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?