rescue and recovery using rapid restore ???

October 6, 2011 at 10:27:08
Specs: Windows xp service pack 3
hi there... to cut a long story short ... a while back now, i decided to download all the latest downloads etc from the ibm site for my thinkpad R50e to try and keep everything up to date, as i hadnt done so for a long time.... then, when wanting to use my laptop one day to go on line using the wifi , i noticed the wifi icon was not there anymore ? so... after days of trying to figure it out i thought ok, its gone so i will insert my rescue and recvovery disc that i made when i first got the laptop and go back to how it was when i first got it... windows xp home edition was installed on it when i purchased it..... anyway, i really got lost in what i was doing and now when i turn it on it goes straight into rescue and recovery with rapid restore and all i want is my desktop back that i had on day 1.... any help would great... cheers

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#1
October 6, 2011 at 10:53:49
... to use bootup cd/dvd enter your bios and alter the boot order sequence to boot from cd/dvd as first option. ... "save settings on exit of bios"
To initialize the BIOS settings to revert to the factory condition: (<< click link)
1. Remove all the peripherals and additional memory.
2. Turn on the power of the ThinkPad.
3. One of the following methods [BIOS Setup Utility] to enter the screen.
To access the ※ BIOS there are two.
(1) IBM ThinkPad logo screen, "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access
IBM button" message that appears, [Access IBM] button.
"IBM Rescue and Recovery" will launch the menu screen. If you set a password,
it displays the password screen, enter the password.
"Welcome to IBM Rescue and Recovery support Rapid Restore" window will open
that [Continue] button.
※ "Welcome to IBM Rescue and Recovery support" may appear.
※ "Welcome" to prevent the display screen again, "Do not show again" Please Tick.
The left column menu "Configuration" in the "Access to BIOS" button.
"This task requires a system restart. Do you want to continue?" Will be
displayed, click Yes button. Restart the computer.
After rebooting ※ "IBM BIOS Setup Utility" screen enter.
(2) IBM ThinkPad logo screen, "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access
IBM button" message that appears, [F1] key.
4. [F9] key (Setup Defaults), press the screen that displays "Yes" and select the
[Enter] key.
5. [F10] key (Save and Exit), press the screen that displays "Yes" and select
the [Enter] key.
Restart the computer. Initialization of the BIOS setting is completed.
Be carried back to factory condition initialization ※ BIOS, recovery (return to
factory state your hard disk) is not performed, does not erase data from your
hard disk.
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#2
October 7, 2011 at 00:17:01
hi there .... i did exactly what you said but on restarting the computer it automatically goes straight back into ibm rescue and recovery with rapid restore screen.... seem to be going around in circles !!

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#3
October 7, 2011 at 00:24:58
"...so i will insert my rescue and recvovery disc that i made..."

... which method did you try? Place cd in tray, boot from cd/rom?

... or "blue Access IBM button" ... tap <F1> <key> ??
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#4
October 7, 2011 at 00:52:52
i dont understand why i need to boot from cd . i press F1 then access bios, then press F9 and set up defaults then click save and enter(F10) then restart.... all it does then is come back onto ibm rescue and recovery with rapid restore screen again ????
what is my next move ???

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#5
October 7, 2011 at 01:26:13
i just put the cd that i originally burnt on the day i first got my laptop, in the tray and popped it in , but nothing happens... the rapid restore screen still shows ???

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#6
October 7, 2011 at 01:58:36
... did you see in the bios the boot order sequence?

... is it now set to boot off cd/dvd as first option?
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#7
October 7, 2011 at 02:24:52
ok... here is the boot priority order.
1 ; USB FDD;
2 ; ATAPI CDO; MATs---ADVD-RAM UJ 830S-(
3 ;USB CD:
4 ; IDE HDDO TOSHIBA MK4026GAX RoHS- (p
5 ;PCI LAN : IBA 4.1.07 slot 0240
6 ; USB HDD
7 ; IDE HDD1
8
excluded from boot order
IDE HDD2
ATAPI CD1
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#8
October 7, 2011 at 02:38:17
... there may be another <key> to press to select the device aswell(?)

... manual download (pdf) see page 31

... hope this may help.
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#9
October 7, 2011 at 02:48:35
"...i just put the cd that i originally burnt on the day i first got my laptop, in the tray and popped it in , but nothing happens..."

... you are of course "starting-up" rebooting the laptop with the cd in the tray?
(the question had to be asked)
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#10
October 7, 2011 at 02:54:38
i am not very computer literate when it comes to issues like this.... is the boot priority order ok ? is it in the correct order ??? i read the manual but doesnt instruct me on step by step instructions at all !!

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#11
October 7, 2011 at 03:08:54
... looking @ the boot order seems ok, I was just pointing you to the rapid recovery section in the manual.
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#12
October 7, 2011 at 03:12:14
to your question, yes the rescue/recovery disc i burnt on the day i got the laptop is already in the cd tray.

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#13
October 7, 2011 at 04:58:05
http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopi...
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October 7, 2011 at 05:37:22
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/det...

http://www.myrecoverycds.com/ibmSet... ??
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