09-03-2009 08:56 AM
I'm having trouble since i formatted my t61's primary hard drive, after i did that i thought i could recover the operating system simply by using the recovery DVD's but for my surprise when i turned on the laptop to begin the recovery process this message appeared on a black screen BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl+alt+delete to restart... even tho i put the 1rst recovery disc in the DVD drive. After that i tried the 2nd one which is the operating system recovery DVD and still got the same message. What can i do?? I do have an old yet functional thinkpad HDD that came with the computer with vista, R&R and the lenovo preloaded softwares in it, i don't use it anymore because i replaced it with an HD with more GB which now is (was) my primary HD but I don't have the original windows vista DVD just have the 4 recovery DVD's, one thing I'm concerned of is that if i install windows vista again from an original vista DVD then i wont be able to have all the lenovo preloaded software (productivity center, rescue and recovery and all that). PLEASE help! Thank you in advanced.
09-03-2009 11:44 AM
Welcome to the forums
If you have an original Vista DVD you can try to repair the bootmanager of your laptop.MIcrosoft has 4 resolutions for this try them
09-03-2009 12:15 PM
> If you have an original Vista DVD
And if you don't, you can get a free Vista Recovery CD here.