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Recovery partition on T410 not working

Question: Recovery partition on T410 not working

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 everyone I've recently bought new T410 type 2537-A11 with WIN7 PRO sticker beneath a battery. Surprisingly, when I first launch OS, it appeared WIn7, but Home Edition. Moreover, I can't find recovery partition on hard drive!! I have no recovery discs. Probably, the seller did a "switch" OS and deleted recovery partition. Of course, the seller made no response after I described the problem. What can I do with it? Do I have to live without recovery partition or call Lenovo Poland for help (can they manage recovery discs or sth else)? Thank you for any help





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Answer:T410 - missing recovery partition

You have the COA, so call up lenovo to send you recovery disks.Since the OEM-Key/ SLIC-Table is also in the BIOS implemented, you shouldn't have any problems.

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Hi, the hdd on my ThinkPad T410 is Out of Order ( dead -- too much sectors are defective ), i decided to install a new one in my notebook as it is no more under warranty, how can i create the partition recovery by myself (as all thinkpad have in their factory configuration) on this new hdd to permit me to restore my notebook if any issue further occurs ? Thanks 

Answer:HDD to replace in my T410, how to create a partition recovery in the new one

Hi HonoRob and welcome to the forum!
 
ThinkPads also have an option to create recovery discs:-
 
Windows 7: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-74040Windows Vista/XP: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-68317
 
Contact support to buy them if you didn't do so before your HDD went dead.Hope this helps.





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Hi Friends, In my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 (Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit) I could not see recovery partition, also I do not have recovery disks (DVD) set. Could anybody suggest me, how can I get the recovery disks image/DVDs? ThanksVamshi

Answer:Thinkpad T410 Recovery Partition Missing

Is the partition missing in both Windows Exlporer and Disk Management?
 
Is this machine new to you, or did someone else own it previously?  There's an option when burning recovery media to have the recovery partition deleted and added to C:  Perhaps someone already did this?  Or perhaps this was a clean install from  Microsoft medai?
 
If the partition is still actually there, you may be able to burn recovery media via Rescue and Recovey.
 
Failing that, you can order media from Lenovo support.
 
Z.

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I have just purchased a T410 with Windows 7 professional and a 320 GB hard disk from a local dealer. But I have noticed there is no recovery partition on the drive and it does not include any recovery media as well.I want to make the backup of the my current system using ThinkVantage backup and recovery option. Can I still create a backup of my cruently intalled windows drive and programs. 

Answer:Using ThinkVantage with T410 missing recovery partition.

Hi and welcome to the forum!

What is 7 character product number of your T410? It looks like 2668-KHU and can be found on the back sticker.

Keep us informed.





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In trying to fix some unrelated problems with a second hard drive, I used the Storage Manager in the Administrative Tools.  I accidentally marked the main user partition (C: drive) as active.  That in turn caused the hidden recovery partition to become unbootable.  The C: partition is not bootable, so now all that happens is a "Boot loader missing" message. I plugged the hard drive into an old XP Pro system, but there was no way to either mark the hidden partition as active (unknown partition type) or to specify the C: partition as inactive.  I was able to copy all the files off the C: partition so I assume the the Master Boot Record (MBR) is still OK, and possibly all that needs to be done is to mark the hidden partition as bootable.  Is there any easy way to try to do that?    If not, what are my options?  I'd like to end up with the system as it was originally.  Are the Windows 7 installation disks and the hidden partition installation disks available? Any suggestions will certainly be helpful.  Thanks. 













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Answer:T410 Windows 7 Recovery Partition marked inactive - won't boot

Hello and welcome,
 
If you plug the drive into a Win 7 machine you can use DISKPART from the command line to set/reset the active flag - among other things.  Don't know if DISKPART is availabe in XP.  You might give it a try.
 
Otherwise, boot a Linux live CD or USB flash drive and use gParted or fdisk to do the job.
 
Z.

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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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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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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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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, 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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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!?

