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.\015
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Usually what I do is make sure that the drive is totally wiped out. At least the partions. There is a free Windows NT program called delpart. You can probably google it and download it. If it will find the drive and delete the partition, then the drive is probably okay. Lenovo recommends installing the latest BIOS updates, so I usually do that next. Then in the BIOS sometimes there is a setting called compatibility mode. This is important because if the t30 has a SATA hard drive and compatibility mode is not set, Windows can't find the hard drive. The other thing is to install the drivers that help you find the hard drive when you are installing Windows. You have to hit F6 and point to the SATA drivers for this. I have done it many times, but again the t30 may not have a SATA drive, so if that is the case you might have a bad hard drive. I work with Lenovo laptops all the time in my work. If you are under warranty, the tech support people are helpful.
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