Having the recovery discs is also good in case something goes wrong with your Hard Drive and you lose that partition. Find More Posts by stormy Forums Knowledge Base Blogs. Cheers, George In daily use: Please follow the guide carefully and make sure not to skip anything or else your computer will be incomplete. Press F1 when you see the ThinkPad Splash screen. Personally, I deleted it.

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Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo! I have this question too. Dmckenzies, thanks that did help but now after windows installs and reboots I get “a disk read error occurred. Summary of what we will be doing: Find More Posts by stormy It does happen every time I boot. If you are unsure of which laptop chipset to install, use CPU-Z and identify your chipset.

Windows XP Clean Install

What could the issue be? This also varies depending on lenvo card reader that you bought with the system.


It is recommended you create separate folders name them appropriately for each driver to make installation easier. If you ever decide to revert back to the original factory state when you first booted up your laptopuse these recovery discs or boot up with the blue ThinkVantage Button.

I insert the XP disc into the optical drive in the dock X61 has no opti dock. If you decide to update your BIOS.

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Install Drivers So now you’re at your desktop feelin’ all squeaky and clean. One single lenofo of GB. Double click on the “JkDefrag” application not jkdefragcmd, etc.

The only Lenovo instructions that do not work and should be ignored are the audio, modem, UAA, and integrated camera. Skip SP3 for now and only install the program updates you want i. Hit the Enter key and the window will close.

This guide can also be used as a lennovo from Vista to XP. Can I skip that section and making the bootable CD? The new system is a Gateway DX I’ve seen a lot of threads asking how they should do a clean install and what they should do when problems occur.


What Thinkvantage software do you have installed? Open the start menu and click on Search.

Find More Posts by TuuS. Backup Data Prior to the installation, make sure you backup all your user data. Kenovo 5 of 7. For CD burners, it takes CDs counting the startup disc.

Can anyone give me instructions on how to install this ssd? PeonDec 28, at 1: Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.

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