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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Re: ibm restore to factory setting
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).
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If it has the blue IBM Access button on it, press that immediately after turning on the computer. It should load a page with options to run a recovery.
More info here:
To reset the machine back to the factory settings, just follow these steps:
1 Shutdown your machine and make sure that the charger is plugged in before doing the reset. Turn on the machine.
Press the blue Access IBM button
on your ThinkPad keyboard at the screen prompt. The screen prompt reads
"To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button." This
interrupts the Windows reboot process.
Double click "Recover to Factory Contents" at the Access IBM predesktop menu.
Follow the recovery wizard
prompts to initiate the factory restoration process. Your ThinkPad will
automatically reboot upon completion.
Hi, During the boot at the THINKPAD SCREEN press the Thinkvantage key ( Blue button ) it will launch rescue and recovery and allow you to reboot factory. This only works if you did not corrupted/deleted the rescue and recovery hidden partition on the HDD.
Otherwise you will need the rescue and recovery CD to proceed. IBM/Lenovo support should be able to provide you the CD.
thanks and have a nice day J-
CREATE A BACK OF DATA INIT
BETTER THEN RESTORING U CAN RESTORE UR SYSTEM TO A PERIOD WHEN UR THINKPAD WAS RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY AND THIS DOESNT DELETE ANY DATA ON UR HARD DISK
START PROGRAMMES ACCESSORIES
SYSTEM TOOLS SYSTEM RESTORE
THIS WILL SURELY HELP U
Turn your unit off.
then turn it back on.
Watch the display carefully, Press the Blue Access IBM button when you see the message
"To interrupt normal start up, press the blue Access IBM button"
Then double click on "Recover to factory contents"
Follow the instructions on the screen.
When the Recovery process finishes, press enter.
Your computer will start with the pre-installed OS, Drivers and software.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe