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T430 recovery partition not working

Question: T430 recovery partition not working

The recovery partition on my T430 doesn't seem to work - I cannot create a DVD out of it (exits with error "rc=9") nor can I use the partition itself for recovery (the process starts but fails). How can I get a DVD to use?













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Answer: T430 recovery partition not working

good day!

in your case, the best option is to contact Service and request a recovery DVD set.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=PD008370

regards.

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Product Name and Operating system: DV6 21124el (windows 7 ultimate 32bit)
Hi,
I have this laptop for the last 3 years and never used the recovery option as I didn't need to, the recovery partition is there never been formated, now my windows is too slow and wanted to restore it to factory install settings but when i press the F11 button in the start to boot in to recover mode it just take me to windows boot screen without giving an error, I did some research and found out that i have to make the recovery partition as active partition but the problem is that i couldn't do it as there is no such option to make the partition active in WINDOWS DISK MANEGEMENT and couldn't see the recovery partition in DISK PART (in windows).
images will be attatched if needed actually there was no error so that's why I didn't upload any image.

thanks in advance hoping i will get a reply here.

Answer:Recovery not working and couldn't able tomake recovery partition activ

100+ views and no reply ... seems like an over rated windows forum

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Have an HP pavilion PC running XP media edition. It had a blue screen error which constantly reboots.
Did a scan with a friends bit-defender disc and it was heavily infected with viruses. It cleaned all the bugs (well all that it found) However still has blue screen error. So decided to do a full recovery using the built in recovery partition.
This almost gets to the recovery part and the machine shuts down and restarts.(no blue screen)
Have swapped the RAM but still does same.
Is it possible the recoveruy partition could get infected.??? Or is this more likely to be a hardware fault?? Any ideas??
AL..
 

Answer:Recovery partition not working..

Most likely when the machine was new you got a prompt to make a set of recovery discs. If you made a set of recovery discs, take the machine back to original configuration by using the recovery disc set.
 

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have dell all in one desktop it came with windows 7 did upgrade to windows 10. now my recovery partition wont work dont have any of my previous backups nor can i do a factory restore. was wondering if there is a way of fixing it.

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So here's where I am: Since the recovery partition isn't working (F9 brings me to system repair). I downloaded the win7 iso and burned it and "reinstalled" windows, but it seems like I still have the virus.I ran ESET on my "newly installed" Windows and it tells me: "Operating memory - Win32/Olmarik.TDL4 trojan - unable to clean"And F9 still brings up system repair instead of recovery partition.I have an ASUS g73jh laptop. Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.What do I do? I'm about to cry! >_<Please help!!!

Answer:HELP! - F9 Recovery Partition not working! VIrus!?

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Hi,I would like to know if it's possible to obtain ISO file.I could use a usb drive or DVD-R to restore my system. Thanks

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Hi All!
My brother's Toshiba A500 laptop with Windows 7 32bit got antimalware doctor and after deleting it fully, got problems with the OS (such as programs slowing considerably after randomly minimising during operation) and so we backed up everything important in safe mode, and tried to use the rocovery partition by pressing 0 repetitively on startup. We got to the utility, but it's saying it can't find the recovery device and that we need the recovery disc, does anyone know where i can get a Toshiba A500 Windows 7 32 bit recovery disc?



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Ark

Answer:Re: Windows Recovery Partition is not working

If you have European notebook you can order recovery DVD under https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Is this all you want to know?

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Couldn't think of a good way to phrase that subject line. Anyways, I was trying to create 'restore' disks from the recovery partition. Seemed easy enough--I clicked it and it prompted me asking if I wanted to go ahead.. I said yes, and it started copying files. Problem is it froze while getting the files ready to burn, so now I have TWO extra partitions on my drive: Q, the original recovery partition and "SYSTEM_DRV (S" which has four file folders on it. If I click on the original "LENOVO_RECOVERY" partiition, nothing happens and it appear to be empty... Anyone know what I can do to fix this?













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Answer:Recovery partition on T410 not working

You need Acronis Partition Expert or similar software to delete extra partitions. I think the right way should've been to copy the entire partition to the disc / external hard drive

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Hi, When I first got my Q190 I installed Windows 7. When installing it asked for drivers which I installed using the recovery partition already installed on the machine. I now want to re-install Windows 7, but the issue is that the recovery partition doesn't seem to be working and I cannot gain access to it. Does anybody know of a way to re-enable/re-install the partition? (You should know that installed at the moment is Linux Ubuntu, which installed fine without the need for extra drivers)  Thank you - Luke

Answer:Q190 Recovery Partition Not Working

hi DEADLYshroom93,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
If you have a preloaded Windows 7 OS and you didn't create a recovery disc using this method then you will need to check first if the recovery partition is still intact under Ubuntu's Disk Manager.
 
If the Recovery Partition is still intact, use UltimateBootCD or Hiren's Boot CD to force boot from the recovery partition
 
If the Recovery Partition is still intact but is corrupted / not bootable, you will need to:
1. Check the unit for the Windows 7 sticker (product key)
2. Download and burn a bootable Windows 7 ISO on this website (if you have a preloaded Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit, you will need to download the same for the unit to be activated via SLIC/SLP - see this guide)
3. Use the product key that you obtained from Step 1 if necessary.
 
 
 
Hope this helps

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Hi Folks,

Coming from a pc that i built my own with windows 7 to a windows 8 Sony vaio pro 13 laptop was not easy for me recently .

long story short, i was trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 pro. However, that was very unsuccessful, due to a what i think UEif, secure boot and some other reasons that im still unsure of. Now regardless of all that, i think during the process of trying to solve that problem and get linux running as a secondary os on my laptop, i did something wrong. i did play with partitions however l i do not remember touching any of the recovery partitions. i also downloaded two softwares to try and boot linux which are :

-EasyBCD - boot management
-Ease Partition Master - partition management

after so many failed attempted i thought to my self that maybe i should re-install windows and everything. Sony Vaio laptops have a button called Assist, when pressed it will boot to Sony diagnostics and recovery tools. Thar recovery tool usually allows you to format your laptop and re-installs everything along with all the softwares that sony provided with the laptop. That did not work for me for the first time since i got the laptop i tried different methods including advanced startup all option can;t seem to find the recovery partition. I tried to go to PC Setting > recovery > refresh & reset. None works and it asks me to insert a recovery media. So i went to disk management, and here is whats there :



the partition is there, i even went ... Read more

Answer:Recovery Media/Partition is not showing/working

from command prompt (admin) type one line at a time

diskpart
list disk
list volume
select disk 0
list partition
exit
reagentc /info

post a pic of cmd windows

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Hey guys. I've read a lot from this site and the tutorials and solutions are amazing. so I have decided. somewhat, maybe you can help me. here's the scenario:

I have a windows tablet ,ASUS Vivotab M81C non-signature edition (Please google for the specs), upon downloading all the necessary updates, I upgraded it to windows 10, after the long upgrade I noticed that windows 10 removed my oem recovery partition. so I immediately reverted back to windows 8.1

When I checked my partitions, I see that it was restored and labeled "healthy" I thought everything is ok until I decided to reset the tablet (in windows 8.1 already). But then reset/refresh and even create recovery drive didn't work. the refresh/reset menu said "Couldn't find recovery environment" while Create Recovery Drive said "A required Partition is missing" Itried booting from an iso with same architecture and tried reset/refresh but nothing worked. So I decided to fresh install the OS using the ISO I found here :https://www.pcsteps.com/210-download...ree-microsoft/ and thankfully I hadn't encountered any activation issues with the ISO. I used Custom Install, deleted all partitions EXCEPT the default Recovery Partition and proceeded. Installed all the drivers and got the tablet working again.

I now decided to copy the recovery partition and it was successful though I still didn't delete the one in my HD. Now I want to restore my tablet back to its factory default using the recove... Read more

Answer:ASUS default recovery partition not working

Although it says "healthy" that doesn't mean all the data is still there. Installing Win 10, even though you backed out could have corrupted the recovery partition or the boot record. For example, on a Dell with a recovery partition installing some other OS invalidates using the recovery partion to restore and in those cases a restore/reinstallation requires discs or USB drive to install OS then needed drivers.

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Hi, My R51e which has worked almost perfectly for three years suddenly slowed to a crawling pace without warning at all. It would take up to an hour to get to the welcome screen, but once I was finally logged on everything worked fine (though at roughly 40% speed). However this morning the boot wont even start: All I get is a "NTDETECT FAILED" on the screen then it just reboots... and does the same thing! I don't have a recovery disk because lenovo decided to do this partition recovery thing ... but that doesn't work either! I select it, it tells me that it is inspecting my hardware configuration, then the screen goes black (the computer is theoretically still on) and nothing happens... Has anyone had any of these problems? Especially with the partition recovery? I can't find out if the blank screen is a common part of the recovery process (though I assume it isn't...) Thanks

Answer:R51e --- dead?! Partition recovery not working!! :(

peacespotting, welcome to the forum, are you able to enter bios by pressing F1 at boot? If you can, ensure that the cd/dvd drive is set to first boot device and run PC Doctor, create a cd from the iso download, and let us know what results you get.

