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How to factory reset ibm r40 2897

I dont have the option at boot menu to reset restore so how do i factory reset the laptop

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Turn on laptop
Press F2
Enter BIOS
Select set factory defaults
If what you are asking is to pretend like you just bought the laptop and it has no protections from the previous owner, then take your OS cd and format and reinstall the OS.

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

Mark_the_IT
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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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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

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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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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SOURCE: Unable to restore OS in IBM-R51

after the booting oftions boot to c: hard drive.. press F8..

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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2 As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.

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