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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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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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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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

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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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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 :



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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recently bought a T410, and though already BackUp'd the hidden partition labeled Q: Drive on DVDs, where the Recovery System resides, (and I intend to leave it that way). How can I add another partition bigger (to be labeled D: Drive) within the very main C: Drive_HDD, to (or divide for that matter) the huge left one ~ 400 GB (labeled C: ) of the HDD, where the Win7 Pro 32bit and other Apps/ Programs were installed, for securing an isolated area with my data files, without compromising  the 1-button recovery system functionality from the Q: Drive, where the original lenovo+ software reside and also pretend to leave that way (in order to keep the guarantee valid). My second goal/ setup would be to setup an AntiVirus application (last AVG), before I connect it to the Internet to update the Vantage Tools as well as the rest of the applications, and begin the normal use of my new ThinkPad. Cheers, C

Answer:HDD Re-Order-Partition organization in a new T410

Let me re-phrase myself.Recently bought new T410 w/ 500 GB HDD, on PreInstalled Win7 Pro 32-bit. I want to go, from Scheme 1 to Scheme 2, Scheme 1 = 1 HDD and 2 partitions:i) labeled Q: Drive hidden partition of ~ 40 GB, with the Recovery Systemii) boot C Drive partition on Windows 7 with the remaining huge space, + Scheme 2 : Same HDD + a 3rd Partition*, but,KEEP i) labeled Q: Drive hidden partition, with the Recovery System (untouched)KEEP, BUT Re(duce)-Size ii) boot C Drive partition on Win 7, from 450 to 50 GB, AND,ADD *iii) the remaining and fresh unallocated 400 GB space left to a new labeled D: new Partition, where I would leave my Data Files. In case, I would need to re-install the Win 7 setup again from the Recovery area in a later time, I wouldn't compromise my Data Files.

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Hi, Recently purchased used T410 (Warranty until October 2013), just found that there is no restore partition on the HDD, checked everything, in My Computer and Disk Management, but it?s not there, is there anyone know how to get Recovery DVDs or anyone has a copy? Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad T410 Missing Restore Partition

mcnorman, welcome to the forum,
 
was your system shipped with an OS or a DOS license? Have you performed a "clean" install of Windows from a disc?
 
Maybe you could post the type and model number

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Question: T410 RECOVERY

How do I restore my T410 to factory condition? i've tried F11 and the ThinkVantage button on boot by neither take me to a recovery screen. F11 does nothing and ThinkVantage just takes me to BIOS options. The recovery partition seems to be there as it occupies about 8Gb

Answer:T410 RECOVERY

Reinstall Lenovo Rescue & Recovery application.Or use Factory Recovery discs.

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I really don't understand why Lenovo wouldn't just ship a two cent DVD with a $2,000+ notebook. That aside, is it possible to get one from them, free or not? What would I need to do?

Answer:Is it possible to get a recovery DVD for my T410?

you can create one yourself from the windows environment itself. This is becoming the industrial practice for HP and Dell now too, so don't be too harsh on Lenovo for doing this. 

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Hi everyone,   Special thanks to those that can help me.   I'm trying to use my lenovo recovery CDs on a new hard drive installed on my old T410 (old hard drive is dying). The new hard drive is the same specifications as my old hard drive, right up to the same company (Western digital). The hardware installation was simple. Booting up was fine. The issue is that once it boots up, instead of asking me to agree to a the license, followed by asking for the 2 recovery discs, like the maintenance manual says it will, it instead goes to recovery options. I put in the 2nd disc of the recovery disc, like it asks, but to no avail. Please help! 

Answer:T410 recovery issue

The hardware maintenance manual is talking about recovery using Factory Disks you bought, not ones you burned. Is that what you are doing? If you made them, were they made under windows7 or another OS? What recovery option dit you choose?

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Hello community, I have a 2010 T410 which I had bought in the USA. I live in India now. I did the mistake of installing Fedora Linux on dual boot and not creating the recovery media. I did create a recovery disk and a R&R image *after* that though. I need to restore my laptop to factory settings. I went to the service center here and they told me that they can't help me because my laptop was purchased in the USA and they do not cover any issues related to software. I tried booting from the R&R image that was created and that though installs the Windows again but I cannot boot it as GRUB takes over and does not find anything. So I have a system that does not boot now. The Lenovo recovery drive (Q drive) also does not show any disk space used, which lends me to believe that somehow that partition is deleted.  The most frustrating part is that the Lenovo service have blatantly refused to help me with anything. I can pay for this service but they are not willing to help or I can order recovery disks but I do not think they ship to India.  If there is anything, anyway someone can help me I will be grateful. I turn to this forum at a point when I am very frustrated and dismayed the way things have turned out to be.  Please help! Thanks, aditya

