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Lenovo sent me a Windows 8 recovery disc for my x230!

Question: Lenovo sent me a Windows 8 recovery disc for my x230!

I called Lenovo and got my Windows 8 recovery disc shipped out free of charge ten minutes later. I have a case number to prove it! This is so awesome.I didn't say anything except that I didn't know why windows won't start, I didn't know why recovery wont start, and I needed my discs so that I could get things working again. That's the last time I let my mischievious daughter play with my laptop before I get it all set up. The guy on the phone thought that was pretty funny... Thank you, Lenovo! You guys are so very helpful!

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo sent me a Windows 8 recovery disc for my x230!

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Lenovo sent me a Windows 8 recovery disc for my x230!

Hi ariaxu,Thanks for taking time to make this post. It means a lot.I'm glad that you finally have your machine recovered. Cheers,Cleo

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hii have bought x230 laptop, with windows 8 proi want downgrade it to win 7 pro. my local support say they have no disc right now and they have no any ideas when they able got disc.instead they can propose only PAYED downgrade in services center. so my question is: is any way i can got recovery win 7 64 DVD for my model in digital way?

Answer:x230 recovery disc set for Windows 7

Hi arheops, welcome to the forum,
 
unfortunately most likely the only way is through your Lenovo support channels, anyone distributing the discs online would be doing something which is illegal.
 
It may be possible to obtain them through the following website, however I'm not sure if the site is valid for systems purchased in the Ukraine.
 
https://www.lenovorecovery.com/Extranet/Home.aspx

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Can anyone tell me the difference between the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Start Up Disc and Windows 7 System Repair Disc? One of the very first things I did after receiving my W510 was to create the Lenovo R&R Start Up disc (actually 2 of them in case one doesn't work). Is that the same as the Windows 7 System Repair disc that is recommended to make as well or do they perform separate functions. Thank you for your time. Jim













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Answer:What is Difference between Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Start Up Disc and Windows 7 System Repair Disc?

Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Disc allow you to recover your machine back to Lenovo Default Windows 7 image, in case your Windows is corrupted or something went wrong.Windows 7 System Repair Disc allow you to recover and repair Windows file if something went wrong, you can also do a System Restore when your Windows cannot start up. You can do some advanced configuration with command prompt in Windows 7 System Repair Disc or uses your own Windows Recovery Image files to restore your Windows + files + program, because that will be your custom image files. Best RegardsPeter

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I just received my new x230 and want to make a recovery disc before loading it up.  I'd like to do this using a flash drive but I've seen conflicting information as to whether this will work properly (i.e. ,some on this forum say  dvd is needed).  My questions are:1. Can I make a reliable recovery disc on a flash drive?2. How large should the drive be?Thanks in advance for helping me out with this.













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Answer:Can I make a recovery disc on a flash drive for my x230 W7?

1. yes2. 1x16 gb (the real size is about 11 gb - WinRE, the system, Lenovo drivers and sw, 3rd party sw)

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Hi All! I'm sorry to sound like a bit of a newb here, but i'm looking for a little bit of assistance with my x230 laptop.  I bought the laptop back in september with windows 7 professional.  A couple months later, I upgraded to windows 8 only to not really like it too much and decide for now I want to revert back to Windows 7.  Not knowing what my options were, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate back on the machine through an external cd drive, but now I'm missing about 100gb from my main drive, I ordered a 500gb 7200 rpm drive but now I only have about 350 GB available after the clean install.  I wasn't too sure how the recovery options on the x230 worked.  I see that next to my main C drive, there is another drive there located "Recovery" It has about 75% of the disk space being taken up but there is absolutely nothing within the actual drive when I actually click it.  It's probably too late, but is there any way to actually take my laptop back to the way it was when I first bought it? I only ask because it seems there's something on that recovery drive but I just can't figure out what it is.  I would appreciate any help at all, I'm sorry for sounding like such a newb with this stuff!

Answer:Lenovo x230 Recovery

Hi, Flyerfan16
 
If you are viewing your drives in Disk Management, how big is the Recovery partition? The partitions from Lenovo are normally between 7 GB and 10 GB when the machine ships. If the original partition is still on the drive, then you should be able to recover to the settings when the machine was first purchased. 
 
You can attempt recovery by starting the machine as normal and then pressing Enter repeatedly to interrupt startup. A menu should then appear, with an option available to recover your system. Press the associated key for this action and then follow the prompts. If all works well, you should be able to go back to the way it was. If you choose this option, make sure to back up all files that you wish to keep that are currently on the system.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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It is really annoying that Lenovo has so many "special" patch with original Windows 7.

Answer:Will Lenovo Make a new Recovery Disc with Windows 7 SP1?

You can always make your own backup:1. Use recovery media.2. Bring everything up to date.3. Install your software [optional].4. Re-backup.

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I want to be able to boot my X230 in UEFI only (CSM off). Lenovo media for X230 does not seem to be UEFI bootable, so I boot it with CSM on. The Recovery program asks about the GPT or MBR partitioning with the explanation that with GPT it will be bootable in UEFI only. But when I reboot after recovery and turn CSM off, the "Starting Windows" screen freezes endlessly. There is some hdd activity, but no Windows are loaded.Any clue what went wrong and how to fix it? Thanks.

Answer:X230: win 7 x64 in uefi using lenovo recovery media

You need to enable CSM when ever booting to external devices, so that is normal.     The difference between GPT and MBR is that the newer GPT is more robust, secure and allows more partitions and better error recovery, but both should work.   If you press and hold down the [F8] key, and then turn on the comptuter, do you get the option to boot in to Safe Mode, and if so can you boot in to Safe Mode, or Safe Mode with Networking? I presume that you are recoverying due to a prior problem, so more informaiton on why you were recovering may be helpful. Best of luck    

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Hi, it makes 2 month my computer crashed during Windows 10 update. It's a coincidence but the Hard drive crashed during the update.I bought the set of recovery disc from lenovo website and when i received them i tryed to recover my laptop. TO do this i plugged an external CD-ROM and insert disc 1 inside. But after asking me to insert CD 2, the screen is blocked on  "Current Item : CPPII Initialize Storage Disk(s)"  Recovery process is running , please don't remove your power adapter. I've called the lenovo's support and they decided to send me a new set of discs. Today i've tryed them but it does the same thing. I'm certainly doing wrong thing but what ? I'm not using the original hard drive, i've bought a SSD 240Go instead of the 750 Go SSD+HDD  Thanks for the help

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Hi guys,  I recently got this laptop and wanted to upgrade to Windows 8.1 immediatly since it came with Windows 7. This was of course and option with the disc set that came with the laptop. Unfortunately i have encountered problems in the installation/recovery of Windows 8.1.  When the laptop is finished using the actual disc's (i say finished because it spits out disc 4 which is the last one) and is booting into the OS to do the last installing it "freezes" in the middle of "dowork.cmd". In the cmd window it tries to access a destination directory which it can't. Instead of writing it here, i'm just gonna link a picture of it:  I'm seriously at a loss of what to do. I just don't understand why simple recovery discs would cause a failure, and hope any of you have an idea of what to do. Googling the problem has only lead to this: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Tablets/Factory-reset-Windows-install-stucks-at-dowork-cmd/td-...which is not really the exact same problem either.  Anyway, thanks in advance













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Answer:Lenovo M30-70 - Windows 8.1 upgrade recovery disc set - stuck on installation

hi TheJtS,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
From your observation, the image on the Windows 8.1 Upgrade disc looks like it was either burned bad or the image itself is faulty.
 
If the M30-70 have a Windows 8.1 sticker at the bottom and it says Windows 8 STD in the BIOS then the motherboard likely contains a Windows 8/8.1 product key and the machine is likely downgraded to Win7 by the place of purchase.
 
Things that you can try:
1. Check this guide on how to obtain a Windows 8.1 ISO (see Option One)
2. When finished, follow this guide to make a bootable UEFI Win8.1 installer via DVD or USB flashdrive and use it to install Windows (the installation should be able to detect the Windows 8.1 product key in the UEFI firmware that will let you activate Windows).
3. If successful, obtain the drivers from the lenovo drivers page .
 
If the above procedure doesn't work, you may need to contact lenovo on how to go about getting a Windows 8 Recovery Disc.
 
In an event that the machine doesn't have a Windows 8 sticker / Win8 STD  license in the BIOS, then I recommend you contact the place of purchase on how to go about getting a new copy of Win8.1 upgrade discs as these discs may require a product key to be activated.
 
