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Lenovo n500 major issues

Need an xp recovery disk/iso for a lenovo 3000 n500
also need a way to run chkdsk /f on this system but unable to do so thu safe mode and desktop will not load. XP install fails leads me to believe i need to run chkdsk /f

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    os would not finish its reload. Disk is not locked. os is just like semi-loaded so no safemode and other opitions.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    1.) i am a fellow tech running my own company
    2.) i have no data to save and done reload after reload
    3.) can not get sm bus controller causing blue screen when i can find old driver (reason for reload)
    4.) lenovo says xp will work and has xp drivers but can not send restore disc's to client without massive charges.
    5.) client will not sleep till xp pro sp3 is on and workin
    6.) never had a laptop cause me so much grief
    7.) need good generic hdd utility to do sfc commands chkdsk commands and so forth
    8.) can not do safemode install will not finish till chkdsk is done


  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    Anyone know how to access the hidden partition on this system?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    anyone know how to access the hidden partition to do a restore

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    i can burn cd's no issue i have a repair shop
    i need xp iso recovery disk so i can burn and reload
    xp will not reload till i fix the chkdsk issue


  • Barry Parks May 11, 2010

    Is this a MT 4446?

  • Barry Parks May 11, 2010

    I know the feeling. Was there all last week! It's the end of my day here and I'll be heading home. I'll be back online in about 1 and a hld hours. Have you checked sysinternals to see if they have any utilities that might help? I'll take a look when I get home and see if I can find anything for you.

    Just so I understand correctly, was this laptop Vista and you are rolling it back to XP, or has it always been XP?

    Let me know and I'll be in touch later.

    ~ Spoem


  • Barry Parks May 11, 2010

    OK, I don't think chkdsk would have helped, so let's move ahead.

    Do you have the XP installation disk?
    Is there any data on the hard drive that you would like to save?
    Do you have access to another computer to download files, etc?
    Do you have a USB memory stick?
    Is it possible for youto burn a CD?

    I just went though a similar problem on one of my PCs. It took several days to get everything reinstalled, but the end result was good.

    Please send answers to the above questions and I'll get back to you.

    ~ Spoem


  • Barry Parks May 11, 2010

    A couple of questions first. Why are you unable to run chkdsk /r in safe Mode? What message do you get? If it is that the disk is in use or can't be locked, enter 'Y' to run it when Windows starts and then restart the computer. Chkdsk will run when Windows starts the next time. I have seen it on some systems where the screen will stay black while chkdsk is running, so if that happens, just watch the drive activity light. If it's blinking, the app is running.

    Now about the install, what issues were you having and what type of installation are you trying to do, a repair and a new install?

    Let me know and I'll try to help you through this.

    ~ Spoem

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For fdisk utility Boot from xp bootable cd,Go to the repair option.In this section you have to mention username & password.Then start Fdisk /f utility.

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Which operating system ?
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
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Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice

select safe mode with command prompt

Click start run type cmd press Enter
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this will vary depending on your operating system

type in net user username
For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator

It will prompt you to enter the new password.
Enter the new password and the password is changed

http://wiki.ljackson.us/Control_Userpasswords2

if this fails you will need to

Select safe mode with networking to download
you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password


Windows Password Recovery Basic

http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html
A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool
Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users.

Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows.
Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus.


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The Lenovo Password Manager is an application that stores your personal information in one location, eliminating the need to manually enter usernames and site passwords.

If you experience problems when attempting to access the Lenovo program, you can uninstall and reinstall the program to correct the problem.

Click "Start," then "Control Panel" and click "Uninstall a program" in Windows Vista.
For Windows XP, click "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel menu.


Click "Lenovo Password Manager" and "Uninstall" in Windows Vista. In Windows XP, click "Lenovo Password Manager" and "Remove/Change" on the program's tab.

Click "Next" and "Continue." Download the latest version of Lenovo Password Manager.

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Save "Lenovo Password Manager 3.00.0011" to your desktop.
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BIOHD-s no drives detected


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You could run the chkdsk disk utility
Click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your Hard Drive.
or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility
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http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html
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Safe Mode with Command Prompt
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Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
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