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Ibm restore to factory setting

Hi i have ibm thinkpad r50e. after pressing the ibm access button i do not get the option restore to factory setting. it comes up with bios setup. what do i do

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    i can't get into my computers memry to reset everything and i need some help

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Sorry for not being clear. my computer does work normally but a bit slow thus i wanted to restore it to factory settings. i was told by pressing f11 after switching the laptop on i should be able to restore it to factory setting. i do not get the option restore to factory setting. i am not how to restore to factory setting by using ibm access button.

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You have not explained what is wrong with your computer.
Is the laptop working, does it boot up into Windows?
What are you trying to restore?
Are you trying to get into a previous Restore Point?
The Access button takes you into the BIOS, you can change the BIOS settings back to the Default settings (ie the factory default settings).
It is difficult to offer a solution without knowing the exact nature of the problem.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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