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Help! System Rescue files corrupt!

2009-11-19, 3:03 AM

I hope someone can help with this - my X61 w/ 32-bit Vista Business has never worked well, with persistent blue screen crashes, system lock-ups, and error messages. After dutifully downloading Windows updates (Vista SP 2 just made things worse) and new drivers I decided to start from scratch and restore the computer to the factory settings - i.e. wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows from the rescue partition. I backed up all my files and went through the steps on the Rescue & Recovery console, only to have the installation fail - it says the Windows files are corrupt and it hangs on the installation every time -sometimes with another blue screen.

So basically this computer is now dead in the water, and unfortunately out of warranty. Please - does anyone know of any way to restore the rescue partition so I can at least re-install the OS that this machine came with? Any suggestions appreciated!

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06-27-2008

usa

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  • Posts: 5
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Re: Help! System Rescue files corrupt!

2009-11-19, 4:49 AM

Addendum:

These two posts to the forum describe my problem pretty accurately:

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Value-line/3000-N100-Resuce-and-Recovery-Issue/m-p/58326#M7347

 

http://lnv.lithium.com/t5/R-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/R61-Recovery-error/m-p/140884

 

I'll add that I've tested by RAM and hard drive with built-in and 3rd party utilities and they all seem to be OK. Also tried Spinrite data recovery on the rescue partition and it hasn't helped.

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