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#1 TheYoda

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 03:12 PM

I have a friend's IBM ThinkPad 380ED and the operating system, whatever it may be, is not working and gives me an error after startup:
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I click ok and it asks me to set the clock. I do so and then it restarts. I tryed using a CD and a floppy to boot, but neither prevail. I don't how to access the BIOS to change the boot order so I'm at a brick wall. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 03:21 PM

Hello,
Sounds like your CMOS battery might be dead, but I'm not totally sure.

Replace the CMOS battery and reset your Date and Time.

To enter EZSetup, press and hold the F1 key down while turning on the unit, release after the MECOUNT completes and you hear the POST beep.

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 03:25 PM

i learned in class that errors in the 160 range could have to do with either the cmos battery or the hard drive. i doubt it's the hard drive though, try replacing the battery and reconfigure the bios settings. hope i helped a bit
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 08:49 PM

Why can you not access the BIOS? If it is password protected changing the BIOS battery will clear the password.
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:58 AM

I can't access EZsetup with F1 because it doesn't give me the option too and even when I do press it, nothing happens. And it is possible to be the CMOS battery even though the date is correct when it asks me to put it in?

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 07:01 PM

Well I finnally go the battery (actually about a week ago, but I'm bored now so I figured I should reply) and it works great!! Thanks guys for all your input. BC rocks!!! *plays air guitar* ...wait... *picks up real guitar and plays* :thumbsup:

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