r51 ibm thinkpad recovery disk

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I've recently tried to do a "back to factory defaults"  with recovery
disk from IBM( that I had to puurchase) for a r51 1836 . ONce I have
gone through the 7 disks I am asked to reboot the machine.
After doing so, I am sent back to the recovery console screen. I want
to know why or what I am missing in order to get my machine back to
factory defaults using these recvovery disks. I've tried the recovery
disks 5 times already and everytime I am returned to the console
recovery screen.

Anyone have suggestions or ideas?

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