Related service information
This section provides information about restoring the
Restoring the pre-installed software
To restore the pre-installed software for the s30 you can
use either the Product Recovery Program or a Recovery
To restore the pre-installed software for the s31 you can
only use the Product Recovery Program.
The Product Recovery Program is in a section of the hard
disk drive (the Service Partition) that is not displayed by
Windows Explorer. Use the Recovery CD if it was provided
with the computer.
Note: The recovery process might take up to 2 hours.
To use the Product Recovery program to restore the
pre-installed software, do the following:
1. Save all files and shut down the desktop.
2. Turn off the computer.
3. Turn on the computer. Quickly press F11 when this
message is displayed on the screen: ..."To start the
Product Recovery Program, press F11"...This message
is displayed for only a few seconds.
Note: If this message does not appear, you can use a
Recovery Repair diskette to get access to the
Product Recovery program. (see "To create a
recovery repair diskette" on page 8 for
instructions of making the Recovery Repair
4. From the list displayed on the screen, select the
operating system you want to recover.
5. Select the recovery options you want, and follow the
instructions on the screen.
Creating the service partition for the
To create the Service Partition and install the preloaded
system from the Recovery CD, do the following;
To create the Service Partition (SP):
1. Erase all partitions on the hard-disk drive using
FDISK or a similar application.
2. Boot with the Recovery CD (and the boot diskette if
ThinkPad s30, s31