Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook ?

T30 wont reformat

\015 I have an ibm t30 with xp pro loaded or was loaded on. I was having problems with windows updates etc so I did a system restore. The restore worked but it didnt , i still had programs and things loaded that shouldnt have been so I decided to run xp pro cd and reformat it but it refuses to load and get error message: drive is unformatted or damage drive,,,,is there a way to fix? It only shows one drive so I dont have option to do a partition etc. I am lost as to what to do, I dont know if hard drive is gone or if can be repaired etc. I am trying to reformat my T30 with a XP pro disk from my school and it can't find drivers and I get the blue screen of death. Does anyone know what to do?\015

Answers :

Sounds like you have a faulty hard drive. Can you see or detect the hard drive in the BIOS?\015\012To test the hard drive, remove it from the laptop and connect it to a USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer sees it as an external hard drive and you can open the various folders and files, then it os OK and the fault is in the laptop.\015\012If the hard drive is faulty, then you need to replace the hard drive in the laptop and install Windows to get the laptop working again.
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