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Stravaganza
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T60 Thinkvantage BOOT

Hi there!

 

I've re-installed my T60 with a normal copy of XP instead of the recovery version on the HDD.

 

This (to my personal surprise) lead to me not getting the "Pre-OS" recovery console, when i press the blue "ThinkVantage" button at startup.

 

My partition with the Lenovo version of XP is still on the HDD, so isn't it possible to install the original OS again?

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Stravaganza
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Re: T60 Thinkvantage BOOT

So, I'll take it im deep in it, and might just as well delete the partition for the extra space?

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Re: T60 Thinkvantage BOOT

Stravaganza, welcome to the forum,

 

by installing a vanilla XP you have changed the boot sector and therefore the recovery function. If you've got an USB floppy, or gen beg / borrow one, you should be able to repair it using the Rescue and Recovery - Recovery repair diskette

Andy  

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Paper Tape
Stravaganza
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Re: T60 Thinkvantage BOOT

Thats just nifty.

 

Thanks a bunch for the welcome, reply and the help.