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Vetal
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Registered: ‎09-16-2009
Location: Russia
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Message 1 of 7

ThinkPad doesn't work during startup.

That's how it happened:

1. I forgot my windows password and made full recovery using that ThinkPad button on startup - everything was perfect, ThinkPad system menu appeared and I picked recovery and my hard drive was formatted and WinXP was automatically installed;

 

2. I decided (that was a mistake) to install Windows 7 and I did. I did not like it and decided to make recovery again but when I pressed ThinkPad button on startup no "system menu " with a lot of options where I chose recover before appeared. Just a message saying press ESC, F1, F12 for something I didn't want.

 

3. I didn't know what to do and chose something like- "detailed information during startup"

 

Now I have detailed information during startup but no BIOS and when I press ThinkPad button on startup nothing happens windows just keeps loading.

 

What can I do? I want only to be able to make this full recovery again. May be there is some boot *.ico avalible or something...

lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Message 2 of 7

Re: ThinkPad doesn't work during startup.

which machine did you have??? R61?? R400??

 

When you installed the Win 7 did you touch the recovery partition?? Like did you wipe it out??? Also did you make a recovery disc set (3 dvd)??

Regards,

Jin Li

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

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Vetal
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Message 3 of 7

Re: ThinkPad doesn't work during startup.

I am sorry. I have R61i. I did not remember wiping anything out. During installation Win 7 only said that it would put all files from folder "Windows"  into folder "Windows.old". I didn't make any recovery disc set I don't have any discs, I just pressed the button and chose Recovery. 

Vetal
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Message 4 of 7

Re: ThinkPad doesn't work during startup.

Any ideas?

lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Message 5 of 7

Re: ThinkPad doesn't work during startup.

under windows explorer how many partition do you see. 

Regards,

Jin Li

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

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Vetal
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Message 6 of 7

""@@Re: ThinkPad doesn't work during startup.

Where should I look? How do I start "windows explorer"?

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Re: ""@@Re: ThinkPad doesn't work during startup.

if you still have the folder windows.old you can still use all of that stuff , to see if you have the recovery partition open control panel double click adminstrative tools double click computer management  double click storage double click disk management you should see two one says sw_preload (CSmiley Happy this is the one that is used when you start your pc the other is about 700MB this is the recovery partition the windows explorer is the window that pops up when you open something like control panel or computer icon




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