02-17-2011 09:08 PM - edited 02-17-2011 09:11 PM
I am running Windows Vista on X61T (when it is working).
My computer is not working. Fortunately, I have access to another computer to access these forums. I left my computer and it was working fine earlier today. When I returned it was on the Welcome Screen. I could move the mouse around on the screen, but nothing was clickable. When I restarted the computer it said "A disk error occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart." I did that and it didn't help. There's no external drive plugged in. No CD-Rom or flash drive or anything plugged into the USB except for the mouse. I did arrange in setup to boom from ATA HDD0: ST9250827AS-(S1) first. That didn't help. I still get the same error. I figure I should be able to recover from a restore point. I am able to access Rescue and Recovery 4 via the blue Thinkvantage button. I go to restore my system. I know if I can do this it should solve my problem. I choose the first option "Restore my entire hard drive, including all personal data and settings from a backup." I click next. I get the option to choose the backup to restore from. There's nothing for me to choose from. There's nothing on my local hard drive. I don't have anything I can restore from! Is my only option to restore from original factory state? I don't want to break my computer any more and I guess if I can't access anything then what harm can I do? I don't want to void my warranty. I am going to need that if I can't fix it myself.
ETA: I have gone with the option of restoring to original factory state. I was not able to save any files and that is sad because I do have things I wish I could have saved. If there is no way I can save then there is nothing I can do.
02-18-2011 05:10 AM
You could remove your HDD an plug it in another computer to see if you can access some datas and save them.