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Hello i buy new asus X550CC-XO028H ultrabook with windows 8 preinstalled.I upgrade windows 8 to 8.1 over windows store.I get many erros in event viewer.So now need restore windows 8 from recovery partition.Install all programs and upgrade to 8.1.But i cannot to do this.Windows 8.1 cannot find system image.I try this this manual System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8 Asus manual also say recovery same http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/...VC_VER7926.pdf

1. Restart your Notebook PC then press F9 during
POST.
2. Wait for Windows? to load the Choose an option
screen then tap Troubleshoot.
3. Tap Advanced options.
Notebook PC E-Manual
4. In the Advanced options screen, select System
Image Recovery.
5. Choose an account you would like to recover using
a system image file.
6. Type your account password then tap Continue.
7. Select Use the latest available system image
(recommended), then tap Next. You can also
choose Select a system image if your system
image is in an external device or DVD.
8. Follow the succeeding steps to complete the
system image recovery procedure.

Please help how fix to work recovery partition.All original asus partitions are untouched. http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3931/m8wy.png

Answer:Asus X550CC recovery partition not working

You could try this instead, Reset Windows 8. From what I've read this should roll you back to your original Windows 8 install. I'd back up any data you want saved to external recovery media before you do anything though.

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Hi everyone, I know this must sound like a real stupid title, but please bear with me for a moment: Having wiped my R50p clean with the "Access IBM" button, I noticed that I only had a C drive with 20 GB of which much was in use. In Windows XP Disk Manager I saw that there was a whopping 55 GB on a hidden partition that I only had the option of to "remove", not to activate or anything else. Realising that this was the hidden partition with the IBM restore files, I was hesitant to take any action. After doing some research on several forums I found that the recovery part should only take up 20 GB, which corresponded somewhat to the fact that Disk Manager showed 42 GB of 55 GB to be "free" (if only I could use the free space!). In order to access those magnificent 42 free GBs on the 55 GB hidden partition, I first created a ThinkVantage recovery disc (strangely it was only one CD-R) and disabled IBM Predesktop Area in the BIOS. As a result, I proceeded with deleting the 55 GB partition and it became unallocated space, therefore allowing me to make it a new partition and assign a drive letter (in this case D), doing a "quick format (NTFS)" in order to be able to use the space available, and finally giving me the full 55 GB. Since I had preferred to leave the recovery files on the hidden partition, but had no idea how to access the useful other 42 GBs, I followed the abovementioned procedure. Now my question is whether it's possible to recreate another hidden parti... Read more

Answer:?? Restore Recovery Partition with Recovery Disc after deleting Recovery Partition

pvanedan, welcome to the forum, after reading your post several times I think I understand your situation as it is now. The answer is as follows; which you may not like sorry  You have successfully deleted the recovery partition in order to gain more space, that's the good news  The cd you have created is only a boot cd and not a recovery cd, this would be used to boot your ThinkPad and access a recovery backup which is stored on another hard drive, cd/dvds or over network. It alone is not able to recreate the recovery partition which you no longer have, that's the bad news  I would suggest backing up your files regularly and using an appropriate imaging software to backup your installation. Edit: What I don't understand is; why 55GB? The partition should have been around 4GB, maybe it was full of backups??Message Edited by andyP on 07-03-2008 07:30 PM

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Hi everyone!New to the forum here and new Y50 owner. (Also switching back to PC after the past 5 years on mac... so a little rusty).So I will be receiving my new Y50 tomorrow in the mail. After the prerequisite bloatware removal and installing a few programs I'd like to create a recovery backup so I'll be safe. Now before I do that I'd like to re-size my 1TB HD partitions into a smaller C: drive for my OS and programs and a larger D: drive for my files and media (at least this is what I've read to do for best practices reasons).I've read that I will encounter issues by resizing partitions and having the still unfamiliar to me preinstalled recovery software (One Key Recovery) still working.1. So my question is if I want to resize the partitions in the manner described (again suggested as best practices from my readings - smaller C: drive for programs and OS and larger D: drive for files and media) how should I do this without screwing up One Key Recovery?2. Also have researched using Macrium Reflect or just the built in Windows System Image Backup Back up your programs, system settings, and files - Windows HelpAny advantages to using One Key Recovery over Macrium or the stock Windows backup?Sorry if all this is a bit novice but I'm coming from the past 5 years of exclusively using Mac where I only worried about my automated time machine back ups.

Answer:Coming from Macs - Y50 partition resize w/ recovery still working

any help? just a bit confused. Saw from another thread that the stock partitioning of the Y50 will give a very large C: drive of 887GB and a small D: of 24.9GB (I'm assuming the rest of the 1 TB is hidden). Is it really best practice to make a smaller C: drive for just OS and programs and another larger D: drive for media and files?

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I'm about to give my old Samsung laptop to a friend of mine, but I would like to restore it to factory condition before doing so. I saw I've accidentally removed the recovery partition when I formatted the drive the first time. I do however have a backup of the files that were on the recovery partition. As a result of the missing partition, I can no longer use F4 to boot to recovery.

Is there a way to restore such functionality? I've tried creating a new partition and moving the files to it, but I imagine it has to be a specific size and have some specific properties such as bootable etc. so the PC can recognize it as the recovery partition. Is there any tool by Samsung that allows me to restore the default partitioning? If anyone here has a samsung PC, would they be willing to share the information about their partitions, such as the flags that are set, specifically for the recovery partition.

This thread here made mention of such a tool, but it was never posted and I couldn't find it: https://superuser.com/questions/4765...cea6c0c0419fef

The hard drive is 500GB in size, and the type of Laptop is a Samsung R530-JT02.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Samsung Recovery Partition missing, boot to F4 not working

You don't have DVD's for recovery? I guess that function (F4) is embedded in BIOS. Maybe how you format the partition is important. Tried FAT32/NTFS? Or set it Active Partition - Mark as Active

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Hello,I am attempting to use BitLocker on my X61 Tablet ThinkPad but have run across an error message that is preventing me from initializing the BitLocker encryption. The message reads as follows: "Your system is not configured to use BitLocker Drive Encryption. If there is a bootable CD or DVD in your computer, remove it...if the problem persists, contact the computer manufacturer for BIOS upgrade instructions." I have run the BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool which has created its own boot drive (S and that program tells me that all is in order.  Additionally, I have verified that I have a fully updated BIOS.There is no bootable CD or DVD in the computer but there is what I assume to be Lenovo's Recovery software on a hidden and unalterable drive that appears in Disk Management. I cannot make changes to this drive; it is labeled only as"Healthy" and "EISA Configuration."Is this recovery drive the culprit that is preventing BitLocker from working? And if so, can it be disabled or BitLocker tricked into functioning while it is still present?Thanks for your help!













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Answer:BitLocker prevented from working by Rescue and Recovery Partition?

You might want to take a look at the Rescue & Recovery Deployment Guide which can be downloaded from the Admin Tools page:   http://www.lenovo.com/thinkvantageadmin There is a section in there about  compatibility with Vista BitLocker. 

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Hello to Lenovo support(and community)! My laptop: Lenovo G560 (I have noticed some variable specification) I have bought G560 and it came with around 500GB hard disk;partition C: 420-430GB which is for application software, operating system, and user documents.partition D: 30GB for OneKey system reocvery and needed files, perhaps for factory restore.and two more partitions but they are invisible and only found them by running disk management. Now the problem is that I have my files(documents), app software and operating system on the same partition and I want to have only the operating system on C and have app and documents on another partition OR have a new 200-300GB(taken from C) for backups partition.**I know it is not recommended to have backups on the same hard disk, but this is a temporary solution. How can I shrink C to have unallocated space and use it to create a new partition(or more) without corrupting the D OneKey Recovery partition?   Thanks for supporting your customers!!!  

Answer:OneKey System, Recovery partition, need repartition. Will it corrupt recovery partition?

Hello OLL98, welcome to Lenovo forums!
 
You canīt use Onekey Recovery anymore if you change the partitions.
 
So please create your recovery media before, messing up with the partitions. My 2 cents.

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Hi folks

I'm new to this forum. Hope to get some advice from you. I recently got an A100 laptop. It comes with Express Media Player (EMP) installed. Since my HDD is 160GB, I need to do some partition to protect my data should WinXP crashes and needed recovery. I used Toshiba's Windows Recovery CD to restore Windows into a 40GB partition and configured the remaining as an extended partition. The following is the final state of my laptop after that.
C: 40GB (contains WinXP)
D: ~108GB (for my Data)
I can see an unknown partition of ~250MB which is for EMP. I shut down my PC and turn it on using EMP button. It did not work! EMP fails to boot. Can you guys advise? Have anyone tried partitioning their HDD and getting EMP to work?

Answer:Express Media Player stopped working after Windows Recovery with partition

Hi

Usually if you want to use the Express Media Player functions the Express Mediaplayer Recovery CD must be run before performing the recovery from the Recovery DVD-ROM.

You have to known that you cannot run Express Media player after performing a recovery!!!

