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How to restore my lenovo y510p recovery partition ?

Question: How to restore my lenovo y510p recovery partition ?

i have purchased lenovo y510p with win8.1 EM two weeks ago but when i tried to resize partition C i deleted the hidden recovery partition by mistake >> and also i didn't make a recovery CD and it showed me blue scren wiht error 0XC0000225 but when i tried to setup win 8 trial it refused to activate it so my question is :1- i know that the activation windows key product is automatically in the bios >> is that key also deleted with the recovery partition ?!! and if lose it How to retrieve it ? 2- what i have to do to get back my laptop in it's intial case or how to get a recovery disk ?thanks in advance

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Answer: How to restore my lenovo y510p recovery partition ?

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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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Hi there! I Have an K430 desktop Lenovo with 2TB disc. When I bought it there was only one partition C: in entire disc + hidden 20GB recovery partition.I split the 1,95TB partition in two (1,75TB = DATA and the rest= C: SYSTEM)Now I have 7 partitions (PBR_DRV, SYSTEM_DRV, LRS_ESP, WINRE_DRV...) The OKR do not let me to clean ALL partitions to factory settings, but only C: SYSTEM partition. The others (mentioned before) are still there.Can anybody help me how to clean all disc to the factory settings, including all disc? I would like to see only ONE entire disc partition C: + hidden recovery, like when I bought the PC...Now I saw that you had already covered the topic. Can you help me please? It is urgent only for one reason; are several days that I'm looking for the solution, because my PC is in standby for new instalation and I have a lot of work to do with it. I would like to avoid to reinstall again all software that I work with, before I solve the partition's issue.If you can, please contact me direcly (I've posted on Lenovo Facebook page too (martanrene is my FB ID) Thanks in advance!Rene'

Answer:Restore - Recovery partition factory layout on 2TB Lenovo K430 disk issue

HiThanks for your reply! I promiss that the next time I will post on forum my future issues....sorry for to contact you direcly...I ment only one partition in disk management. When I bought the PC, there was only one partition (C: )in Win Explorer and in DIsk management there was the (C: )partition plsu an hidden 20GB recovery partition. The rest was clean.I have partitioned with MiniToolPartitionMagic Free. Infact only after the partitioning, where I've created the D: DATA partition (1,7TB) there appeared 7 the little partitions:PBR_DRVSYSTEM_DRVWINRE_DRV.... ecc. Now that I would to do, is to restore entire PC and disk to factory settings. I mean to "clean" with/without OKR utility all disk to initial partition tab = 2TB (C: ) I will try to explain you what I've did.I tried to make an USB 16GB FLASH disk with windows 8 utility and while I was creating I've turned on the "copy the hidden recovery partition from PC disk" too.When was ready I restarted PC with the USB disk and followed this instrucions:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht076024 Then (yesterday evening) I started to clean all units on my PC (not only C: System) from the USB utility. Infact, it was the first time that entire proccess was extremely slow. AFter two hours was at 12%....Ok, this morning when I started the PC, there was to accept the same "Microsoft Licence, Language, Name, ecc...), but for the first time I  could review the "welcome" page of Windows 8 ... Read more

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

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

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

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Hello, I have problem with the system backup. I tried to use te one key recovery system to restore the initial backup, but I got this message:"The program cannot restore the system partition because there is not enough available space on the hard drive."  It's not true, because I have 762GB free space on the hard drive!Here is my diskmap:I don't know what are on the first 4 partiton, because I never used it, maybe OEM service partition like the PBR_DRV and which is in middle of C and D. I used only the C and D partiton only. Please help me somebody! Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo Y510P System Restore Problem

Do you want to reset to the factory image?
 
If yes, then I dont think this is the correct option, you will need to reset your laptop and not RESTORE.
Did you create a restore point initially, this function will only work then.

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i have purchased lenovo y510p with preinstalled win8.1 EM one month ago but when i tried to resize partition  C i deleted the factory or recovery partition by mistake >> and also i didn't make a recovery CD and it showed me blue scren wiht error 0XC0000225 ok , i have contacted my OEM service provider at my country and they told me that they don't have the recovery media for my lenovo y510p ! and when i asked them how to  restore & activate again my laptop windows , they told me to ask microsoft because they don't know how to do it !!!! , as i can remember the exact version of the my windows was ( win 8.1 core single language X64 ) , all what i want now is restore my original windows which i paid for it  so , how to do that >>by details please ?  hint : i hadn't make any system image before as my factory partition deleted  thanks in advance

Answer:how to restore my lenovo y510p preinstalled windows ?

