10-21-2009 01:41 PM
I've got a problem booting into the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery partition.
System is a T61 (64665DG) with Rescue and Recovery 4.21.1016.00
I receive the following BSOD message:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage. If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer. Technical information: ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D6528,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)
It seems to be a problem with the AHCI controller not being supported. When I switch the SATA Controller Mode from AHCI to Compatibility in the BIOS it then successfully boots into the Rescue and Recovery environment.
Why is it missing the correct AHCI driver? It used to work fine with the older version of Rescue and Recovery in AHCI mode. Is there a fix available for the Rescue and Recovery software to allow you to run it without having to put the SATA controller in AHCI mode?
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10-22-2009 06:07 AM
I have the same problem.
When i bought my Lenovo T61p the SATA Controller Mode is set to ACHI.
When i went to reset to factory defaults for first time i couldn't. As i wrote in article change this value to compatible and i was able to reset to factory defaults my Lenovo from R&R. After that i didn't change this value to AHCI. I use my laptop from then with all updates. Lenovo & Windows updates.
Now, when i try to select AHCI mode i recieve the same BSOD message with indie.
My problem is exactly that i cannot boot neither the OS. (WIN XP)
When i change the value to Compatibility i can boot the OS but i cannot boot in the R&R session.
To do that i use Create Recovery Media.
10-22-2009 08:17 AM
Maybe you guys are missing this driver:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
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10-23-2009 02:26 AM
Thanks both for your replies. The inability for it to boot the Rescue and Recovery partition in AHCI mode persuaded me to examine the contents of the partition for anything obvious amiss. Using Linux I was able to mount the FAT partition and have a nose around. In the /minint/system32 directory it's got a number of sub-directories for the Intel Iastor driver - that used to access the HD in AHCI mode. I couldn't find any reference to that in txtsetup.sif and the winpeoem.sif file was empty. After some Googling I found out that you can easily load additional mass storage drivers using winpeoem.sif.
IBM have a program called rrutil.exe that allows you to access the RnR partition from within Windows, it's part of the Rescue and Recovery Administrator Tools.
To modify winpeoem.sif first install the RnR admin tools and open a command prompt window in the install location - C:\SWTOOLS\TOOLS\Z652_Admin016. Make sure the C:\Temp directory exists and is EMPTY - this is very important. You then need to create a "getlist.txt" file:
echo \minint\system32\winpeoem.sif > getlist.txt
retrieve the file from the RnR partition
rrutil.exe -g getlist.txt C:\Temp
and paste in
[Version] signature="$Windows NT$" [OemDriverParams] OemDriverRoot="" OemDriverDirs=IASTOR
upload the changes with (this will write everything from Temp to the RnR partition!)
rrutil.exe -p C:\Temp
Or you could just modify /minint/system32/winpeoem.sif directly in Linux without messing about with the rrutil.exe.
With this small modification to winpeoem.sif I was able to successfully boot into the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery partition with AHCI mode enabled. I haven't tried reinstalling windows xp with this fix.