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Old 12-04-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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i have a ibm thinkcentre 8189 which i need to do full restore after pressing f11 to access restore partion on hard drive computer just continue normal start up any idea on how to acces restore partition
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Make sure that you are pressing the button at the correct moment. Try repeatedly pressing F11 as soon as the PC is powered on.

Have you ever restored this PC before?

Can you access Windows? What is the reason for wanting to restore the PC?

The recovery partition may be corrupt and you will need to have the Recovery Disc.
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You may not be pressing F11 at the correct time. There is only a short period during which F11 will respond as expected, and that's usually at the manufacturer's splash-screen just after switching on.

Remember also to "press and hold" F11. A single jab or repeated jabs may not be sufficient. I have to press & hold the appropriate key on my PC as soon as the splash-screen appears.
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