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IBM ThinkPad R50 restore factory settings

Instructions say to use the Acess IBM button when prompted at startup and then to select the option Restore Factory Settings, however I am not seeing this option after pressing the button. I get the following:

Startup Interrupt Menu
Press one of the following keys to continue:

ESC to resume normal startup
F1 to enter the IBM BIOS Setup Utility
F12 to choose a temporary startup device

Press Enter to pause...


How can I restore to factory settings?

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I can not restore to factory seting

  • jamy531 Mar 24, 2009

    same as the other person i don't get the option to restore to original settings at all

  • 1banjoman Apr 01, 2009

    every time i start up my computer it says ntldr is missing press ctrl+Alt+del to restart ,and it just keeps saying the same thing

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    same as the other person i don't get the option to restore to original settings at all

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You might have deleted the Hidden partition within the drive .So you will not get the restore factory setting option

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Use f12 and pick the harddrive or if reinstalling windows pick the cd

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