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X220 full recovery not possible, recovery partition intact

Question: X220 full recovery not possible, recovery partition intact

After installing clean Win7 I am unable to recover to factory although my recovery partition is fine. I presume I should fix the original MBR (Intel SSD 160)? How can I reenable full factory recovery? ThinkVantage button and F11 work perfectly, but on the last step (FINISH button) the system says "recovery has been removed from this machine". Of course, if it's possible to get a registry/system patch/config file/services layout instructions or something from the original burned-in installation so to copy it's batter performance, I'd love to have a link Thank you.













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Answer: X220 full recovery not possible, recovery partition intact

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Check this out:-

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS013955

"This package does not support Rescue and Recovery version 4.3 which is for Windows 7 operating system. If you encounter the problem in Windows 7, please re-install Rescue and Recovery 4.3. It could also re-enable the F11 function."

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-4Q2QAK
It might or might not work, you can use the recovery media you created in any case.

Hope this helps.






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Hello I have a Toshiba L645 which is on win7 but i'd like to downgrade to XP. The laptop has a hidden recovery partition which I would like to keep intact to restore at a future date.How can I downgrade to XP and not delete the recovery partition as it is on same HDD but hidden partition. Thanks.
 

Answer:Downgrade to Win xp keeping recovery partition intact

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Hi I am wanting to completely install factory default. I have the tablett gorrila glass with no disc drive. Just got my 3 dvds recovery. Got them on my 1TB drive in 3 seperate folders like the dvds. Found my backup on that partition so need help on using the 3virtuals and putting it in that partition to be used. Thanks

Answer:X220 Recovery Partition

I would like to share with you that you can restore your laptop to the factory default settings by using therecovery disk or ThinkVantage Rescue.You can connect the external USB optical drive to restore your laptop factory settings by using recovery disc.Alternatively, you can restore your System by using Thinkvantage Button. If the Thinkvantage Button is not available in your keyboard then you need presss F11 on POST screen.
For more information regarding the same please refer the mentioned below web link.http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-70803
 
Thanks and Regards,
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Hi, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 and my C drive (windows drive) corrupted yesterday. I cannot get to Lenovo Recovery to restore my C drive because the C drive was totally corrupted. I use linux bootable usb to try to access my hard drive, the C drive was corrupted, no data can be read, but the Recovery Partition (Q:\) was fine. I try to re-install my Thinkpad using the same OS (Windows 7 Pro-64 Bit) using the product key inside the battery slot to see if my hard drive fails or not, but the Windows that I reinstalled was fine until now. The Recovery Partition was still there, with different Letter path (changed to D:\) and whatever inside the recovery partition was hidden but the partition was 10GB used, so I think what inside the partition was hidden. My question is:1. Can I use my Recovery Partition again to factory reset my Thinkpad?2. Can I use the Recovery Partition with the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery apps that I download from Lenovo Website? Thank you, I still need My Thinkpad X220 eventhough I already have newer Lenovo laptop. Your help is much appreciate.

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Our company has recently been supplied a few X220 tablets as part of a package deal from one of our software vendors.  We have no experience with ThinkPad products here, as we have been a Dell shop for years.  I'm hoping we might be able to get some assistance in creating an image for these X220s.  After configuring the first machine in the way we wanted (which included "removing" the recovery parition using the installed tool), the computer was imaged using Norton Ghost v11.5.1.  When the image was then applied to one of the other machines, we received a scrolling error message referencing an "Invalid Signature".  Some quick googling leads me to believe this is caused by a non-standard MBR that is being used to facilitate the use of the recovery partition.  It also appears that the recovery partition wasn't completed removed.  I've booted the computer using GParted and can very clearly see a partition remaining that is approximately 2GB in size. Ideally, we want this recovery parition and functionality completely out of the picture.  We just want to use a stanard MBR with no recovery parition so that these computers can be imaged normally.  Is this possible?  Any suggestions would be welcomed. Thanks!

Answer:Completely removing recovery partition and imaging an X220

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/#plus-pack Search for Ability to Restore to Dissimilar Hardware.

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

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

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

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Hey guys,

I just got a Dell StudioXPS16, and the very first thing I did was do a clean Windows 7 Ultimate install.

I set up 40GB for a Recovery partition, and the rest as the primary partition.

I've had the computer for a week. Windows popped up an error for me this morning saying the Recovery partition was full (4.3MB left).

I've never had a Recovery partition fill up before. Clearly, there is some setup issue then. What might it be?

So what should I do? I could increase the partiton size, but since it's a Logical drive and not a primary drive, I can't extend it into unallocated space.

Have you any ideas for me?

Thanks!

Answer:Recovery Partition FULL?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by BAC5point2


Hey guys,

I just got a Dell StudioXPS16, and the very first thing I did was do a clean Windows 7 Ultimate install.

I set up 40GB for a Recovery partition, and the rest as the primary partition.

I've had the computer for a week. Windows popped up an error for me this morning saying the Recovery partition was full (4.3MB left).

I've never had a Recovery partition fill up before. Clearly, there is some setup issue then. What might it be?

So what should I do? I could increase the partiton size, but since it's a Logical drive and not a primary drive, I can't extend it into unallocated space.

Have you any ideas for me?

Thanks!



How ofter are you running backup? How big is the OS partition? is there anything being backed up?

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I have a computer that says that it's recovery partition is 264mb from being full. How do I resolve this?I'm running Vista.

Answer:Recovery Partition is Full

Go to My Computer and tell us how many drives you see.Right Click then and go to Properties.Tell us the Used Space and Free Space for all of them. (Should be 2, C:\ and D:\, maybe more)

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I have Partition Wizard on my system and I was looking at my system drive. I have the standard UEFI partitions on my system (300MB Recovery, 100MB UEFI, 128MB MSR, and my Windows OS) and I noticed that my Recovery partition is 88% full. Should I be concerned about it being this full and look at making it larger? Or will this usage remain static?
Thanks

Answer:Can the recovery partition get full?

It is static. I am concerned that none of those are large enough for a true recovery partition though. A true recovery partition will be around 17GB if the system is part of recovery. Have you made a flash (usb) recovery drive? Did your PC come with 8 or 8.1 or did you install from disc or ISO? If you installed from disc or ISO forget everything I just said.

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First time post of a longtime reader of this forum...
Would love to hear what some of the gurus here would suggest in this situation. I have seen it several times on computers I have been working on and really wasn't sure why the drive continues to grow. It is my understanding (which may be wrong) that the partition is essentially recovery discs, if something goes bad on the main partition, you can boot from recovery and revert back to factory image.

