08-17-2012 09:53 PM
I am wanting to sell my Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet X61. I figured I should reset it to factory settings, as if who is wanting to buy it just bought it from the store.
Well, I can't seem to make this happen.
I've tried using my Thinkvantage button during start up, and I get no option to restore or recover or reset anything. I have tried using the Rescue and Recovery within my Windows Vista from ThinkVantage and that will not work either. I have a backup that my school put on this computer, which is what they did every year while I was attending school to reset the computer to normal settings and erased all of our files and added information to the computer, but when it restarts after I have started the recover process, nothing has changed.
I need some serious help. I do not have a CD drive and I know the computer was not made to be reset from a disk because I reset my computer to factory setting before on accident and lost all of my files and had to take it to my old school's help desk. So I know there is a way to do it, and I believe I did it from interrupting during start up with the ThinkVantage button, but the option is no longer there. I've been searching for about 6 hours now and I can't find anything to help me.
08-20-2012 06:47 AM
are you able to obtain an external optical drive? My thoughts are, if you are unable to reset to factory settings via Thinkvantage Tools or Rescue & Recovery, the other alternative would be to order the discs. You can do this by going to Lenovo.com, clicking on Support, and then Drivers & Software.
I hope this helps.
08-20-2012 09:48 PM