Seems like you have tried most of the options - 1. OKR will not work since the parition is deleted.2. There is no recovery disk.3. There is no system image to revert to.4. Lenovo will not provide the recovery disk, if I understand correctly.5. I believe you did not extract and write down your Windows Key either. Have you tried pressing the NOVO button on the side of your laptop? What does it do now? Lenovo usually provides the recovery disks after a certain payment. I would advise that you purchase a Retail Windows copy and use that. EDIT --- I dont think Microsoft will provide support for this Windows, since it is not a Retail version but you can always try to contact them and ask for a recovery procedure. If nothing, they might just offer a discount on a new windows purchase.

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Dear Lenovo staff / Lenovo Community,Bobby here with a very important question! Tonight, well.. this morning I FINALLY fixed my thermal throttling after 2 yrs by doing the unshroud mod posted by a member anyways i don't want to derail .. I was trying to reformat my SSD to cache for faster loads, I accidently made it a WMR or something MR format/partition ( Very inexperienced in this field ). I do not have the recovery disk that came with the laptop and my laptop is stuck in a Preparing Automatic Repair Lenovo logo loop during boot. Is there a download i can do with my product key I think it's UNIN? or w/e in my bios so i can do a fresh clean factory install or something? PLEASE?!?! I just fixed my laptop this morning and got to enjoy it for about a hour or so until i started getting a little cocky trying to enhance my laptop's performance. I got the Y510P i7 4700mq 16gigs RAM with SLI 750's and 28gb SSD and 1TB HD

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Dear Lenovo staff / Lenovo Community,Bobby here with a very important question! Tonight, well.. this morning I FINALLY fixed my thermal throttling after 2 yrs by doing the unshroud mod posted by a member anyways i don't want to derail .. I was trying to reformat my SSD to cache for faster loads, I accidently made it a WMR or something MR format/partition ( Very inexperienced in this field ). I do not have the recovery disk that came with the laptop and my laptop is stuck in a Preparing Automatic Repair Lenovo logo loop during boot. Is there a download i can do with my product key I think it's UNIN? or w/e in my bios so i can do a fresh clean factory install or something? PLEASE?!?! I just fixed my laptop this morning and got to enjoy it for about a hour or so until i started getting a little cocky trying to enhance my laptop's performance. I got the Y510P i7 4700mq 16gigs RAM with SLI 750's and 28gb SSD and 1TB HD

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Hello, where i can get recovery media for my Lenovo Y510P laptop, when my recovery partition is damaged. Can anybody help me? Does anybody have original Recovery disc or someting, where i can install clean OS? If you can help me, please contact me. Its possiable that we can share media with Google Drive or someting. Thank You!Contact: Email: [email protected]  

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Y510P: How to get recovery media?

If you mean the factory recovery files try Lenovo for a recovery disc set if available. If you mean for the OS alone just download the MEDIA CREATION TOOL from microsoft which you will use to download the OS installer. As to drivers go to the download site for your unit to download them.

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Hello everyone. How to recover the BIOS if an update fails? 

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad Y510P BIOS Recovery

Reset the BIOS - 1) Disconnect all power supply2) take out the battery3) hold power button for 1 minute.

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I have Lenovo y510p.It got 1tb hardisk(8gb sshd).I want to partition my harddisk,but i heard that lenovo one key recovery will no more work if i do that.Is it true ?I'm provided with only two partitions one is "Windows8os(891gb)" and "Lenovo Recovery(25gb)".If i dont partition my harddisk,incase of system failure,onekey recovery will erase all my data on c drive(891gb).But if i partition it,they say one key recovery wont work.I'm thinking to partition it as c(100gb),d(400gb),e(390gb).Pls tell me what to do...

Answer:Lenovo y510p SSHD partitioning+One Key Recovery.

charan99 wrote:I have Lenovo y510p.It got 1tb hardisk(8gb sshd).I want to partition my harddisk,but i heard that lenovo one key recovery will no more work if i do that.Is it true ?I'm provided with only two partitions one is "Windows8os(891gb)" and "Lenovo Recovery(25gb)".If i dont partition my harddisk,incase of system failure,onekey recovery will erase all my data on c drive(891gb).But if i partition it,they say one key recovery wont work.I'm thinking to partition it as c(100gb),d(400gb),e(390gb).Pls tell me what to do...Take a look at this A DIY Project: Creating a bootable OKR 8 Recovery USB Flash Drive.

