03-24-2009 11:38 AM
I have a T61 that has been a lot of trouble, but I have a work laptop too so I've been slow to address it.
I've had problems since I first got it new 14 months ago (now out of warranty), multiple crashes, rescue&recoveries that were slow with the recovery disks, but doable.
Recently after a crash I couldn't reload the disks. PC-doctor gave me failure on the surface and both smart scans for the HD so I just bought a new HD, WD 320 SATA.
Now I spent all last night trying to reload. Sometimes it restarts the recovery process after getting through the final (fourth) disk. Once it got past that, but hung up while running DOS scripts farther along the recovery process, and told me to start over again.
I'm wondering if there's something I can do to make the recovery work, or whether I might have bigger problems than the HD. Nothing else fails on the most comprehensive PC-Doctor tests.
Thanks much for any insights.