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How to do a factory reset on IBM Thinkpad 570

The screen is white - does not load an OS - this is a left over computer from a renter and we'd like to get it running just for internet

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I think you have more problems than a factory restore. If the screen is white. But this may help: http://john.ccac.rwth-aachen.de:8000/ftp/mirrors/ps2supersite.homedns.org/pccbbs/mobiles/570usref.pdf ORhttp://www.ehow.com/how_4924378_restore-ibm-computers-factory-settings.html

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This solution is for s-k-i-t: you will have to get a copy of the win xp install disk to fix this problem (you can borrow one as long as you have a COA on your laptop) but first get into the BIOS by pressing F1 right after you turn it on - you'll see the prompt in lower left corner. Then go to startup>boot>hard drive>Enter. This will show you the type of hard drive. If it is a IBM or Hitachi less than 60 gig chances are it is failing and this is why the hives (where XP stores its memory states) are corrupt. You can download the "Ultimate boot disk" and make a CD that will let you run hard drive test tools. If the hard drive is bad I would try to get the eBay seller to make good - depends on how long you've had it.

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SOURCE: how to reset to factory setting . i have ibm thinkpad r50e.

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

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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WHEN I TURN ON THE COMPUTER, THE IBM LOGO COMES UP BUT THEN THE SCREEN TURNS BLACK. THERE IS AN ERROR MSSG STATING 0271 AND THEN A PADLOCK SHOWS UP.

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Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: I want to reset my IBM thinkPad R50e back to factory Settings.

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

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