 
Regards

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To anyone, I had reimage my Thinkpad T440S since the WIndows 8.1 was corrupted. I used Lenovo Windows 8.1 recovery Dvd to reimage it. It finished but I get to the WIndows login screen and when I click it. Its says administrator but the account is disabled. During the reimage process there was no part that lets me create a user account or to renable the administrator account. I redid the process twice using the restore DVD. Does anyone know of a solution for this or had anything happen to them like this before.

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So my dad wanted to upgrade his windows Vista gateway computer at work to windows 8 because my brother had what we thought was a Windows 8 install disc. There were three discs, Lenovo Windows 8 recovery media disc 1, 2, and Windows 8 pro operating system recovery disc. I backed up all the documents and pics and things I thought he might need and put in the first recovery media disc, turned off the computer, told the boot to use that disc, and let it do it's thing until it said to put in Windows 8 Pro operating system recovery disc. It said recovery failed. It didn't seem like it was going to do anything so I hit cancel, and now I can't boot the pc at all. Everytime I try to do something, it goes to a black screen with some copyright stuff on it, and DHCP spins for a bit, and it says Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key. Was using the recovery discs a bad idea because it seemed to have started erasing things and then failed part way through. Can I even get back to Vista by doing like loading an old system restore point?

Update: I tried putting in the Windows 8 recovery discs again and got no recognition at all, the same with the Windows 98 disc I found (I know). So I revealed the issue to my dad and he said that since our computer is 6 years old, he had been looking online and found a $200 refurbished computer. We decided to get a new computer, basically.
 

Answer:Used Lenovo windows 8 recovery disc to try and install Windows 8. Can't boot pc now

I'm surprised that the Lenovo Recovery didn't notice the incorrect hardware and quit immediately. But since it apparently did wipe something out before failing you will probably have to use the proper Vista recovery DVDs (assuming you have them or can still buy them from Gateway) to get going again.

If Windows 8.1 is wanted you can probably still buy a Installation DVD. Has any check been made to assure that the PC will run Windows 8 or 8.1?
 

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Firstly,can anyone tell me where i can get the Recovery Disc Set or if they are available for download and burn on dvds !!! Secondly,i would like to know how to restore my harddrive to its defualt volumes , i cant ship my product to lenovo to restore it its realy hard !!! i need someone who didn't change the default volumes to post them please Third,I would like to know if i got the serial of my pre-instaled windows 8.1 of my laptop can i wipe my hdd and repartition it as i want then i instal a fresh copy of windows from microsoft with the same serial ? thanks,





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Answer:About lenovo y 510p Recovery Disc Set, Resetting Default Vols. and Windows Re-installing

... i forgot to say that i shrinked the Windows8_OS C partition then i extended F partition... i didn't touch any other partitions like Lenovoso can i use OKR ? or what ?





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Hi i have a Lenovo 3000 n500 and and was supplied with 3 recovery discs ( Vista) i have tried to do a recovery but cannot find the 3rd disc and it wont let me go any further does anyone know of a link where i can download the third disc, Lenova tech help isnt open till Monday.

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I want to install a larger hard drive.  Have been unable to make a recovery disc to reinstall the preinstalled Win7 system on the new HDD.  OneKey does not have the choice "create recovery disc"  Where do I find it?

Answer:Lenovo B50 recovery disc

Hi computist,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you have WIndows 7 and your Recovery software is the same on this guide
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht062597
 
On Fig 3 and 4 will let you select your CD/DVD driver to create our backup CD
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
 





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Does anyone know if you can obtain a recovery disc from Lenovo even if you're not under warranty ? I have a Thinkcentre S50 (8183) with xp pro preinstalled & key licence.

Answer:recovery disc from lenovo

I think you have to be in warranty but it doesn't hurt to try give them a call





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Hi all.  I have a T500 ThinkPad, and my hard drive failed the other day.  I never got around to making any recovery media, even though I have had the machine for almost a couple years.  I have read on the Lenovo support page that I can get a recovery disc from them.  My question though is whether this includes the OS.  It would seem that it would, but I just want to make sure.  Thanks.

Answer:Recovery disc from Lenovo

Yeahh, recovery media you can order for your model, completely recover your laptop to state of your first switchining on of your machine. It creates hidden recovery partition on your disc and of course system partition C with operating system and all drivers and applications. The first step should be eavch time firstly to burn your Recovery Media, if you did not do it, unfortunatelly it will cost you some money, i have paid for recovery media about 30 EUR.





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Need Recovery Disc for Lenovo MT-M 8326-77G

Answer:Recovery disc for Lenovo 8326

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/s...The drivers are here. If you need recovery disks, you'll have to contact Lenovo. You may have a recovery partition on the machine that is used for a reinstall. Look at the manual if you have it.

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I've a Lenovo Y430, encountered some problems with it and was wondering whether would a recovery disc help me in any way to get things back to normal. I wasn't given one when i purchased this laptop, so I was wondering can I actually request one from Lenovo? Or if you think you can help me to solve this, I would appreicate it lots Major Issue With Lenovo Y430 I hope to bring the com back to like what it was when i first bought it.

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Hi, i´m new here, so if it´s not the right place for this post, sorry for that. I have a problem with Lenovo Recovery on my X220. I unfortunatelly formated (deleted everything) on my recovery Q: drive, because of it was full and now i know it was big mistake. So what can I do? Can I create it somehow again? Now i cant create DVD data media and I cant create Factory recovery disc. I still have that Q: drive on my ntb, bud it´s empty.  Can someone help me please? Thanks a lot 

Answer:X220 Lenovo Recovery Disc (Q:) problem

the only way to get factory partitions again is with a set of disc, you can call lenovo support and buy a set





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My Lenovo desktop (ideacenter k300 - machine type:  10021 MTM:  531622HU) crashed andwill only work in safe mode.  I took it took it to Geek Squad and theysaid that the system is somehow corrupted and I needed to restorecomputer to original factory settings.  My problem is that no systemrecovery disc came with the computer and GS told me I had to get oneand bring it into them.  Is there a system recovery disc(not driversrestore disc) or is it something you download?  What do I do now?

Answer:No system recovery disc with LENOVO desktop

I do not have the K300 ... but the B520 Have you tried to use 'Restore' to go to an earlier 'Restore Point'?  I find 95% of my problems are fixed by going to a Restore Point, prior to when the problems started occurring (the only time it did not work, is when I had foolishly cleared my restore points, to save disk space, and then did not create a new one ... so I had no restore point) Have you tried the F2 Function, via Lenovo Restore System?  I have not used it yet, but it is designed to reset your PC to its initial settings.  It also has a feature that lets you set up a Recovery Disk (which I plan to do, once I get the portable external HDD I ordered) http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT069555 If either of those two things don't work  ... Years ago, my PC died, soon after buying it, and I had no Recovery Disk.  The manufacturer sent me one, as a courtesy.  They may still do this ... or you may have to buy it, or pay for shipping?   

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Does anyone here get the recovery disc for T500?  I got my new Lenovo laptop just 4 days ago, unfortunately, I cann't recovery my operation system to factory content. Could anyone help me?  Thanks a lot.  Lenovo Part no.:2242CTO Intel core duo cpu p8400 2.26 Ghz 2 G RAM 250 G hard drive Intel GMA4500 OS, Vista Home Premium.  

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T500 Recovery disc

since it is within 2 weeks of you receiving the laptop, if you can lenovo support in Australia, they will ship you out the Recovery media for your system for free usually within 2 to 3 days, just tell them that your recovery partition is corrupted and you were not able to make the recovery media in time.

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With my lenovo yoga 13 is there a way to create recovery disc or a recovery image on a external drive incase the drive ever fails? I know its a SSD drive but they could still fail.

Answer:lenovo yoga 13 how do i create recovery disc?

I used these instructions successfully: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/12/using-windows-8s-hidden-backup-to-clone-and-re... I found that I had to get an 8Gb USB pen drive to use as the boot disk and a separate 2Tb external drive to do the backup.

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So, long story short. I accidentally deleted my recovery partition and now it seems like the only thing that will get my laptop up and running normally again is a recovery disc from Lenovo. I just got off the phone with customer service and they informed me that recovery discs can not be ordered in USB form.  This is where my main issue is. My Lenovo Ideapad Y500 laptop did not come with a CD-ROM Drive. With that being said, I do not want to spend $69 on a recovery disc that will require me to purchase an external CD-ROM drive that potentially won't even work... When I asked customer support if I could return and get a refund for the disc if it will not boot through an external CD-ROM drive, they said no. Has anyone been able to run a recovery disc from an external cd-rom drive successfully? Any suggestions? I'm at my wit's end with this thing...

