04-26-2008 01:10 PM
04-26-2008 03:02 PM - edited 04-26-2008 03:04 PM
04-27-2008 08:17 AM
04-27-2008 08:54 AM
07-01-2008 01:47 AM
Of course you'll have solved the issue by now, still since I just saw the question, I have to say:
If you have a second A50 you can create the recovery disks from that one, and use them to recreate the factory installation on the pc with the problem.
The first thing I do when I receive a Lenovo(IBM) pc or laptop to be used in my network, which happens often, is create through the built-in (pre-installed) utility, the recovery disks.
I have recently had an issue like yours on a A50 pc; there was no recovery media for it, and I used the media of another A50. Worked fine except for a few drivers. Had them downloaded and it's back online. Nothing weird happened with the licensing or with the drivers, and you can always change the key or contact microsoft. But there's no need for that either.
01-03-2009 11:46 AM
I have an older IBM 8198-91U that had HD crash. I DO have the recovery CD's. 1 boot and 6 recovery CD's. Replaced the HD with a new 40 or 80-GB and get the message "IBM recovery function has been removed from this system". I have fixed several of these machines in the past and never got this error. The BIOS information is good. There are NO partitions on the HD as it is brand new. The boot CD should instruct me to put in disk 1 however it never gets that far. Instead I get the error. Anyone have any ideas. I know the recovery cd's are good.