12-21-2018 07:56 PM - edited 12-21-2018 08:00 PM
I recently managed to get my hand on a full set of W520 recovery disks (5 discs in total including the Supplementary Recovery Disc).
Attempting to factory recovery a W520 set licensed with Windows 7 Professional (ja-JP).
Only problem is when the Factory Recovery attempts to take the data out of the Applications and Drivers Disc 1, it keeps getting stuck at random points along the disc. I usually have to take out the disc and put it back again (Message will appear saying "Necessary files not found") - but as soon as I put the disc back in the process can continue.
My questions are:
Looking forward to everyone's solutions, thank you!
12-21-2018 08:26 PM
I'm afraid I can't be of much help except to comment that I've never been able to merge media of that vintage onto a single flash drive. Merged, yes. Usable no. I and others have made many attempts. Typically it boots but can't see the 2nd and later CDs in the merged media.
I have had some success copying a balky CD or DVD using a drive on another machine. Rescued a few recovery sets that way.
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12-21-2018 09:45 PM
I think they cannot be merged. When I had a similar problem, my issue was a bad DVD drive. Can you get your hands on (borrow) a USB DVD drive?
12-22-2018 06:27 PM
With some stroke of luck, I somehow managed to get all the discs working HAHAHAHA.
I might want to see if the combination thing can be done... worth a try.