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I need to restore my ibm r 51 thinkpad. i have os in my system but unable to restore or format my laptop. please help me solving this prob.

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You didn't mention the error message when you try these procedures!The simple procedure for restoring is START--ALL PROGRAMS--ACCESSORIES--SYSTEM TOOLS--SYSTEM RESTORE....RESTORE MY SYSTEM TO AN EARLIER TIME. Which drive are you trying to format? If it's the one on which Windows is loaded then you need an OS installation disk so that you can install while formatting your drive,if it's the other drive then you need a third party software use Kill Disk http://www.killdisk.com/ erase your data and simply do the formatting. If this doesn't solve your problem then let me know with the correct error message.

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Hello,
If you had bought your OS, then you would probably be having the bootable OS CD with you.
It is very simple to format your system.
Follow these steps,
1. Restart your system and go to setup by clicking the F2 key.
2. In the setup, go to boot sequence and place BOOT FROM CD at the top of the list. save changes and exit from setup.
3. Now insert the OS CD in your drive and restart the system. The system will now start from the CD.
4. This will take you to the XP setup from where you would be asked to partition the harddisk for formating the OS.
5. follow the steps given by the setup and you have your new formatted OS.
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~regards,
Jegan

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