08-27-2010 07:50 AM - edited 08-27-2010 02:39 PM
T60. HDD crashed, installed new HDD. Have original Lenovo's Product Recovery CD's plus "rescue and recovery" CD. PN 43T8619, 20, 21, etc. After complete install with no issues and no error messages, I get the following : "Product Recovery failed during the convertion phase". Any insight here ?
SO I DECIDE TO ...
install XP-H-no SP DVD and XP-P-SP2 CD, both legal and original CD and DVD. This time, I get error message saying something like this ... bla bla some missing file can not see HDD (but BOIS reads OK) ? Any insight here ?
THEN I DECIDE TO INSTALL ...
Ubuntu and everything works 100%. But, I would like to get my XP-P back working as factory state but how ?
Question 1 : What is the issue with the R&R ?
Question 2 : How do I install XP with not ThinkVantage ?
08-27-2010 01:19 PM
Is any kind person going to help me ?????????????????????????????
08-27-2010 01:39 PM
Take out the disk and connect it to a desktop PC. Just leave that disk connected (if other disks are connected, disconnect them).
Then put the first recovery disk on your PC optical drive and boot from it. The recovery process will begin.
Look what happen.
08-27-2010 06:17 PM
I was told that you need XP sp3 in order to make a installation on a sata hdd. Anything less than Xp sp3 will not be able to see the hdd. Do you know anything about this ?
08-27-2010 08:47 PM
The bios menu allows to you to choose between ACHI (SATA) mode or Compatibility mode (PATA mode) for the hdd, if you are installing the version of the XP without SATA support, then you would need to change from ACHI to Compatibility mode.
08-28-2010 02:54 PM - edited 08-28-2010 03:28 PM
You are great thanks so much.
Do you know what the issue with me getting the message : "Product Recovery failed during the convertion phase", after installation of RnR and Product Recovery CD's ?
Thank again, you are wonderful.
08-28-2010 10:14 PM
¿Can you delete all data contained in that hard disk? Try to remove ALL PARTITIONS. Then try again.
Of course, before doing that, BACKUP ALL YOUR FILES.