- Jan 30, 2007
i have a problem that ive never seen in all of my life. i have a 2 yr old ibm/lenovo thinkpad r61i that came with windows xp pro sp3 already installed.it didnt come with any disks so i didnt like all of the factory junk that was in there and decided to make a clean reinstall using one of my windows xp pro sp 3 disks. i put the disk in had it boot from the cd and all i got was a black screen.i could hear the disk working but nothing could be seen on the screen. the disk was fine so i took a disk with windows xp pro sp2 just for fun and it installed perfectly. of course i had to put sp3 in with no problem. every disk i have in my house whether oem or retail or any brand that has sp3 already in it forget it.ive never seen such craziness in my life. and its not the cd drive as the same thing happened when i used an external cd drive.and even my computer friends are stumped and i just put in a brand new 250 gig hard drive and all components check out fine.and yes in the bios its set for compatible and yes its set to boot from a cd.if anyone knows why this computer hates disks with windows xp pro sp3 in it id like to hear it.