01-11-2009 02:21 AM
01-11-2009 03:16 PM
Download and install Rescue and recovery 4 . Boot from a clod boot and tap f-11 several times. it then should start loading ThinkVantage Technologies, instead of windows. See if that helsps , If not call the Help Desk and order the Recovery CD's. The purchase price is 45.00 plus shipping handling and local taxes.
When you boot to the reccovery disk you can save here Data to a usb hard drive, than install the disk. . It will reboot to R&R after installing the disk and choose full factory option.
01-11-2009 07:18 PM
@Thumper wrote:I also have a T42, but it’s a different model. I once tried my diskson a T41 that I was trying to revive, and they didn’t work...and was later told by IBM that each machine has unique disks.
Whoever told you this was mistaken. With the exception of hardware changes (eg modem from T41 to T42) the disks within a series should work just fine (I've just recovered aT41 with my T42 CDs). The only difference in using early T42 recovery with a later T42 is the fingerprint reader. Later T42 disks should work just fine with an early T42. Go ahead and use your T42 disks on her machine.