07-25-2009 05:37 AM
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07-25-2009 06:41 AM
Welcome to the forum Hyldahl,
Couple of things here.
1) This unit orginally came preloaded with XP. So that means that XP was also the OS that was loaded on the original partition. With these Thinkpads, customers have the ability to create their own set of rcds. You would normally follow this path:
Start->Programs->ThinkVantage->Create Recovery Media
Information on creating the RCDs can be found on this link:
Did you already create a set of your own XP RCDs before installing Vista?
2) If you installed the Vista RCDs and didn't create your XP RCDs first, the XP recovery partition will be replaced by the Vista recovery partition.
My guess is that you didn't create your own RCDs yet. If this is the case, you would need to obtain a copy of the original RCDs for XP. You can try and contact your local tech support to obtain a copy of the XP RCDs.
3) To restore Windows to the orginal factory state, you would start by booting the machine and pressing the F11 key (or just boot from the orginal R&R cd). View the following link for the step by step guide to using Rescue and Recovery to recover Windows:
Hopefully this will cover everything to get you started. Let me know if you need any additional assistance.
07-25-2009 07:15 AM