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New T400 problem

2008-10-22, 2:15 AM

Hi Folks,


I just got mine in the mail today and after putting in the battery and plugging the unit in, I pressed the power button.


I got an immediate message after some Windows Vista music that my installation could not continue and I would need to restart.


I restarted and got the same message. I went into the BIOS setup and tried to do a rescue and recovery with the discs, but it turns out they sent me the ones for Windows XP.


The guy on the phone helping me was rather nice, but I'm frustrated that the operating system wasn't installed properly the first time around. I have to wait a week before the new CDs come.


Anyone else experience initial startup problems? I mean, I haven't even to the login screens.




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Re: New T400 problem

2008-10-22, 3:50 AM



welcome to the forum!


that's a frustrating experience, indeed.   depending on how the parts department ships your recovery media, you will hopefully see it in a day or two.   typically it's sent via DHL overnight or 2-day.

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