|if your restore is not working, its either because you have damaged the hidden partition, or you have a hardware fault.|
check that the HDD is connected well, also check your memory is well seated, take out the battery and try the restore with just the power cable.
if this fails, blow out the air vents and vacuum the vents, to stop over heating, if your machine is under warranty send it back NOW!
i hate computers!
but cant help myself....