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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-11-2009
Location: Syracuse, NY
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IBM A31 Rescue & Recovery Partition

I have an IBM A31 and I want to use the rescue and recovery partition, when I boot the system there is no option to press F11 or the Thinkpad button and nothing happens when i press either of them. Also when i go to the bios startup section the IBM Product Recovery Program Prompt (F11 key message) says it is enabled and it is grayed out and can not be selected. Also I am 100% sure that the rescue and recovery partition is still on the HDD. Any help would be great.

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Registered: ‎11-23-2007
Location: USA
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Re: IBM A31 Rescue & Recovery Partition

Welcome to the forum!

From what you're describing, the recovery partition is gone. You'll need a set of restore disks to set it up again.



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