How can I restore access to the recovery partition on IBM ThinkCenter PC?

Posted on 2006-04-13
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
After installing Windows server 2003 , the hidden recovery partition is there but the F11 key is not working any more.

I have cloned an identical hard disk drive running XP on my HDD and put the later into my PC but again the F11 gives nothing.

Any ideas please ?

Question by:raedaljarrah
    LVL 8

    Accepted Solution

    The boot loader has made this a hidden partition. Change the attributes of the hidden partition to -h show it iwll not be hidden anymomre. Use a windows disk and you should be able to change the attributes on the partition.

    Author Comment

    Do you mean that if I use a disk partition utility to set the IBM system partition to active then I will restore functionality to the F11 button?


    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    I recently purchased an HP EliteBook 2540p notebook/laptop. It has two video ports on it – VGA and DisplayPort. HP offers an optional docking station for the 2540p that also has both a VGA port and a DisplayPort. There are numerous online reports do…
    Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
    This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
    Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor ( offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

    737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    22 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now