Now on the instances I've run into this, I've checked the drives contents. Usually you see a bunch of folders with different dates which would almost make you think restore points. So, do these different dates build upon each other or would it be safe to remove some of the older dates? Also why do the contents of the recovery drive continue to grow to the point where users will be constantly warned that they are out of space. Meanwhile, they another 200 Gb's of free space on the local disc.

I know about options like changing partition size with boot discs, etc. But I would like some advice on what to do when this situation arises on a user's PC w/o going that route. Delete folders? Compress? Maybe try to find what is causing the drive to grow? Is it normal for the recovery partition to grow over time? Are restore points actually saved on recovery partition? I know, a lot of ?'s here, but it seems to be a fairly common issue as I have seen it several times over the past few months. Thanks!

Answer:What to do when recovery partition is full??

Hi,
Welcome to TSF.

The recovery partiton is, as you say, just to contain the files to recover the factory image.

Nothing else should be stored or written to that partition.
If fact, some systems hide that partition.

What is writing to it?

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I have a customer who just purchased an HP Pavilion 510-p030. He said that he did a complete data transfer from his old Compaq (running vista) to his new computer. Now the recovery partition is full and it keeps popping up that there is no space on the computer. Do you have any suggestions as to what may of happened? The computer is running very slow now and he can not do much.

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I've got a computer I'm doing some diagnostic on and it appears as if the person has tried to back-up their computer to the Recovery partition and it is now annoying them with some rather annoying pop-ups telling them the drive is full. Out of 10gigs only 39mb remian.

The computer is HP Pavilion a6412p.

I would like to know which files belong on this partition and if there are any that would be safe to remove. Otherwise, I'm assuming there are some registry editing to do so that I can hide the symtom. Although I'd feel better fixing it rather than just hiding it.

Answer:Full Recovery Partition

There's one small, Nay, large problem with this. The files there can differ
greatly from one manufacturer to another as well as from one PC to another.

You're better off just looking for the files that the person backed up. These are usually
Pictures, Music, Movies, and Office documents. Aside from the recovery partition being full,
what other issues are there?

If it's just the recovery partition squaking about free space, then you may want to advise them
about how to save documents elsewhere on the computer and live with the pop-ups. If the user
is not ok with this, and they usually aren't, back up what you can and wipe the pc clean.

By all means tell them about all of this before wiping their pc.

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I purchased the following computer about 2 and a half years ago and have had barely any major problems with it.
Compaq Presario S6389UK
I have two hard drives on my computer. An external 250GB HD which I brought in September, and an Internal 75GB HD which came with the PC when I brought it. The Internal HD is partitioned, into a C and a D drive. The D drive is 4.30GB and is the recovery partition. I have had no problem with this, but when I started my computer up yesterday it told me that the D drive was almost full (54MB's left). Ive been trying to find a way to empty some space, but cant find any way. Now what I am thinking of doing is somehow adding space to the partition from the C drive, which still has 25GB space. The onely problem is that Im not sure there is a way to expand a partition.

Could anybody please give me advice on how to either make space on the D drive, or expand the partition. If not, would it be harmful to combine the two partitions again?

Thanks for any advice given.
Bluetuft.

Screenies-
Inside the D drive

My computer and D drive properties
 

Answer:Compaq Recovery Partition Full

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I purchased the following computer about 2 and a half years ago and have had barely any major problems with it.
Compaq Presario S6389UK

I have two hard drives on my computer. An external 250GB HD which I brought in September, and an Internal 75GB HD which came with the PC when I brought it. The Internal HD is partitioned, into a C and a D drive. The D drive is 4.30GB and is the recovery partition. I have had no problem with this, but when I started my computer up yesterday it told me that the D drive was almost full (54MB's left). Ive been trying to find a way to empty some space, but cant find any way. Now what I am thinking of doing is somehow adding space to the partition from the C drive, which still has 25GB space. The onely problem is that Im not sure there is a way to expand a partition.

Could anybody please give me advice on how to either make space on the D drive, or expand the partition. If not, would it be harmful to combine the two partitions again?

Thanks for any advice given.
Bluetuft.

EDIT: I took some screenies.

Inside the D drive

My computer and D drive properties

Answer:Compaq Recovery Partition Full

get rid of your system restore and it will delete all your info. (you can turn it back on and create a new restore point if you wish afterwards) That should open up some space on the D drive.

start/settings/control panal/system/system restore tab/check the "turn off system restore"

wait for it to finish (it can take some time) and reboot... after that you can turn it back on if you wish and it should create a new restore point for you.

the D drive is for a system restore and unless you totally wipe out the D drive with a fresh install you cannot add/remove without windows involvment. (hence above)

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I recently reloaded an old version of Windows 7 Home Premium. My original version (same disk) had issues with updates. When I reloaded the installation disk, I found that I had 2 versions on boot up.

THe original version is running extremely slow........full of many problems

THe new version has a 250 MB partition of the Recovery partition......and is practically full. I constantly need to clean out files.

What is the best way to change this so i can use the newer version and subsequently get updates on this on line?

Answer:Recovery Partition Full in Windows 7. Need help

oOOPSS SORRY....RECOVERY PARTITION HAS 14.5 GB TOTAL WITH ANYWHERE BETWEEN 30 & 280 MB OF FREE SPACE AVAILABLE........SORRY.......

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I want to do a full factory recovery on my SL500.  After pressing the F11 and going through all the steps, I get this message: Cannot fin the find the file C:\Preboot\Utils\Convert.cmd.  I found out the file is on the S partition of the hard drive but it doesn't give me an option the change the directory.  I have created a recovery cd already but that is after I installed some programs on the laptop already.  I really want a fresh recovery. The weird thing is after I used my recovery cd, it shows that there is 80 gig worth of data on the hard drive after I deleted everything with only a few programs installed like office...etc. Please tell me what are my options.  Thanks.

Answer:Trying to do full factory recovery from partition

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Did you make rescue media or recovery discs? let us know...

You can create recovery discs any time even after installing programs on the HDD, following link shows the correct procedure for recovering your HDD to factory settings:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70803

How big is your HDD? and what is 7 character product number of your SL500? It looks like 2668-KHU and can be found on the back sticker.

Keep us posted.

 





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how can i free up space . can i delete old files. how can i recognise which to delete ???

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D: recovery getting full, delete files? How?My D: drive, which is my recovery drive (HP Admin), is getting full. Discovered issue when defraging last week. How do I clean up? Or will HP notify me and delete recovery points up until last week?