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Hello, I installed Ubuntu on my SSD, and now I can't remove it. After an update I am unable to get into Ubuntu and just want to get it off my computer and allow Windows to use the SSD again. How would I set up the SSD to be like it was when I first got the computer? When I run eccmd -info in the windows cmd, I get a message that says HFS Volume is not mounted. ERROR eccmd exited with error 0x10df (4319) Please help, Thank you

Answer:Ideapad Y510p How to restore 24GB SSD to factory settings without recovery disk?

I saw some excellent information in this thread earlier today that might help you out. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Windows-8-1-on-Ideapad-Y510P-ExpressCache-i...  Thank orphicone if this info helps you.

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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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Hello,I just did a recovery of my Lenovo Y510P notebook. Now I am not able to open games with my GeForce GT 750M.I spoke briefly with blizzard support staff and they refered me to either nvidia or lenovo for help regarding a faulty driver/dll (?)I am sorry, I am not very computer savvy, but the dll in question is nvumdshim.dll, drivers I have been trying to install from fresh recovery; 353.30, 353.49, 350.12. I did the regular install from Nvidia Geforce Experience and updated the most recent driver (353.30), didn't help. Did another recovery and tried the hotfix (353.49) and an older version (350.12). If DxDiag and Msinfo in needed, please let me know and how to post it properly.If anyone have any tips that can lead me to a possible solution, I'd be more than grateful! 

Answer:Issues with driver update after system recovery of Lenovo Y510P

Dear nvumdshimdll,
 
welcome in lenovo community
 
Could you please inform us about which operating system running on the machine
 
Thanks to use lenovo community





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I've been spending the last 3 days trying to setup onekey recovery. after tons of reading and even trying 7.0 engineering, there has been no result. Using 7.0 option 2 leads me to a disk error when it selects disk 0 which is the 24 gb ssd included in the laptop which I don't know the content. The original 1 TB HDD has been replaced by a 250 gb ssd. The seller migrated or mirrorred the data which now the onekey does not recognize. After failing with onekey, I then moved on to windows recovery. I tried using the windows way which is through the windows recovery utility. but reached some dead ends as well. First is making the recovery usb, the partition was not clickable. then I managed to make the partition clickable to be included by downloading windows enterprise evaluation and exporting the install.wim to become my img for use? I manage to get the program recovery to run but when I tried refreshing it ends with the program unable to refresh. I tried booting the usb and using the refresh button there and this leads me now to the message the drive your windows is installed is locked. tried bootrec /fixboot which leads to element not found. I also tried the use image option from the boot recovery but it says there is none when i also followed the custom image option process by windows This has been so frustrating that a simple process can become so complicated. Help anyone? please? Thanks.

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













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

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

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Hi!  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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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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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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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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just another question!

i format my desktop and i accidentally format the RECOVERY drive how will i put recovery drive again?

Answer:Restore recovery partition

Without the software used by the original creators of the recovery partition, the OEM supplier, this will be difficult if not impossible.

there are however 3rd party tools which can create a restore system - Paragon software for example have have included what they call the restore capsule into their top of the range backup systems for windows for some time.

This adds an option to access and restore from a hidden system partition, previously created, by the press of a function key on boot of the system or from a special boot disk.

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this is my laptop informations  Type : 7659-CTOS/N : L3-EK515Product ID : 7659V6J   Please All Experts Here is there any way to restore recovery partition on my thinkpad T61 after it is formated . i bought this laptop used and the owner told me that it has windows 7 installed on it , and he already formated the HDD to install Windows 7 on the machine i hope to restore the original recovery partition to restore the laptop to its factory status with the original xp pro sp3   is there any way to do that or if i want to buy a recovery cd , where i can make my order ? i tried to contact with lenovo dealer here in Qatar , but i did not get any solution from themplease tell me what to do please help me  

Answer:Restore Recovery Partition T61

pleaseif any one know from where i can buy " downgrade To WinXP Kit " just tell meand if any one has the same model with the original HDD which included the hidden recovery partition and he want to sell the HDD please let me know how much is itthanks a lot my dear friends

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I have an HP pavilion DV7 laptop that has a recovery partition. I want to restore to the factory image but when I reboot, hit esc and select F11 for system restore it simply restores it back to about a day ago and I can't find a way to actually restore to the factory image from the restore partition. I've gone into programs and I thought there'd be some HP restore utility there but there isn't. Anyone know how to get back to the factory image? Thanks.

