From: No Spam (nospamplease_at_ifrance.com)
Date: Sun Dec 15 2002 - 11:47:51 EST
Deanna Berman wrote:
> No, I had not realized from your writing that English was not your native language. It is quite excellent!
(Don't make me blushing red ...! 8-))
> Which of the X2* Thinkpads do you have (model and specific number)? What operating system do you use? Does your computer boot up at all?
The Thinkpad is a T22 (exact ref is 2647 4EG). At first, it was under
W98SE but the previous and first owner (I just bought the TP 2 weeks
ago) installed Windows XP on it. Doing so, it repartionned the whole
disk in one large partition of 20 GB, erasing all datas specific to the
Thinkpad (ie. the "Thinkpad" key on the upper left has no effect, there
is no hidden "recovery partition" anymore on the disk, etc...).
Unfortunately, he gave me all the doc but the recovery CD he said he had
As, for personal reason, I would like to run this laptop under W98SE, my
willing was, at first, to reset the disk on the same state as its
original one (two partitions, one being the recovery). I think that this
could be done fairly easily with the recovery CD and a French W98SE CD
plus the specific drivers needed for that particular model of TP (I
found them on the IBM site). Hope I am right.
> I did not post any links pointing to specific recovery disks because I did not know which machine you had. There are several different FRUs for different models.
Yes, I saw that on one of the links you provided to me. There is even
different FRU for different countries, obviously.
> IBM seems to make it extraordinarily difficult to find that information. I believe that it wants people to use the recovery program in the hidden partition (F11 as soon as the computer starts to boot) along with a boot diskette if it won't boot at all.
Sure. But what if the hidden partition is definitely hidden forever ?
In the actual state, F11 has no effect at all. The only choices allowed
when booting are F1 to setup the BIOS or F12 to choose which device I
want to boot from....
BTW, the actual BIOS on my TP is 1.09 (16ET29WW - 28/02/2002). I will
update it to the last one I found on the IBM site: V1.10 (16ET30WW
Something is not clear to me. The BIOS matrix
(http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/MIGR-4VWPPU.html) says that the
embedded controler with version 1.09 is 1.05 and my Bios screen displays
a version 1.04 embedded controller ? I don't know if it is normal or not
but I thought the controller was updated when updating the Bios, ie
putting 1.09 Bios should have updated the controller to 1.05. Seems it
was not the case...
> I think we are on the right track to finding an answer for you.
Great! Thanks to guide me through the IBM maze!
> (Also, this message I'm typing looks very strange on my screen. The lines are much too long; they don't match the 70-character limit the mail program is set to. I would appreciate it if you would tell me how the message looks on your side.)
When displaying your answer under my mail reader (Netscape 4.76 UK), all
the part of my previous message was aligned on the 70-character border
but the remaining part of the msg (your answer) was not aligned, neither
on the border nor on the screen. So I needed to use the horizontal lift
on my reader to read it entirely. May be an incompatibility between the
way your Pegasus MR handle the Netscape mail format and vice versa ? (I
send only text format AFAIK).
Anyway, I volontarily didn't reformat the quoted part of your answer so
you will see if this portion of the text is still spreading over the
screen width (even if in the answer mode I am on now, Netscape displays
your part of the answer properly, I mean, at least, that the "return" is
in the width of the screen windows for all the lines showing on the
Thanks for your help...
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