But it seems you have not formatted the whole HDD and crated only the additional partition. Possibly you don?t need to reinstall the Express Media Player.

I have investigated a little bit on the Toshiba computer technical knowledge and found this:

In rare instances Windows XP starts up instead of the Express Media Player
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6B01N70015R01.htm

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Hello My Lenovo Y530 has damaged hard disk (bad sectors)I replaced HD with a new one, but i want to transfer hidden recovery partition with a One Key Recovery functionality to my new disk. (bad sectors were at the end of my old disk, so recovery partition is ok)Is there any tutorial how to do that?Should I use any sector by sector partition cloning/copying software? But how to get OKR working on a new disk?I really appreciate your help

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How do i sort this out? Thanks.

Answer:T430 System reserved partition full

Anyone?

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In December 2012, I purchased a T430 laptop with Windows 7 as the OS.  Soon after I got my T430, I created a recovery DVD from the Lenovo Recovery Partition. This week my hard drive died and I went to use the recovery disk to reinstall Windows 7.  Problem is, the recovery disk appears to be for Windows 8 OS!!!  Now I'm left with no laptop. Who do I speak with about getting the correct recovery media for Windows 7?  I'd better not be charged for the disks...perhaps they can drop them into a file sharing site? Anyone else experience this???













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OK, just phoned Lenovo support and told them what I described above. They won't send me the correct recovery disks unless I BUY them. Faulty software installed on my t430 and they want ME to pay to replace it! I'm not asking for a new hard drive, or even any help reinstalling the OS on a new hard drive. But I do believe that since I paid for a Win 7 laptop that it should have had a Win 7 recovery partition installed on it, not a Win 8 recovery partition!The tech insisted that I had to purchase recovery media from them. I can't use the PC because the HDD crashed (no problem, it's out of warranty, it happens) and I cannot reinstall the OS because Lenovo put the wrong recovery partition on my PC. I followed their instructions precisely when I bought the machine and created a recovery disk. I've had no reason to access this disk until now. And it's useless to me...Who do I call to make this right???

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Question: T430 Recovery Disc

I am in need of the recovery Disc for a Lenovo T430 (QH6-2349) that I've recently purchased. It comes with Win 7 Pro 32 bit, but I would like to run 64bit Windows on it without loosing the "Lenovo" Windows.So, it would help if someone with a similar or anything close enough that could provide me with the image of the recovery dic.

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Hello everyoneso a week ago I install fedora 18 on my lenovo Thinkpad and if you have done it before you know  that installing a linux requires a partitioning on your HDD in fedora 18 the installation process does that automatically. So I freed up some space on my HDD and left it for fedora to use. The problem starts when fedora installation was complete. After that my windows 8 boot loader was missing that the grub (Linux boot loader) found the windows OS but when I enter windows I get this error exactly:"windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause....File: \boot\BCDStatus: 0Xc0000225Info: The boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors."so windows is not loading...Base on that error I think that fedora installation edit or deleted my boot partition on my laptop.There is a recovery partition on my HDD. But I don't have any way of loading a recovery panel or system or something. But in my Linux I have access to that partition which includes these file:So this is my recovery partition on my laptop. I am running a fedora Linux on my thinkpad.I want to recover my laptop to its factory setting and partition I am hoping that this recovery partition that includes a .WIM file does that for me.so that's the problem any idea about how I can save my laptop..Please help  

Answer:Thinkpad T430 recovery from WIM file

I had faced the similar issue, i have resolved it by selecting windows boot manager from temporary boot option menu( Temporary boot option menu can be reached by pressing F12 during start up)

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T430, Win 7 Pro. Recently upgraded original 160GB SSD to Samsung 500GB SSD.Seemed to have no problems until I tried R&R. Will not locate backup on external USB HDD and cannot start new backup. Also, trying to upgrade to Win 10, but will not allow me as it can't delete R&R because it can't find drive letter. any suggestions?

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I bought a used thinkpad T430, and it is all in spanish. It has a corrupt windows 7 ultimate, and I want to reset it to the original windows 7 home premium edition. Is there an f11 key or something where I can do this?

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i am trying to perform a resuce and recovery with the included 4 dvd set for windows 7 on a lenovo t430 i fly through the first 3 cd's, only to get hung up on the 'applications and recovery disc 2/2' dvd.  it says the dvd is not the correct one.  i ordered a 2nd cd set from lenovo and same result.  i talked to lenovo support and they were no help, made me mail in my other laptop which does not help me long term i have done this many times on a t440 and no issues.  when i try to use the recovery dvd set that is specific to the t430, it gets hung up on the /application 2/2' dvd.   i reset the bios to os optimized defaults.  tried it on two separate t430's and same result.  laptop has no OS on it, trying to perform a factory restore with rescue recovery dvd's and can't get it to work any ideas?

Answer:Lenovo t430 rescue and recovery

This thread is currently trying to figure it out on the T430 https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Two-sets-of-recovery-discs-have-now-fail... No solution yet.. OP there said his dad "cancelled" at the failure point, and somehow got into windows. Not sure how yet myself,. 

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We have two T430 Thinkpads, both came with a Windows 8 license, windows 7 preinstalled.With the laptops,Lenovo supplied Windows 8 recovery disks. One of the laptops successfully recovered Windows 8.The other one fails, when the second recovery disk is inserted.This is at 1/3 of the overall progress. Both laptops are identical, both in hardware as in BIOS settings.We tried to use the recovery disks of the working laptop, but these fail at the same spot. Anybody any ideas? Thanks.     

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Hello,  I recently tried to revovery the winodow 7 which is on thinpad t430  but the F12 key does not worked  so i reinstalled window 7 with ios files(its not from lenovo)  but it said it can not find the network drive so i downloaded the drivers but it does not worked  so i installed the ubuntu again(not dual boot) and i retried to install the window 7 but it does not recognize my hard drive for installation.  this is really annoying......  1. is there any revovery disk i can download  ? like iso file? 2. why F12 button does not work .... 3. any other wise advise for this situation? 

Answer:Lenovo thinkpad T430 recovery mode

1. No. 2. Recovery option only works when you have the recovery function. 3. What do you mean by network drive? Your main hdd?

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Dear Community,I recently purchased a Thinkpad T430 with Windows7 Pro edition preinstalled.  I want to replace the installed SSD drive with a larger SSD drive (samsung 840 pro).  I have no files on the laptop yet.  After careful reading of several posts and the Thinkpad manual, I created a recovery medium (boot and data) using the Lenovo installed tools onto a 16GB USB flash drive.  I then removed the lenovo SSD drive and replaced it with the Samsung SSD drive.  I connected the flashdrive to the USB port and attempted to boot from this flash drive.  In the boot menu, both the Samsung drive and the USB drive show up, but if I select the USB drive nothing happens (the boot menu reloads).  After reading more posts, I went into the BIOS menu and tried some suggested changes but nothing seems to work.   I am an ordinary user, I am not an IT professional and embarked on this adventure thinking it should be straightforward enough.  Can someone help me please? Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Thinkpad T430 Cannot Boot from Recovery disk

Hello and welcome,
 
Was the flash drive properly prepared before creating the recovery image?
 
New or used USB memory keys or USB flash drives require an active partition created from within Wind...
 
Sometimes a non-booting flash drive can be fixed by setting the partition active.   Use the instructions in the above link but don't clean, create, or format - or do anything that might corrupt the data.  Just select and set active.
 
If there's something else wrong with the drive prep (wrong format, for example), you may be able to get it working by doing the prep on a 2nd USB drive and copying the contents of the first drive.
 
You only get to make the recovery media once so if neither of these work you'll need to call support and request DVDs.  In a case like this where the recovery drive creation has failed they may or may not charge for the media.
 

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Since I'm not an expert at present, I can't do a lot to help others in this forum solve their problems. So I figure that the most helpful thing I can do is post enough information that hopefully others can learn from my experiences. That's why I'm putting so much documentation into this thread.

I have a WD 2TB external hard drive that I use for both System Image and data file backups. A week ago, I was trying to resize one of its partitions, and the process got hung up partway through. I took some steps to try to address any problems that may have resulted, but apparently I didn't do enough.

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I was using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 to resize a partition on a WD 2TB external hard drive. I let the process run overnight, and somehow it was interrupted during the Quick Data Moving step. Upon resuming, the program indicated it had data that still needed to be moved so I let it continue.

The process apparently stopped at the "Rebuilding Partitions Info" stage - neither the percent complete, nor the elapsed time, nor the time had remaining changed for at least the past 3-4 hours. (Until it suddenly stopped, the elapsed time had been steadily growing.)

I've attached a screenshot showing the Paragon dashboard and status windows.









  
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Answer:Resize Partition Failure (Part 2) - PW Partition Recovery found issues

I read about PW Partition Recovery in one of the tutorials, so I ran a Quick Scan of the entire 2TB drive, with the following results (see screen shot).