Answer:restore from recovery partition... how to?

The HP should give you several choices when you hit F11 - what are they and what do you select?

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Hi, I have an Acer Aspire that came with Win7 Home Prem. x64 installed. I made the foolish decision to upgrade to Win 8 Pro on Oct 26th when it came out, and I like the idea, but the system just isn't useable to me, and my windows updates constantly fail. no fun.

When I press F8 during startup, it goes to Win 8's hideous blue startup options screen, and when I head to recovery, it says there's no windows 8 recovery. However, in Disk Mgmt I can clearly see my OEM 15GB "Recovery Partition" as well as the 100MB System Reserved Partition. I tried to add the Recovery partition in EasyBCD but it wouldn't show the Recovery Partition, only the System Reserved. Screenshots attached.

I didn't make win7 Restore Disks when I first got the computer because it failed on every attempt, so I left it be. Big mistake. Any ideas how to get my beloved win7 back, even though it'll be fresh? any help is much appreciated!

Thanks! -bryce

Answer:Restore Win 7 from Win 8 Using OEM Recovery Partition

Hey Bryce -

Try running Acer factory recovery: Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How do I restore my computer using the eRecovery Management program? followed by Clean Up Factory Bloatware

But even better follow these steps to get the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 without the Acer crapware and useless duplicate utilties. If you go that route you can even delete all partitions during booted install with the Win7 DVD provided.

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Hi All

I have a hp laptop dv6615em, I don't have have recovery disks with me. Couple of months back I upgraded vista to window 7. Can I recover my laptop to factory setting window vista. When i press f11 or f10 key at booting time no recovery option comes. There is no hp recovery sign in laptop anywhere apart from HP RECOVERY PARTITION.
Can I restore my hp laptop to factory setting using HP RECOVERY PARTITION.

Pls note:- my internal dvd drive is not working and recently I have bought new external drive.

I appreciate you help in advance.

Answer:Restore vista using hp recovery partition

Your Recovery partition was likely disabled when Win7 was installed. But it might still be able to be run.

You'll need to make a System Repair Disk by typing Repair in Start Search box. If your optical drive will not boot CD's, then set your external CD drive to boot in BIOS setup, or write Repair CD ISO to flash stick: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create or another method: http://dottech.org/featured/9157

Also, try marking the Recovery partition Active in Disk Mgmt to see if it will run using the prompts given to run Recovery on first bootup screen or your Manual, or if it will autostart (since pressing those keys normally marks it active).

If marking Recov partition active will not run it, then you will need to boot the Repair CD or flash stick , click through to Recovery Tools list, open a Command Line to type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (replace # with Win7 HD)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION # (for Win7 partition)
ACTIVE
EXIT

Now, boot back into Win7 Repair console>Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times.

Next, please unhide System and Hidden files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab, then post back a screenshot of the full contents of the partition. We are looking for a bootable image file to mount and run. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file with paper clip in Reply Box.

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Hello,

due to the mistake, I removed HDD Recovery partition.
Then, now I'm unable to restore eg. system state from before a fe hours.

Is there any way to "make" HDRecovery once again?

I really liked the funcionality of this tool, so it'd be nice but - can this be done? And how?

Answer:How to restore the HDD Recovery partition which has been deleted?

No. there is nothing you can do except to order new disc under https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
Sorry. :(

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Just got my new T61 last week and I am experiencing some problems with System Restore (Vista Ultimate).A little background. I have not registered my T61 yet online and have not installed the Norton program that came with it (not a fan of Norton and was researching a new AV program...been using McAfee for years but wanted a change...decided on ESET Smart Security but have not installed it (or any AV program yet)...but I digress). I did install some MS updates.I typed up a document earlier today and, not having my printer hooked up yet I put a USB flash stick in to download the file with the intent of printing off my desktop. My T61 recognized the stick and then brought up a screen that said something about downloading something (why?) and then said there was some sort of problem and did I want to fix it. I said no and thought, better not be a bug...although would be very surprised as have only used the flash stick for a couple of word docs...but of course ya never know. I removed it immediately and thought how dumb to take a chance.A few things were acting slightly differently...but may have been my paranoia...but regardless..I figured I'd use System Restore and then download my new antivirus software.Problem: I picked 3 different restore points and all of them go to the screen that says "Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored System Restore is intializing" and just seems to hang for 5-10 minutes before I finally have to hit the power button to sh... Read more

Answer:T61 System Restore and Partition vs CD/DVD Recovery...