Answer:T410 recovery issue

Hi and welcome, adityeahAre you able to access BIOS Setup?What's the current laptop boot mode in the BIOS settings (Legacy BIOS vs UEFI)?Recovery process using Lenovo recovery media removes everything on the laptop drive. That's why you have a trouble with Linux.If you aren't sure the recovery media quality you have, have a look at this site:https://www.lenovorecovery.com/Extranet/Home.aspxAsk for some guy you trust to purchase the new recovery media for your laptop and its MTM.

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Hi,Just about to take delivery of a new T410 with 500gb drive. I want to create a seperate ' data' partition before I start using it.There seems to be a lot of confusion about how this is done with the Think pad! Those this seems to come from the Linux crew!! Is it as simple as : Ensure have created recovery disks.Use Win 7 Disk management to shrink existing partition and create new additional oneGet on with life.... And if it is that simple ...If I need to use recovery disks in the future - will it retain that partition ( as was the case with my previous samsung laptops) or does it re-image the hdd back to factory settings. Thanks for any help Gavin  

Answer:A request for clarity from a thinkpad virgin - adding 'data' partition to T410 - win 7 64

sure i bumped this up earlier... sorry if it seems like a stupid question... but could not get a sensible response from technical support!

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Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and I have done this recovery for the first time and I'm in great trouble, please help. I bought my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 in 08/2010 and I did the reformatting/recovery last night and observed that it updated the OS as Win XP instead of Win 7.I followed all the instructions and used the correct cd's when it prompted for. I wonder what went wrong, has any one faced same issue? And any tips will be greatly appreciated to update my OS to Win 7 again. Thanks in advance for your time,scy

Answer:T410 with OS as Win 7, after reformatting/recovery it updated the OS to XP..

Hello and welcome,
 
Sounds like this machine was purchased with Win 7 installed and the optional XP downgrade media included.  If you purchased direct from Lenovo or authorized reseller. If someone else installed Win 7, who knows..
 
IIRC, that was an available option in the period when customers were resistant to giving up XP - at least that was true in the VIsta days.  My T400 came that way.  With Lenovo laptops, it's expected that you will burn your own recover media set for the installed OS.  The only reason you had any media shipped is due to the dual-OS purchase option.  I think...
 
Take a good look at your CD/DVD set.  Do they say "XP"?
 
If you didn't burn a '7 recovery set, you'll have to purchase same from Lenovo.  They _might_ give you a set - I can't speak for them, but it's worth a call.
 
Alternatively, if you have a Win 7 license key on the bottom of your machine (or in the battery compartment) or supplied with the docs, you can install a MS Win 7 and activate with that license.  May require a phone call.
 
If you go that way, install ThinkVantage System Update and let it pull down all the Lenovo stuff.

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My T410 harddisk is dead. I did not make a recovery disc before. Does anyboby have a factory recovery disc and can make an iso file for me? Much appreciate.

Answer:need help tor T410 factory recovery disc

I just downloaded the windows 7 iso and wrote it to a disc and used the coa sticker under the battery to activate it.  Then just go to Lenovo and download the thinkvantage and drivers.  Avoided all the crapware.

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Hello all, I'm trying to restore my T410 to factory state, but when I go through the steps (thinkvantage button at startup), i'm eventually told that it can't find the recovery files.  There is a system_drv partition on the drive - is that the recovery partition? I think I created recovery media a long time ago, but they got lost during a house move. Any ideas about what I might do? Thanks...

Answer:T410 - recovery files not found

Hi,System_DRV partition includes ms recovery environment (WinRE) and Lenovo R&R components. Recovery files (image .wim archives) are stored on the Lenovo_Recovery partition (assigned as Q: ). Perhaps you perfomed some actions with partitions or installed yet another OS.

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Hi all, Long story short, dropped lappy, took it to Geek Squad at best buys, determined they could not  see all 3 partition, only one partition.  So they said buy new hard drive and take old drive elsehwhere to recover data.   Bought new hard drive, tried to boot up with Recovery/Boot Media but the system is saying "worng disk, please put in correct one"  I only have 1 Recovery Media Disk that I made last year.   Am i missing something?   If i can't use the Media Disk how should i proceed so i can get the lappy working again?  Do i have to purchase MS office 2007 and start from there? Thanks!

