thanks for trying to helping out richc46 !
unfortunately the F11 thing didn't work ...guess it was for older systems. n after countless hours of surfing the forums for a solution, it finally dawned on me to CALL the lenovo support (duh!).
but sadly, the tech support guy said tht since i had made an extra partition in addition to the two measly partitions tht come as company standard; and because the company is too cheap to provide the users with a dvd of the OS tht has been rightfully bought by the customer, ...i can't use the recovery partition to return my pc back to the default setting!
this is just outrageous, aint it!? i mean who wud keep just two partitions!!? n if that was the case, they shud put "DON'T CHANGE THE NO OF PARTITIONS"
on the dam wallpaper!! cuz i'm sure as hell tht no salesman wud warn u abt this when u buy the stupid product!
oh and another thing... the drivers
on the lenovo website havent been updated since 2007-08! this company is full of bull.... !