Posted 29 November 2007 - 05:14 PM
Okay heres the problem.
I need to reinstall windows to fix certain problems on my laptop.The laptop screen is dead and I output it to a lcd monitor.
Well..This laptop came pre-installed with windows xp and to reinstall it, I would need press f5 or something at startup and reset to factory default from there.
Heres the tricky part, The graphics card boots up when windows starts booting up(when the graphics card starts booting up, I can get an image on the external) so I cant really see anything before that. I cant see the BIOS access and the built-in reset to factory default. Is there a way around this?
The laptop came with an I386 file so that I can reinstall manually. But I am sure it doesnt install the drivers for the hardware I have and that I wont be able to see the installation due to the things stated above
-The laptop outputs automatically to the external monitor when the welcome screen loads up.
-The BIOS controls and the thinkpad's reset function is displayed right when the laptop starts up
Anyone have a clue on what I should do?the laptop is relatively new and I dont wish to throw it away.