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Hi. I am a bit of a laptop dunce so excuse me. My Lenovo N500 has been shutting itself down and not always restarting and the last time I tried a reinstall through the on board system but after a day and a half it was stuck and not changing so I turned it off. Clearly a mistake.Now when I try to turn it on I get a black screenFile:\Boot\NCRStatus 0xc000000fInfo An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration dataIt says to insert Windows installation disc and restart but that just circles back to same screen. I have tried the 2 supplied disks. One called "product recovery CD for lenovo N500 Type 4233" (which is the right one I think) and one called "Rescue and recovery disc for use with Microsoft Windows XP" (pretty sure I have Vista and this disc was supplied for people who wanted to get back to XP.I have tried pressing F8 and F11 to no avail (makes a nasty loud hissing sound).Any ideas?

Answer:Help: Lenovo N500 will not start, product recovery disc won't run

No reply? Have tried F12 too, meant to choose the disc, still get same result.

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Hello Everyone, I had to replace my hard drive on my G570, after replacing the hard drive, I used the recovery discs I cretaed on factory default settings of the system. Now, the recovery discs have seem to install the windows and the factory default partitions on my new hard drive, but since then it is stuck on 'Starting WIndows' screen. If I try botting it in safe mode, it boots and but then says that it can't complete the setup in safe mode. Now, is it some problem with the recovery discs or the new hard drive. I'll be most grateful for any help in this regard. Thanks,Haris













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Answer:Using one key recovery disc on new hard drive, Lenovo G570

hi HarisM,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
It's possible that the recovery process didn't completed that's why you're getting the error. Have you tried to use the recovery disc one more time?
 
Alternatively, if the G570 came with Windows 7 Home Premium, you can re-install Windows by:
1. Downloading a Windows 7 Home Premium copy on this website and burn it on a DVD on another PC.
2. If you have successfully installed Windows, Windows 7 will automatically recognize the product key stored in the BIOS via SLIC. and will automatically activate Windows.
3. If you get problems activating Windows, try to activate by phone.(use the product key on the back of the unit if necessary).
 
 
Hope this helps

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Hi Mark/Everyone, I bought my Lenovo Y410 few days ago but it seems that the system recovery disc/s is not included on my package.  Is there anyone who knows how and where do i get this discs? Although i used to try the NOVO button and checked that it is properly working. I still want a copy of the recovery disc. Please help. Thanks! Mike 

Answer:How to get a Lenovo 3000 Y410 system recovery disc

Hej Mike I have a problem with my laptop, and today I called Lenovo and asked for a set of installation cd/dvd´s.They promised me to ship them this week, and that is without any handling fee what so ever. I found the phone number on their website under support : http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4M7HWZ Best regards Claus

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Hi all. I have bought thinkpad x230. But i have a question about window license. the license behind machine is window8 pro, however the recovery is window 7. Anyone can help me? Thanks all!













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Answer:X230, Windows 8 and Recovery Partition

Did you receive any restore media for your X230, I still have my DVDs here, they'd normally arrive with your system





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Hi All, I just bought a new Ideacenter All-In-One B310 shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium, but my excitement is fast dying out. I am trying to create Recovery Disc using the "Lenovo Rescue System 3.0" however, it keeps failing when the recovery procedure reaches 43% with the following Notice - "An internal program error has occurred. Failed: error code 0xEB1B068A" A quick google check and review of this forum gave me some instances where people repartitioned their volumes to face similar error and restoring it back to their original volume sizes has resolved the issue. However, I haven't repartitioned anything out here and am just trying to create the rescue disk as the first step of the shipped product to me. I have tried it creating 4 times and have literally wasted 4 of my DVDs that get ejected at this very point.Please suggest what is the way out here. Best Regards,AbhiShiku

Answer:Lenovo Rescue System 3.0 - Unable To Create Recovery Disc

I had the same situation with my laptop a couple years ago. Just call tech support, they will send the disks for free.

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Hi,  We have several Lenovo G570 laptops we use for work.Last year I used the "One Key Recovery", and created a "Factory Default Recovery Disc".Today a Hard Drive went bad.  Installed a new one, then booted with my "FDRD".Tried it 3 times -- each time, after 1 hour it pops up with a fatal error: "Failed to access the files."I think, crucial file(s) are missing on my "FDRD"...Questions:1. Can I buy a G570 / Windows 7 "Factory Install" disk / dl ?  $$$ no problem (Pastor approves, work related)1a. Can I get this Torrent / P2P ?  (I already know, not permitted to go there...)2. Any ideas ?Otherwise, I'm gonna brute-force format & partition the new HD, set partition ID's, robocopy the files I managed to rip from the old HD, redo the BCD, and etc.Just looking for another option...  Thank you in advance for your time, Your friend ("Drubble-macher"),Philip

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Can you please help me create a system recovery disc on my lenovo Z470 ideapad. I just bought it a week ago.













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Answer:How to create a system recovery disc on my lenovo Z470 ideapad

Quick howto in the knowledge base, or page 35 in the user's guide:
 
How to create "Factory Default Recovery Disc" with OneKey Recovery
 
Lenovo IdeaPad Z370Z470Z570 User Guide V1.0.pdf
 
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Hi, I tried creating a set of product recovery disc, the process started decently to extract the information/files. Then the process abruptly stops and gives a msg saying "The process has encountered an internal error." Pls Help. Rgds, Sumit

Answer:Lenovo T61p - Product recovery disc creation fails

you would need to call Lenovo, and obtain a set of recovery disks (most likely free) if you are under warranty, or alternatively you would need to restore to factory setting using the Rescue and Recovery during the initial boot up, but that would wipe out all the data. As the data in the files set aside for the recovery media has been corrupted, this happens a lot when you have used the laptop for a while.  

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I'm trying to do a recovery on my y580 using the Lenovo Recovery Discs that I had purchased. I can get as far as the second disc and then I get the error 'PreMOPS failed'. My system was purchased with a 32GB msata ssd installed. From what I can see, it appears as if the recovery discs are trying to install onto the msata drive (Disk 0) instead of the hard drive (Disk 1). How do I get the Recovery Disc to install on the hard drive instead of trying to do it on the msata ssd drive? Did Lenovo send me the wrong set of Recovery Discs? These Recovery Discs seem like they are for a system without an msata drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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 ~ Summary: My GOAL is to remove EVERYTHING that is presently on my IBM-refurbished T61 (i.e. all the visible Drives, any hidden partition including the Recovery Partition, malware and rootkits) and to re-install EVERYTHING that was on the computer when I bought it (including all the Drivers/Utilities, and the Recovery Partition).  ~ My Questions are itemized at the end of the post. ~ I have written this post according to the principle "Too much information can be ignored, and is better than too little".  Thank-you. I bought my T61 from the "IBM Refurbished PC" program in February of 2011. I suspect that its software differed from that of a brand new Lenovo T61 in a couple of minor ways. I recently bought the set of XP Pro operating system installation discs for my IBM-refurbished T61. Lenovo Tech Support supplied the Case# and FRU#. IBM Parts Dept sold me the item. I planned to do a "Clean Installation", which I believe means that one completely wipes EVERYTHING from the hard disk before using the installation discs.I planned to wipe with DBAN (a Sourceforge Project software: {http://www.dban.org}) until I read in its FAQ that it does NOT wipe the "Host Protected Area".Further readings seem to indicate that this is the same as Lenovo's Recovery Partition (or is where the Recovery Partition is placed).I understand that the Recovery Partition is the part of the hard disk where Lenovo has put a replacement O.S., so to speak, and that one ... Read more

Answer:T61: Fate of original Recovery Partition when reinstall with Lenovo(IBM) installation disc set ?