If you run the restore discs you will lose everything. Backup to your memory stick. It should delete all partitions and reinstall the restore partition. Then you will reinstall windows from the restore partition. The Thinkpad will be exactly as it was when it came out of the box barring any extras you may have purchased with the machine such as Microsoft Office. That will be on another disc which should be included in the box.





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Hello everyone,I recently purchased a x1 carbon 2Gen,with  pre installed  Windows 8.1,yesterday I wanted to try the Windows 10 technical preview  but I quickly removed.Unfortunately, since then, I have a problem with the recovery partition.Now I am back to Windows 8.1 but I would make a full recovery.The problem is that if I press enter on startap with lenovo logo nothing happens, and windows start normally.I went to see the disk partitions, and are still but they are all empty!I think the blame is the installation of Windows 10Now how can I do to restore them?

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I bought a HP laptop which came with Win 10 Home. Due to some reasons, I downgraded to 8.1 by clean install. Now i want to do factory reset to win 10 But i realised that my F11 hp recovery manager is no longer working.The recovery partitions are hidden and but the files are still there. My hard drive has GPT partition system, so I'm not able to set the recovery partitions active. Using some tool, i made a backup of files in the recovery partition. Is it possible to create any bootable usb recovery disk using the files from recovery partition or even make the f11 work again and restore my laptop to win 10. (Note: the problem is not restoring to genuine win 10 because the product key of the win 10 which came with my laptop is embedded in my laptop bios, so when i install win 10 home using any ISO, it gets automatically activated with the OEM key in my bios.)

The issue is about the factory HP recovery because i have to restore it to claim the warranty. When i installed 8.1, the recovery partitions went hidden. There is no longer the HP recovery push button option which i get when i press F11 during startup. I thought win 8.1 may not be able to recognise the partititons and files. so i did a clean install of win 10 and Installed the HP recovery manager software and the software says the recovery partition is deleted. But i can see very well that the partitions are still there and the files in it are not disturbed.

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Oh boy, I got myself in one big mess.

Situation in brief: I wiped my hard drive, rewrote my HP recovery partition and a fresh Vista installation using a Vista recovery disk, installed XP using a Windows XP retail box, found out that the Windows XP bootloader overwrote the recovery partition's, and now I want to restore the recovery partition's bootloader.

If you want it in more detail, continue on.

My Vista install was running really slow and I wanted to reorganize my hard drive, so I decided to do a system recovery on it. I backed up my entire hard drive and wiped the entire partition table two days ago because my HP FACTORY_IMAGE partition didn't work and I wanted to restore a functioning one. I successfully used a recovery DVD to restore the partition and a fresh Vista installation. Everything was working fine, including pressing F11 on the BIOS to start a recovery.

I wanted to triple boot my system with Vista, XP, and Ubuntu Linux 10.10. When I installed XP, I knew it was going to overwrite my MBR and completely be unaware of Vista (since Vista is newer after all), so I thought it would be convienent to install Ubuntu right afterwards (Ubuntu contains GRUB2, a bootloader that lets me select whatever OS I want at computer startup).

Well, I installed it, and everything seemed fine until the GRUB menu showed up. I had a Vista installation on the first partition, a Ubuntu installation on the fourth partition, and another Vista installation (the recovery pa... Read more

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Hello !
My laptop has lost a hard drive and It was changed to new but I will restore a recover partition.
Is it possible ?

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To All
Had to "Factory Refresh" a few day old Dell XPS 8700 (my error) took a long time to get to 95%, then an error window popped up asking for a CMD.EXE disk to be inserted in D: drive, didn't have a disk but tried to click on "retry" but mouse and keyboard were dead...Refresh got to 98% then sat for about an hour then finished, over all it took about 4 hours for a simple refresh. Is it possible that there is a error in this recovery partition from the factory? Have never had something like this happen recovering other system. Have contacted Dell but they are still thinking!!   Any Ideas?
 
