Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook ?

My Thinkpad/Lenova R51 had a hard drive failure. I got a new hard drive and installed it in the computer. Then I attempted to use the rescue and recovery cd and the product recovery cd's that came with the computer. I have the seven factory product recovery cd's and the rescue and recovery 4.21 cd that I downloaded from Thinkpad/Lenovo web site. When I use either the rescue and recovery or the first disk in the product recovery set it starts to install and then it says recovery information i


Answers :

First of all, if the HD size and model are different, then the recovery process might not be usable.

Secondly, if the recovery CD is not created from the HD image preserved from the failed disk by IBM utility, then it might not work.

If you use anything other then IBM utility to recover, such as Norton Ghost or others, you might have to create partitions according to the instruction to match your previously created recovery CD.

There are data recovery shop that can help you to recover and create on the new HD for a fee. Most of the time equivalent to the cost of the new HD plus shipping. It is worth it if the data is important.
The partition that had the Lenovo image was on the old hard drive not the new one you purchased, so you will not be able to restore from image. Look on the bottom of the laptop for the Windows version. Is it Windows XP Home or Windows XP Pro? You will need a Microsoft Windows disk to reinstall and you can use the serial number on the sticker to activate. This is all legal because the serial number belongs to the laptop. Unfortunately, finding a Windows software might be difficult. Ask a friend if they have a disk of the same operating system.
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\015\012Might be easier to take to a tech and pay $60.00 (I wouldn't pay nmore than that) and have them reinstall basic windows and drivers for you.
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