Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook ?

IBM T-40 issues

\015 I bought this refurbished T40 2374 - 75U from a used IBM wholesaler. The preloaded harddrive died. I bought and installed a new hard drive; re-installed the basic XP operating system, but the Access IBM button does nothing, the touchpad behaves differently; the machine doesn't even know it has wireless capability; etc.Can I get a 'restore' disk to return this machine to it's former self? (for free?)I've also downloaded the drivers from Lenovo, but all of the above problems remain.\015

Answers :

When you download the T40 device drivers, they need to be the XP versions.
\015\012When you run the driver programs they will be unzipped/expanded to the hard drive in a folder c:\\drivers. Then you need to open the various folders and run the setup programs to install the various drivers.
\015\012NOTE - The T40 series laptops come with various different manufacturers devices (eg. there are a few different wireless model LANs) and if one version driver doesn't work you need to install a different one. It is a bit of trial and error to find the right one.
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