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jonblane1
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Factory Reset for Lenovo 3000 N100 ? How ? Cannot see 'Lenovo Care Button' or pinhole anywhere

Hello.

I have a ( now ) ancient Lenovo 3000 N100.

I don't like throwing things away and if I can get it restarted I would be pleased.

 

Basically, it won't boot up.   I get a message:

 

STOP: 0x000000ED (0x89B16858,0xC0000006,0x00000000,0x0000000000 )

 

Is there any SIMPLE way to just go to a factory reset ? .   I see posts saying 'press the Lenovo care button'  but where is that ?  what does it look like ?

Others say stick a pin in a hole   ~but I cannot see any pin stickable hole anywhere ......

 

So what to do ?  I doubt if it is worth spending money on.

 

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Re: Factory Reset for Lenovo 3000 N100 ? How ? Cannot see 'Lenovo Care Button' or pinhole anywhe

Hi jonblane1,

1. May I know what Windows are you using? 

2. You may try to access Lenovo System Recovery by pressing F11.

3. If Step 2 does not work, you may refer to this link.

 

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Windows XP
thanks for any ideas
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When you say 'press F11' do you mean literally JUST key F11 or do you mean press the Function key simultaneously with F11 ?
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PS:
I did try the link you provided ~fraid it just started my head spinning.......mostly Greek to me, I'm afraid.
I would need any solutions to be in words of one or two syllables, and normal English, not Geeklish.

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