Answer:T410 won't boot up with Recovery Media CD

Sounds like you may have created a Windows repair disk, not a Lenovo recovery disk set? Edit:  You can get a T430 recovery disk set from Lenovo - about $45.00





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Hello, I would like to install a new (larger) hard drive in my Lenovo ThinkPad T410. I'm trying to create recovery media so I can install Windows 7 Pro on the new hard disk.  However, when I try to create the recovery media, I get the error "The file S:\Recovery\WindowsRE\winRE.wim required by this program cannot be found." Anyone have any idea why this file would be missing and how I can proceed? Thanks,--Joe

Answer:t410 can't create recovery media

Hi Joe,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
How many partition have you created in your system? Have you done any changes in the partition table?
 
If yes, then you cannot able to use the recovery partition or you can able to create recovery media. We have to create the recovery media before doing any changes in the partition.
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
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After ordering  from Lenovo a recovery disk set (Win 7 Pro 64) for my T410, I was unable to get Disk 1 (Operating System Recovery Disk) to boot in the unit's DVD drive.  Prior to beginning the process, I set the boot order of the bios for the DVD and HDD as one and two respectively.  Also, I verified that the HDD was operational.  To ensure that the boot problem was not hardware related, I was able to boot other CD/DVDs in my laptop.  Specifically, OEM recovery disks for my T400 boot fine as did a copy of MS Win 7 Pro 64.  To double check, I attempted to boot Disk 1 in my T400 and it failed in that laptop as well.  In all laptops, Disk 1 reads "invalid operating system" and the process stops.  Based the above, I assumed that  it must be a faulty disk from Lenovo and they kindly and promptly set me a new Recovery disk set.  After trying the second set, I encountered the same problem with disk 1 not booting.  After the third call to Lenovo, they determined it must be Disk 1.  Per Lenovo, I have are "Multilingual" version of Disk 1  and I should have the "US-English" version to boot in my T410.  Currently, I am waiting for the third (and presumably correct) set.  In all fairness, Lenovo has been very responsive and helpful, but its hard to believe that they would inte... Read more

Answer:OEM Recovery Disk Set (Win 7 64) for T410 - Problem

I have the exact same problem.  I ordered recovery disks and after following the instructions to the T I was unsucessful.  Considering the disks might be bad I contact Lenovo and they were kind enough to send a second set free (go Lenovo).  But, the same problem exists and I know my DVD drive works because it recognizes everything else.  I even tried using the other 2 disks because that is how it used to be done.  UNSUCCESSFUL!!!!!!!!! I hope somebody replys with a solution!  PLEASE!

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 Hi all,we would like to recover a T410 using the recovery partitions, but ...Is there any way we can make sure "nothing bad" happened to the recovery partions?E.g. are there any md5sums of the software/archives/... for the factory recovery available?Thanks!

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Hi, I recently bought a reconditioned Lenovo T410 and have pretty limited technical knowledge, so I took the helpful advice of another member on the forum to perform certain actions to get myself set up. One of these was to create factory recovery discs using Rescue and Recovery. As this wasn't already installed on the machine, I have downloaded it (tvtvrnr4.52_005en.exe) but it won't install. I am getting the message 'Error 25014 There was an error installing the Rescue and Recovery boot manager. Return code: 6'. Any ideas about how to resolve it or an alternative way or creating recovery discs?













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Answer:Can't install Rescue and Recovery on T410

Do you see Lenovo Factory Recovery Disks applet in Control Panel?