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Hi Friends, I have a T430 laptop preloaded with windows8. i want to create a recovery media, but i dont the application create recovery media to be installed and i dont find it available in the website as downloadable. kindly suggest me a procedure to create a recovery media for windows 8. regardsVinod













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Answer:How to create recovery disc in t430 laptop loaded with Windows 8

Got the answer. http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?AliasID=SF12-D0247

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Just got my new T430. Disappointing experience so far. Wanted to create the recovery media onto USB, but could not find any documentation on what capacity is required. Found online people mentioning 8GB for other devices. So I went out to buy an 8GB USB flash drive, followed the instructions at http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-74246, but got an error in the end stating that there is not enough space. Would really appreciate if someone could enlighten me on this. I tried calling technical support but was denied service as apparently my system does not show up on their warranty database, despite being shown on lenovo.com/warrantystatus. Spoke to a manager too, no dice. Hung up on me.













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Answer:T430 Recovery Media - how big?; denied service by tech support

I recently moved it to USB stick and believe it was  14.xGB.  I got R&R dvds from Lenovo and believe I received 3 DVDs.  I will double-check both of these claims at home tonight. 

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When I first got this product, before opening I thought that all the 500gb would go to the first partition, but then I saw that the recovery partition has half of the 500gb just for recovery which is unnessecery.

But I had no problem with this at the time, and used the recovery partition(after saving to a disk) for ubuntu so I could have a dual boot.

But now I've came to realise that the games I'm downloading are taking more and more room up on my C drive. The problem I have is that I can shrink my recovery partition and enlarge the C drive.

Does anyone know a work around?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-225: Shrinking recovery partition englarge C partition

You will need an 3rd party software to shrink the recovery partition and to add the free space the existing C partition.
I would recommend you an freeware tool called Gparted

But before you would start doing this, create a recovery disk!
This is advisable in case you would try to set the notebook back to factory settings using such disk.

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Hi

currently I am using vista ultimate. I have only one partition (C:)

i want to install vista home premium onto (C:) but my dvd/cd drive does not work. I do not have (or want to use) a portable DVD/CD drive to reformat.

Im thinking of creating another partition (D:) and then transfering the "bootable folder for home premium", from another computer to (D:) via usb drive.

Can I boot from this new partition (D:) and reformat (C:)?

thanks.

Answer:HELP! No CD Drive, want to make recovery partition to format main partition

Hi -

Shrink the HDD --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...n-my-hard-disk

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

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Hi
As the topic says; after installation of a fresh copy from the original disc win7, my second partition "D" has been renamed itself to the Recovery Partition. You can see it only in the application "Disk Management". I do not have access into it at all. When I click the right mouse button ?help? option appears only . There are very important files to me.
I tried to use EASEUS Partition Master but I'm afraid of losing data.
Please help.

Answer:[SOLVED] After win7 install, 2nd partition has renamed itself to Recovery Partition

Have you taken the install disc out ? Sounds dumb but the d: partition is generally a reserved partition and indicates your CD-ROM drive, to me it looks like your install disc, the file system is UDF which is universal disc format, you have two recovery partitions on top. Remove the disk, reboot. Then choose a different letter other than D for your recovery partition.. Best to start with z

The fact that the file encryption is UDF, you will not have the ability to modify it, its not NTFS, FAT or FAT32.

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I want to upgrade my system to Windows 8, but was wondering if I do it without System Recovery disks and just install a win8 pro retail, will the blue ThinkVantage button become invalid? Or who can tell me a way to upgrade my W520 to Win8, and keep the ThinkVantage button valid.

Answer:Can I implement Windows 8 System Recovery disks on my W520, although it's for W530/T430/etc?

ThinkPad W520 never had Lenovo Windows 8 Recovery Media. As such you could only do a clean install, which means you would lose the function of the ThinkVantage button.

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Hi,In my laptop wi-fi is not working.When I troubleshoot it,it says"The window wireless service is not running on this system         not fixed"  Please tell me how to fix it.

Answer:WI-FI not working in T430

Hi Harsh Jain,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with Wifi on ThinkPad T430.
 
As per the error message, please right click on computer and click on manage, expand Services and Application option and in that click on service and search for WLAN Auto Config file and check if it is started, if not right click on that and click on start.
 
Please check on the below image for further assistance.
 
Link to picture
 
Hope this helps. 
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar
 
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Is there a way to boot directly off of D:(recovery partition) so i can restore my gateway laptop to factory settings? Right now I get a "BOOTMGR is missing" error message. The C: drive is completely gone, but like i said, the recovery partition is intact.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I tried hitting f11 at startup to bring up gateways recovery menu, but again nothing. I have the windows vista recovery environment disc also if that helps.

Answer:Formatted Windows Vista partition, but i still have the Recovery partition on D:

There are files on c: used by the recovery partition on d:

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

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Hi, I cannot find my original x60 tablet cds. And I am installing win xp pro now on a new hd I just put in. I'd like keep a partition for recovery (like the original one in system). Can I just make a separate partition in xp installation? How big should I give to it? And how should I make partitions if I want to install multiple OS? (XP and Vista) with recovery for both? Thanks!Message Edited by saja on 01-01-2009 07:24 AM

Answer:lost my original x60 cds, how to reserve a partition for recovery partition?

you can't reserve a recovery partition in the normal sense if you don't have the Lenovo recovery media. If you want to do a dual boot you will have to partition your hdd into two drives.  You can partition your hdd by using an aftermarket software like PartitionMagic, etc.  

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I deleted the unwanted recovery partitions on windows 8.1 using  'Diskpart'.The unallocated memories were created but they cannot be used to extend any other partitions even by using Diskpart.I am just able to create them as normal partitions buth
not by combining them but each seperately.Any solution for this...pls...

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Hi,

Need some help. I recently bought Acer Aspire 5560G. It comes with 500GB HDD with only one partition which is drive C. There are 2 hidden partitions as well. I would like to split my drive C in 2 partitions without effecting my Recovery partition. Is it possible??? if yes than what's the best way?? Help would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Hard Drive Partition Without Effecting Recovery Partition

I think the easiest way to accomplish that is to shrink your C: partition. That will create unallocated space. And the unallocated space can be used to create a new partition.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Create New

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Greetings, We are trying to get WIDI to work with one of our Lenovo T430s. Its is running a i7 3520M with Intel HD Graphics 400 and 64bit Windows 7.When trying to install the Software it says the Plattform is not compatible. It used to work on this very Laptop before we did a clean install and all of our other Laptops (with the same specs)  have no problems with WIDI.  Can someone provide some help as to what the issue might be here?

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Stopped working a few days ago, so downloaded and reinstalled the Hotkey driver, installed the new BIOS and updated the Ultranav driver, but to no avail.  Fn and F9 displays the brightness bar at 15, but Fn F8 does nothing at all.  Any idea how to get this fixed?  Thanks

Answer:T430 brightness - Fn and F8/F9 not working

Hi rcspencer1,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with Display brightness on ThinkPad T430.
 

To resolve the issue please install latest chipset driver.
Uninstall current Graphic driver and Lenovo power manger application and download the latest driver of both and install it.

Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
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Hello all, I had a problem with speedstep in my T430 (i7 3520M, 8GB RAM, Win8 Pro x64), the cpus were at 2,89 Ghz all the time and would never go down to 1,16 GHz like they did when I got the machine, and like they do on an i5-T430 I sometimes use. But I got my SSD, and reinstalled Windows. Like it is after reinstalling Winodws, everything worked fine, and my CPUs were at 1,16 GHz again. But yesterday the laptop has done windows updates, and after rebooting, everything is as before reinstalling, the cpus don't use speedstep anymore, 2,89GHz all the time. Another interesting phenomenon ist that I don't have the option to set minimum and maximum  processor-performance (I don't know if this is called exactly like this in english Windows-Systems) inside the enegry-options, but I was able to do this before updating.  So I searched the web about it, and found very few results, one regarding the Thinkpad L512 with the same problem under any Windows 7 64-Bit. I read the thread (http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/R-and-L-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Problem-with-Speedstep-on-Laptop-Lenovo-... they had just the same problem like me, I ran "powercfg -energy" which results I can post here if you want to. The fix for the issue of the L512/412-Owners was a new BIOS, which fixed this issue and an issue were Bluethoot did turn on every resumation from hybernate, which my Bluethoot-adaptor does, too. But I already have the latest BIOS (love the new fan-be... Read more

Answer:T430 speedstep not working

Does your Task Manager report any CPU usage?

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I was just using my ThinkPad as usual today and then Windows automatically updated the Synaptics drivers. This led to both the trackpad and trackpoints not working and I had to use an external mice to use navigate. I fixed the issue by rolling back the driver, which worked until the next restart. I tried to find a more permanent fix so I uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled it, but this didn't work and now the drivers are stuck installing. Additionally, because I uninstalled all the previous drivers, I cannot use those ones that work. What makes things worse is that using external mice no longer works so I am now restricted to navigating with the keyboard. I've checked the device manager and it says that the 'device could not start (Code 10)' because 'the device is not in a valid state to perform the request'.  Has anyone else had this issue? Or does anyone know how to rectify this, because otherwise my laptop is going to turn into (quite a heavy!) paperweight. I am reluctant to reinstall Windows incase it doesn't actually solve the issue.

