06-19-2009 04:21 AM - edited 06-19-2009 04:53 AM
i´ve just installed all actual updates for the n500, including a bios update. since then I cant get into the boot up utilities(I think its called thinkvantage) anymore with the lenovo button when booting up (instead, I get a menu where I can choose where to boot from!!!!)... when pressing f8 on bootup there used to be something like "repair system" in the menu, its gone too...
also, rescure and recovery in vista basic does not load anymore, the gui process is running but nothing happens... please help!!!
what can I do??? I didn't touch any partitions or delete anything... before the updates, it did work. installing the newest bios from the website did not solve the problem too...
06-19-2009 05:43 AM
I forgot to mention that I had to do a "vista upgrade" installation on vista because it was totally **bleep**ed up. seems like the mbr got changed(at least thats the common problem when thinkvantage is not working anymore) and that is why it does not work anymore. anyways, I would like to install the rescure and recovery software but the n500 is not in the list of supported notebooks, so that might be no good idea?
any other options?
06-19-2009 06:13 AM - edited 06-19-2009 06:40 AM
I am beginning to love lenovo. and vista. I´ve used the boot disk found at http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-54483
(vista version), made a disc with it, "fixed" my mbr... and now vista stops booting all together. something about a missing bootmanager. I love it. really. both. lenovo, and vista.
edit: lucky me, I had a dart cd to repair the boot manager. so I can at least boot again. but, still no solution to my problem... any ideas?
edit 2: I tried again. this time, no error. but still, I have the same problem with a not working thinkvantage. any ideas?
edit 3: seems like the only solution left after reviewing all hints and tips is installing rescue and recovery, but has anyone installed it on a N500 yet? does it work? does it damage the pc? which version should I install, if it works?
06-20-2009 06:30 AM