Hello,
 
I do not have my T61p with me right now to check this, but there may be an option in the T61's BIOS to reserve space for what's called the Predesktop Area.  If so, try setting it "Disabled" and any space that was reserved will now be reclaimable, and you will be able to wipe it using DBAN.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hi all,Apologies if I've missed this elsewhere - new to the forums so still learning to navigate.As background, machine type listed below:X230 Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type 2325, Model BA6As I see it I'm having two separate issues here but they may well be linked: Recent Windows 10 updates are making the taskbar fully ineffective - I note this is fairly common and have tried the powershell route to check updates to no avail; curious to know what the advice here generally is, if X230 is no good with Windows 10 or is there something specific I should be doing to rectify this.This weekend, my laptop has developed a habit whereby the sound and video playback stops working suddenly. On boot-up it's fine but after a while, I can't listen to music or watch videos at all. Bit alarmed about this but suspect it may be linked to the thunderstorm on Thursday (based in London...), given I woke up to realise the powerboard on my TV had also gone. My laptop is within warranty so hopefully if it's hardware related, I would hope this is covered - in truth, I was reassured about the Lenovo warranty but have never had cause to use it at home or work over the last 6 years of using Lenovos.Any help or guidance would be massively appreciated!Kind regards,Bal

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Hi. I've got an x230 with Windows 10 installed(Build 10240) and have bought a bluetooth bdc (FRU 60Y3305) and installed it into the laptop. Device manager is unable to see the bluetooth chip before or after I've instlled any of the drivers. I have tried a number of different driver packages. Some have come back with windws saying that "Broadcom Bluetooth Software doesn't work on this version of windows" and one that a number of people seem to have got working said that it couldn't detect any Broadcom Bluetooth hardware. I have a feeling that this isnt going to work  but some people on the internet seem to have got it to work!? Has andybody got any info on this? Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo X230 + bluetooth + Windows 10 issues.

Hi and welcome, Lloydie_htfcMake sure BT card is enabled in the BIOS Setup - Security menu - I/O Port Access. Then you shold see some Brodcom BT card related item in the Device Manager, at least as a hidden/unknown one.

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Description of problem: at some point when playing audio, sound will cut out. The levels will still be moving on the mixer, but no sound will come through the speakers or sound jack. It seems that soon after I've closed all sound-producing applications, sound returns. I am 50-75% sure that this is strictly a sound jack issue, as I don't remember being able to reproduce the issue without the sound jack being active when the audio drops out. Frequently, bumping my headphones' cord seems to cause the problem, but other times, the problem seems to happen on a click, a loud sound, or seemingly nothing at all.

I am unsure of how to reliably reproduce the problem, so it is difficult to diagnose whether or not the problem can be reproduced when the sound jack is not active. This isn't common use for me...

Origin: Appeared mid-October, around the same time I had upgraded to the newest drivers (where the old ones were from earlier than May 2013). All were downloaded through the Lenovo website and/or Lenovo's System Update utility, with the exception of the Intel graphics drivers, which were downloaded through the Intel website. At this point, I was running Windows 8, not Windows 8.1. I installed Windows 8.1 recently, and the problem remains.

What I've tried: disabling drivers, reinstalling drivers, disabling sound effects, disabling audio application overrides...

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Answer:Lenovo x230, Windows 8 and 8.1: Sound Cutting Out

Update: The problem has been reproduced without the headphone jack being active.

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I apologize for my english in advance.
Yesterday I update my laptop to Windows 8.1(full specifications are available in my profile).
Then I noticed the following: The icon of DVD drive was changed and:
"Drive is powered off. To turn on the optical drive, press the eject button on the optical drive".
After pressing the DVD drive is powered on, but after few minutes it powered off again.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:DVD drive is powered off, Lenovo X230, Windows 8.1 64 bit

i think thats normal behavour , it will work when ever you need to use it ,can you right click on the icon and click on eject to open it [i cant check mine right now on iam my mac]almost positive mine is like that

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HelloI have a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 with windows 10 manually installed.It doen't have any unknown devices in device manager, i install all drivers.As is clear, This laptop have a sim card slot under battery and i insert my sim card into it.The Problem is that i don't know how to i connect to sim card internet.Thanks

Answer:How to use sim card internet on Lenovo X230 with windows 10

Hello and welcome to the forumIs there a wwan modem inserted in the laptop? As it's not new laptop, you should check it out under keyboard & palmrest.

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Hi Everyone, I have Lenovo ThinkPad X230, that came with windows 7 preinstalled, as i have VLA from microsoft, i wanted to upgrade to windows 8.1. I did the clean install, set the bios correctly, enabled secure boot, installed with no problems at all, however after installation of system update, it cant find any updates, all other software and drivers are still missing. It found more updates for win 8, but still not all of them. Please help me! I have this laptop few days already, and still didnt get to use it propperly, as i try to get system update to work.. Windows 8.1 PRO x64ThinkPad x2302325 no9 Upgraded RAM to 8GB, HDD to 250 GB 7200 RPM. Just to clarify, i know system update works fine on my network, as my X200 Tablet with windows 7 x64 gets all of them, so it is not a network issue. Regards Lukas

Answer:Windows 8.1 - Lenovo system update X230

There has been a delay in getting the Windows 8.1 content for SystemUpdate; please see following link.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8-and-8-1/Windows-8-1-Lenovo-system-update/m-p/1281475#M4474
 
Drivers are available for download on the X230 Driver Matrix;
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073834

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Hello, I recently purchased x230 with Windows 8.I installed Ubuntu 12.0 (attempting to dual boot).  Unfortuantely, Windows 8 is no longer accessible(UEFI error comes up on boot), the restore partition is also corrup ("required partition cannot be found").I attempted to install win 8 PRO that I purchased from scratch.  It failes because the Windows 8 key embedded into the EFI doesn't match the new Windows 8 PRO that I have on DVD. I chatted with Lenovo support, asking to purchase restore DVDs for my laptop - I was told that it's not possible (after going thorugh a couple of people and wasting 1.5 hours on chat_ Please provide some support as it is unacceptable that I cannot install clean version of WIndows 8 and the restore disks are not available from Lenovo. Thank You. 

Answer:Lenovo support - options for recovering Windows 8 on new X230

Unfortunately, win 8 doesn't support dual boot in native or not tweaked mode.Try this tool:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?LegacyDocID=LENV-DIAGS#uefi

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Need to return Lenovo to Factory Installed State.  Did not realise I could use F11 & instead ran my Rescue & Recovery CD's which I made when I first set-up laptop.  Disc 1 ran OK but when it started second phase  of Lenovo Rescue & Recovery 4 after re-booting, when it asks for Disc 1 of Product Recovery Disc I put the next disc in I created originally but it says it is not the correct disc.  It created 4 discs when I did original install but none of them are recognised as Product Recovery Discs!  F11 now takes me to the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery 4 screens!  I presume the ONLY option is to buy a set of Product Recovery Discs?  I presume the first part of the recovery has overwritten hidden partion or it will not give me access? My R&R CD's are:  (I thought these were Product Recovery CD's?) All have a top level RRbackups folder Disc 1 - ContainsI386PREBBOTBOOTplus a few small filesDisc 2 (Called 1C)Contains 91 Data FilesDisc 3 (Called 2C)Contains 92 data filesDisc 4 (Called Final C)Contains a couple of folders one contains 21 Data files Help! David   [email protected]

Answer:Lenovo 3000 N200 Product Recovery Disc - Need to restore to Factory state F11 not working

that recouver disk would be label like this 1 start up disk 2. Product recouvers disk  so you didn't made the recouver disk you made  backup disk with whole harddrive .   





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I may found the solution to this issue.  I am posting this on the forum so that it may be crawled by search engines and readily accessible to anyone with a similar issue. I have an IdeaCentre K410 with a 1 TB HDD (hard disk drive).  After over two years of using this model, I now need to use the recovery system because I plan on installing another SATA HDD, using the recovery media to install the OEM (Lenovo) operating system on it, and then install Windows 10 (Technical Preview) on the original 1 TB HDD. When I first started to attempt resolving this issue, I only had the Lenovo Rescue System 3.0 installed.  It is possible that I may have had OneKey Recovery or another recovery program installed at one point and simply uninstalled it.  (What can I say?  It's a knee-jerk reaction for me to uninstall OEM-provided software when I first buy a computer.) I verified through Disk Manager that the hidden partitions were intact.  The K410 user manual states that the F2 key should be pressed repeatedly at boot to enter the rescue system. source:  https://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/user_guides/k4_ug_en.pdf (page 20)However, nothing happened when I pressed the key continuously at bootup.  I connected the USB keyboard to different ports and still had no luck, except for one instance - I got a black and white screen prompting me to select a startup tool or to boot into Windows 7.  I do... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Rescue System 3.0 - No "factory default recovery disc" option - IdeaCentre K410

I have the same problem exactly as you do. I will try to follow exactly what you've done. Mine is just a C320 500GSATA

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Hello,

It has been some time since I have been to sevenforums. I have missed you guys!

I was here almost every hour on the hour back when I built my PC and was installing windows7 for the first time. Now I have a new laptop and I would like some expert advice!

I bought a new, to me, Lenovo X230 Thinkpad recently and it came with windows7 installed. I am a person who enjoys simplicity, uncluttered space, and efficiency. In my desktop, and overall in my OS. Are there any tips, or guidelines for trimming down many of the programs and extraneous applications that come along with nearly every manufacturers' computers today? Should I reinstall a clean version of windows7? Is that possible with only the recovery partition on the laptop?