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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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I replaced the hard drive on my T410 2516-CTO with an SSD and booted the system with the recovery disc created from the original hard drive/OS.  Neither the Recovery/Rapid Restore disc or the Product Recovery discs (1-7) are booting.  The Recovery/Rapid Restore discs produce blue screen and the Product Recovery discs appear not to have a bootable operating system. I am unable to create new recovery media from my old hard drive because I used it to create the defunct recovery media.   Need help to get the Win7 (64-bit) operating system and recovery partition installed on the new hard drive.  Thank you.  Regards,G 













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Answer:T410 Product Recovery Discs unbootable

Thanks for zero help, everyone!   I'm going to record my procedure here to help others who have this issue, because it is different than what is recommended on this site for people recovering their machine using Ghost or TrueImage. I went and found an intermediate solution to the problem of not being able to upgrade the hard-drive in the T410.  First, I made images of the boot partition and the recovery partition on the original mechanical drive (using Norton Ghost).  I used the -IA option in Ghost because it has to copy the boot contents as well.   Now, for the SSD drive, I burn the boot partition image to the start of the drive.  Next, I make a dummy partition using the Win7 Drive Manager that is just the right size to allow the Recovery partition to fit at the end of the drive.  Then I burn the recovery partition image to the end of the SSD drive.   Swap the SSD drive into the T410 and the recovery lets me recover Win7 to the dummy partition after restart.    

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When installing I get the error message (translated from Swedish): en error occurred when installing start manager for rescue and recovery. Return code 6?

Answer:T410 - 2537AL8 - Rescue and recovery 4.52.005sv

I am very disappointed with Lenovo recovery options, none of them work on Edge E540 I cannot start recovery from boot menu by pressing enter or anything else button, there is no recover option.I cannot start recovery from windows F8 option "repair computer" because Lenovo recovery program fails immediatelly after accepting recovery, no error code.Installation of Lenovo Rescue and Recover  4.52 fails with error code 6.Lenovo Factory Recovery disk program creates a 60gb filesystem to USB harddrive, boot from USB hard drive ok but it takes me to Windows Boot Manager with staus 0xc000000f  -  "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". Original repair discs accidentally got to garbage, windows registry keys have been modified (temporary user acccount loaded https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947242  &  user profile service failed the logon https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947215 )   &  Code 19: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929461 and after these Windows 7 think this is not genuine windows. POS E540 hybrid (1tb HDD + 16gs SSD) Win7Fin (Win8 sticker)

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I've just bought a T410 with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. Since this is a student program, I'm not able to choose the edition nor 64-bit of Windows for expanding my RAM to 8GB (4GB installed in one-slot).  Instead, the agent asked me to call lenovo for buying a 64-bit recovery disc which to be shipped in 2 weeks... Question 1)My machine has a "lenovo Enhanced Experience" sticker on that, I assume that it has the EE version of Win 7 pre-installed (even it doesn't mention in the leaflet).  Will the 64-bit recovery disc to be ordered with EE enabled (or should I say EE fine-tuned?  I guess it's a Windows tuning instead)?  I really like the way lenovo fine-tuned the machine, the performance is great and I want to preserve it  Question 2)I have a legal license of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and the clean disc from Microsoft MSDNAA.  Assume that my machine is now equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, will it still preserve the "lenovo EE fine-tuning" if I use the MS disc to upgrade it into Professional? When I call lenovo and give them the product code(type number), they can tell whether my machine is EE enabled, they just said it depends if the EE sticker is found on the machine... Your reply is much appreicated, I'll wait before attempting to call back to lenovo for ordering the 64-bit disc...





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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.

Regards. . .

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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
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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Hello, If any body has the thinkpad T410, windows 7,  still working properly, would you please help create recovery (to factory condition) files and email me those.  My laptop is not working and I don't have all the recovery discs to recover it. Thank you very much. 

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Hi, I'm not quite certain what my wife did.  I think she said she pressed Thinkvantage and quote pressed 'yes' to restore.  But the computer is certainly not back to factory specs with no data files on it, so I hope she just did an earlier recovery, if I have the vernacular right? Is there a way to reverse the recovery/restore that she is at now?  Most recent photos of our newborn among other valuable data was lost. Many many thanks for all the best and I am trying to relate as best I can what 'she did.'  

Answer:My wife did a restore? recovery? on her T410 and lost a whole lot of data. Help.

What do you mean that it is not back to factory specs?    What kind of files are you finding that make you believe that it was not taken back to factory specs?  





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Hello, I have reinstalled Windows 7 64-bit from scratch on my new T410. Now I have tried to extract dvd player as well as DVD movie factory from my Recovery Disks (Windows 7 32bit), however I didn't manage to find setup files. In .wim file I can see ony preinstalled applications. Is it possible to move them to my new system? I know that this question seems a bit stupid but when I ordered my model only systems with Win7 32bit were available. Regards,Wojtek

Answer:Is it possible to extract DVD player from recovery disks (T410 Win7 32 bit)?

