I have a X31 Type 2672 Thinkpad whose OS is corrupted and virus-infected. I want to re-install windows on it but there is no cd-rom drive. I have a usb key loaded with the windows XP installer, but there seems to be no way to boot off a usb device. IS there anything I can try apart from removing the hard drive and installing from another computer?
Hi, did you try the recovery with the Access IBM button?
It doesn't boot because the viruses destroyed all the non-critical files ie screensavers, default wallpapers, etc. AND the access ibm boots off a linux partition (formatted with FAT32), which was also corrupted by the virus