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IBM   R51: Used Recovery Option to Reinstall XP,  Hangs and Won't Start

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Hi,

I have an IBM R51 Laptop.  I used the IBM pre-boot  system recovery option that restores all of the software to new condition. This reinstalls XP and the IBM software.  The reason I did this is that my laptop was running very slow, and nothing else had helped.

Ater all of the files were uncompressed, it asks me to hit enter to reboot.  After the reboot, the disk spins for about 15 seconds, and nothing happens except for a cursor blinking in the upper left hand corner of the screen.  I let it sit overnight and still nothing happens.

I am able to power down and get back to the IBM pre-boot area, so I tried it again and the same result.

I have another IBM R51 laptop, and I think I will try a that hard drive in my problem machine.

I have run the IBM diagonstics and everything seems to check out.

What is the most likely problem here?
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1) It is possible that it is a HARD drive issue as mentioned. or that your preboot image is corrupted.
A second thing to check is if the correct drive is set as the active bootable partition.

You will need a bootable CD or floppy with the Fdisk program or any good partitioning program will also show you and allow you to change it as needed.

Have you run the IBM / Hitachi DFT ( disk fitness test ) on your HD ?

I hope this helps !
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