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Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-14-2008
Location: USA
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Failed Rescue and Recovery

I put the CD in to restore the T42p laptop (2373-ktu)and it crashed. Now each time I try to start up it hangs on the loading bar at the bottom of the screen and it reads "Please wait..." this stays there forever. Is there any way I can delete the previous crashed install and move forward with the recovery. I tried it with the CD in and out but neither works.

I was also trying the F11 approach to restore from the hidden partition but that did not work either.

Any suggestions?
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Retired SuperMod
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Registered: ‎11-27-2007
Location: SK
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Re: Failed Rescue and Recovery

247prods, welcome to the forum,
I would suggest running Hitachi Drive Fitness Test from bootable cd, therefore testing both drives at once. It maybe that a corrupted hard drive is the cause of your problems?
If everything is OK, disable the Pre-desktop area in BIOS (Security > IBM Pre-desktop area) and  run Secure Data Disposal at its lowest level without writing reports to disc, this will remove everything from the hard drive. Then try the recovery cds again.



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