System recovery in Lenovo® ThinkPad T510
What is the need for system recovery in Lenovo ThinkPad T510?
The Lenovo ThinkPad T510 is a compact laptop that is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and a NVIDIA graphics card. It includes an 8 GB DDR3 RAM memory and a DVD burner. It provides high definition display resolution with a LED backlight and anti-glare coating. System Restore is a very important feature that is available in all computer systems. It enables the user to restore the computer to its original settings. The user might face problems when the operating system is upgraded to a higher version that causes locking of the system. You might also see that the system becomes unstable and the software crashes without any specific reason. If the exact reason of this system abnormal behavior is not known, you can go with the option of System Restore. All the previous factory settings and other original programs can be restored with this method.
Various system recovery tools that are available in the Lenovo ThinkPad T510 are:
- PC Restore
- System Restore
- Manual reinstall
The Lenovo ThinkPad T510 has a hidden partition which is in the hard drive that contains the original factory settings. When the System Restore function is initiated, the laptop can be brought back to the original settings. Restoration of factory settings removes all the existing data and replaces it with the original data. To start the System Restore process, turn on the laptop and press Ctrl+F11 that shows up the splash screen. Then click option ‘Restore’ option and then ‘Confirm’ the process. The restoration process takes a minimum of 8 to 10 minutes to complete its task.
System Restore is a feature that is built into the operating system that is provided by Microsoft. It is developed to protect and repair the system in case of installation failure and data corruption. System Restore works by creating restore points in the system by taking snapshots at regular intervals. The user can also create restore points before making any changes to the configuration settings of the system. The restore points can also be created manually by clicking ‘Start’ followed by ‘All Programs’. Select ‘System Restore’ command from the ‘Systems Tools’ in “Accessories’ and then select the option ‘Create a Restore point’.
The manual reinstallation of the operating system is very difficult and consumes a lot of time. The user might be required to install the drivers to configure the operating system as per his/her requirements and install critical and recommended updates. The reinstallation can be done with a CD or DVD. The user might be required to create a backup of data if there are any available provisions.