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Registered: ‎02-14-2009
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X41 type 2525

Hi there


a thinkpad X41 type 2525 with only a HDD.


it has boot options for USB floppy and CD.


when i remove the hdd and install XPhome via another machine, all seems well.


refitting the HDD usually gives the message NO OS Present.


if i then try and boot from it as a USB HDD it will sometimes show and fail to boot.



the original os belonged to the former owner and was XPPro. this was removed/wiped.


i would like to know how to get the thinkpad to boot. 


preferably from an image on a USB stick straight onto the HDD.


i would consider Linux or DOS, just to prove the sequence of events prior to XP.


any help appreciated.



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