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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎10-11-2010
Location: Vietnam
Message 1 of 10 (25,528 Views)

Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

Hi all,

I'm thinking of restoring my T61 to factory condition, but I don't know how. I don't have a Lenovo backup CD available, and I doubt they'll ship a CD to my country (Vietnam), so I need instructions on how to restore using the ThinkVantage button. Please give me thorough instructions, as I'm no expert on computers.

Thanks in advance.

Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Location: Australia, Melbourne
Message 2 of 10 (25,491 Views)

Re: Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

1. Press the blue thinkvantage button during initial startup of the laptop.

2. Then select restore to factory condition.

3. Choose full factory restore.

This would only work if the T61 still have the recovery partition intact.
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Paper Tape
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Message 3 of 10 (25,489 Views)

Re: Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

I pressed ThinkVantage during laptop startup, there's only 3 options

ESC to resume normal setup
F1 to enter BIOS Setup Utility
F12 to choose a temporary startup device
Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Message 4 of 10 (25,479 Views)

Re: Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

that means your recovery partition is missing.

What is the full model number of your T61? xxxx-xxx?
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Paper Tape
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Re: Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

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Paper Tape
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Message 6 of 10 (25,456 Views)

Re: Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

Also, I tried installing Rescue and Recovery, and tried the "restore to original factory state" but it says that "The Product Recovery function has been removed from this system"

Is there any way to get this "Product Recovery function"? Any help?
Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Message 7 of 10 (25,451 Views)

Re: Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

You can buy the recovery media from Lenovo Vietnam for about 50 USD equivalent.

The function of the recovery partition would only be restored when using the recovery media (this would reformat the entire hdd, so make sure you save everything before you do it).

VIETNAM
844-3-946-2000 (Hanoi & North), 848-3-829-5160 (Ho Chi Minh City & South)
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Paper Tape
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Message 8 of 10 (25,443 Views)

Re: Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

Alright, I'll try contacting them. Thanks for your help.
What's DOS?
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Message 9 of 10 (3,649 Views)

Re: Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

HELP me please I,'ve pressed the blue button only 3 options appear non of them restore factory settings.

What's DOS?
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Message 10 of 10 (1,838 Views)

Re: Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

eject the disc holder, turn off computer then put the disc in the disc holder, slide the disc holder in, turn on your computer, when the press any key comes up boot from dvd press enter then when selecting a hard drive click advanced settings and click on the hard drive then press format and format both hardrives then click on the hard drive that lets you install windows and click ether install or next at the bottom right of the hardrives page
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