Answer:HP Recovery partition getting full, need to delete files.

Is there any free space on other partition, if that you could try to release some space from other partition and add it into "recovery partition", if you don't want to loss "recover partition, you could only use other partition software, here I find an article about this topic, hope it could help you http://www.partition-magic-windows7...BTW, I think the "recovery partition" is useless, I deleted it already, because as you know the MBR disk could contain at most 4 primary partition, however, HP OEM set its "hp tool" "recover partition" take two primary partitions, this is not logicaldownload partition magic for windows 7

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Hi. Around 2 months ago I got a virus that ripped my system apart.
I formatted my hard drive(C:\) and reinstalled XP, and all was fine. But as its a Compaq(or HP) the recovery partition drive that holds the system recovery data is still full of virus, 100s of files worth. So anyway I understand that the Recovery Partition will never work again that was fine until I just ran a spyware scan and as it was scanning the small RP drive (H:\) and as it was scanning, my AV started catching all the virus's although the spyware didnt detect them, obviously it opening them awakened them.
When I ask my AV (AVG8) to remove threats, after a couple of seconds it comes up with a long list of 'Threat not removed, Healing not successful'. My system is working fine and I was wondering if it would do any harm to format the RP drive? I also own another AV(Avast4pro),. should I let this program attempt to remove the threats before I go ahead with the format?
I am just presuming that my OS isnt using that drive anymore.

Thanks in advance

Cammy

Answer:Recovery partition drive full of virus's

have you tried a online scan ie trend micro try google for others if problem persists you can format

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Hi. Around 2 months ago I got a virus that ripped my system apart.
I formatted my hard drive(C:\) and reinstalled XP, and all was fine. But as its a Compaq(or HP) the recovery partition drive that holds the system recovery data is still full of virus, 100s of files worth. So anyway I understand that the Recovery Partition will never work again that was fine until I just ran a spyware scan and as it was scanning the small RP drive (H:\) and as it was scanning, my AV started catching all the virus's although the spyware didnt detect them, obviously it opening them awakened them.

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Windows 10The recovery partition/ d rive is 23 GB and has filled up with 20 GB of who knows what - I am getting memory warnings.Plenty of memory on the c drive.363MB is system and reserved,  20GB is 'other' - no details.What is this and how do I get rid of it?

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My pc (vista) keeps coming up with the message Factory Image (D) full only 12 mb free space available.
I have been told you can expand this drive by shrinking my (C) drive is this possible or needed ??
Regards

Answer:Facory Image (D) full recovery partition

hello

there shouldn't be anything being added to that partition. that being said try to run disc cleanup on the D: (if it lets you)

start > all programs > accessories > system tools > disc cleanup > Right click it (run as administrator) click OK to UAC prompt: select D: > OK >(more options tab) click the bottom cleanup option (system restore and shadow copies) click OK then click OK or delete whatever comes up....this should give you at least a couple GBs of space.....

good luck and report back....we need to figure how to stop machine from putting stuff on that drive!!

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Hi
I have bought a Lenovo G580 Notebook model name (20157)
and i made a new partition of Hard disk
and after that i can't install all drivers
so how can i recovery the default partition and Original Win7
Iam looking to download A recovery DVD
plz Help urgent becouse i am upset for 2 weeks for this action
bye bye
 
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Answer:Lenovo G580 delete partition and need full recovery

Hi mdiab and welcome to the Community,
 
When you modify the partitions, recovery doesn't work anymore.  The only way to get back the original Windows is with a set of recovery discs which have to come from Lenovo.  There's no way to download them.
 
You have to make a call to service and get a set of discs.  That's the only way to get back the original Windows.
 
Sorry about the bad news,
 
Dave

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Hi
I have an HP PC, which came with a manufacturer "recovery" partition as D letter.
everything was OK in Vista, then with Window Seven home upgrade, then Ultimate 64 bit.
After a problem, I reinstalled Seven Ultimate 32 bits (as I use two old applications and founder Virtual machine very slow)
The point is that the partition stayed the same,
- C drive : 917 go, (781 free)
- HP recovery drive D : 13,4 go (1,25 free).

I know the free space on this recovery D is small, but it always have been so, and the content is the same size (manufacturer recovery) - whitout red bar warning.

Now (since my last clean reinstall) Window detect this D (recovery) miss space and give a "red bar" low space warning.

Is that a way i can delete this red bar warning just for the D (recovery) drive, and keep it for the other drives, without changing or disabling this D partition ?

Everything is working fine, just the bar, which is a annoyance.

That surely must be a way as previously (on Vista, Seven home and Seven ultimate 64 bit) this was not such red bar

Thank you in advance !

Mary

Answer:How to remove red bar (full drive) for manufacturer recovery partition

You get the red bar when the partition has less than 10% freespace. But in the case of the Recovery Partition, that is really nothing to worry about.

HP always cuts their recovery partitions very short. There are a few possibilities how stuff could have gotten into that partition.

1. Because some files were erroneously placed there. Open the partition and see whether there are any of your files that do not belong there.

2. The partition could be activated for restore points that take space. Check that in elevated Command prompt with this command: vssadmin list shadowstorage

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When I first received my HP vp17 (desktop) three years ago, the Recovery Partition was already near-full.

Now, it's COMPLETELY full. I have no idea what to do about it. Specifically, I have no idea how it got so full, and what I can delete. It's going beyond slow (also, I fear they may be some problems with my hard drive, since a few days prior it refused to boot or go on, and made this incessant clicking noise similar to the initial sound you hear when it first put it on. The whole POST was just messy). I was able to, just yesterday, get to BIOS, and can now access Safe Mode. Anyways! Lets do this one at a time.

Since I opened up the CPU and cleaned all the dust (omg, was there dust!), I've been able to at least get on, though it takes like a million years for the computer to load and start, even in safe mode, and outside safe mode its rather slow, to the point of freezing.

... Ah, and I digress again.

So, what the heck should I do about the recovery?

I don't know what the heck to do. I read similar problems in tech forums online and the advice given is a bit shifty, if not entirely scrambled. While one person advised burning the (:D) drive to a DVD (I tried, but it said it didn't fit. Another question for another time, once again) and deleting the entire things (using the Shadow copy as a back up), another person completely argued against this.

I'm at a complete loss.

Thanks in advance!

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I have a friend that is running a Dell Inspiron with 4 gigs of RAM.  There is a recovery partition built into the computer and has for the longest time had balloon pop ups saying that the partition is full.  The graphic in my computer does show that it is completely full.
 