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I recieved my T430 2 weeks prior to this post. The Touchpad wasn't working and never did actually, the trackpoint though has been working since day 1. I have tried the synaptics ultranav driver without success. It returns the answer synaptics device not found.Then I have tried the Elan driver and it returns a similar answer that it is the wrong device. There is no tab in my mouse control panel for the Ultranav or the touchpad. 

Answer:T430 touchpad not working

Was the machine new? It sounds to me like the cable might not be connected, or that the touchpad is disabled in the BIOS

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I have a Lenovo T430 laptop, running Windows 7, 64 bit. The webcam on it doesn't work for reason. I am trying to use it on Oovoo (kind of like Skype), and it won't work. I made sure the right camera was selected. Sometimes, the green light (next to the webcam) is on, but the webcam still doesn't work. I tried reinstalling the webcam driver from the Lenovo site, and that didn't work. Any suggestions?

Answer:T430 Webcam not working

Hi gradstud40
 
Here are a couple forums where some other people were having the some problem:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Cannot-find-T420S-Windows-8-Integrated-Came...
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Help-with-E430-Integrated-camera/m-p/963235#M1340...
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Thinkpad-T530-Integrated-Camera-no-longer-w...
 
There are various suggestions for resolving this issue.
Let us know which steps you took so we can pass that info along, plus, there are some more options we can try.
 
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i tried to burn a Factory Recovery DVD using Onekey Recovery tool. i chose Create Recovery disk, selected Factory Default recovery disk and got to the burning options. The disks were successfully burnt. I tried to burn one more set for safety but I get the following error message. The program cannot find the service partition. This function is currently unavailable. Is there any solution for the problem?













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Answer:Y550 Lenovo recovery hidden partition visible and One Key recovery doesnt work

restart your computer and try again or copying the disks using nero may help.there are ways to activate hidden partition but not suggested.

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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a Dell Windows RT tablet from someone. It had the problem of not starting anymore. I managed to get my hands on a Windows RT 8.0 Recovery USB Image for this type of tablet. I used a Imaging tool to install this image on a USB drive.
I booted with this and I could access the Advanced recovery options. I started the Command Prompt and launched Diskpart. I saw all of the partitions where gone. So I used Diskpart to re-install all of the partitions using the Microsoft standard.
It looks like this:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=450
set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
assign letter=T
create partition efi size=200
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter=S
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary
shrink minimum=4200
gpt attributes=0x0000000000000000
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter=W
create partition primary
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
assign letter=R
rescan
exit 

All went well. After recreating the partitions, I used DISM to deploy the *.wim image on the USB drive to the Windows partition and installed the bootloader afterwards. The tablet was fixed after this :) I installed Windows RT 8.0 and updated to Windows
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Hello, I just migrated my X240 OS (Win8.1) from HDD to SSD, and swapped the HDD with SSD. Everything went smooth, so instead of the 500GB HDD I now had a 500GB SSD. However, I thought it might be best to start 'fresh'and do a reset to factory settings. On the SSD (a clone of the HDD) I see all partions, including the Recovery partition. However, if I attempt to reset to factory settings, I get the message that Windows could not find the Recovery environment. I did make a recovery USB flash drive, but it doesn't help at all. Also, booting from the recovery USB drive does not work -the screen remains black when I try to boot from it. So, even though I still have the recovery partition and though I have a recovery USB, I don't seem to be able to do a clean install. Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong or how I can do the reset? If my recovery partition/USB flash drive fail, can I get a Win8.1 DVD/download from Lenovo perhaps? After all, I have a legitimate Win8 version and I think I took all reasonable precautions by creating a recovery USB flash drive... Any help is appreciated. Many thanks! 

Answer:Cannot reset X240 to factory settings with Recovery partition / USB Recovery drive

Following up on my post, I finally managed to do a clean install/reset to factory settings using my "old" HDD drive (the original drive from which I cloned to SSD) in an external casing via USB. So apparently the Recovery partition on the HDD was functional.However, I'm still not able to make a functional Recovery USB flash drive. I already made 1 in the past, and I just re-did this, but when I try to boot from the recovery flash drive, I just get a black screen and nothing happens. I noticed during creation of the Recovery flash drive, that I cannot select the option to copy the contents of the Recovery Partion to the flash drive. That's why the size is so small I guess: only a few hundred MB whereas the flash drive is 32GB in size. I presume this is the reason I cannot use/boot from the Recovery USB flash drive. Does anyone know why I can't create a proper USB Recovery flash drive?  All help is appreciated!  

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Hi!  First of all - sorry for my english. I have problem with my Lenovo G570. I make a backup DVD with system by OKR (4DVD). Then by accident i DELETED my recovery partition. When i try to boot from these DVD i get error: "The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect ,you may have to recreate the partition to continue". My partitions looks like this: C: New installation of Windows 7 enterprise trialD: Lenovo (default partition with drivers and backup)Hidden empty partition where recovery was. What should i do now?

Answer:Lenovo G570 - I delete my recovery partition, recovery DVD doesn't work.

@meliegree,Did you make a Factory Restore disc in OKR or did you just do the backup only?If its backup only, you might need to contact Lenovo support to get a factory restore disc instead in order to get the partition fixed.

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I bought lenovo thinkpad X230 in January 2013. I made a recovery USB on a 16 GB pendrive. I bought a windows 8 pro upgrade offer as well. But i did not install it at that time and kept it for future use.  About a week ago I installed windwos 8 on my system in dual boot mode making a partition on primary HDD.everything went ok with only problem that my windows 8 did not activate. I was ok with that. But when i tried F11 recovery function, it was not working. So i tried factory reset through recovery USB i created earlier. It opened up and said BOOTMGR missing. Later with some research I realized that i didnt make USB active (bootable) before burning it.(Though this is ridiculous considering, tools provided must have done that. Like when you make windows bootable.) With all this(and me panicking), I tried backing up my data with image i created through R & R tool. After back up, I lost my recovery partition on HDD. And I guess i accidentally deleted System_DRV partition as well.  Though my computer is running fine. I need a bootable media. it would be great if you can provide it. Also if you can restore my comp to factory setting with recovery partition, it would be great.Please help me. Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Thinkpad X230- No recovery partition, lost System_DRV and have no recovery media

Hi, You can make bootable media (CD, USB stick or USB HDD) for using with your Factory Recovery Data USB stick.Just launch Lenovo Factory Recovery Disks app from Control Panel, deselect Data media creation, select needed Boot media type. Note you'll need less then 300 mb free space on media.

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My T61's Rescue and Recovery software in WinXP can't recognise/use the Vista's ServiseV002 partition to go back to factory settings.  I tried both in the pre-boot program and the Rescue and Recovery  in windows Xp, but both of them can't get to the hidden partition to go back to factory settings. I didnt make a rescue CD before formatting the C drive. I think the hidden partition is enough for me to get a clean Vista when I want at that time but I am wrong.  Hope someone can get me an answer, thank you! BTW i am in a educational system, I can get Vista Ultimate for 7 bucks, so if I can't get the Vista from the hidden drive, I can just bought one from school. It's not the end of the world!!!

Answer:T61:Rescue and Recovery in Winxp can't recognise/use the Vista's hidden recovery partition

anyone can help?

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I installed Ubuntu GNU/Linux in my 3000 N100 0768GZQ laptop and deleted the partition in which i had installed Vista using fdisk. However, fdisk also deleted the Lenovo rescue and recovery partition. Not realizing this i created 2 new partitions in the free space. Now I want to install Vista in one of these partitions and I don't have a Lenovo Rescue and Recovery drive or the recovery CDs. Please help me.

Answer:Lost Lenovo Rescue and recovery partition in 3000 N100 0768GZQ have no recovery disks, please help

You can either get a hold of Vista installation disks and install it manually, or call Lenovo support and ask for recovery disks. They may charge you for the disks as you are supposed to create your own recovery disks.





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Hi, I have a Lenovo 3000 N200 running Windows XP. Windows XP crashed beyond repair and I need to do a system restore. I do not have any Recovery CD's. I am told to press the "Lenovo Care" button. This gives me various options and option 3 is to press F11 to diagnose hardware or recover your system. If I select this, it is ignored and trys to boot Windows - obviously to no avail. I have checked the hard drive. I have run a disk test and all is fine. I have also connected it to another computer and can see the various partitions including the recovery. I have also been able to remove important data and back this up. I am therefore happy the hard disk is fine and the recovery partition is in place. Is there any way of getting the system restore to kick in? All help very much appreciated! Mark

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Will Vista Recovery Disk Work if there is No Recovery Partition?
Thanks all.
 

Answer:Solved: Will Vista Recovery Disk Work w/ No Recovery Partition?

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When I push the Q: recovery drive> Create recovery media, I get a message saying "Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\factory recovery\recovburncd.exe'. Make sure you types the name correctly, and then try again."How do I go about fixing this and creating a recovery disk?

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Talk about confusing. Does anyone know how to get a Toshiba C660 working after the HDD has failed and the owner has stupidly NOT followed the instructions to make a recovery disk. Will the recovery disk ( if you purchase one from Toshiba ) rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition and install windows 7 (original OS ) and accept the product key printed on the Windows License attached to the base of the laptop. I have read a number of suggestions but these have been deemed incorrect by others.

Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

Do they read these posts ?

Answer:Satellite L660-12Q - Would recovery disk rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition

Hi buddy?

I don?t think that this is really complicated? I could find all info regarding the recovery procedure in the user manual?

The recovery disk has to be created at the first day of purchase? its recommended to create one in cases something would be wrong with the HDD.

The recovery disk contain an image?. Image is a package containing Win system, drivers, tools and all the stuff preinstalled on the notebook.
You purchased the notebook and the system was already activated so you don?t need the key placed at the bottom of the unit.
Furthermore the usage of recovery disk formats the whole HDD (partitions too) and set the notebook back to the same state like at the first day of purchase.

There is also another option to recover the notebook called HDD recovery. This HDD recovery does not need recovery disk. Usage of HDD recovery would format ONLY the C (system) partition.

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** VIRTUAL RANK NEWBIE TO "OLDER" THINKPADS **My 'friend' gave me his R50e (1842-STU) to "fix" after he attempted to re-load Windows XP... Lord knows what he did - or why - but this is what I've got:I'd like to simply use the recovery partition to 'return to factory' - but I am not given that option when I press the blue 'Access IBM' button during bootup.  All I have are options to hit 'ESC' to resume normal boot - F1 to enter IBM BIOS  Setup utility - F12 to choose a temporary boot device.I've removed the HDD and connected to my Win 7 PC using a USB >IDE 'service interface' and I see what I believe is the 'service' and 'recovery' partition (brilliant that they named it "SERVICE") but how can I implement this to recover to factory?When I boot the PC, I'm presented with options to boot into one of his 'failed' XP installations OR into PC-DOS.If I choose the PC-DOS, I am presented with a single menu option:"1. Thinkpad T4x/R5x"but when I choose this, I get an immediate "File not found: 'C: \Command .com" with secondary messages saying:   2   *--*       "PLNRID.EXE                +++  RC(8)  That is the wrong diskette for this Thinkpad.  Please insert the correct diskette   22   *--*    "{ATI_CTYP.EXE"  ;    &n... Read more

Answer:R50e - No recovery capacity / seemingly valid recovery partition

http://thinkpadrecoverycds.com/rseries.html
 
Hi billzinn and welcome to the Community,
 
I think the key phrase here is, "after he attempted to re-load Windows XP".  
 
It doesn't take much to mess up the recovery partition.
The easy way to straighten it out is to get yourself a set of restore discs and reinstall the os.
You can try to get them from service, link below, or get them from a supplier, link above.  I've gotten a few sets from the above over the years.
 
Dave
 
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-4M7HWZ#purchase
 
 
 
 
 

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I've got an SSD drive and obviously storage space is premium. I've got the Lenovo recovery DVDs. Is there any way to reinstall everying and prevent it from installing the recovery partition? Or is it better to delete the partition after Windows installation?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7 with recovery DVDs without installing recovery partition?

you can't prevent the recovery media from reinstalling the recovery partition.

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Hi, everyone.I'm quite sure I found this on-line and that it's doable, but now that I need it, of course I can't find it!My computer-illiterate sister has an eMachines Windows Vista computer that will no longer boot either normally or in safe mode; it hangs on crcdisk.sys.  She didn't make recovery disks when she got the computer, and the recovery console that comes up when it tries to boot also hangs.  She believes that it was interrupted while running a Windows update, but she's not entirely certain about that.  Anyway, her primary concern was recovering her pictures and documents, and I was able to do that by booting off a bootable Ubuntu CD.   Thus she now has everything she needs from that computer.  Before we take the sledgehammer to it, I want to fiddle with it and see whether I can get it booting into Windows off of the hard drive again so she can use it again, even if only for going on-line and not for saving precious stuff.I thought I read somewhere that if the recovery partition was readable (as it -- and the rest of the hard drive -- seem to be) that you could copy it up onto an external hard drive, then create recovery CD's on a different computer, but I can no longer find the instructions on how to do that.  Is that do-able, and if so, can I do it on an XP computer, or do I need to use a Win7 computer (I don't have a Vista computer).  Can I do it right off of the external hard drive, or d... Read more

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I accidentally formatted the recovery partition and now I can't make a recovery disc. Can someone please help me? I also have an original windows 7 disc and how could i get back the lenovo stuff back on it?
 
 
 
 
 
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Answer:Accidentally formatted the recovery partition and I can't make recovery disk

That sucks, and you have tons of options including heroic tasks such as undelete tools that may or not work reliably.You may also feed your machine type and model number into the support.lenovo.com website and navigate to a list of the latest and even oldest stable drivers and software for your system.Regaining the exact functionality of booting to the recovery partition isn't regained from downloading those drivers.If you're insistent on restoring the same reboot/recovery functionality then you should consider contacting Lenovo support to determine your options, I'm not qualified nor presumptuous enough to mention whether or not a fee is involved for materials.





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Hi,

I have already found quite some discussions around the question how to increase free space on the SSD.

Is it a feasible option to remove the recovery partition after having created a USB recovery stick with "Toshiba Create Recovery Media" tool?
Any risk?

If it would be feasible, how can it be done to assign the gained space to the C: partition?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Answer:Portege Z830: Creating USB recovery and remove recovery partition on SSD?

> Is it a feasible option to remove the recovery partition after having created a USB recovery stick with "Toshiba Create Recovery Media" tool?
>Any risk?

Well, the recovery partition would be created again while notebook recovery procedure using the Recovery disk or recovery flash memory stick?

So if you want to delete the 2nd partition, you should create such recovery disk/USB stick before changing something on the HDD.

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I am working on my sisters Toshiba L655d-S5055 notebook. windows 7, 3gb, amd v120 processor, 250gb drive. Started with error msg at boot "encountered a problem communicating with a device at startup......". Couldn't get by this error. took out drive, inserted into usb-enclosure, and tested. numerous sector errors. She has also lost the recovery disks I made for her. I used partition software to scan just the recovery partition, and there are no errors reported there. What I would like to do, is to copy to a flash drive, or make new recovery dvd's from this recovery partition; then I can use the coa from the back of the notebook (if necessary) for full install onto a new hard drive. However, I can't use the toshiba notebook for this; I can only use my desktop pc for the xfer; using the toshiba hard drive as a usb external drive, and the toshiba media creator software will not install onto my desktop pc (doesn't give me a reason). I would prefer to go the dvd-route, but flash drive would be ok, too. Any info is appreciated. thanks.
 

Answer:how to create recovery dvd's from recovery partition mounted as usb-external drive

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After I did a clean install of Win10 about a year ago, I created a USB Recovery Drive. I also have a Norton Security Recovery Drive and I?ve created USB Bootable PE Rescue Disk by Kyhi. I also use Acronis to create regular full disk images and I have a USB Bootable Acronis Rescue Drive.

With the USB Recovery Drive and the USB Bootable PE Rescue Disk by Kyhi, do I still need to keep the Recovery Partition that Win10 created when I did the original install? Are the files in that partition used by the system to create the USB Recovery Drive?

Also out of curiosity I executed the ?reagentc/info? command and I see that the Windows RE status is disabled. Did creating the USB Recovery Drive do that or is something else going on? If I keep the recovery partition then do I need to re-enable it and if so how do I do that?

Answer:Recovery Drive vs Recovery Partition vs PE Rescue Disk, confused.

Hi, you don't need the manufacturer's recovery partition unless you planned to restore the PC to as bought e.g. to sell it on.
You could create a disk image of it and save it on an external disk, then delete it from your PC.

Windows RE: Suggests you have a corrupt or missing partition - System Reserved. Note that Disk Management does not show this 16Mb partition. You need a 3rd party partition manager to see it.

See this (lots of technical detail):
Just a moment...

And do a couple of checks to see if it really is missing.

Thread where this problem was resolved:
Can't enable Windows Recovery Environment

For interest:
Windows RE statue Disabled - Microsoft Community

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Hello!I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad with a windows 7 32 bit version. There was no system disk added. I learned that the windows 7 version is hidden in a recovery partition. I now want to create a system disk to save the windows 7 32 bit version just in case and install a windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version on the computer. Can you tell me what I have to do? Thank you!

Answer:How to create a recovery system disk from the hidden recovery partition?

Hi and welcome,
One way is to save a recover set ... with OKR ... or better do this Backup before  ...but no way to get a  pure Windows 7 Install Disc if you mention this  ...  
 
And Windows 7 64 Bit will not run on Atom based machine.. i.e. S10/S10e/S10-2 ,S12 Intel/Nvidia ...
(and even when, it lacks of memory 2GB (due the intel chipset restrictions) is good for 32 Bit based systems, but not really enough for 64 Bit based systems, so there is no benefit for use a 64bit on a netbook)  
S10-3t W7 64 ?
 
sincerely KalvinKlein 
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Hello, I don't have the recovery partition on my system anymore, but would like to reset my Ideapad Yoga 13 to factory status. Is this possible somehow? All the guides I've seen assumed that my recovery partition was still intact. Thank you for your time. Regards













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Answer:Create Recovery Media/Do Factory Resect without Recovery Partition

To reset your PCSwipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, then click Change PC settings.)Tap or click Update and recovery, then tap or click Recovery.Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, tap or click Get started.Follow the instructions on the screen.NoteYou'll be asked to choose whether you want to erase data quickly or thoroughly. If you choose to erase data quickly, some data might be recoverable using special software. If you choose to erase data thoroughly, this will take longer but it makes recovering data less likely.
 
