Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T21 2647 Notebook ?

IBM Thinkpad T21 will not boot, worked fine 30 minutes ago...

\015 My grandfather recently gave me an IBM Thinkpad T21 laptop, which worked fine. I had cleared out old user accounts and programs (games and such) and was planning to use it as a school computer... I recently installed a D-Link DWA-130 USB wireless N adapter+drivers. I restarted the computer, and it was frozen at the log in screen. I restarted it once more, and nothing. I've tried a bunch of more times, and all I get is the occasional fan noise. The main thing is, it sounds like the computer is trying to spin a CD in the CD-ROM drive, and does so when I start it up with (or put in a) CD/DVD. I HAVE had the occasional weird display on the monitor, it lights up ever so slightly and displays randomly sized black bars, much like a horizontal bar code. I have yet to try plugging it into an external display, but I have tried all available power options (with/without battery/AC adapter, etc) and I'm at wit's end... Installing this wireless adapter couldn't have fried the motherboard, right?\015

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| | Installing this wireless adapter couldn't have fried the motherboard, right? ||I would not have thought so .. the software may have caused an issue --- as the PC boots tap F8 you should get a menu - choose "last known good configuration" ---- if that does not work, reboot and again tap F8 as it boots and this time choose safemode - then see if you can restore start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore> choose a date to before the data you installed the wireless adapter software\015\012
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