Well, ask for 64bit Recovery Media for your system. You will pay some fee (i paid cca 30 EUR), but then you can completely recover your laptop and have it in same status, if you buy this laptop with preinstalled 64bit system from Lenovo. I did it by this way.





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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.

Regards. . .

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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, 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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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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I have been sent 4 sets of Windows 7 Recovery Media from Lenovo over the past week and a half. These DVDs are unusable as they will not boot because they were created as non-bootable DVDs. When looking at the DVDs, they all just have 1 file on them - 0A44006.dvd.  I was sent a set of the 32bit version and it has multiple files on it with Bootmgr and 6 directories and will boot just fine. The 64bit DVDs obviously were created and replicated without any of these files to make it a bootable DVD. Can someone from Lenovo (Morristown, NC) find out why and fix these DVDs. The support center in Atlanta can only order another set from Morristown and I keep getting bad DVDs.













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Answer:T410 Windows 7 Recovery Media 64bit from Lenovo will not boot

Hi,
 
This really sounds like Lenovo has mis-manufactured a batch of recovery DVDs.  Almost like they're copying the ISO file rather than using it as an image.
 
Out of curiousity (if you care to mess with this) can you open the .DVD file with a free tool like 7zip?  If you can, do you see a more appropriate set of files?
 
And to double-check: are all the .DVD files exactly the same name?  It would be interesting if the file name was different for each DVD within a given set.
 
[edit] What size is that file?  It may just be a version indicator (or similar) on an otherwise blank DVD.
 
None of this helps you directly but might help identify what's going on.
 
BTW, I've deleted your other post.  It's not quite on-topic in that thread and divides the discussion.  Someone following there might not see a resolution here or v-v.
 
Regards,
Z.

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The registered system warning points to: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349439%28WS.10%29.aspx which however is concerning Vista.Every wakeup from standby dark screen results in this warning. When do you have a corrected graphic driver?

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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** 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 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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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 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?
 
 
 
 
 
Edited subject to match post.

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.





Signature:Let us know what happened,and share your solutions so others may benefit from our experiences. "It doesn't really matter what kind of computers I own since right now the conversation is about the problems on the computers that YOU OWN!" -Mark Twain

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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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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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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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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













Solved!

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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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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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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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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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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,

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 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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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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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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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.

Closed.

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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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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 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."

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Hi all, I have some trouble with my T410 USB port. After finished some windows update (i'm using win-7 32 bit) and restart the laptop, suddenly one of USB port (located in the right near the DVD-drive with yellow color inside) doesn't work. I usually connect this USB port for my mouse.  Is there anyone can help me to solve this? I am not sure whether this is driver issues, or hardware problem.  Appreciate for response!  

Answer:T410 USB not working

I had exactly the same problem, although I am running Windows 7 64 bit.  When I checked on system status, it indicated no problems with any of the USB ports.  Drivers were okay and updated, as well.   I, too, welcome suggestions.

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i tried to use the recovery wizard on my SONY VAIO VGN-A250 Laptop and the error messaged i receieved was "VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition" please restart computer. I restarted many times and still get the same message. I also have used the F10 key method and no luck. It wont even open the wizard. I am able to boot. Im out fo warranty and tight on cash and really need my laptop to work fast. Want to remove all from the pc so i can use for school. Please i saw a thread about same problem i had but the thread was closed. if anyone can help please do so.

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Answer:VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition??

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Hi, I am trying to create a recovery drive on a new ThinkPad Yoga 15, but that is failing because the recovery partition seems to be empty. - Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management shows 3 hidden partitions. All three are 100% free (empty). - Control Panel > Recovery > Create a Recovery Drive throws error "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing. [...] use your Windows installation disc or media." - The laptop shipped without any installation disc or media. - Running >reagentc.exe /info throws "Operation failed: 3. An error has occured". - Running >sfc /scannow results in "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations". Where are the recovery files, and how can I create a recovery drive on this system? Thanks.

Answer:Recovery Partition Empty & Can't Create Recovery Drive

The better part of a month later and still no reply from Lenovo Support? I would appreciate a response. I paid a lot of money for a device that does not work as advertised. Thanks.

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