01-26-2011 04:35 PM
I have an out of warranty T43. when I turn it on the screen remains completely black( no backlight). If i attach a external monitor I see that the computer is just booting over and over again. Safe Mode ect dont work. The blue screen pops up after each failed start. It says
TOP: c0000218 (Registry File Failure)
The registry cannot load the hive (file)
its log or alternate.
is corrupt absent or not writable
I can access the Access IBM. Through this I can save the files from the hard drive. I tried the restore. But the restore fails immediately.
Does this have the backup partition? Do i need some restore CD's? Is there a way to do this without losing the info on the computer? What step do I take now?
01-26-2011 07:01 PM
Hi and welcome to the forum!
Sounds like a dying HDD to me, to be certain I'd suggest burning PC Doctor for DOS bootable CD and run full diagnostic test.
Keep us posted.
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
01-26-2011 07:02 PM - edited 01-26-2011 07:03 PM
Welcome to the forum!
Download and burn a PC Doctor for DOS CD from here, boot the T43 from it , run the complete diagnostics test and report back...
oooooooooooooops...Maliha beat me to it...
01-29-2011 10:43 AM
I ran the PC Doctor which was under diagnostics on the IBM Access Screen.
FIrst I tried to run the full scan. But it kept asking for me to install a disc in drive A. I ran the quick test and everything passed fine.
I then ran the fixed disk test. There was one error that said
Disk 0 Linear Verifying
217-160-000-20110129-46 Hard Disk Drive: Failed (Error verifying sectors 43541061-43541188)
What does this mean? I have been able to get all my files off the computer with no problem.
01-29-2011 12:48 PM
That's a failing hard drive.
Start looking for a replacement.