Is there any way to reduce the size of this restoration partition?  I would sure appreciate any and all ideas someone might have on this.
 
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Answer:Recovery Partition is full and showing messages to reduce size.

Hi
 
Move any personal data you (actually your friend) stored in the recovery partition to another partition or external media. Don't delete anything other.Recovery partition is so important. If it get corrupted you won't be able to restore the OS. Since it is a Dell system, look for a program named "Dell Data sfae local backup". Open that and you will see an option to burn recovery media. Burn the DVD set and keep it air sealed. 

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

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

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

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As you can see my recovery partitions are intact yet F11 does not work.  It I set to boot from recovery partition I get MBR error.  Any advice on what else to try? 

Answer:Recovery partitions intact but cant access?

Perhaps the F11 is not being pressed at the correct time.Here is a guide to the Recovery Manager  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418

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I had Toshiba install a new hard drive with 40GBonto my Satelite 300 X4. This was split into C drive with 15GB for windows and software and D drive with 25GB for data. For some reason "it cannot find operating system", so I want to reinstall it. I know that I need option 2 in the Recovery utility...but then I am REALLY LOST...can anybody take me through what I need to do next???

Thanks in advance...

Oliver

Answer:I want to reinstall XP on C drive using Recovery CD (leave D intact)

Hi

As you said in your posting you will need the second option on the Toshiba recovery CD called ?Expert Recovery mode?

The expert mode allows you to choose the partition where the OS should be installed.

I?ve found this useful Toshiba FAQ document about the Expert mode recovery procedure.
Please check it:

The Recovery process includes two procedures. "Recovery entire Hard disk" and "Expert Recovery mode." What is the best way to run the "Expert Recovery mode"?http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ350072001GR01.htm

Bye

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Had to use Recovery disc recently only to discover, too late, that I had lost the two media creator discs to completer the reboot.

Can't find them on the basic home page - help!

Answer:Satellite C650 - Cannot find recovery discs to perform full recovery

Recovery disk cannot be downloaded.
You can order it for a small fee.
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi everyone,

I'm running Windows XP, on an HP Pavillion Laptop.

This morning I got hit with a bad virus... when I realized this was the case, I went to google spyware/virus problems and any website I went to was redirected to random virus sites, trying to make me install more viruses. Even when I typed in "www.lavasoft.com" to get adaware, it said page could not be displayed. Pages like Facebook, Google, Gmail, etc, would work but anything having to do with spyware would be redirected or couldn't be displayed.

I then attempted to do a system restore. Well guess what, the system restore would not respond either. I would hit "next" and nothing would happen at all.

I then tried to reboot in safe mode. When this happened... the computer would not go back into XP/Windows Explorer at all. It was just stuck at that black screen that gave me the options of "starting in safe mode", "last known configuration", "start windows normally", etc. No matter which option I chose, the same loop would happen again every 25 seconds and I couldn't get into windows.

SO I finally decided to dust off those recovery discs. Put the first one in... hit R. It recovered my files and I can still see them all and they're working fine. HOWEVER, now when I go to programs such as my dvd/cd burners to try and save these files, these programs are not working. Says they are missing parts. Even Itunes wouldn't open... I had to reins... Read more

Answer:Used my Recovery discs today... files saved but programs not intact??

Welcome to TSF....

Yes there is an easier way but unfortunately not right now since it is already too late to use an imaging program like Acronis True Image

http://www.acronis.com

If you had an image all you would have had to do is run the restore disk that you would have had to make and restore the entire hard drive partitions and all and be done with it. Now since you did not all you can do is Install all of the programs all over again.

g'day....

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Greetings all,

I'm trying to determine the best way to recover my OS. Here is my scenario (*full sys cfg below*) :

I had the boot sector on one drive and the /windows, etc., on another.
I lost the boot sector (broken RAID array).

So, I still have everything, except the boot.ini, etc., that was on that disk, in current form on other hard disks. I have an (recent enough) Acronis True Image back-up of the boot.ini, etc., and /windows as well.

What I would like to do is create a new (or recover old) boot sector and boot back into my previous, most-recent (non-back-up) WinXP install. It sounds simple enough but I am having all kinds of difficulties, which is why I thought it best to poll the forum before proceeding (no luck on searches for this exact scenario).

Since I've broken the previous RAID array I have new drive mappings. I'm unsure how much of a factor this will be nor how to remedy.

What I've tried (unsuccessfully) thus far is:
WinXP install to recover
New WinXP install (on different disk than previous) and edit of boot.ini
bootcfg /add (doesn't find old install)

I must be missing something because it's gotta be easier than this!

TIA for any & all recommendations. I'd really appreciate it. It's been so long since I've had to dig into this stuff... hearkening back to my NT Internals (Winternals) utils days and just hoping I'm being an idiot, lol! The thought of having to reinstall all my apps, etc., etc., jus... Read more

Answer:Solved: Recovery options? Lost boot HD - /windows intact

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Win 7, I deleted during disk clean up and manually from AppData all files, which includes Chrome bookmarks as well! I tried to restore system to recover chrome bookmarks, but they are not showing up any more...

Is there any way possible to get those deleted chrome bookmarks back, even if it is by any files/data recovery software? is there any way of getting Appdata restored back to its previous state with all temp and data files back?

I noticed after system restore, my recycle bin was showing weird name files, i restored all of them and several time it asked me to merge or copy / replace with existing files, I have only one system restore back for previous date, if it can be helpful, I would like to know the steps to make it useful and effective to get chrome bookmarks back anyway possible...

Thanks for your consideration...

Answer:Chrome Bookmarks Recovery in WIN 7 or AppData itself full Recovery?

Kindly discard my previous Post!


Check Chrome Bookmarks Recovery Solutions Here: windows 7 - Permanently Deleted Chrome Bookmarks Recovery? or AppData full Recovery? Any Level of Solution Available in Win 7? - Super User


Might be helpful in someway for recovering your Chrome bookmarks back.


Thanks and all the best!!

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Hi Guys!

