01-16-2012 01:22 PM
I have T42 and did "restore factory contents." In the process, I use IBM product recovery CD from 1 to 6 and reboot. However it does not start from Windows XP but IBM rescue and recovery with rapid restore. I cannot get out form this although I restart the computer. I appreciate any advice. Thanks.
01-20-2012 03:31 PM
Hello and welcome,
My memory is a little fuzzy on this, but IIRC some of the older laptops used a 2-step recovery process. You first did the recovery from CD which put the recovery image and restore program on the HD. One the next boot, the restore program starts, and you select to restore your drive from there.
So, do the recovery from media, reboot to the newly installed restore program, and select to restore your hard drive.
I hope that makes sense... and applies to your machine...
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