Thanks
des47

Answer:Dell win8 recovery/restore partition

From what i read you were able to restore? If everything is ok now it should be fine, but just in case i would manually make some recovery discs for your system so that if you needed to restore ever again, you will always have those to use instead of your recovery partition. The recovery partition can very easily become corrupted, having those created discs will make sure you always have a path back to the factory state

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hi everyone,

I'm so sorry but i'm completely clueless when it comes to computers and it would be great if you could help me as this is the first time i have to deal with PC problems myself (my other half used to do all the tech stuff). I've got a samsung Q310 laptop which came with Vista but i wanted windows XP Professional as some of my professional software doesn't run on vista. so i had all the additional drivers installed to run on xp (genuine edition) and everything was fine until i caught a nasty bug (Win32:Spyware-gen (Spy)) which completely messed things up, i can't go online anymore (with that laptop), my antivirus software can't find the bug as suddenly some folders can't be scanned as they seem to be password protected.

I feel it would be saver to start from scratch (one thing i'm good at is backing up, so i 'm not worried about losing anything). I can't find the recovery disk but there seems to be a recovery partition (10gig big) but i don't know how to get to it and how to run it. it would be great if someone could give me a beginners guide how to to this (is it idiot proof?).

thanks you so much for this, i really appreciate it (if you think recovering from the partition would be less save than from the disk, i'll try to find it or buy a new one).

thank you so much.
 

Answer:Solved: how restore windows XP from recovery partition

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I was bounced here from the US forum... The laptop - A P50 (PSPMHA-01D00L) was purchased in NZ second hand but was originally bought from Noel Leeming in NZ.

A colleague bought one earlier in 2013 and was able to choose between Windows 7 and 8 when the PC was first started up.

Will that be the case if I perform the same function now, given that Windows 8 has already been selected by the previous owner, and I would prefer Windows 7 ?

I would try it, but I'd prefer to have some idea of what might happen - e.g. is there any need to enter a product key at any stage (there is no CoA with a product key on it).

TIA,
R

Answer:Can I choose between Windows 7 / 8 on restore from the recovery partition?

Hi

I am from Europe and it is not known to me how it works with notebooks on other continents but I think it must be the similar principle as here in Europe.
What you can do now is to install original recovery image and see which options will be available by first start after recovery image installation.

Think about recovery media too. Use preinstalled recovery media creator and create recovery DVD or USB media.

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I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.

Answer:create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

Since you'd be loading a backup image into a Primary partition created for this purpose, it can be reimaged using F8 System Recovery Options.

However this is not optimal because if you're making your own backup image then it can more easily be saved externally so it's also available in case of HD failure - or you can do both.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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Can some body here suggest how to perform a safe manual restore from the Dell Factory Image Partition. The problem is that i dont have the inbuilt option in the RECOERY MENU OPTIONS PAGE because i performed a fresh install of Windows 7 using the Resource DVD that shipped with the system

The recovery partition is intact as the Fresh Install worked only upon the OS partition C:. The contents of the Recovery partition are visible in Command Prompt. In the Explorer it contains the following:

1. Recovery(Folder)
2. Info(Application)

Clicking on the "Info" opens a screen pop up which says: "Warning, This is dell recovery partition. Its contents must not be altered."

The contents of the Recovery folder are hidden in the command prompt, but using

dir /ah

I can see the contents and it contains some of these folders and files as i am seeing it right now:

1. Autorun.inf
2. Desktop.ini
3. info.exe
4. A long list of "Protected.arabic" and like files
5. system 32 (dir)
6. windowsre (dir)

How can i restore the Factory image? After reading a lot of pages in different forums, i feel that it is possible to do a manual restore from this Recovery Partition. I think it will be possible using some bootable Disk and command prompt.

All sort of help is welcome.

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Answer:Manual Restore from Dell Recovery Partition

What you need to is this
To access the recovery partition on your Dell computer for recovery, follow the steps listed below.

1. Power on the computer
2. At the Dell logo, hold the Ctrl key and press the F11 key simultaneously.
2. The Dell PC Restore screen will come up.
3. Select Restore or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
4. if you wish to continue, click Confirm, or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
5. When the utility is finished, click Finish, or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.

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it says it all in the title really.

Can I create a restore cd from my HP partition using the Recovery Console? as I cant boot to desktop.

Chris
 

Answer:Can I create a restore cd from partition using Recovery Console?

