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Rolling_thunder
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎04-23-2011
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R61i wont boot at all anymore

Hi my R61i has decided not to boot at all...

 

Symptoms:

 

  • The laptop runs through teh power on checks fine but then locks up  when trying to load windows which would imply a bad windows install
  • if i insert a bootable CD - it is accessed and used for about 10 seconds then the CD stops and does not get to a point of the PC booting from it
  • One one occassion the recovery utility ran and I managed to get all my files off the hard disk - but i cant get it to run a second time.
  • The HDD diagnostics showed the hard disk to be okay.
  • there are no beeps during power up to indicate a hardware problem
To be honest I am now lost as to what to look at next. I have tried another power supply so its not a voltage problem
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

 

lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Message 2 of 4

Re: R61i wont boot at all anymore

what is the full model/type no. of your thinkpad? xxxx-xxx?
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Rolling_thunder
What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-23-2011
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Re: R61i wont boot at all anymore

my model number is type: 8918-DNG

 

If you are able to help that would be great thanks

lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
Microsoft MVP Contributor
Posts: 21,009
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Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Re: R61i wont boot at all anymore

hum... can run some sort of linux distro?

use this to do more test.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67910
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft

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