bought the laptop chances are the operating has been removed to you cannot see any data that used to be on it, you need to go and purchase a windows OS that the laptop was built for (i'm guessing XP) and re-install the operating system again.

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