I am new to this forum and not very tech savvy so please bear with me! My mums laptop, an esystem 1201, has been getting slower and slower and slower until today it finally gave in. This stemmed from a virus that we got a couple of weeks back, that i got rid of but for some reason its slowed down ever since.
Anyway, we decided today to insert the "backup1" disc into the computer, to do a full system recovery. These were the discs that the "Tech guys" software asks you to create the first time you use the computer, for any such things such as this and the discs were created without any issues at the time. I Put the disc in, came up with all the menus, selected "full destructive recovery" and it ticked away, asked me to take out disc one, put in disc two, then asked me to take disc two out and put disc one in. Did all that, then i get the error message "Error: Recovery image missing Please restart and try again". This happens around stage 3 of 5, which is the "Installing vista" stage.
Can anyone give me any advice on what to do? I tried a couple of suggestions I found on the internet, which included creating another disc but that didn't work. It makes it look as though you are installing vista for the first time, and when I click on "repair" as suggested on the site (Because the disc is not a first time installation disc) it is supposed to find the back up from the CD. Instead, I get a message that says... Read more

Answer:Full destructive recovery - recovery discs do not work?

Just wondering, have I posted this in the correct section!?

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i tried to burn a Factory Recovery DVD using Onekey Recovery tool. i chose Create Recovery disk, selected Factory Default recovery disk and got to the burning options. The disks were successfully burnt. I tried to burn one more set for safety but I get the following error message. The program cannot find the service partition. This function is currently unavailable. Is there any solution for the problem?













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

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

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

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

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

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Hi everyone,

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

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

All went well. After recreating the partitions, I used DISM to deploy the *.wim image on the USB drive to the Windows partition and installed the bootloader afterwards. The tablet was fixed after this :) I installed Windows RT 8.0 and updated to Windows
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I bought lenovo thinkpad X230 in January 2013. I made a recovery USB on a 16 GB pendrive. I bought a windows 8 pro upgrade offer as well. But i did not install it at that time and kept it for future use.  About a week ago I installed windwos 8 on my system in dual boot mode making a partition on primary HDD.everything went ok with only problem that my windows 8 did not activate. I was ok with that. But when i tried F11 recovery function, it was not working. So i tried factory reset through recovery USB i created earlier. It opened up and said BOOTMGR missing. Later with some research I realized that i didnt make USB active (bootable) before burning it.(Though this is ridiculous considering, tools provided must have done that. Like when you make windows bootable.) With all this(and me panicking), I tried backing up my data with image i created through R & R tool. After back up, I lost my recovery partition on HDD. And I guess i accidentally deleted System_DRV partition as well.  Though my computer is running fine. I need a bootable media. it would be great if you can provide it. Also if you can restore my comp to factory setting with recovery partition, it would be great.Please help me. Thanks in advance.













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

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

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

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

anyone can help?

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

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

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

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

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

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





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I have found a million how to install mSATA articles, but I can't find any on recovery. Please let me know if I'm just out of luck, this is what I did (geez I feel stupid). 1.) Purchased Y580 last year, made recovery disks immediately when I got it out of box. 2.) Have been using Y580 for past 12-14 months and last week or so it's been locking up.  Hard drive activity seems like it stops (mouse moves, all programs lock up trying to read/write). 3.) Purchased new hard drive and 2.5" sata USB enclosure. 4.) Removed Y580 original hard drive with all my files on it and put it in SATA enclosure.   5.) Installed new hard drive into Y580 and started doing Recovery / Restore to defaults with Recovery Disks. 6.) Plugged USB SATA enclosure into computer #2 to back up files.   partitions are all whack!!  Can't read files except for the 30GB partition with drivers on it.  7.) Plugged original hard drive back into Laptop.  Windows Blue screened at boot.  Ran boot repair and windows 'fixed registry'  It still looks like a factory restored computer!  Only original files everywhere.  With my 1TB drive displaying 90% free disk space.  What?!  Where did my files go? So in essence, I think that the MSATA drive in the Y580 contained special sauce to read contents from the actual hard drive.  Because I "restored" the mSATA + new hard drive",  it no longer has the partition informatio... Read more

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

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

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

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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

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

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

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


Many thanks for your time...

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

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

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

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

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

thanks in advance hoping i will get a reply here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

Do they read these posts ?

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

Hi buddy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

+Toshiba recommends you to create Recovery Disc Medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to ensure+
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Hello, I don't have the recovery partition on my system anymore, but would like to reset my Ideapad Yoga 13 to factory status. Is this possible somehow? All the guides I've seen assumed that my recovery partition was still intact. Thank you for your time. Regards













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

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

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

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


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


To refresh your PC

Swip... Read more

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

Answer:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi and welcome,
One way is to save a recover set ... with OKR ... or better do this Backup before  ...but no way to get a  pure Windows 7 Install Disc if you mention this  ...  
 
And Windows 7 64 Bit will not run on Atom based machine.. i.e. S10/S10e/S10-2 ,S12 Intel/Nvidia ...
(and even when, it lacks of memory 2GB (due the intel chipset restrictions) is good for 32 Bit based systems, but not really enough for 64 Bit based systems, so there is no benefit for use a 64bit on a netbook)  
S10-3t W7 64 ?
 
sincerely KalvinKlein 
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Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For interest:
Windows RE statue Disabled - Microsoft Community

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Hi folks - I've just had a frustrating moment trying to make a Recovery Media set on my new T450.  I followed the prompts using Lenovo's "Factory Recovery Discs" program.  When prompted, I inserted a USB drive, expecting the program to tell me at some point what capacity was needed, but it never did.  So after only one or two quick optionless prompts, it began creating the media on the USB.  Quickly it stopped, and gave a message saying that the capacity of the drive was insufficient (while still not saying what size was necessary), and gave me only one option:  Delete Recovery Partition and restore drive to normal functionality - or something very close to that wording.  So I clicked OK, assuming it was referring to the USB drive - because why would a user want to delete the factory Recovery Partition at this point?  But that's exactly what it did.So now I have no Recovery Partition (formerly the Q: drive), and I can't tell if that space is still allocated (but unavailable to me), but I suspect that's the case.  I've attached below, a screenshot of what I see in Drive Management now.I'm frustrated that with one click on a poorly-worded message, in the process of creating Recovery Media, I was given the option (and only the option), to delete the Recovery Partition itself!  Mind-smoking. Any options for restoring that data, short of sending my new PC back to Newegg or Lenovo?  I suspect it's only logically deleted, (if I ... Read more

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

Thanks
 

Answer:VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition??

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I was creating recovery disk from recovery partition on my Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. 6.5 GB of the recovery partition has been occupied.But in the process, I created three DVDs. I might remember wrong, but the first two DVDs were called by the wizard as disk 1, and the third one was called disk 2.The first one has been written 0.22 GB only. Following is the content of the DVD (right click the image and select view the image in a bigger size):
 
Link to picture
The second one has been written 3.97 GB as follows:
 
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The third one has been written 2.44 GB as follows:
 
Link to pictureI am allowed only one time to create recovery disk. So I was wondering if I missed something? How is the creation process supposed to be like? Thanks and regards!
 
