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IBM T20 Won't shutdown


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barbeboo

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Please someone help me. I just turned on a new (used) laptop I purchased. It shows only the IBM log and a message that says "Entering IBM BIOS setup utility" and I can't do anything. I can't even turn the system off with the power button. ALT/CTL/Delete doesn't work either so I have no way to reboot or turn off the system physically. It is an IBM T20 and was supposed to have ME on it.

I'm desperate. What can I do to turn it off?????? What is wrong with it?????

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Off hand it sounds like someone removed the operating system, usually done to protect private information. Did the seller give you the installation disk? You can go to

www.allbootdisks.com

and make a boot floppy for ME or win98SE, the latter might be more usefull, and use it to start the computer, or make one on another computer. Use it, when the prompt comes up put in

C: and hit enter, then dir /p, and hit enter it will tell you what is in volume C:

The drive letter may be changed, the boot disk page will give you an idea of the right drive letter.
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Thanks for the advice.
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