 
Refreshing your PC without affecting your files

If your PC isn't performing as well as it once did, and you don't know why, you can refresh your PC without deleting any of your personal files or changing your settings.

Note
If you upgraded your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and your PC has a Windows 8 recovery partition, refreshing your PC will restore Windows 8. You?ll need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 after the refresh has finished.


Warning
Applications you?ve installed from websites and DVDs will be removed. Applications that came with your PC and apps you've installed from the Windows Store will be reinstalled. Windows puts a list of removed applications on your desktop after refreshing your PC.


To refresh your PC

Swip... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I'm stuck in a pretty bad situation right now and I have no idea about how to help myself..So recently I've been wanting to 'reset' my Windows 8.1 laptop, & I just cannot because my recovery environment is missing..
First when I got this problem I thought there would be an easy-intermediate level fix like every other problem. (and I love fixing stuff.)

But this one doesn't look like an easy fix or I'm not even sure If there is a fix. So the big mistake I did was, I deleted my "System Recovery Partition".

I have searched everywhere possible and I'm not getting a fix.. I would really appreciate IF YOU GUYS HELP ME!
and another problem is that I don't live in the USA or Canada.I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521, 8GB RAM, intel i5 3317u.

and Dell provides Backup Media to only the people who live in the US and Canada. Please guys, I need a solution.

I have a separate Windows 8.1 Installation Disk, but what I'm scared about is If I install my Windows from the disk, my Dell features would be gone and I don't think I'd be able to have a proper Recovery Environment in the future because this Disk's installation files are nothing related to Dell. Its just a clean Windows installation disk I got from my friend a while ago. I've tried the repair my computer option from the disk and it does not help...

Thank you

Answer:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

Hi ahmedrahamathulla,
Please private message us the system service tag and region you are located so that I can check the available options and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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Hello, I've used the recovery media creator to create a USB flash drive recovery media.

If i then use that to restore the Windows 7 installation onto a new hard drive (as SSD) will that drive itself have the recovery media partition on it?

So if I then lose the USB stick could I restore again by holding down zero when powering on?

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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I recently bought a Satellite Pro L850-1UJ with Windows 8
http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/satellite-pro/l850/satellite-pro-l850-1uj/

I've created a new partition (so i could use it as data room)
i.e. C: the windows system AND Z: my data

after that, i could NOT use the RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR to create the recovery dvds
BUT the partition still exists and i can see the inside files from windows

IS IT a way to extract the files from the recovery partition or any other clue how i could fix the partition scheme so the RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR could recognize it


Many thanks for your time...

Answer:Satellite Pro L850-1UJ: How create recovery DVDs from recovery partition

After changing HDD partitions structure it happens that ?Toshiba recovery media creator? cannot find recovery files. These files are marked with special markers that in your case cannot be found anymore.

I?m afraid now is too late to do or change anything. You are not the first one with this problem. We always write here that first step should be recovery media creation and later you can do whatever you want. You can even delete it.

Now you can just order new recovery disc at https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I just purchased a brand new laptop and have realised that it didn't come with a recovery disc or a recovery partition on the hard drive.

Just wondering if my hard disc crashes how am i supposed to reinstall windows?
The laptop i bought is a Toshiba satellite L500 and is only a few weeks old.

If anyone could help on the subject would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Satellite L500 - No recovery disc or recovery partition - How to reinstall?

Hi

Normally if I buy a new notebook or other product I read the user manual firstly. So I would recommend that you should the same before you ask different questions.

The point is that you have to create a Toshiba recovery disk yourself. Therefore start the recovery disk creator that is preinstalled on your notebook and follow the screen instructions. I recommend a high quality DVD-R medium to create this disk.

Furthermore you can reinstall Windows using the HDD recovery option. On the second partition you can find this folder that contains an image of factory settings and you can start this feature if you go in advanced boot menu and select ?repair my computer?. This is not a special partition, only a folder where the image is stored.

HDD recovery procedure is the same as Toshiba recovery disk. You get back factory settings too but the recovery disk wipes the whole HDD. The HDD recovery only the first partition.

By the way: Normally you did get this message:
+Important INFORMATION+

+your system is equipped with hard disk recovery system. if you need to repair+
+your computer by restoring it to original factory state, you can do it directly+
+from harddisk (press F8 when you boot your computer, choose "Repair your computer"+
+and follow the menue instructions) or create a bootable Recovery Disc Medium for this purpose.+

+Toshiba recommends you to create Recovery Disc Medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to ensure+
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I just lost a partition. It changed, something happened I cannot access my hard drive now.

I have used R-Studio data recovery in past and it has worked well for me. I was just wondering what other people out there think is the best data recovery software for a lost or changed partition?

Thanks
 

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My 1TB HDD is partitioned like this:
 
Link to image
 
In there, I can see two (2) partitions described in their Status as "Recovery Partition": One is 1GB (1000MB)  and the other is 15.56GB.
 
What is the difference between the two? That is,

Why not only one recovery partition?
Why do we need two?
What do they contain?

Also, what is the difference between the 15.56GB Recoery partition and the 25GB D: drive partition?
 
I have seen reference to the 25GB D: drive partition as a recovery partition. Is this true? If so, why do we need another recovery partition?
 
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Answer:What is the difference between the D: drive partition and the Recovery partition(s)?

I don't have the answers to all of your questions but according to this reply: The D: Partition is there if you want a fresh install and you need the drivers. The recovery partition is there if something went wrong (program destroyed the file system) and can be restored to the last working state.You may also want to read the OneKey Recovery - Hot Topics page (found it through the Solutions page). 

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This system has two partitions... one is a recovery partition with 10 gbs and the other is the main partition with 70

The user installed windows on the recovery partition though and has been using that so now the drive is full and cant do much of anything...
Meanwhile the old main partition sits idle
How do i reactivate the old partition (Drive letter C? I have the XP setup disc for recovery if necessary
 

Answer:System using Recovery partition as Active partition

Is the recovery partition marked as C now? Are you looking to just reinstall to the larger partition? What I would do is blow out both partitions and create 1, then install to that. I am not sure if that is what you are looking to do. Please provide more information if you had something else in mind. If you are looking to move the contents of the small partition to the large one, that would prove much more difficult, but could be possible.
 

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Hi guys I am trying to fix this HP Compaq dx 2300 Microtower. It is running Windos XP Pro.When it is turned on there is a message on the screen that says:Boot from CDWarning: A partion overlaps your system recovery partition. Press F10 to start system recovery anyway or another key to delete the recovery partition.I did not press F10, instead i pressed any other key. The reason is because I think it will ask for a Restore CD when I press F10. and the restore CD will surely clean out everyting on the hard drive. How on earth can I get this message on screen out of the way....and is there another way around this ??Please help me......

Answer:A Partition Overlaps System Recovery partition

Since this is an HP specific recovery partition, I really would suggest contacting HP Technical Support as they may have better information for you.I would suggest using their online chat since it is usually faster and they are more willing to help even out of warranty (in my experience)However if they refuse to help you out of warranty. (assuming it is out of warranty)My following suggestions are assuming that you have proper HP restore media (cd/dvd) in their entirety in proper format and are not scratched or damaged.Sometimes if the recovery partition of your hard drive is damaged, even doing a recovery using the cd/dvd is not going to re-write the recovery partition, it will only reformat and recover the main user parition.For that reason what I really would suggest is to backup your files, and reformat your hard drive from another computer. Then use the restore cd's to re-write the partitions on the drive.

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I just lost a partition. It changed, something happened I cannot access my hard drive now.

I have used R-Studio data recovery in past and it has worked well for me. I was just wondering what other people out there think is the best data recovery software for a lost or changed partition?

Thanks

Answer:Best data recovery partition for a partition loss?

Maxtor External HDD Unallocated?

I answered this question here.

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Hey guys I want to upgrade my gf's computer by putting in a new hdd that is double the size of her current hdd. She has a dell which has two partitions, one which is where the os is located and the other one has a recovery partition which is activated when I press ctrl+f11 at boot up. The recovery partition is a ghost software just for further information. I read something on this thread http://www.techsupportforum.com/f16/...on-156796.html . I plan to use drive image xml to do the clones. What I plan to do is to clone each partition one at a time and than restore it on the new hdd which would have the same C: partion for the OS the D: for the recovery partition. The question that I have is if when I complete the restoring of both the partitions, will I be able to activate the recovery partition just by pressing ctrl+f11 as I did with the original hdd? The reason that I am asking is because pressing ctrl+f11 is the only way to use the recovery partition when it is needed. Thank you.

