05-28-2012 02:38 AM - edited 05-28-2012 02:48 AM
I bought a set of Windows 7 64bit Lenovo Rescue and Recovery Discs approx. 18 months ago so I could "restore" my X201 if and when the hard disk died, well the day has come and the discs dont work !!!
I have attempted to "restore" to the new hard disk 3 times and this is now starting to become a joke.
I boot the 1st disk, then I'm asked to insert the 2nd and then 3rd disks, I dont have a 4th disk but the process asks me for one. I believe that this is all working as it takes a number of hours and the drive lights is flickering except when I'm being asked to insert the next disc.
After the final re-boot. following the "Setting up drivers - 100%" on the screen I get a message box that says "Setup cant configure windows for your configuration", this is after I have had the "Starting Windows 7" booting on the screen.
Has anyone had any experience with Win 7 64bit R & R discs for a X201 ???
05-28-2012 03:07 AM - edited 05-28-2012 04:12 AM
Is your laptop configured for boot in legacy mode, not in UEFI?
Also, Factory Recovery Discs set we make using Control Panel applet consists 4 discs (for x220, I don't know the clear information about x201) - 1 is bootable with WinRE environment and 3 with data. How do you boot your laptop for recovery process?
05-28-2012 05:01 AM
I dont know how its configured to boot, but remember this laptop was booting fine yesterday with old disk, do I check the BIOS to confirm if it is UEFI ?
If after many hours of restoring the new hard disk 3 times, I dont even get a warning to say I'm in "legacy Mode" I'm not going to be very happy with Lenovo, possibly they should have checked this before I restored the drive !!!
I bought the DVDs from Lenovo, they only sent me 3 x DVDs, I have just download the latest Rescue & recovery 4.5 - http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?Legacy
I boot the 1st DVD from a Lenovo DVD drive in a Lenovo Ultrabase.
Its not the booting that is the problem, it appears to me to be the very last step, I have booted into Windows 7 from the new drive & it says "Installing Drivers" counts up to 100% & then gives me the very unhelpful message - "Cant configure ..." & then boots over & over & over with this message coming up each time then re-boots.
05-28-2012 07:45 AM
05-28-2012 04:30 PM
I have called up Lenovo support again & they are now advising me that only their 500gb hard disk are compatible for use in Lenovo products.
So if you dont buy from Lenovo then the hard disks are not "compatible".
Well now my only choice is to buy a 500gb hard disk from Lenovo at $130 + $30 shipping and handling
I think I will go & buy a new laptop from Dell at that price !!!
05-28-2012 07:52 PM
05-28-2012 09:25 PM
I cant access recover part., I'm going to try 1 more install with BIOS set to "compatibility" mode.
I have also tried setting Admin. acct. to enabled but this didnt give any joy.
05-29-2012 08:21 AM
05-29-2012 10:00 AM - edited 05-29-2012 10:20 AM
richk, usually Hitachi HDDs are applied in x220, they are ready for pre SP1/SP1 and "4k sectors" feature. Even in x220 laptops which manufactured in March of 2011.