I have an old IBM ThinkPad R50e and a set of seven recovery CDs that were created before the laptop was ever used. The seven CDs consist of one boot CD and six data CDs.
I want to restore the computer to its factory state. I started with the boot CD, which opened an interface called "IBM Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore". I used the "Restore factory contents" button to initiate the recovery process. At the program's request, I then supplied each of the six data CDs. There were no error messages.
At the end of the process, the computer still boots into the same recovery interface (even though the recovery media is not in the CD drive). I have no idea how to continue from here. Any ideas?