For example, I don't need 2 battery power applications. Either disable or remove the windows battery manager, or the Lenovo. Things like that.

I would also like to remove and backup the recovery partition from the laptop, but it doesn't have an optical drive. Then I could have more space, and only one partition. Not sure the best way to go about this. I have an external drive that I can backup the partition to.

If you want any more information about the current state of the laptop, just ask! I enjoy conversing and learning from the good people here.

Thanks again guys... glad to be back!

Answer:New Lenovo X230 Laptop! Help trim default windows install down please.

See here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Includes instructions for downloading a legal copy of Windows 7 with SP1 included.

Definitely the best way to go to get rid of all the bloatware OEMs install.

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X230 Laptop, 8GB RAM, Intel Graphics 4000 series, SS180GB SSD. Problem occurs with laptop in the Ultra Base Series 3 dock or out of it. - VGA or DisplayPort. Laptop came with Windows 7, was upgraded to Windows 8 and then Windows 8.1 and then the 8.1 update. Problem started when Windows 8.1 was initially installed.

When connected to an external Monitor (HP ZR2240W or a Dell 2412Mb) with either display port or VGA (VGA on Dell only), Windows Explorer will stop working, open programs will show not responding. Mouse still functional, and if cursor is placed in the "taskbar" area, you will get a blue spinning circle. A double click of the mouse in that area will generally cause a relaunch of Windows Explorer (screen area goes blue, then repopulates with the icons) and things will work fine for a number of program launchs or switching between programs, then the problem will occur again. This will happen up to 20+ times per day.

Laptop has the latest BIOS installed from Lenovo, Intel Graphics Driver 10.18.10.3621. Have tried three different keyboard and mouse options (Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse, and a hard wired keyboard and mouse) and problem follows each. Friday I reloaded Windows 8.1 with the most recent updates and problem continues.

Additional information - 65Watt Lenovo Power Supply. Laptop when not connected to external monitor (using just laptop screen) does not exhibit same problem

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Answer:Windows Explorer Freezes requiring relaunch - Lenovo X230

Windows 8 does not play nice with older hardware, especially older Intel hardware. You did not post if you are using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 8.1. Intel does have updated drivers for that GPU. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...01&FamilyId=39

Try the latest drivers and see if that works. As for changing the motherboard. You would not be able to do so with a Laptop. Since they are specific to the case.

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Hi, i have G550 i wont to burn facroty defult disc, the recovery program cant find the partition of lenovo, but i see its there i think the letter of the pratition is change... what can i do? (how much DVDs i need, in the program i see 3 DVDs but all the partition is like 5GB?)

Answer:hi, G550 i wont to burn facroty defult disc, the recovery program cant find the partition of lenovo.

The partition letter can't be changed because it's hidden (at least you use a specific software or specific commands). The factory disk set are 2 DVDs more and less. Did you modify your partition schema?





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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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I have successfully created a Start Recovery Disc, but there suppose to be 4 discs total, right??How do I create other 3 discs?? Disk 1Name: Start Recovery Disc.Description: This is a bootable disc that will start the recovery process.Marked as: 1.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 2Name: Operating System Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the Windows Vista operating system.Marked as: 2.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 3Name: Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 3.Quantity: One or more discs with this title, depending on computer model.Disk 4Name: Supplemental Recovery Disc.Description: This disc contains additional content, such as updates to the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 4.Quantity: Varies by model. Not all computer models require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, so you might not have this disc in your disc package. If your computer model does require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, you might have one or more discs with this title. 

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As title, after I updated the  newest lenovo app (windows 8.1). My mute button doesn't work now. Even I try to reinstall the power mangment driver. Does anybody know how to solve the issue?Thanks!

Answer:x230 mute button doesn't work after updating the newest lenovo app (windows 8.1)

Hi Whhsu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing the issue with mute button on ThinkPad X230.
 
The normal procedure for updating the system to Windows 8.1 is that when you are in Windows 8 you have to update all the drivers first and then you have to update Windows 8.1.
 
To resolve the issue now please download Hotkey feature application from Lenovo support site and install it.
 
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Trying to get as much input as I can before I do this.Installing a Crucial M4 128gig in the main HDD bay, and OS on it.So what have people here done and had results with ?I have the option of doing a clean/fresh install with a Win 7 disc orinstalling with the Lenovo Recovery discs I created.I have read many places many things. Concerns about recovery discs notaligning the SSD right. Or problems due to the Airbag proggy. Etc.Btw, I am NOT concerned with spending the time to install the drivers etc.with option A if it will work right.This SSD tech is so 'new' and evolving, I am tempted to stick with WD 7200rpm, butc'mon, I need the speed and performance. So help a brother out.....Thanks





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Answer:W520 New SSD Install - Fresh Install of Win 7 from Disc vs. Lenovo Recovery Discs

Good question. I like to know this as well....





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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

Answer:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

Answer:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Hi,I have a 3 month old X230, which is little used as a laptop, more like a home computer (on docking).
Basically I'm really trying to be careful, so I'm very angry when this happened.
 
Link to picture
 
Is there any mail address where I can send a complaint on build quality?
 
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Answer:Lenovo X230 - Broken e in Lenovo logo

Hi Fantac, welcome to the forum,
 
have you called service?  They should easily be able to solve this for you, the number you need to call is;
 
0800-0426 or +385 1 6110095 (calls outside Croatia)
 
Please let us know how you get on.

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I'm using Lenovo G460, running on Windows 7. Recently my computer has been running pretty slowly so I decided to do a system restore with OneKey recovery 7. I selected the default backup option. However, the backup was stuck at 18% and then a popup told me that there was an error. I couldn't start Windows from there on. I need advices desperately I would appreciate any help. Fyi, I had back up discs(3parts) too, which I tried after the disaster happened but when the system does not recognize my back up discs.  What should I do now? Any options other than bringing my laptop to a repair shop?

Answer:Recovery disc not working, default recovery in OneKey Recovery does not work too

Hi helpmeleh,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can we first check if the disc will load,
   Here's how.
      Make sure that the First DVD is in the computer,
       Turn OFF the computer, Turn it Back on and start tapping F12 to pull up the Boot selection Menu.
       Try selecting the CD/DVD and press Enter.
        See if this will let you load the CD and load the recovery.
 
If it will not push either,
 
A recovery CD from Lenovo Support center may help but before going with that option, You might want to have the HDD checked, Because the HDD slow read .write and a Recovery from OKR that gives an error is a symptom of an HDD failure.
 
If the computer still loads the old OS you can download a Lenovo Storage Test
or If the computer cannot currently load an OS you might want to bring the HDD to a local Technician to have it checked.
 
If the HDD is proven Defective then it needs replacement,
If the HDD is still OK then you can call Lenovo technical Team and ask how to obtain Lenovo CD. Fees may apply
 
Regards
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Hi, i have 3 pc's with windows 7 installed on all. i would like to format one of them so all memory is wiped clean but im wondering if there is a way of doing this without losing windows 7 or a way of getting windows 7 again after with no disc. the discs wernt supplied with all 3 so im not sure how im supposed to do this. thanks
 

Answer:Windows 7 recovery with no disc?

Memory is wiped clean every time you shut the machine off. I'm assuming you want to reformat the hard drive and install Windows.

Most new machines have Windows on the hard drive. Your docs should explain how to access recovery (so long as you have not made any changes to the partitions and destroyed the recovery).

Make/model?
 

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I bought a new HP Pavillion desktop pc and wanted to know where to get recovery discs in case I needed them.

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I am about to take delivery of a new pc.The pc will be running windows xp home and some pre loaded software The company I am buying it from wanted to charge me £69 for a set of recovery discs.

As I thought this excessive I declined their offer .

I would like to make a set of recovery discs myself. What would this entail and can someone point me in the right direction as to software I would need . I would be able to make the didcs on either cd or dvd.

Any software would have to be available in the uk.

Thanks.
 

Answer:windows recovery disc

£69 wow... I nearly had heart attack when i nearly ordered recovery disks from P. Bell... they wanted £35... then someone through the forums gave me this link for a company that does alot of recovery media, restore disks etc and they only charged me about £15 and they arrived within 2 days..

might be worth a look if your still looking for recovery disks..

ashservices.com

Hope this helps
Barney
 

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Hi,
Can someone tell me if I use a Windows 7 recovery disc on a system with a pre-installed image from the manufacture (HP), will this work?

Reason being, I screwed up the system by uninstalling all HP software and now the registry is screwed up!

