You should burn off the recovery discs, in case you want to upgrade the hard drive. Don't forget to make a backup of the SWTools folder as well. It contains all the software and drivers installed on your machine. Start>Programs>ThinkVantage>Create Recovery Media.
i have made the recovery media through thinkvantage but i dont have the 7 recovery disks. i cant restore it to factory without it.
do you think this is good?
EDIT: the blue button takes me to the page where it asks me to insert the product cd.
I do have a regular XP boot CD. can this lead me to factory resotre?
I wouldn't download a recovery disc.
Have you tried making the recovery media again?? Go to start and type "recovery" and select "Create product recovery media". This should let you create your 7 recovery discs (assuming you still have the recovery partition "Q" by default).
No actually i downloaded the tvtrnr42_1016en file from Lenovo site. Its a recovery unit it says.
Ive tried it but it only gave me a single disk rescue & Recovery Startup Disk so i inserted this disk and reboot the computer. it took me to rescue recovery 4 and i followed all the way to factory restore but when it restarted to install the 7 disk part, i was stuck.
Now i just installed my XP cd. can i still get the factory restore with a non-original windows installed?
what exactly is the "Q"?
EDIT: Im not too successful with the download either. 160kb in 5hrs! and the iso is 4gb.
@ ZaZ: i have a CDRW/DVDROM. no dvd burn for me. =(
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