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Ibm thinkpad T40 Hard Drive change out

Riker401 says:
yes, in a way i use norton ghost for dos bootable disk

riker401 says:
the main thing is put a new 80 gig in from its 30 gig, with a mirror and it will not boot , it comes up with a cursor

riker401 says:
what do you think i'm missing here?

riker401 says:
could it be some sort of drive overlay or bios fix ?

riker401 says:
whats funny is i can fdisk and format, including a sys file and it will boot to a c: prompt. What do you think?

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  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    This is an intentional thing that IBM has done. I am working on a T41 laptop, and yesterday I was stressing out over an R40 laptop. Both of them are screwed up ON PURPOSE by IBM.

    I am looking for a way around this. I read about Drive Overlay Software, but what/where is that? Gimme!!

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After fdisk and format you need to ensure that operative system is installed into yor hard drive. Using ghost you restore the image disk by booting from ghost image CD if you made a bootable image disk. Ensure Bios is set up to boot from CD.
If you used Norton Ghost ensure you captured the image of full bootable original hard disk drive for same computer. If it does not boot after restoring ghosted image, than the image it is probably not complete. If hard disk image is not good, easiest thing to do is using Windows install CD to installl again operative system, then you eventually restore ghost image.

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