Does the recovery disc fix the registry to its windows default or just windows files?
or will I need a Windows 7 genuine disc and start fresh? (I would rather fix than start fresh).

I have 4 partitions;
(1) hidden set as active named system.
(2) boot drive Windows directory.
(3) manufactures image.
(4) manufactures tool drive. (FAT32)

If I use the Windows 7 recovery disc will I have to set partition (2) as active first? then reboot with the recovery disc?

Then I can format (1), (3) and(4) later after the recovery if I choose?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 recovery disc

The Win7 repair disk is used to boot Win7 when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Win7 Backup Image, etc.
System Repair Disc - Create
System Recovery Options

If Win7 won't start now boot the Repair CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Startup Repair will not start it after being run up to 3 separate times with reboots, then boot back in and choose System Restore from the tools list to attempt to restore before you made the registry changes.

If Win7 still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.

You can copy your files out of an unbootable Win7 using this method:
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console - Windows 7 Forums.url

If all fails you can run the Recovery Partition using the key given on first boot screen, or look it up in your manual on Support Downloads webpage for your model computer. You will need to fill out your System Specs for us to help you research this information.

Or since your goal was apparently to get rid of the factory bloatware find a Win7 installer for your version to clean reinstall with the Product Key on the COA sticker on machine.
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums.URL

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I have an HP Desktop bought a couple of years ago with Win 8; this was updated with the MS Win 10 free upgrade last year. I still have the Recovery Disc I created using Win 8 when purchased; but the system remembers that creation and will not let me create a Win 10 replacement recovery disk. How can I overcome this restriction?As I accepted the free MS upgrade to Windows 10, I do not have a purchase receipt or serial number.

Answer:Windows 10 recovery disc

Hi: If you previously upgraded to W10, you can make your own reinstallation media from Microsoft by using the media creation tool from the link below. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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I am a little confused about the recovery disc that you create on all new laptops. Is this the actually OS disc, or something else, like a recovery disc that restores it to a certain point in time?

Answer:windows recovery disc

It will reinstall the operating system and drivers for the various components of the computer. Your computer will be returned to the way it was when you took it out of the box.

Most computer manufacturers don't include recovery disks with their systems. They now have a recovery partition which is what is used to reinstall Windows and recover it to factory defaults.

You can make a set of cd's of the recovery files. I highly recommend that you do so. If your computer ever gets to a point where you need to reinstall the OS but you cannot access the recovery partition the disks will be available as a backup. I also suggest you go one step more. I don't know about all manufacturers but my mother's Compaq only allowed me to make back up disks one time. After I did that, I made a copy of the disks. That way if the disk becomes scratched or cracked and can't be used you have another one to fall back on.

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Hi all,

I have been trying to creat recovery discs for my L300 but after a 1-2 mins the programme stops and says "please check if the disc is scratced or dirty, if so, try again with a new disc" error code 0E01B5-26-2A030C00,

I have tried this lots of times with lots of different DVDs over the past few weeks but this keeps happening!

The machine is only a few weeks old and running Vista home premium any advise please as Im stuck.

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Satellite L300 - recovery disc creator error - disc is scratced or dirty

Hi mate

I think you used simply not fully compatible and supported disks.
In my case I couldn?t create the recovery because the CD/DVD drive was not able to handle it.

Fact is that many CD & DVD disks supports different standards and properties and in many cases the CD/DVD drives have many difficulties to handle the different disks.
I think you should simply test some DVD-R disks.

I uses DVD-R and was able create the recovery disk.

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Hello world!

I just got a new laptop with Win7 64 bit home premium and that's all good that this
OS came installed on there and I'm using it, but for my teaching activities I'll need
to get into some Linux OS in a multiboot configuration. So I will want to eventually
need to be able to fix this when the HD fails, well because we know that ALL HDs
will eventually fail, right? So this is a 'remanufactured' ASUS K55A, and the one piece
of paper that came with it says the HD has been reformatted and there is no recovery
partition so I should promptly make up a recovery DVD set, which I did (4 DVDs).

So I used the disk management to shrink the C: down to it's minimum, like 150Gb, due
to what it said was some files that could not be moved. That's probably OK. Then I
deleted the D: and made a new D: of about 350Gb which leaves the unassigned space
all looking to be contiguous (like 188Gb). In looking on there, I see the UEFI partition
of 200Mb, which is cool, and then there are these two mysterious partitions: a 25Gb
recovery partition with no listing of it's filesystem nor any drive letter, hanging out in
the never never land and not in the early (leftmost) part of the disc, and there is this
protected Q: drive that apparently has MS office on it 'in case' I want to buy it. There
is the 'reduced with ads' MS office already working and that is all I would ever want.

1) In reading up I see there is a lot of headache going around with Win 8 and UEFI but
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Answer:Questions: UEFI, restore partition, Q:, install disc, recovery disc

Hi PJ,

You covered several areas, so I'll start with some suggestions:

1. Since you already burnt (and checked?) the recovery DVD's, that recovery partition is no longer required, so you can remove it. Everything you need to restore the computer back to its factory state will be contained on those 4 x DVD's - store them safely.

2. For the Linux distro's, given that this is a UEFI boot, I would run them in a virtual machine using either free VirtualBox or free VMWarePlayer (my personal preference is for the latter).
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

3. If you never plan on using Office, uninstall it, then remove the Q: partition.

You should also consider a clean OEM install at some point - it gets rid of all the bloatware that the OEM's come with:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Lastly, keep this handy if you choose to clean install under UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Regards,
Golden

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I have a Windows XP Home SP2 PC, by SONY. It has 3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 - 8 kilobytes primary memory cache - 512 kilobyte secondary memory cache.
It has 160 GB usable hard drive capacity.
The MAIN circuit board is ASUSTEK P4SD-VL
Bus clock 200 megahertz.
BIOS American Megatrends inc. 1005 10/01/2004
The Memory modules are :
1024 Megabytes Installed,
Slot 'DIMM0 has 256
Slot 'DIMM1 has 256
Slot 'DIMM2 has 256
Slot 'DIMM3 has 256
It has a Radeon 9200 (display adapter)
Since I bought the PC many years ago, and as one does, I have loaded many applications and games which I believe is the reason it is slowing down.
I want to increase the installed memory as much as possible, but not sure what the maximum could be. I would like to go for 4GB total, IE 1GB per 'DIMM' socket.
The Sony has given me very good service, and I want to carry on using it.
After that I am going to use the Sony Recovery Disc to start afresh.
Any help would be appreciated.
jonem81

Answer:Windows XP Home recovery disc

You can use this crucial Scanner which will tell you exactly what RAM your motherboard takes and what your max RAM is. As your motherboard is an OEM version it is difficult to find a manual for it but it looks as though PC2700 333 Mhz or PC3200 400Mhz is compatible.

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I imaged? my OS to DVDs (3)I installed Mandriva then decided to remove itI used the first recovery disc to completely wipe hard driveNow I can't reinstall OS from DVDsThe screen says" Invalid partition table_"I have tried booting from all 3 DVDs with no luckIt is on a Toshiba Satellite L455 multimedia notebook laptop

Answer:How do I install Windows 7 from recovery disc

Sounds like either your image disk is NGood or you don't have the boot order set for CD before hard drive.

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I have recently installed Windows 8.1. (I previously had Windows 7). During this process, due to my ignorance, I lost all data on this external :mad.
This ?Recovery Disc? basically blocks the use of this external HD.
My two questions:
1. I want to save this disc somewhere else, but the size is prohibitive- 31.9 GB, so I suppose copying it on a few DVD?s will not be possible. Other external hardware are the usual- memory sticks, SD cards; all much smaller. I also have a 2 TB external which I will not use for obvious reasons.
2. If someone does offer a solution, do I just delete the Recovery Disc and get rid of the partition? Or is there a way that I can use the more than 900 GB and keep the Recovery Disc on this external?
 

Answer:Needs advice on Windows 8.1 Recovery Disc

What you want to do is a bit unclear to me. Please clarify a bit more.
First you mention that due to ignorance you lost all data on external... meaning what?
Did you accidentally format an external hdd?

Then you mention a Recovery Disc that is 31.9 GB?
I am assuming here that you are indeed referring to a recovery partition, not a disc; since later on you are referring to backing it up? 31.9 GB can fit on a bdr-dl or larger disc.

And your obvious reason for not using your 2 TB is not obvious to me. Are you referring to your loss to external here?

