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What if I follow all instructions for restoring my ibm thinkpad to factory settings but the "Recover to Factory Contents" does not display on the menu, is there an alternative?

The ACCESS IBM blue button does not have the options for factory restore in its menu.

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Please check if they gave any restore disc with laptop else try to install from vendors

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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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SOURCE: How do i factory restore my IBM ThinkPad T43,

hit F11 on boot and select Restore and Recovery.
In some cases you might need to hit "Access IBM" first then F11.

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Would like to reset my ibm laptop it says my mircosoft online service is temporarily unavailable and my laptop is slower than ever


Hi and welcome to Fixya1

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.
    • 2 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.
    • 3 Double click "Recover to Factory Contents" at the Access IBM predesktop menu.
    • 4 Follow the recovery wizard prompts to initiate the factory restoration process. Your ThinkPad will automatically reboot upon completion.
Hope this helps!

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Trying to reformat my ibm think pad from safe mode any thoughts on how to do this with out the disc?


Hello.

Often, IBM systems have a partition that restores your system to its original state (factory restore / recovery).

Power off your Thinkpad. Power on and press the F11 key repeatedly when the Thinkpad begins to start up

You should be able to access the partition and the instructions should take you through the process of recover.

Hope this helps.

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I am trying to restore my IBM Thinkpad 2647 model to factory settings but don't know how.


While switching ON your Laptop, press Thinkpad Access button(Blue colour) which is there in top most left side and select the option restore factory settings.

Hope the above answer solves your queries.
Revert back for further assistance or clarifications.

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I want to reset my IBM thinkPad R50e back to Factory settings, I am running Windows XP Proffesional and have no restore disc.


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
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IBM ThinkPad R50 restore factory settings


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

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IBM ThinkPad X41


Afternoon,

I hope this helps?

To recover the hard disk to it's original contents, do the following:

Note:

1. If the optical drive is not attached to your ThinkPad computer during recovery, DVD software and CD-recording software will not be installed. To ensure that they will be installed correctly, attach your ThinkPad computer to the X4 Dock and install the optical drive in the Ultrabay Slim before performing a recovery ioperation.

2. The recovery process might take up to 2 hours.

Attention: All of the files on the primary hard disk partition (usually drive C) will be lost in the recovry process. However, before any data is overwritten you will be give the opportunity to save one or more files to other media.

Power the computer using the AC adapter and ensure a fully charged battery is installed before proceeding.

1. If possible, save all your files and shutdown your operating system.

2. Turn off the computer for at least 5 secounds.

3. Turn on your computer. Watch the display carefully. While the message. "To inturrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed at the lower left of the screen, press the Access IBM button. The Rescue and Recovery workspace opens.

4. Click Restore your system.

5. Click Restore my hard drive to the original factory state and then click Next.

6. Follow the instructions on the screen.

7. When the recovery process finishes, press the Enter key. Your computer will restart with the pre-installed operating system, drive, and software.

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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).
It is difficult to offer a solution without knowing the exact nature of the problem.

Nov 23, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

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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

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