 
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Answer:Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

Looks okay to me. In the past, after I created a recovery disk set once I have the new laptop.I would use the Roxio software or any similar software to create ISO image of the 3 discs, and store these in a network drive or 2nd harddisk. Then I would reboot and use thinkvantage to factory restore the laptop (takes about <15 minutes now if window 7), this will restore the capability to create recovery disc again, and then I can burn another set of recovery disks. The reason I have 2 or more sets is because one time I had an issue with my T61 a long time ago and when using the recovery disk discovered that the 2nd disk is bad. From that i learn my lessons and have multiple backup in case the media was scratched, wrap under heat or i accidentally erase/overwrite my DVDRW. One of the disk out of the 3 is normally the bootup disk which you can use a CDRW disc, the other 2 is quick large in file size and DVD discs are needed.

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I am trying to set up my Zbook 15 G2It is a refurbished model with set up warranty til 8/23/16.I just got it & it was upgraded to win 10 (1511).There was no recovery partition on the hardrive. I upgraded to the win 10 aniversary edition (1607) & have been updating software/drivers as per HP support suggestions. It was recommended to create a system recovery thru a HP support message which I attempted to do but there was an error & it failed which led to a empty recovery partition being made on the harddrive. Here is the summary & details..I am trying to delete this empty recovery partition but right clicking in disk management is not giving me anything. Can someone please advise a solution... Tried to create System Recovery as suggested by HP support (Launch recovery media creation tool) & it attempted to make a recovery disc & partitioned the hard drive.The recovery failed (error 1AstorA.sys System Thread Exception not handled) & a empty recovery partition was made. I am trying to delete this partition & gain back the 784 MB space. This entry was made in $PBR_Diskpart Notepad same day rem == ResetPartitions-BIOS.txt ==convert mbrrem == 1. System partition =========================create partition primary size=100format quick fs=ntfs label="System"assign letter="S"activerem == 2. Windows partition ========================rem == a. Create the Windows partition ==========create partition primaryrem == b. Create space... Read more

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

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

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

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COULD NOT FIND RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT
(I know it's a redundant thread but I think I'm having a different scenario)
Specs: (nothing's changed except I did reinstall win8.1)
- win8.1 x64 single languange
- 1TB HDD
■THE SCENARIO■
There was a time when I want to resize my drive C to smaller partition:
I used Easus Partion Manager to do so (to dumb I was). After rebooting my system could not start
The BSOD showed up:
RECOVERY
PC needs repair (blah3x)
Error code: 0x000225
I was able to manage to repair and I came back up fine using a tutorial in youtube
using bcdboot C:\Windows /s (any drive letter): /s uefi
At this point, I downloaded a new copy of windows8.1 SL, thru "mediacreationtool" (as a legit copy i suppose)
and then I reinstalled using the ISO from MS, now I'm totally OK, at least at the moment.

■THE ISSUE■
Seems like everything's working as it is now, but as soon as I try to press F9 upon boot up, same error popup
Error Code: 0x000225, and again I got used to doing the bcdboot method.
NOW, this "Restore" partition the size of 20GB, and appeared and it had something in it (some files I think).

This wasn't there before and after reinstallation of win8.1 SL. IT ONLY appeared when I pressed F9 then I repaired
it using bcdboot.

■MISSION IMPOSSIBLE■
If there's a way that I could restore my notebook pc back to day one: Or am i that close? (close enough)
If this could be fixed? I know its risky but I will take it as a n... Read more

Answer:Unable to fix recovery partition ASUS / Lost recovery

So Im not entirely certain on what you are asking here. Your computer is unusable right now, or you cant get the recovery partition to work correctly?

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hp 241 g1 laptop given by rajasthan govt., india to schooler students !My son  received these laptop with pre installed genuine win 8.1 with ms office 2013 & other educational software.but we received these laptop with already removed recovery partition !!so i can't able to create recovery disk !! for this issue i contact hp support care number. but they say they have not any recovery media !!How to solved this issue ? how to make recovery disk myself if recovery partition removed? my mobile no. is : 9460410231 email : [email protected]

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Microsoft state After you install Windows 8.1, you won't be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows. How do I make a recovery media, disk or USB for my G505S  ??

Answer:G505s Recovery Windows 8.1, destroys recovery partition

I should make it clear I want to make a recovery usb for Windows 8 before I upgrade

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Hello all, I'm new here. I bought a Lenovo G50-70 at the end of 2014. I want to create a recovery media of my RECOVERY PARTITION. Ok I have Lenovo OneKey Recovery App v8 but with that application I can't create a recovery media of my recovery partition, I can ONLY create a recovery of my current partition (in this case: C: ). I don't want that my current partition has 119 GB. My recovery partition has 15GB, my question is: How can I access there to record it in a USB, DVD or my PC? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo G50-70 create a recovery media (of recovery partition)

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Hello everyone,

I'm a technician at TigerDirect, and for one of our services we create recovery media for newly purchased machines.

For Windows 8 machines (As I'm sure you know) we cannot create recovery disks, and have to create a recovery drive using a flash drive.

On multiple occasions I have attempted to create the recovery drive using a CENTON 16gb USB stick and have selected the option to copy the recovery partition. The process proceeds normally until it starts copying the recovery partition. It will complete ~75-90% of the copy, and then all drive activity will stop. The unit still works perfectly fine, but the flash drive is not indicating any read/write, and it stays on whatever percentage it stopped on continuously with no change.

I'm curious if anyone else has run into this before? The current machine I'm working on is an ASUS G55V running Windows 8 (not Pro). The other machines we've had the same issues with have been multiple different ASUS models, as well as a few Toshiba's and HPs.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.
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Answer:Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

Welcome to EightForums.

Try setting the HD Drive to never turn OFF.

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 I have gone to restore my laptop to Factory setting but in the rescue and recovery application i do not have any option to recover to the laptop as it came out the factory. When i got the laptop i created rescue media and have a set of 4 disks, All DVD(2 are 8.5GB). The R&R  boots and asks for the Final C disk. None of the disks display in the backup listbox. Before i went for a fresh install using a Windows 7 disk, i got R&R to off load media to a portable drive. This will boot to a different version of R&R similar to the post 2008 walkthrough. But the screen i get does not have the radio button for Factory restore, just the backup and when i put my DVD's in, no backup is found from the media i have... I removed the factory partition after i created the media as i presumed i could get back to the factory using them. My fresh install of windows 7 works but downloading the wireless driver from Lenovo doesn't activate... wish i never started to mess with it now.... Any suggestions???













