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Forum: General Discussion 24 Jul 2013
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Posted By ryant601
All fixed. Was able to boot from an external dvd...

All fixed. Was able to boot from an external dvd drive, so I booted up with a windows 7 disk in there and clean installed.

Thanks for all the help guys, made things easy.
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By ryant601
what's also odd, you mentioned that it would...

what's also odd, you mentioned that it would force you to install an OS if you have a blank hard drive in there. When I throw the good hard drive that has been formatted in the thinkpad, i get the...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By ryant601
Reset bios to default, yep. The hard drive has...

Reset bios to default, yep. The hard drive has always been recognized by the bios. I took the hard drive out and plugged it into an external enclosure to see if the Dell desktop could see it and it...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By ryant601
tried paragon, burned the dvd but it won't boot....

tried paragon, burned the dvd but it won't boot. Set bios to only boot from optical and took out the HDD and it just says "unable to boot from any device" "no valid OS"
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By ryant601
Ill try some of these steps when I get home. So...

Ill try some of these steps when I get home. So you think the method I mentioned in the op I'd useless (install windows on the good hdd) and put it into the laptop.)?
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By ryant601
Alot of those steps seem to require me to be able...

Alot of those steps seem to require me to be able to boot from disks, right?
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By ryant601
Yea it turns on fine, I can get into bios fine....

Yea it turns on fine, I can get into bios fine. Checked and changed the boot order. Tried HDD first, tried DVD first. Tried to boot from DVD, no dice. Bios does recognize the hard drive. Also odd...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By ryant601
Not entirely sure, but I doubt the optical drives...

Not entirely sure, but I doubt the optical drives in that machine are sata, thing is ancient.
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By ryant601
Laptop turned off during SP update now blinking cursor on boot.

Hi guys,

I have a Thinkpad r61i running windows 7 64-bit, and all was merry until it decided to run some updates while it was running on battery. Short story, the battery died during the...
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