09-17-2009 01:25 PM
Have two ThinkPad T61p Type 6459-CTO. Both running Windows XP Pro. I cannot boot into safe-mode on either of them.
Pressing F8 during boot does give me the option but they always blue screen before reaching the safe-mode desktop with a stop 0x0000007b.
They do boot to the regular desktop
I need to access safe mode for software repair
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09-17-2009 06:07 PM
A stop 7b indicates the mis-match between bios and the hard drive controller driver.
Check bios for AHCI status.
F1 at post into bios
Config -> Serial ATA
Change from AHCI to Compatable or vice versa and then boot.
Correct IMSM driver here:
Lenovo Enterprise System Experts
06-02-2010 02:59 PM - edited 06-02-2010 02:59 PM
Did you go to 'C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IMSM\PREPARE' and then double-click install.cmd to install the driver? the instructions on the page needs to be followed for this.
Hope it helps.
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
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