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Answer:Edge 525 & Rescue & Recovery & No recovery Partition But Disks

Update: All Restored and Working again... Must label the Disks better in the future... I had 4 disks in a bundle, the first being the Rescue repair disk, which boots to a similar screen. As 1 of my disks didn't do anything in the various rescue and recovery application i used from previous thinkpads. Turned out this was bootable and the proper rescue and recovery for my set of disks... cdrivebackup.swm took ages to load and then asked for the second disk. Processed and now 1 working system again... now to move all the data back...

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I have a customer's NB200 on the bench. It came in with complete OS failure and would not boot from either the OS partition or the Recovery Partition.

I have checked the Hard Disk and it is in perfect working order. However it seems that all is not well as I cannot get it to boot from the recovery partition even after holding doen the 0 key.

I tried to instruct it to start from the BOOT.INI file by pointing a 'revoery' option at the partition but it just comes up with an error saying <Windows Path>\system32\HAL file is either missing or corrupt. Does anyone know how I should instruct the partition to start or how I could extract the information from the image files?

Answer:NB200-10G Recovery Partition - Cannot start recovery process

If you check page 48 in user?s manuals you will find exact description how to start recovery installation. The procedure on this NB200 is same or, at least, similar to all notebooks delivered with HDD recovery image. Please check it.

Useful document about HDD recovery installation you can find in ?How to..? category > http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=58

Bye

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Dear All. My T440s no longer has the recovery partition.I'm with Win 8.1 Pro, but I would like to restore the system. How can I do to restore and create a new Recovery Partition? Thanks,Lucas Mendes  

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Since I deleted all drives, including the 24GB recover drive, I need to restore this configuration, please direct me to an application download that I can use for this. Would have to restore the OKR functionality. The reason I deleted this was that when installing Windows 8.1 it kept listing both drives (the 24GB and the HDD) as installable drives, and wanted to default to drive 0 (24GBFlash) instead of drive 1 (HDD). In Windows logic, a OS should be installed on the 0 drive (or the drive connected to the first available sata/ide connection). If you also have an updated version of OKR for Windows 8.1 I would rather have that thankyou, I have my own 8.1 license. I have seen some answers directing us to sending in the laptop to lenovo for this. I refuse to do that.  

Answer:Need to restore recovery partition and Onekey Recovery. [Y510p]

For DIY: It is possible to recreate the partitions but it will be difficult to make OKR function without a copy of the okr backup image. Also you may have misinterpreted the ssd cache as the recovery drive. So before starting to implement your plan be sure you have the correct information. Its not really as easy as you think so be careful. So without the okr image backup, your only choice is what everybody is telling you all along: send your unit to Lenovo. They're the only who can put back your system to factory default.

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If I use the recovery disks (3) and the driver and application disk to re-install Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire 7740-5691 will the recovery partition be restored. The recovery partition is 11.72 GB and is 100% free space and healthy according to information in disk management. I am not sure how the recovery partition got wiped but the computer is up and running at this time. The disks were made when I purchased this computer about 5 years ago. The hard drive is 320 GB, processor is intel i3 quad core, ram is 4GB. Thank you in advance for your comments and information. Oscar1













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Answer:Do Recovery Disks restore Recovery Partition, Aspi...

Acer erecovery media will restore your laptop to factory default, so, yes it will restore the original recovery partition too.

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I somehow dont have a recovery partition on my hard disk but have Toshiba Media creator on my desktop?

Images below:

No Recovery Partition?:



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Answer:No Recovery Partition - Recovery Media Creator issue

Hi

It looks like the Recovery Media Creator Software is still installed but the HDD Recovery partition has been deleted from the HDD.

Therefore the recovery media creator cannot access the HDD recovery partition.

What to say?. In such case you will not be able to create the recovery medium :(

But you could order such disk from here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62 417NR having problems. It was bought used and at some point started having  cd-drive malfunctions where it no longer detected hardware and the drive didn't work. I reloaded completely from the recovery partition, it worked fine several days and I was able to install office but after that it stopped working again. I have tried an external usb cd drive but that doesn't work either. At this point, I'm thinking it has driver issues from the recovery and I'd need to buy the disk from HP but I'd like a second opinion as they are not free.
 
Does anyone have an idea of what the problem is? I've never had this happen on a fresh install...

Answer:Driver issues on fresh HP recovery from recovery partition

could you check on device manager does any yellow or red exclamation?

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Dear all,

I delete all data in C:\ drive and I do a format c:\

I don't create a Recovery CD, and now I can't restore with F8, but I show that I have a recovery partition on D:\ drive.

Please, how can I restore it ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,

TOSHIBA C670

Answer:Satellite C670 - formatted C:\ and no Recovery CD but recovery partition

Hi

Maybe this thread about a similar theme would be useful for you:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=53952

If this is not helpful or if you will not be able to recover the notebook using the method mentioned there, then you will need to order the recover disk from here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi,
 
I have a Z585 and created a onekey backup on an external harrdrive. The problem is, I accidentally deleted the onekey recovery partition. How do I get my system back from there?
 
Thanks
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

Answer:Z585 - Onekey recovery with backup but without recovery partition

uff. You might want to obtain a recovery DVD from Lenovo support. Once you successfully factory restored your laptop with it, you can hopefully use OKR once again for backup.

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Just set up my new M83 ThinkCentre. The Lenovo Solution Center is flagging the Storage device as needing attention. The Lenovo Recovery partition (Q - set up in factory, I presume) was set up with 11.9GB and is 87% full. I presume I should ignore the alert because I'm not going to use it unless i had to recover the system back to the factory installation. I don't want to set the reminder to "never" because then i won't be alerted when the main partition in my C-drive approaches capacity.  Should I increase the size of the Q partition? If yes, how would I do that without affecting the content? Or should I just ignore the alerts and live with the annoyance. Thanks in advance for any assistance!

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I am recovering the PC using recovery manager but it shows an error "couln't find recovery partition" but my pc has recovery partition in this condition what should i Do..?i need imdiate help.....

Answer:"couln't find recovery partition" but my pc has recovery par...

