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Windows XP / IBM T60

by jschmillen / February 27, 2008 9:37 AM PST

I recently formatted my IBM T60 with Windows XP using NTFS. I am now unable to connect to the internet using neither ethernet cable directly to modem or via wireless network in my home.

The T60 has a switch on the front next to the infared eye that is used to turn the built-in wireless on/off. I turn this ON and a light just below the computer screen should illuminate that appears as a small 'lighttower' but it does not come on.

Any help!


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Did youinstall. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 27, 2008 9:46 AM PST
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the drivers?

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by jschmillen / February 27, 2008 9:47 AM PST
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I have not touched anything related to the do I get the drivers if I can't get on the internet? Also, where would I find those drivers?

PS - Using dual boot right now on partition to get on the net...

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Support website
by Willy / February 27, 2008 9:56 AM PST
In reply to: Drivers

When you reformatted you left yourself cold in that any drivers would be needed later. That action would be required to more address this problem. If you have any restore/recovery CDs, use them and find the drivers dir.. If none, then proceed to the IBM support website now Lenevo owns IBM pcs and get the drivers there for your model. I suspect that support can better help you if you allow it to search your system for the details it needs or you manually do it and then get the necessary drivers. You should be capable as you already got on the web, just d/l the drivers to a dir. you can later retrieve from.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by jschmillen / February 27, 2008 10:48 AM PST
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Where would I locate the drivers prior to re-format?
Secondly, say I could locate them on my drive, how would I get them to apply in my new setup? Thanks.

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Driver Cache
by jschmillen / February 27, 2008 11:02 AM PST
In reply to: Support website

I've reformatted my new OS on my D: drive while leaving the old intact on the C: drive.

I have a folder in my C: drive folder WINNT and then a folder called 'Driver Cache'
Should I take this folder and replace my Driver Cache folder on the D: drive?

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Your drivers are at this link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 11:17 AM PST
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by jschmillen / February 27, 2008 11:41 AM PST

Thanks for the drivers...I downloaded to an external drive 'ThinkPad 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter' and then copied it to the new desktop and ran it, so I could use the ThinkAdvantage update system..but it didn't work

This is fun.

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(NT) I agree that method should fail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 11:48 AM PST
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PS. Read this link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 12:01 PM PST
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