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by thorin_2
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How to reenable the F11 function (Product Recovery Program)
Replies: 29
Views: 49158

I finally got it to work. I never saw the abort, retry, fail again (maybe it was hidden behind the window). I just started pressing "F" and it eventually worked. BTW, the REPAIR option didn't work for me, but the REPLACE did. I'm now back to my factory image... and hating it I guess, as I now need t...
by thorin_2
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkVantage button not working on bootup
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

Finally got it. I never did see the "Abort, Retry, Fail" after I got to the blue screen. However I clicked 'F' a few times anyway and that did it. Note: I first tried with Option 1, REPAIR, but after that was completed I still couldn't see the F11 option. Next I troed Option 2, REPLACE, and that wor...
by thorin_2
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How to reenable the F11 function (Product Recovery Program)
Replies: 29
Views: 49158

OK. Each time I get further but now I'm stalled again. I press 'F' and eventually get to a blue screen titled "THinkVantage Technologies Boot Manager Repair Program" The only option I Have is to press ENTER to continue. I do so, and nothing happens. After some time the CD spins down but nothing else...
by thorin_2
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkVantage button not working on bootup
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

OK. Each time I get further but now I'm stalled again. I press 'F' and eventually get to a blue screen titled "THinkVantage Technologies Boot Manager Repair Program" The only option I Have is to press ENTER to continue. I do so, and nothing happens. After some time the CD spins down but nothing else...
by thorin_2
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How to reenable the F11 function (Product Recovery Program)
Replies: 29
Views: 49158

I was elated when I found your post, as I needed to recreate the MBR so I could access the hidden restore partition. Alas, the ISO has failed me. After I created the ISO, I boot to the CD and get "Starting PC DOS". Then I get a "Wite Protect error writing drive A" and the "Abort Retry Fail" message....
by thorin_2
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkVantage button not working on bootup
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

Oh no. THe ISO didn't work. I boot to the CD and get Starting PC DOS. THen I get a "Wite Protect error writing drive A" and the "Abort Retry Fail" message. I tried Fail and Retry to no avail. I then click Abort, and I see A: prompt. I typed DIR then ENTER and see a list of commands. I tried autoexec...
by thorin_2
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkVantage button not working on bootup
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

I am eternally gratefull, especially to the person who created the ISOs. I had found the diskette link and don't have a floppy drive any more (thank god). So the ISOs are perfect!
by thorin_2
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkVantage button not working on bootup
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

ThinkVantage button not working on bootup

I'm trying to restore my system to default by clicking on the blue ThinkVantage button during post (startup). Nothing happens. Instead I eventually see the F12 (boot options) menu with only options being ESC and normal boot (or CD if a CD is in the drive). My OS is pretty much hosed (don't ever try ...
by thorin_2
Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: No z61 builds until 12/26? -- shell supplier problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3144

2-9 ?

Are you kidding me? What time of day did you order on the 9th? Did it have the titanium lid or was it the all-black one?
by thorin_2
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: No z61 builds until 12/26? -- shell supplier problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3144

another 30 days

I ordered mine on Feb 9. Initial estimate showed Feb 23 ship date. ON the 23rd I received an e-mail saying the new ship date was now estimated at MARCH 23rd! So I have to wait ANOTHER MONTH? Curious: has anyone ordered a Z series 15" widescreen after 2-9 and already received it? Am I the only one wa...
by thorin_2
Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: No z61 builds until 12/26? -- shell supplier problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3144

20 days and counting...

Apparently the shell shortage for Z61 laptops are still a problem. I ordered mine in early Feb (right before they stopped offering the Z 15" series) and was told it would ship by the 23rd. I followed up with my sales guy yesterday and he said that apparently there is a shell shortage and that the wa...
by thorin_2
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 or Z61m or wait for LED LCDs?
Replies: 12
Views: 3584

Thanks for everyone's help. I ended up purchasing the Z61M Advanced with everything I really wanted, for $1417. I opted for the 1.8GHZ chip vs. the 2.0 (7200) mainly because that other was $75 more and consumes 49Watts vs. 23Watts for the 1.8. Other specs: 15.4 wide, WSXGA, black on black 100GB 7200...
by thorin_2
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Z61m - discontinuted (?) - Vista question
Replies: 28
Views: 5356

Yes, the Z series WILL be discontinued. I heard it first hand from the Lenovo sales rep I'm dealing with:

"You have heard true that the Z61 will discontinue and merge into the T-series. "

SOrry I won't state the person's name in case he wasn't supposed to say it.
by thorin_2
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Z61M Advanced - Firewire port big or small?
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Z61M Advanced - Firewire port big or small?

I can't tell from the pics. Is it the small FW port or large one?

Thanks!
by thorin_2
Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 or Z61m or wait for LED LCDs?
Replies: 12
Views: 3584

T60 or Z61m or wait for LED LCDs?

I've been researching notebooks for almost three months now and I had narrowed my search down to the T60 notebook. RIght when I was going to purchased I discovered that Lenovo also sold a "Z" seriles notebook, with very similar specs to the "T" series. Main avantages of the T series being regular Ca...

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