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.
What do you see?
does it show...
Startup Interrupt MenuPress one of the following keys to continue:ESC to resume normal startupF1 to enter the BIOS Setup UtilityF12 to choose a temporary startup devicePress ENTER to pause ...
if it shows the above then it means the recovery partition is not intact
Remember you have to press the blue button when your computer first turns on
If the recovery partition is not intact it will not load up and you will need the recovery disks to restore it to factory.
You can order them online: http://thinkpadrecoverycds.com/t61.html
What do you mean wipe?
Yes you can wipe it, but if you do that then it won't work.
Do you have a windows disk?
what version of windows do you have?
No this is not correct for the laptop
That is microsoft office, not microsoft windows
why do you want to restore it ? is it not working ok?
The best thing to do is to get the recovery disks. This will restore the system back to factory.
I think thats the best thing to do, You will be able to wipe it clean and set it back up to factory condition.
Do you accept this solution?
please provide this number to me
did the laptop have windows vista or xp
can you get into the system?
ok you are going to have to call lenovo for the recovery disks
because that website does not have the disks you need
There is nothing I can do, the only way to recovery is with the disks
Since you can not access the recovery parition by pressing the blue think advantage key as soon as the computer turns on and you can not get into the system, the only other way to restore the computer is with the recovery media (disks).
You asked me how to restore and I told you how. Do you accept this ?