OK – So last night I tried again…. failed again. This time I watched it. I got to the point where it was installing 3 of 3 – then it went to reboot, made it to the scrolling Vista screen – and then went black. Nothing happened and I waited for a while – No HD activity at all.
Today I am doing another backup and going to try again. I looked at the Thnk Vantage update and there were a couple of drivers and a new BIOS I needed to update… maybe one of those is the issue. Let’s hope so – I wouldn’t think this would be so hard. Remember there could also be something that I don’t have installed or a driver that is different from the factory install from Lenovo. This was a clean install using mostly Intel and non Lenovo drivers. I have checked and have the most up to date drivers on everything else… It’s like a mission now to get SP1 installed on this x61t!!
I can say this… Vista recovery is working like a champ – Too bad I am becoming an expert in the recovery procedure :)