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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎12-28-2008
Location: USA
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Thinkpad T42 | Clean Install Using Rescue/Recovery Refuses to Work

I am no newbie. I've done dozens of clean installs of WinXP and Linux on Intel boxes of various flavors. My Thinkpad T42 has managed to thwart me. Arghh!


Where I am at:

1) Wiped hard disk

2) Purchased Rescue and Recovery CD and ThinkPad Product Recovery CDs (7-pack)

3) Installed Rescue/Recovery and navigated to "return to factory settings"

4) Installed ThinkPad Product Recovery CDs.


Following the required reboot after the 7th disk in the Product Recovery series I am immediatetly directed back to Rescue/Recovery hell and not into WinXP as I assumed.




Could someone, anyone please rescue me from rescue/recovery hell. I just want my WinXP back.





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Registered: ‎11-27-2007
Location: SK
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Re: Thinkpad T42 | Clean Install Using Rescue/Recovery Refuses to Work

Doug, welcome to the forum,


please try the following suggested in tip MIGR-54965  It has been the solution on occasions.


Hope this helps.



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