09-14-2009 02:11 PM
Hello, I have a T 43
I downloaded the PC Doctor for DOS bootable CD and burned it to a CD, I used the directions at http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-56222 and I get a message saying "Missing operation system"
09-15-2009 12:03 AM
Assuming that you've downloaded the 1ety47ww.exe file, executed it to unpack the .ISO file, burned the .ISO file to a blank CD using a "write image" (or similar) option to your CD burner program and have the CD/DVD drive in the list of bootable drives, then it should work. The two most common things which go wrong and give you the "missing operating system" error message are:
- simply copying the .ISO file to the blank CD; that is, telling the burning program to treat the .ISO file as any other document or data file. The CD writing program MUST use a specific setting/option which properly writes the .ISO file to the disk so that it becomes bootable
- the system's BIOS has removed the CD/DVD drive from the list of available boot devices; if you press the F12 key just after the system is turned on, you should get a "Preparing Boot Device List" message, followed by a "Boot Menu". The CD/DVD drive would be "ATAPI CD0:xxxxxx". If that's not listed, then you will have to access the BIOS and change the Startup/Boot setting.
To a lesser extent, the CD/DVD drive may be defective - if it can't read the burnt disk, then that can also lead to the "missing OS" message.
09-15-2009 05:13 AM
Actually last night I figured out the F11 button would take me to a rescue and recovery. I use that to do return to factory specs with no personal files kept and it all work fine expect at one point it did say to missing a couple files but I could not get them written down quick enough before the screen disappeared. But it was working.
But this morning when I turned it on, it goes to start in normal mode but then it never loads and just sit there with a blank blue screen.
I assume this means it is not a hardware problem but a software problem and if I buy a recovery cd it would fix the problem.
09-16-2009 02:14 AM
Well, to me that sounds like a hard drive problem. I would try booting the system with the PC Doctor for DOS disk and run at least the following tests under the Diagnostics menu:
- Fixed Disks
- Memory Test - Full
For each one of these major system tests, once you are in the sub-menu, pressing CTRL-Enter will run all of the default tests. The Fixed Disks tests are read-only; they will not overwrite any data on the drive.
09-16-2009 05:10 AM
I went a head and got a recover disk for ibm (pre-lenovo) I want to try. Right now it loads one time and does not the next so I hope this cd fixes the missing files.