From: Thomas, Daniel J. (Daniel.Thomas_at_jhuapl.edu)
Date: Mon Dec 02 2002 - 12:35:18 EST
I can try that. I did take a hard disk out of a working 600 identical to
mine and had the same problem. I've installed Windows 2000 multiple times
including formats before each one, but I haven't tried re-partitioning. I
guess it's worth a shot.
From: Bruce Markowitz [mailto:scosgt_at_worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 12:31 PM
To: Thomas, Daniel J.; thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu
Subject: Re: [Thinkpad] [Thinkpad 600] - Bad mainboard I think
Try partitioning the hard drive on the machine using the DOS FDISK command.
Sometimes the machine really needs to partition the hard drive on board.
Also, make sure you have the latest BIOS
I do have 600 Motherboards (NOT 600E).
----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas, Daniel J.
To: 'Thinkpad_at_Cs. Utk. Edu (thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu)'
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:48 AM
Subject: [Thinkpad] [Thinkpad 600] - Bad mainboard I think
I've swapped out my hard disk and replaced the RTC battery, but my problem
persists. During post, I get a picture of a floppy disk drive indicating to
insert a disk and press F1. Seems to me like the machine isn't finding any
bootable media. if I go into the bios and reset it, the first time it
reboots the machine boots fine. Any reboot after that yields the same
result unless I reset the BIOS again. I can't think of anything else I
could replace other then the main board. Anyone have any ideas?
How much would a replacement motherboard for my Thinkpad 600 run and where
would the cheapest place to get one be?
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