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Unable to restore OS in IBM-R51

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I am Unable to restore the OS in IBM-R51 laptop. I have tried "Access IBM" button but it leads to booting options not to restore option.

Hope to get reply soon.

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Azad

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  • boadkins Apr 22, 2009

    IBM ThinkPad R51 cannot get to restore mode by pressing Access IBM

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

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