Hi,What is the exact model name, product number of your laptop?Have you upgraded Windows?Have you created HP Recovery USB using HP Recovery Manager after first setup of this notebook?RegardsVisruth

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Hi.
I created a Factory Recovery Media on a Flash Drive from Dell  Backup & Recovery Panel.
Do I still need to keep the Factory Recovery Partition (6GB) on my C:\ Drive? 
Or can I delete this partition and still be able to restore my Software back to it's factory image using the bootable Recovery media Flash Drive?

TC.

Answer:Do I need my Recovery Partition having a Factory Recovery Media.

Hi,
Thank You for writing to us!
We would not recommend you to delete the factory image on the system,also please check the factory image that you have backed up.
Thanks
Robin

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HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab223nx (ENERGY STAR) i had upgrade windows 10 to build 10586the recovery partion had changed to letter Fand then hp recovery maneger donnt sea or know the  recovery partitioni changed the recovery driver letter again to Dbut still have the same problem

Answer:hp recovery manger dont sea recovery partition

thats my partitions

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i had genuine windows 7 installed in my laptop at the time of buying.I installed windows 8 over it.now i want to reinstall windows 7 again so i need to copy recovery partition from pc to recovery drive.how should i do it? 

Answer:copy recovery partition from pc to recovery media

Hi, xyz_111
 
If the recovery partition is still on your machine and has not been removed/formatted, then you should be able to boot back into that partition to restore your system.
 
To do this, turn on the machine. As it is going through POST (ThinkPad logo) tap Enter repeatedly. Continue doing this until a menu appears. One of the options on this menu should be to Recover Your System. Press the associated key with this action and follow the prompts. See if this allows you to get back to Windows 7.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Hello, I upgraded my notebook to Windows 10 shortly after it was offered in August 2015.  I also upgraded my main drive with a smaller SSD.  So, now that the notebook's been running OK for almost a year, I'd like to delete the recovery partition.  I only have a 256 GB SSD, so deleting that Recovery partition would give me almost 50% more space on my C drive. I tried using two different partition programs to do this-- both apps let me delete the partition (D: Recovery-- far right, top), but then neither will let me add the new space to the C drive.  There is small partition between the two, and they will let me resize that partition, but not the C partition.   I found that the HP Recovery Manager that's installed on my notebook has an option for deleting the partition, but it doesn't say where it will put the new unallocated space (but I didn't go all the way with it yet.  If I work through it the rest of the way, will it give me the option of where to put the new unallocated space?  Or will it add it to the C drive automatically?  Below is a snapshot of the drives configuration (the drive on TOP is the one in question): 

Answer:Using HP Recovery Manager to delete the Recovery Partition--...

Hi, I can see C: and D: do not sit next to each other therefore Windows Disk Manager may not like this. Please try:     http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/combine-partitions-windows-10-free.html Note: you have to delete D: first. Regards.

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hello
i deleted lenovo  recovery partition on g510 laptop and don't have recovery dvd.
i need to recover laptop to original state.
please help me
 
 
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Answer:[G510] Recovery partition deleted and no Recovery ...

hi izadfard
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If you didn't create a recovery drive (using this method) then I recommend you contact lenovo on how to obtain a copy of the recovery disc which restores the preloaded Win8 OS, drivers, and apps.
 
Alternatively, if the machine came preloaded Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you can try the following:
 
For Windows 8:
1. Obtain a Windows 8 installation disc and use it to reinstall Windows (if the system is preloaded with Windows 8, the installation will automatically detect the Win8 product key in the UEFI Firmware / BIOS and will automatically activate Windows).
2. From here, you can obtain the drivers from the G510 drivers page and/or upgrade to Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store (see this guide)
 
For Windows 8.1:
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 G510 drivers page 
 
 
Regards

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Dear Customer Service of HP I want to inform you about all your tips about making the Recovery partition as active is not working at all. I have changed as active and nothing. Is there anything else that I can doI have pavilion dv9819wm with vista home premium. I've format drive C with windows 7 and now the F11 is not starting the recovery partition. I tried also with the makeing the recovery partition active and still nothing.I download recovery partition software from official HP site and still nothing. The instalation is starting but at one point of the instalation it says "The recovery manager setup has stop working" and there is no solution online.Please if you can help me to get my original software. Thankking you in advanced

Answer:Re: F11 HP recovery doesn't boot into recovery partition

sounds like you need to order a set of recovery disks from hp, you can usually find them online at www.hp.com/support




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Does anyone know how to create an ISO from a recovery partition? I'm looking to create a bootable flash drive to install XP on my ASUS 1005HA. (I have Windows 7 starter, but I don't want to pay the 80 bones to upgrade to the full version.) I also have an ASUS 1000HA with XP--and the corresponding recovery partition--that I'd like to use to put XP on the new netbook. Unfortunately, I don't have a USB optical drive (I'm cheap--sue me) and so I need to use the bootable flash drive.

Long story short, I know how to make the bootable flash, but I need an XP recovery ISO to load onto it to allow me to install the OS. Anybody know how I can make one from the recovery partitions?
 

Answer:Creating Recovery Disc ISO from Recovery Partition

Using a recovery image from one PC to install on another PC with different hardware is not going to work.

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My daughter managed to wreck Vista on her laptop. Trouble now is, that she can't find her recovery disk, and formatted the whole c: drive. Is there any way she can get the Os from somewhere, as she still has her serial number..good job it's stuck to the bottom of the lappy.

Answer:Re: lost recovery disc and recovery partition

As I see, you have no more options as :

1 Order [Recovery disk|https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx] from Toshiba for money and wait for 2 weeks
2 Get Windows copy to install. All Toshiba drivers/utilities you can download from [Toshiba Driver Page|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp]
If you need assistance in driver installation order, can help you

The product key she has belongs to original recovery image you got with your notebook and it is not some ?universal key? that you can use with every OS installation.

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Hi,  I have an IdeaPad U310 that needs an HDD replacement, the old disc still works but is dying so I'll use a new drive with same capacity (500 GB) and I'd like to leave as in factory status as possible but I see this is no easy task. I wonder if I can do the following to achieve this: - Format the new drive with OKR8 Engineer- Use the Windows "copy recovery partition to USB" function to copy recovery from the old drive- Install Windows in new drive using this USB and then create an imagen of this installation in the recovery partition Alternatively I wonder is this would be easier by cloning the old drive.  Can you please advise? Thanks! 

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Hi There I did a clean install of my T510 with Windows 7 64bit. I didn't create recovery disks prior to doing this, however I still have the recovery partition. How do I go about creating the recovery disks and/or how would I go about recovering to factory defaults now from the recovery partition? ThanksNeal

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