I think you need to start from the beginning with as much detail as you can give, and do not assume we know what you are talking about. You are in front of the PC, you can see it, we don't know what you have done or not and how the PC is responding. And only you can know what resources you have to work with.
As I said, for back up of 31.9 GB, you can use bdr-dl, which can hold up to 46.6 GB (or bdr-tl which can hold about 118 GB) but I can't know if you have access to a bluray rewritable drive, or bdr-dl media.

IF you don't tell us what you want and what you have to work with, we can't help you.
 

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Hi Gents,

Is there a way I can burn W Vista x64 Recovery disc to Usb flash Drive ? Thanks.

Answer:Windows Vista recovery Disc

There are a number of programs out there in the wild. The one I use at present is "Rufus." You can go to Google to find all the others available. . .Good Luck. . .

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I apologize if i am on the wrong "topic" but where can i purchase a dell recovery disc (windows 7). I had a windows error recovery problem.. couldnt find any help on here... surprise surprise... (just rude admins)Thanks for the help!

Answer:Dell Recovery Disc (windows 7)

Good morning yeahbaby5 and welcome to CH OK 1st do you have a good back up of your data.Use F8 key during boot to get into the Advanced Boot Options menu.From the Advanced Boot Options chose the Repair Your Computer option.Click Next and login to your administrator account on the computer. Your administrator account is the account created the first time the computer was turned on.Click Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options and follow the onscreen instructions. Please keep one thing in mind the DataSafe should work for saving your data but nothing beats have good reliable back up's that you know are good. If this is not what you are talking about please let us know using this method will restore the PC back to factory condition.      For most Dell PC's there is not really a restore Disc. There is a Windows 7 Disc and a driver / program disk. If your version of Windows 7 is say Home premium 64 bit you can use any windows 7 HP 64 bit disc and use your COA (25 digit lic number) this will be 5 groups of 5 letters and numbers to install windows 7. But your COA can only be used with what ever version of windows 7 the key is for. Please let us know how you make out, Mike  

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hi friends''

i got a new sony viao CR 22 notbook. i want to get my drivers on a cd or dvd. plz can anyone help me to create recovery disc.

plz can u gime step by step guide for creating recovery disc ...

is the the only way to have my drivers saved.

i have window vista home edition pre-installed.

Answer:windows vista recovery disc

Hi yuvin,

Welcome to Vista forums.

Can you not save the driver installation file to a DVD or CD as a backup for them?

Since you have the Vista Home Premium version, it does not have the Complete PC Backup feature. Your only option to create a complete backup and recovery DVD is to use a 3rd party program like Acronis True Image. You can try it with their 15 day fully functional trial period download.

Complete hard disk drive copy, cloning and image backup software: computer files and disk copying

Shawn

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I am having Lenovo G50-20 (Model: 20351) and lost recovery disc, Is there any possible that I can get the recovery disc from Lenovo support (ready to pay the cost for that) so that I don't want to loose my Windows OS 8.1 Licencse ThanksKumara

Answer:Windows 8 Recovery Disc not working

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Please give Support a call (info below) to discuss obtaining recovery media.
 
Regards.
 
United States


IDEA-branded and B, C, E, G, H, K, N, Q, V, Y Series Products
English 1-877-4-Lenovo, 1-877-453-6686 Schedule a Callback for faster support
24 hours a day 7 days/week

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hp prodesk 405 g1 mt  windows 10 recovery disc or usb

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Im not sure if this is able to be done but I have a Windows 7 recovery disc made for an Asus computer. Problem is I built my own rig but was wondering if I could somehow use this disc to install 7. Figured it was a long shot but felt like it didnt hurt to ask.

Answer:Installing Windows 7 with recovery disc

Hi -

Not if the recovery disc was made on another system using its OS.

The best that I can do is to give you this link to Microsoft for the 90-day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise Edition -

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../cc442495.aspx

Regards . . .

jcgriff2

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Please HELP Reformatting.
I am trying to reformat my Qtech Windows XP PC.
I get to the windows loading and then it asks for windows SP2 disc but all i have is the Qtech Recovery Disc with SP2. I have a windows SP2 but it asks for "asms" and says copy files from E:\1386.
What can i do or do i do.
If i had hair i would be bald by now, its taken 2 days to get this far.
Please help it's doing me head in.
Donewalking
 

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I had recently purchased hp pavilion n012tx laptop with win8 preinstalled. I created one set of the recovery discs with the hp recovery media creation and lost them somewhere. But now i want to create the second set and hp recovery media creation app is allowing only one set which i created earlier. One thing i would told that i have already restored my laptop one time from that discs. So is there any way to create one more set of recovery discs. Also i have recovery drive partition which is not corrupt.
Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:windows recovery disc's second set creation

While there may be a way, you're going to have to contact HP.  This is a restriction put in place by HP to prevent piracy I'm sure.  HP may be able to tell you how to create another set of recovery disks or may be able to send them to you for a small fee.

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I have a windows 8.1 pro recovery disc from my asus laptop that came as windows 7 and I'm wondering if I were to get a pc without a operating system would the recovery disc install windows 8.1 on the PC as the operating system or wouldn't it work
Thanks in advance Ash

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Hi everbody,
 
I have purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad T430.
This laptop came with pre-installed Windows 7 Pro.
However I want to use Windows 8 which I have a recovery disc for.
 
I built in a SSD instead of the optical drive. So I don´t have a optical drive.
On this SSD I want to run my OS.
 
With a software from Samsung (manufacturer of my SSD) I was able to copy the Windows7 OS on my SSD.
 
As I mentioned above I bought a laptop with installed windows 7 pro and a Windows 8 upgrade disc.
Therefore I got the "Operating System Recovery Dis Windows 8 Pro. (OEM Activation 3.0 Required)".
 
The problem now is that I have an upgrade disc but no optical drive.
So I created an image of the upgrade disc and with this image I have created a bootable USB stick with the following program:
http://www.chip.de/downloads/UNetbootin_34673960.html
 
When I boot my laptop using the bootable USB stick everything seems to be working until to the point where I have to accept the EULA.
So I chose a  language, and clicked on "I accept the agreements".
When I want to click on "next" I got a error message "recovery failed".
Please have a look on the following picture taken with my smartphone.
The language used in this picture is german as i live in Austria.
 
Link to image
 
Do you know how I can upgrade to Windows 8?
Can you tell me why the upgrade disc is not working?
 
Best Regards,
Philipp Stöger
 
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Answer:Windows 8 Recovery Disc not working

Welcome to the forum! From your description I don't understand if you have a Recovery Disk of a Windows 8 installation or an Upgrade Disk of Windows 8. In any case, you should try installing your SSD to the Hard disk compartment and reinstall temporarily the DVD in its place. This should remove some ambivalence  as to what might be causing your trouble. So this should be your first step. If you have an upgrade disk, you can upgrade your installation of Win 7 with it or clean install Win 8. If you have a Recovery disk then you could try formatting your SSD prior to applying the recovery. Maybe you should also play with the "Secure Boot" option in your BIOS, see if it changes anything...

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Hi  Guys, I have bought T530 in Nov 26, 2013,  from amazon and it has pre installed win7 . However a recovery disc has been shipped with it so that I could upgrade to Win8.Now I dont see the disc working, I am not sure why it just does not work !Please could you help me as I have contacted vendor and he has confirmed that product is new in condition and  I should be contacting Lenovo ! Please could you help me in that, I have registered my product with lenovo site and everything is fine with key + product ID registration + Warranty. If you guys need any specific information pleas let me know. -Brijesh

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My Acer Aspire laptop quit working several weeks ago and I have been playing around with it for several weeks trying to get it to work again. It kept getting stuck in the windows repair screen, and despite several attempts at restoring the system or using the system recovery screen I kept getting the repair screen.

However, I turned it on today and I got a message that I had not received before. It said: File:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
status: 0xc00000e9
Info: Windows failed to load because the kernal is missing or corrupt

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer

Of course I called Acer to ask for a windows system recovery disc and because my computer is no longer under warranty they gave me the run around.

So, does anyone know what this message means and where I can get a disc with this missing file so that I can reboot my laptop? Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Missing Windows recovery disc

The laptops hard drive is probably failing... You might be able to purchase a Windows 7 or Windows 8 install disk. Windows 8 is being offered for $39.99 using the Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor or:
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbpage.Windows_8_Pro?WT.term=+windows +8 upgrade vista&WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft US_google_5 - Windows 8&WT.medium=cpc&WT.campaign=5 - Windows 8&WT.content=

Trying to re-install Windows will tell you if the hard drive is bad or not
 

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We just brought a laptop with windows 8 on it, does anyone know exactly how to go about making the recovery disc for it. I can't even find the control panel or system recovery on it. HELP!!! Thanks bunches.. Marilyn
 

Answer:Making Recovery Disc For Windows 8

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Hiya,

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit were pre-installed when i purchased Hp Desktop.
I have searched in the internet and found that Windows recovery disk can be created only in business and ultimate edition of vista. But i am sure there might be some way, where we can create Windows Vista Recovery Disc in Home premium 32-bit edition.

