20 Most Recent IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook Questions & Answers

I assume with "boot menu" you mean the BIOS boot menu (the one you get to if you press F12 during start up, before the Windows screen appears.)
  1. Go to "Enter Setup"
  2. Go to "Config", click "Enter"
  3. Go down to "USB", click "Enter"
  4. Make sure that "USB Bios Support" is enabled.
  5. (Hit "Enter" again and choose between "enabled" and "disabled")
  6. Hit "Esc" twice to go back to the main page.
  7. Go down to "Startup", click "Enter"
  8. Choose "Boot"
  9. Check if "USB CD" is in the list of boot options or excluded form booting.
  10. Hit F10, confirm any changes you made (click "Enter" for 'yes') and reboot.
  11. Tap or hold down F12 again and you should see the boot option menu again.

Note: I am not 100% sure if you can boot from a DVD externally.
I booted from the internal DVD drive fine with a Linux LiveCD. It is possible that the T22 BIOS does not support external booting. Check you version - the latest release from IBM is version 16ET32WW (1.12), release date 06/03/2004. You find that info here.

I would really appreciate if you could come back here and leave a comment, so I (and maybe others?) can learn form this ;-)

Good luck!

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Mar 18, 2018

The use of the function keys are primarily dependent upon the software program that you are running. The F1 key usually will open a help screen. Depending on the hardware manufacturer, function keys can be used at startup to enable boot options or to get into the BIOS setup function.

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Jul 14, 2014

PC100 SDRAM SODIMM, maximum 512MB

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Mar 15, 2014

Search Amazon for 256 mb modules. I found some today.

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Mar 06, 2014

I would suggest going on E-Bay and looking. That is where I've found many parts.

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Mar 01, 2014

SATA drivers are on the xp disk,you just hit F6 during the install,when it ask you to.

Setup boot can be downloaded from here Just scroll down to the xp section and download to your desk top.Make sure you have 4- 6 floppies ready.once downloaded to the desktop,double click and follow the instruction.

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IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Dec 14, 2013


Which hardware are you reffering to? Please provide more information so that we can provide you with the correct help.


IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on May 31, 2013

Go to IBM Lonovo, www.ibm.com and look for driver downloads for your make and model.

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Mar 01, 2013

You have what is known as the Blink Of Death (BOD). There are several things that seem to work, but none of them ALWAYS work.
What works most of the time for most users seems to be the following. Remove the main battery. Remove the AC adapter / charger. Press and hold the power button for at least ten seconds. While holding the power button down, plug the AC adapter / charger into the unit. If you are using a Ni-CAd or LI-ON battery, you should NOT leave the battery in the computer all of the time the AC adapter / charger is connected to the unit. NI-CAD's develop a memory of sorts with repeated short re-charge cycles. LI-ON batteries a limited number od re-charge cycles and they have microprocessors inside the battery housing that are there to attempt to evenly control the charge to the individual cells. Google Blink Of Death for more information.

Good Luck,

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Feb 27, 2013

Have you tried restoring your computer to a different day when this problem wasn't occurring? When I have a problem I just search google for "restore command" and then restore my computer to a time period when it was working fine (usually the previous day if the problem just occurred).

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Feb 27, 2013

Hi gustaaf vand.
You can purchase the floppy disk reader here.
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IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Oct 19, 2012

On line search should give you a manual, almost all are available, simple search and you are done.

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on May 07, 2012

Which Password? Bios Password? Hard Drive Password? Windows Welcome Screen Login Password?

Which Operating System? Windows XP? Windows Vista? Windows 7?

OK, if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightened security on it so you've got to have a password reset disk which 99% of the people who own laptops with windows 7 fail to do. It should be one of the first things you do when you buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced with reinstalling the Operating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.

If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Mode option. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it gets to the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the userid for which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator (hopefully you didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once the desktop appears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger,but this is normal for safe mode.

Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgot the password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.

Reboot your machine.

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on May 06, 2012

You will need to remove the CMOS battery to reset the mainboard. The Cmos battery stores your system configuration and your password. Remove the battery for about to 2 minutes to set your system to its default configuration and it will also disable the bios password.

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Jan 23, 2012

Sounds like the Operating System is corrupt. I would re-format the hard drive and re-install the OS that should solve the problem. If not then the Hard drive needs to be replaced.

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Jan 23, 2012

Is this something that just started occuring, out of the blue, so to speak, and what is the seven digit code?

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Dec 20, 2011

hello download your drivers from here www.ma-config.com

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011

The laptop needs pc100 not 133 ram. it may be able to work on 133 but if you already have a pc100 stick in there it wont boot up. but all the recommended ram is only pc 100 and the Maximum it supports total is 512 mb

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on May 14, 2011

U have to open the cover and take out bios battery that will reset all the paswords

IBM ThinkPad T22... | Answered on May 04, 2011

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