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Old 07-30-2006, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend recently bought an IBM Thinkpad "a21p" laptop off of Ebay. It came preinstalled with Windows 2000, but did not come with any install discs for the OS.

Recently, the computer has been acting sluggish and has already been attacked by a virus, and he has been thinking about reformatting. However, he doesn't want to lose the OS. He said he already contacted Microsoft and IBM/Lenovo about the dics, but was unable to get any.

Is there a way to create a Windows 2000 install CD from the computer? Or is there another way to reinstall it?
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Old 07-30-2006, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry pal.. I dont know
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You can create a disc, but you need a disc copy of the OS.
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Old 07-30-2006, 10:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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usually they come with the files on the machine...is there an i386 directory on there?
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s lot of ibm have a button that automatically restores their system to the store bought condition.
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