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Just keep on pressing F8 during system startup. It will land you to a Windows with Safe Boot as first option.
just press Enter.

That's it.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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    chandler Nov 24, 2014

    what if it Beeps

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    chandler Nov 25, 2014

    i have tried that and it did NOT work



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SOURCE: Lenovo T400 web camera

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: my lenovo T400 will not start up

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Posted on Oct 22, 2010


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SOURCE: lenovo y510 wont start in normal mode (xp)

For the Lenovo to to start in the safe and networking mode, and then not have a display when you attempt to boot it in normal mode, I would follo the these steps:

Boot in networking mode, and then go to the Lenovo site and download the most current display drivers. Since you are able to operate as described above, I would start here first. Once you have successfully downloaded the most current drivers for the video on your system, BEFORE you leave the Lenovo site, check your system against the listed bios upgrades. I believe you may find you need to upgrade your system firmware. If the upgrades you need, and finish the display drivers updates as discussed above, and keep the fresh firmware updates set aside and see if the display driver updates allow you to boot normally.

If so, once you have a normal boot, backup your systems RIGHT away! The next step is to then carefully read the docs about how to update the firmware. Sometimes this will require a floppy drive, if so, you can most likely either pick up a USB one very cheaply or perhaps borrow one. At any rate, make sure your system is backed up fully, and preferable with a restore point, (if you are able with XP?)

Try these measures, if it is successful I would love to hear that from you by way of a testimonial. If you are not - please return here for further assistance. I have additional help for you - but I do not think at this time you have a hardware problem.

Have a great day!!

Posted on May 16, 2010

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Lenovo t440 crashes on startup

Turn on laptop then start tapping the F8 key continuously until you are given an option to start in SAFE MODE.
When you get to SAFE MODE you should be given an option to use SYSTEM RESTORE. From there restore your system back to a date when all was well with it.
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Jan 24, 2012 | IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T400 7417 Notebook

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Hi, My Lenovo T400 with Windows 7 Home Premium does not go beyond the first Startup screen when powered On. How much ever we wait "ThinkPad" and the Lenovo Logo will not go away from the screen...

Hi AJ,
This is not a hardware related issue. I most probably is related to the operating system. Once the computer is loading up the kernel files and advanced drivers and applications on your computer, it freezes up. To further isolate this, you need to boot the computer to safe mode.
Booting to Safe Mode:
1. Turn the computer on. Start tapping on F8 as the computer is loading up. 2. You should be able to see a black screen with options on it. It is the Advanced Boot Options. 3. Choose Safe mode or safe mode with networking.
In Safe mode, open the system configuration utility.
1. Press the Windows key + R 2. Type msconfig then click on ok 3. Click on the startup tab 4. Click on the disable all located on the bottom 5. Click apply and then ok 6. Restart your computer to normal mode.
If this works you are not done yet. You need to open the system configuration utility and check on the items under the start up tab one by one. You need to find our what program there is causing the computer not to load up. Once identified, You need to uninstall it from your system and your problem is resolved.

Jul 08, 2011 | Lenovo ThinkPad T400 PC Notebook

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Lenovo t400 cannot boot. have "z" light only

Hi vincent,

I see that you have a "z" light indicator on the system when powered ON but you see no video on the screen.

The "z" Indicator means that the system is turned ON and ready to use but is in standby mode.

To disable standby mode on your system simply press the FN button for about 5 seconds on the system make sure that the machine is turned ON, this will make you system go back to normal mode.

For additional info on the issue the system can be put to standby mode by holding down the FN+F4 for a second or two this will enable standby mode on your Thinpad T400 and to disable the standbymode press and hold down FN for 5 seconds.

I hope that this will be of help regarding you concern, have a nice day.

Mar 30, 2011 | IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T400 7417 Notebook

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How to Enable integrated camera in lenovo T400

  • start,
  • control panel,
  • system,
  • hardware tab,
  • devices and right click on web cam and chose enable.
hope this helps.

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