[SATLUG] dead drive?

r3d91ll r3d91ll at grandecom.net
Wed Feb 23 14:51:40 CST 2011

if it is a T60 or has a serial port Ill take it off your hands...another
thought though you might just need to get another harddrive for it.  Try
removing the hardrive all together then booting from the liveCD.


On Tue, 2011-02-22 at 19:36 -0600, Renee Dockery wrote:
> Thanks for all the suggestions! The laptop is an old (2004) IBM ThinkPad.
> It's been going downhill, and I guess has met its end. I checked the bios
> menu for any kind of diagnostics, but couldn't find any. I did find that it
> no longer listed the hard drive as being there. (The only hdd it had.) Then
> I tried restarting with various live usb drives and a live cd-rom. Nothing
> worked. Now I just get an error message for the failed fixed disk. (I assume
> a live usb or live cd-rom should work without a hdd, unless there are other
> problems.) Maybe I can sell it for parts.

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