05-30-2010 03:46 AM
When I bought my laptop I was stupid. I have not made any recovery cd.
Now I have neither Windows nor the recovery partition...
I tried to borrow a Windows XP installation CD from my friend, but the installation does not recognize the hard drive.
How can I fix? Can I receive a Windows installation cd by Lenovo?
Sorry for my English.
05-30-2010 04:00 AM
go into your bios and change the hdd mode from achi to compatibility.
Now you can use the aftermarket XP pro OS.
05-30-2010 02:49 PM
your label is the OEM XP pro key and not the retail XP pro key, they are not interchangeable in the XP system, unlike Vista and Win 7. Call Microsoft and ask them about it.