Answer:[SOLVED] Cloning HDD with OS partition and recovery partition

You have to also clone the MBR and partition table. Or you might be able to use the tool from the following web site to restore the Dell proprietary MBR:
Inside the Dell PC Restore Partition

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I was running partition magic to partiton an external hard drive but partiton magic took it upon itself to do...something to my recovery partition. the recovery partition doesnt show up. its there because the other partition software i use (minipartition) sees it and can view the files. i think maybe partiton magic unlabled it or something. PLEASE help. i have no idea what to do

Answer:partition magic and windows 7 recovery partition

That's no problem; try giving it a letter in Device Manager.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to TSF by the way!

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I have a Samsung Ultrabook series 5 laptop..some couple of month usage i completely remove my hard drive and change the windows 8 to windows 7..when i use windows 7 i realize windows 8 is much better then windows 7 so again i clean install of windows 8. i boot drive in PXE UEFI Only Mode.​Some reserved partition created also 300MB Healthy Recovery Partition is Created.when i install a Samsung Recovery Solution Software it Says "Recovery Partition Does Not Exist"..What do i do.also when i refresh Pc it gives me Error "The Drive is Locked Where the Windows Installed"​ I want to make my Laptop like 1st time it was...

Can any one Please Help me...

Answer:Recovery Partition Problem.Partition Does Not Exist.

I want to make my Laptop like 1st time it was



If you did not make the factory recovery discs during the initial setup of you laptop, your only recourse at this time is to order them from the manufacturer. You have no other options available at this time to recover your laptop to "factory status."

Good luck,

my2cents

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Hi.My keyBoard backlight is not working.So may i know how to resolve this issue and i am not sure also if this feature is available in my laptop.  Regards

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The volume controls on the T430 randomly stop working why does this happen? Anyone else experiencing this problem? Its very very annoying! I'm considering returning it and getting another laptop just for that because I use the volume controls a lot. Even on this old hp dv4 the controls never stop working!

Answer:T430 volume control not working

Sorry you're having that problem.  Have you tried updating the driver?
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_TH/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS029024





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Anyone knows what is Lenovo policy on returning the 'lemon' new laptop and receiving refund. I am totally frustrated with the T430 that I received yesterday. I want nothing to do anymore with this laptop and Lenovo. I just want my money back. Below is the description of the problem I encountered as posted in shipping thread. Is Lenovo fair to address lemon laptops? I called their tech support and opened a case within 24 hours of receving the laptop. I also tried calling their sales line but was closed for the weekend. I also called Amex and stopped payment to Lenovo. Anyone has any past experiences to share about returning laptop and refund process. "Well, I would have waited for a decent quality laptop for another month. But Lenovo sent me a lemon. I received the T430 laptop yesterday that I ordered 8/15. Even after 24 hours, I can not get the laptop to work. Out of the box, it gave me a message that configuration has changed and then kept rebooting. I couldn't get the laptop to stop rebooting even after trying repair and system restore in safe mode that failed. Finally, I had to wipe the disk clean and install my own copy of Win7 to get the laptop to stay up. I was hoping that this long weekend, I will setup laptop but looks like it is not happening. Anytime I update through Lenovo Solution Center, laptop goes into continuous reboot. I am doing another clean install to see if it stays up. I called their sales line to ask to return the laptop an... Read more

Answer:Refund Policy on a new non-working T430

Hey Anilkg,
 
I am sry that you are not happy with your T430 and that it didn't meet your expectations. I have had T430 and enjoy it a lot and has meet my needs very well. Here is the return policy:
 
Return Policy

Lenovo will accept the return or exchange of a Product in its original package for a full refund in cases of Lenovo error (*see gift card policy below). Returns allowed for any other reason will be subject to a restocking fee equal to 15% of the purchase amount (*see gift card policy below). All returns must be initiated within 21 days of the invoice date. Lenovo does not provide refunds or credits for portions of a packaged offering provided at a single price or for preloaded software Products installed by Lenovo. To initiate a return, contact 1-866-428-4465 to obtain an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization). Any authorized return must include the Product and all accessories in the original packaging, along with all documentation (including invoice, RMA and original shipping label), and must be received at the Lenovo National Return Center within 10 days of obtaining the RMA. Returns that do not follow these steps may be refused by Lenovo, and customer assumes risk of loss and damage for packages returned without an RMA.
If you acquired a software Product separate from a hardware Product, and paid a license fee, you may return the software Product in its original, sealed package within 21 days of the date of invoice and obtain a refund or credit, if yo... Read more

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T430 keyboard is not working on  windows 10, but I restart it ,it will be ok. when the system start from hibernate , the keyboard will not working 100%.

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I have just bought new laptop P50 thinkpad about 4 months ago, but today I check have some issues. Last night it's run good. Some keys in my laptop not working such: Capslock, window, shift <in left>, backspace, delete and all keys another also run good. I can't know that error and I have tested with usb keyboard another and it's run good, not problem. Please help me fix this problem. Thank you so much all friends. Thank all

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I'm having some trouble with the integrated webcam on my T430 that I bought last August. Windows doesn't seem to be recognizing that I have a webcam installed, as the only choice for video in skype is the virtual webcam. Additionally, the integrated webcam doesn't show up in the Windows Device Manager under Imaging Devices, only the virtual camera does.  I had a similar problem earlier in the year, and my school's tech support managed to fix it by updating/reinstalling some software, but I'm not exactly sure what they did. It happened suddenly - one day it was working, closed my laptop when I was done with it, and the next time I opened it up, it wasn't working anymore. Things I've tried are:Restarting the computerInstalling the drivers from here (not uninstalling than installing, can't seem to find where to uninstall the driver first)Pressing Fn + F6 - only audio options come upNormally I would just take it to my school's tech support since they're knowledgable and they'll repair anything for free, but I'm on the other side of the country for the summer, so that isn't really an option.

Answer:T430 Webcam Stopped Working

Go into BIOS and check under Security > I/O Port Access and see if the webcam entry appears and is Enabled.

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Hello,My keyoard backlight is not working,so may i know how to make it work.Regards

Answer:T430 - Keyboard backlight not working

Hi,
 
Did it ever work?  According to the tabook (ThinkPad Notebooks)  , the backlit keyboard is optional.  What is your machine type (like 1234-XYZ)?
 
If your machine has a backlit keyboard, Fn+Spacebar should activate/deactivate.
 
Z.
 

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T430.It runs Windows 10 Pro x64. The problem is that the keyboard stops working in some programs. The program fails by not responding, the hourglass is displayed and can be made no interaction with the program. The only solution is to use the Task Manager and kill the program.The keyboard works for example in Microsoft Outlook and Excel.It does NOT work in for example Microsoft Internet Explore / Edge, Explorer, Notepadd++. The problem is the same for both the build-in keyboard and an external keyboard connected via USB cabel. I can not figure out which Windows and/or driver update caused the problem.It has been going on for many months, and I "solved" the problem by reverting all the updates. I've tried updating all drivers and BIOS - but no luck.I've tried using the Lenovo Solution Center.

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Greetings,  my T430 Laptop is not working properly. Suddenly the screen went black and then after a while the Laptop continued working but the screen didnīt come back to life. After I connected it to an external Screen via the vga output and using an USB Keyboard I learned that: 1. The Power Button and the Touchpad and Touchbutton work properly, everything else INcluding the FN functions dont work. 2. In the Screen Settings the LAptop screen is switchend off and if switched on the brightness is fixed to 0 and canīt be raised even with console commands What I did: Switching it off, disconnecting from AC and taking out the Batterie, Pressing the Power BUtton for 20 seconds1. I was able to work with the system via external screen and keyboard2. I disconnected the keyboard and looked for damage inside the device3. I dried it in a bag of rice (the problem first occured in a high humidity room) Any more advices you could give me? OS: Linux Mint 18

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Lenovo T430 2344BPU, BIOS G1ETB0WW (2.70 )      I had this laptop 2 year ago, last year i've recieved the automatic update from original OS 7 64 bit to 10 64 bit when the OS 10 rolled out to the public.
the fingerprint stopped working , i tried every solution possible over the internet and provided in this forum unfortynately nothing work .
unfortunately i dont have any support center in Cairo, Egypt although Lenovo provided service center numbers.
Does anyone know how to solve this problem!!!!
Does anyone from Leovo read our posts and feel our pain and suffering!!!
ANYBODY home could Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
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I can't capture screen images with PrtSc button on Lenovo T430. I tried every combination like using Alt+PrtSc, Ctrl+PrtSc and Fn+PrtSc. Somebody suggested to use windows Snipping Tool to capture images but I dont want it as its very slow and need lots of keystrokes +mouse clicks to capture screen image. Please help.

Answer:PrtSC button on T430 is not working

Hi Snehalshirsat,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are having an issue with Keyboard PrtSc Key on ThinkPad T430.
 

Please check if the issue persists in Safe Mode.
Go to device manager and uninstall the keyboard adapter and restart the system and check it.
Check with connecting the External Keyboard.
Check with restoring the system to earlier stage when it was working fine.
Check if you are using any 3rd party application which is getting conflicted with keyboard.

If the issue still persists after performing above steps then it might be issue with hardware.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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