Waiting for your reply,

Thanks,

Answer:Windows Vista Recovery Disc

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recovery-disc.html

also see this site for all things bootable:

http://reboot.pro/index.php?

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My warranty recently expired for my computer ~two weeks ago, and I now need an Recovery disc.  I looked for one in the original box, however after reading online I found out that Dell does not give the Recovery disc with the PC anymore.  Is there anyway to still get the disc as my warranty is gone or will I have to buy windows.  

Answer:XPS 8500, Needs windows 8 recovery disc

Is your hard drive damaged ?

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How do I obtain a WIndows 7 professional x64 recovery disk for my HP Probook 5330m?











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Answer:Windows 7 pro 64bit recovery disc...

Hi, You can order a set of Recovery Discs starting on the link below. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c00810334&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=5071212 Regards, DP-K

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I have just purchased a computer with Windows 7 OS. It did not come with an installation disc, but allowed me to create a recovery disc. On my previous system Windows XP Pro, if I had a problem with corrupt files I could insert the install disc go into run and type SFC /scannow and it would replace the files required. Is this possible on Windows 7 should the occasion arise, with the recovery disc?

Thank you.

shipboard.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Recovery disc

Windows 7 does not need a disk to use sfc /scannow. The files required to use it is already in the C: drive.

The Recovery disk you created is used to access Windows 7's Repair Environment to repair Windows start problems, access system restore, and other tools.

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I am just about to use the recovery disc to reinstall windows.I have done this once before but remember being a bit nervous at the stage that it says"Delete all inactive partitions and system partitions"Could anyone please explain this part again to me and any dangers or pitfalls.or any website that are useful.Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:reinstalling windows from recovery disc.

Recovery disks reset everything back to how your computer was on the day you bought it.Therefore you need to copy anything you wish to keep (documents - emails - photos - contacts) to an exterior medium (CD - DVD - Mem Stick - external drive) before you "Delete all inactive partitions and system partitions"

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I need to find out if there is a way to create a recovery disc for Windows 8.1 with cd/dvd put into the driver, so that when Windows 10 crashes on me I have a way to get my pc back up and running please help. I do not have a USB.

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Last year i lost my system recovery disk and my hard drive crashed and had to replace the drive and i can't seem to find it i have gone to the microsoft website to get the download of the disk and i can't because when i enter my product key it says it is a pre-installed software i really need a recovery disk.

Answer:I lost my windows 7 recovery disc HELP!

Hi: If you live in the USA/Canada, call HP at this number and order a set of recovery disks. Have the serial number of the PC handy to give to the customer services rep. A set should cost around $10 delivered via first class mail. 1-800-334-5144  

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If you want to know how to do it click hereHaven't tried it yet myself (not got the time, so if you want to give it a bash and see if it's as easy as it sounds, please post back here.

Answer:Make a Windows CD from Recovery Disc

Hi, Looks like an interesting exercise. I will give it a bash when I have a quiet spell. Cheers, Bill

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Backstory: I finally got around to performing some updates on my X230 that I usually keep on internal LAN running machines.  It has Win 7 Pro SP1 installed and I checked the update for KB2459268 through Lenovo's recommended software update at the time and thought nothing of it when everything installed and updated properly.  Restarting my machine and RDP to a host and everything worked as normal.  Then putting the X230 to sleep and.... the screen went off like normal, the power button did the usual beating light like normal, but the computer did not sleep!  It kept running and worst yet, did not respond whatsoever to ANY keyboard input, ctrl alt del, esc, power button, nothing!!!  I finally had to force shutdown and figured, probably a glitch.  Did the same process again and yep, it seemed to sleep.  Woke it up, tried it again, and sure enough, same issue (no sleep and no response). I kept getting the same issue for the next week so finally I did a clean install with Win 7 SP1 on a wiped drive, ran the lenovo software update with the KB checked, and tried it again.  SAME ISSUE!!!!  Now I was sure it wasnt a driver issue, and probably not hardware (I guess it could be).  So I uninstalled the KB from programs and features yesterday and the 4x times I used it, no issue.  Leads me to think there is something going on with the KB. How to replicate:Install KB.  Log into an RDP server using the X230.  Issue s... Read more

Answer:Windows update KB2459268 from Lenovo Software update broke my X230 on RDP/ sleep I think

The KB2459268 is Microsoft hotfix (not a regular important update) A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix. Uninstall it. It is 5 years old so it might be already resolved by a regular update. Do not install everything Lenovo offers, select individual updates only.





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Hi, please can anyone help? We lost the disc, and need to recover Windows on the laptop Sattelite A100-649.

Thanks!
Maggie

Answer:Re: Recovery disc lost - how to recover Sattelite A100-649 without a disc?

Satellite A100 is old notebook model and I think you cannot order it anymore.
What you can try is to install own WXP version. All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can find on Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Hi there,

Brand new Toshiba Satellite L500-11V, first thing create the TOSHIBA Recovery Discs, disc 1 no problems but disc 2 never finishes it gets half way through and just stops. Even left it over night and nothing!!!

End up quitting the program and starting again, i now have 4 copies of disc 1??!!

Any ideas people??
(also fully up to date with windows updates)

Many thanks

Leigh

Answer:Satellite L500-11V - Recovery Disc Creator crashes on disc 2

Windows updates are not relevant for all this.

Which empty medias do you use, DVD-/+/R/RW?

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I want to buy Windows 7 recovery disc to bring back my sons asus laptop to factory settingsModel X44H-BBR4 Asus Laptop

Answer:I want to Buy Windows 7 recovery disc for Asus laptop

You would need to contact Asus support to purchase the recovery disk set, BUT you may not need it as long as the original hard drive is undamaged and the recovery partition is undamaged, you should be able to initiate a Factory Restore from the Recovery Console.http://www.sevenforums.com/installa...http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showth...Look for your manual or support here:http://support.asus.com/ServiceHome...You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc works fine to boot up but when I pick repair and it gets to where I pick the OS. it doesn't see my hard drive and there is no OS. listed. So I click load driver but the only place I can look to is the restore cd itself and I don't find any drivers on it.
What I have tried so far is:
I booted back into Vista and found the driver for my hard drive and copied it to a thumb drive and rebooted to the recovery disk. Looked to the thumb drive, But the driver doesn't show up. It looks as if it is looking for the driver setup program for my hard drive. So I'm not sure where to find the setup.exe for my hard drive.
Question: Is there not some way to download or copy all the drivers for Vista and put them on the recoery disk so it can use them.
I would like to use this recovery disk on more than one PC.

Thanks in advance for any help

Answer:Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc Problem

Usually boot discs that let you load drivers want the .inf file. Usually it's sitting in the same folder as the driver files such as .sys. Loading the .inf "installs" the driver into the ram disk or whatever mechanism is being used. I don't do much with OS repair discs. I'm more used to Macrium Boot CDs and WinPE type setup. It should be similar though.

Afa using as a repair tool I don't know about the licensing/legality of that. You may be better off with a general purpose boot CD with tools on it. Maybe use a Windows or Linux based boot CD and add your own tools.

There should be a bunch out there with scripts for adding diagnostics and repair, av programs etc..

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Hey there guys. I have laptop Acer Aspire v15 Nitro and I did update to Windows 10 from my Windows 8.1 OS. It seems that everything works just fine for me, even drivers installed "themselves" (no need actually to download anything from web, maybe just cardreader). I got only one question as I can't find it anywhere on the net. I want to create recovery disk but what is the issue. When I start my Acer Recovery Management, I can only create recovery USB (or other media, but I don't have CD-ROM so only USB). However, in BIOS I can see that there is some option telling me, that I can do Alt+F10 to do some disc-to-disc recovery. I have never owned an Acer before so I don't know how it works. But when I press such combination in POST phase, nothing changes, computer simply continues to boot to Windows. I'd like to use such way of creating recovery partition, instead of making some recovery USB, is I have SSD+HDD combination so I have loads of free space on HDD.P.S.: Can't find answer on net, everyone just says about creating recovery mediaThanks in advance!!!

Answer:Acer Aspire Windows 10 Alt+F10 recovery disc-to-di...

ALT+F10 is called D2D, since it will re-install windows from a recovery partition on the same HDD.you can only create a recovery media on external devices connected via USB.

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