Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R40 Notebook ?

Can't install windows from cdrom

\015 R40 laptop has a virus and won't show the cdrom drive in windows xp also when I try to boot from the cdrom to reinstall windows, the cdrom lights up but not able to load windows install cd from it. any suggestions please?\015

Answers :

You have 2 problems on the computer more-likely they are not related.
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\015\012Disc Drive problem:
\015\012one possible solution is to check and make sure that its seen in the BIOS, (booting from the BIOS would be pressing the Delete or the F2 keys on your keyboard) if its detected next option is reseatting the Disc Drive (by physically removing the optical drive) if its not detectected in the BIOS do the same thing but make sure that you ENABLE it. if all these steps doesn't work then we can rule out that its a faulty Disc Drive and needs replacement.
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\015\012VIRUS problem:
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\015\012If you can still boot to safemode with networking (hardwire to an internet connection) download this and run it on safemode. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix. hit me back on the results.
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\015\012thanks!
Replace your cd rom, otherwise you can run win setup from usb flash memory. maybe if you clear your cmos/bios memory your cdrom will reconect and you will create partition/format your hd and installa fresh windows operating system.
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\015\012this will resolve your problem
\015\012thanks
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