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I do not have a recovery CD for my A30 Thinkpad. I have a virus and cannot get it to load windows. How can I get one without having to pay again.

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If you have an XP COA on the bottom you can use (borrow) any XP restore disk (doesn't matter what mfg) or a standard XP disk to restore the OS. You can also buy a CD on eBay for less than $10 but you will of course need the COA.

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How to reset all settings to my lenovo a269i mobile thru pc


Is it a think pad ?
Power off your Thinkpad.
Press and hold the "F1" key and turn your Thinkpad on, still holding the "F1" key down.


Release the "F1" key when you hear repeating beeps. Wait for the "IBM BIOS Setup Utility" to load.

Select "Startup" using the arrow keys and press "Enter."
Select "Boot" or "Startup Sequence" and press "Enter."

Select "CD-ROM Drive."
Press the "F6" key repeatedly until "CD-ROM Drive" sits at the top of the list.

Insert your recovery CD into your Thinkpad's CD-ROM drive.
If you have multiple recovery CDs, insert the CD that has "Disc 1" on its label.

Press "F10" to save your changes and exit the BIOS Utility.
Select "Yes" and press "Enter" when the "Setup Confirmation" window appears.

Your laptop will restart. Wait for the Recovery Utility to load.

Select "Restore to Factory Specifications" to erase the contents of your hard drive and reinstall the Windows version and drivers that your Thinkpad originally came with.


Follow the Recovery Utility's onscreen instructions.
When prompted to insert another disc, do so according to the numerical labels on your recovery CDs (e.g., insert "Disc 2" after "Disc 1" and "Disc 3" after "Disc 2").

Your Thinkpad restarts when the restore process finishes. Power off your Thinkpad.

Hold down the "F1" key and power on your laptop to access the "IBM BIOS Setup Utility."


Select "Boot" or "Startup Sequence" and press "Enter."
Press "F9."

Select "Setup Defaults" from the menu and press "Enter" so that your Thinkpad no longer boots from the CD-ROM drive.

Press "F10" and select "Yes" to confirm your changes.
Your Thinkpad will restart and load your newly installed operating system.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-61432
ThinkVantage Technologies downloads

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I want to reset my laptop to factory settings


If you have a Factory Recovery Partition, Reboot and use the procedure in this forum: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/R-and-L-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Product-Recovery-Windows-XP-ThinkPad-R50e/td-p/92036 OR, If you have the Factory Recovery Disks, put Disk 1 in the CD ROM and reboot, OR contact IBM for a Set of Factory Recovery Disks, if available.

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IBM Thinkpad Model 2652 - Will not start up. It says "Cannot find OS". Windows XP Professional is the Operating System that I have running on it. Is there anywhere that I can get a Recovery...


you can get recovery disks from http://www.bootdisk.com/ although if it's just started saying that you have no OS and you are sure you didn't wipe the machine yourself, i think you might have a failing HDD, especially as its such an old model.

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How can i reset bios password of ibm thinkpad A30 2652


To reset the BIOS password read the information from this link.

In case of your laptop the easiest method would be using software from Hiren's Boot CD.

Feb 02, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad A30 2652 Notebook

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Ibm thinkpad t43 windows xp it has ad-block from


Hi, During the boot at the THINKPAD SCREEN press the Thinkvantage key ( Blue button ) it will launch rescue and recovery and allow you to reboot factory. This only works if you did not corrupted/deleted the rescue and recovery hidden partition on the HDD. Otherwise you will need the rescue and recovery CD to proceed. IBM/Lenovo support should be able to provide you the CD. Might be a defective hdd aswell, in this case to make sure you can run a DFT test, www.google.com -> Look up for " Test DFT " ( Drive fitness tool from hitachi, will make an hardware diag if hdd failure - error code 0x00 = everything fine, other code = Issue - You can look up for accurate code explanation on hitachi website ) thanks and have a nice day J-

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After 9 recovery CDs (Recovery CD, Supplemental Recovery CD and 7 recovery CDs) Thinkpad X41 is 'stuck' in Recovery Program Please help... Thanks


it eiter has a reading error or ..the cd is corrupted...if you are trying to reinstall use a bootable cd with the windows you want ...and recover the drivers from the recovery cd-es by trying to explore to see what is in them ...or ...from the net ...

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PROBLEM WITH IBM THINKPAD A30-- VIDEO DRIVER NOT FOUND


the new video drivers require your Thinkpad to have BIOS version 1.14 or higher so update bios or download an older ati driver.

Jul 08, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad A30 2652 Notebook

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