Question about IBM ThinkPad R31 2656 Notebook
I just want to know how to make the F11 recovery system active.
So, i no need to waste my time to recovery my pc or laptop.
And what are the files required to put inside the safe zone.......
Pls help me....
Typically your XP system has a restore for settings which is a program in windows.
F11 on boot is a type of recovery that bassically recovers your windows unless it specifies otherwise or is part of the system Bios.
It usually recovers from your install disk and restores your windows and leaves the personal files intact. This is if you accidently damage some windows files through tinkering and what not. Relying on the laptop as a back up is not a good idea because everything is on one Hard drive and if that goes, then your stuck.
Your better off getting an External Hard drive and connecting it, backing up all your personal files to it, and then leaving it stored in a safe place in case something bad happens.
There is also a way to use the windows CD to restore the windows files from the Windows installer when booting from CD which restores all the OS files and leave the personal files intact. Allthoug it does reset all the windwos prefferences.
As for ths F11, I have that option as well and fine it not to be reliable.
Hope this helps point you in the right direction.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
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1. Error: BOOTMGR is missing:
• The following error opens when attempting to start the PC:
??¢ If you recently installed an additional hard drive, turn off the computer and remove the drive before using the following steps:
??¢ Open HP System Recovery:
??¢ CAUTION: Do not perform a system recovery! Stop at the first recovery screen.
- Press the F11 key repeatedly while the computer is starting.
- If you have a recovery disc, turn on the PC and insert the first recovery disc into the drive. Use the disc to enter the system recovery.
??¢ Select Microsoft Startup Repair tool and wait for repair to find and fix errors. When finished, restart the computer; even if the startup repair tool finds errors but cannot fix them.
??¢ If the error message persists, open the recovery manager screen as was done in step 1.
??¢ At the recovery manager screen, press ALT + D.
??¢ Enter the following text at the command prompt: bootrec /rebuildbcd
??¢ If bootrec displays "Add installation to boot list?", press y .
??¢ After bootrec completes successfully, the computer displays "The operation completed successfully".
??¢ To close the command prompt, enter the following text: exit
??¢ At the Recovery Manager screen, select Microsoft Startup Repair tool (again) and wait for startup repair to find and fix errors. When finished, restart the computer.
??¢ The error should no longer open. If it does, perform a system recovery, making sure to backup important files.
??¢ If you removed a hard drive before using these steps, replace the drive. If the error occurs again, make sure the additional hard drive is not set as an active drive. Only the main bootable drive should be set as active.
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