10-03-2008 04:49 PM - edited 10-03-2008 04:50 PM
I've been trying to do a system recovery back to factory settings using the the boot recovery option at startup.
It took 3 attempts (2 crashes) just to get XP back up and running, but it was completely blank with no software or drivers and no internet connection to download drivers etc.Just the lonely recycle bin icon in the corner. Well this is uesless I thought and decided to have a go with the recovery CD's instead. When the first CD has done it's thing it asks for CD number 1, which I put in, and it tells me it's the wrong CD. I have tried all the CD's I have and they are all the wrong CD apparantely! So I was going nowhere with that method and decided to revert back to the initial boot method. Only that is completely messed up and now asks me for disk 1 which doesn't work.
So now my laptop is knackered with no way of reinstalling XP from either the boot menu or the recovery disks. I've even tried installing XP from an official Windows XP disk and it's not having that either!
What can I do? Ask Lenovo for a set of recovery CD's? How much would that cost? And would they even work?
Thanks for any advice
10-04-2008 04:44 AM