09-16-2009 10:58 PM - edited 09-17-2009 12:33 AM
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...
09-17-2009 01:50 AM
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)??
09-17-2009 02:16 AM
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.
09-26-2009 08:03 PM - edited 09-26-2009 08:06 PM
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 (C 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