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muskieslime
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R51 very slow to boot

I recently got an R 51 1836 B8U. I was told it had several user accounts and programs uninstalled and all the personal files deleted before I got it. I think they may have missed some things and maybe got rid of some things they should have left. It is very slow to boot, sometimes almost 5 minutes to boot and find my wifi. I've been reading about how to restore it to original state but can't decide which way to go. I tried "restore & recover"" but no points had been saved to go back to.. I'd like to do a clean install and start over, what would be my best route to take ? I read about restore from HD but it said to restore the hardware to original first and some hardware changes have been made and I don't have the old stuff to put back ( upgrade of pros and mem). It also has no A: drive and I've never installed OS on a machine without one. Any advise will be appreciated. I'm alway chicken to get started with the old "format C thing" !

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Re: R51 very slow to boot

Hitting the ThinkVantage key at POST should get you to the Rescue and Recovery environment, at which point you should be able to find a restore to factory option. (It doesn't show up as a restore point per se, but rather as a seperate restore method.)

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
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TPT1: 1839-23U
muskieslime
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Re: R51 very slow to boot

the proccessor and memory have been upgraded from original, would that be a problem with that method? I read they recomend taking hardware back to original before restoring

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Re: R51 very slow to boot

It should be fine, assuming both the CPU and memory work properly.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
muskieslime
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Re: R51 very slow to boot

kinda thought it would work, like I said before, I'm kind of chicken! just wanted some reassurance. I'll do some file back up and make it hapen, thank you very much

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