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I need to know if I can only restore just the windows on my primary partition because I don?t want to format all my HDD.
In my second partition I have all my files saved and I don?t want to erase them.
Can someone please tell if I can do this?

Answer:Can i restore only one partition using the Toshiba recovery disk?

If you have Toshiba Vista recovery DVD then the whole HDD will be formatted and it?s not possible to restore the OS only on one partition.
Therefore you should backup the data always before using this disk

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Hi. I had to replace the hard drive in my Acer Aspire ES1-512 laptop because of a failure. In doing so, I also lost the recovery partition. I was wondering if anyone had an ISO of the Acer Recovery DVDs, or a Disk Image of the recovery partition, that I could download, and write to a partition onto my SSD to restore my PC back to factory settings, because I can't afford the stupidly high prices that Acer charge for their recovery media, and I can't find a copy of Windows 8.1 With Bing anywhere that works with the key on my laptop. Thank you

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Is it possible to create a recovery partition or image on a PC, which could recover the PC using a Fn key during boot up ?

I have a PC with a recovery partition which is for vista, which is now obsolete now Imhave moved up to Windows 10 via Windows 7.... never want to recover to vista...

would love over to create my own recovery partition, where pressing e.g. Fn11 during startup invokes the recovery process.....maybe this is too difficult...there is a program called AOMEI OneKey Recovery which promises to do such, or so it looks...

Answer:create recovery partition with restore option with Fn key

Acronis True Image 2016 does this. You enable Startup Recovery Manager and you can hit F11 during the boot process to recover a disc image. Adds about 30 sec to boot process before it defaults to OS startup.

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HP touchpad 310- hard drive AHCI port 0 drive error
Was able to boot with a linux cd and copied the hp recovery partition onto an external drive.

Now, if I install a new hard drive, can I use the copied partition to restore the system ????
 

Answer:Solved: Copied hp recovery partition - how to restore

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Hey,

I am not sure if this is possible however is there a way of installing Windows 7, activating it with my OEM key and then created a recovery partition just in case I am ever in the situation where I need to run it using a hot key during boot?

Cheers

Answer:help creating a recovery partition for hotkey restore

The easiest way is the OEM Recovery disc.

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Hi,

I accidently deleted the 5Gb recovery partition on my Sat Pro A200. I have since recovered it (and the data inside) and have tried to create my recovery disks using the 'Recovery Disc Creator' but it is telling that it cannot find the recovery partition :(

I tried fishing through the ini files for the recovery disc creator to find where it looks for the partition, but couldnt find anything...

One thing i have noticed is that now it is recovered, it appears as an NTFS fs (i think before it was an Unknown FS type??) and has volume label 'HDDRECOVERY'.

Any ideas as to how i can either:

a) trick the recovery tool into using the recovered partition
b) make the partition look exactly like it did before i deleted it, so i can use the tool as is.

Would really appreciate any help - want to make those recovery disks for my vista ultimate before i go dicking around and whacking backtrack on it :)


ta

frank

Answer:Restore recovery partition on Satellite Pro A200

Hi

> accidently deleted the 5Gb recovery partition on my Sat Pro A200. I have since recovered it (and the data inside)
I wonder how you have restored the deleted partition. Possibly the recovery partition parameters are not the same as before and therefore the 'Recovery Disc Creator' doesn?t work correctly.

Unfortunately, in my opinion you will be not able to trick the recovery tool if the recovery partition cannot be found.
You can only rename the NTFS FS partition. This can be done in the disk management console.
But I don?t think that this will solve this issue.

It seems you will have to reinstall the whole OS again using the Toshiba Recovery CD or the original Microsoft Vista CD

bye

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Hello.

I have a problem with restoring (reseting) my OS to factory image using Recovery partition. The problem is not that uncommon, yet I've tried a gadzillion things and none seem to work (or I've been doing them wrong). And I was hoping you guys could have a look and point me toward a resolution.

The computer is an Asus X553M laptop, which came with W8.1 wBing pre-installed and two visible partitions (C - os, D - data). There was also a 100MB System partition, 900MB Restore partition (the one I am now booting to, I suspect, more on that later), 128MB Reserved partition, and 20GB Recovery one (the one with system image). It worked fine for some time, then I upgraded it to W10, then worked fine some more, but problems started popping up, so I decided to start anew with a fresh system install. I wanted to try if W7 would work, I popped the CD in, formatted C and D. Wanting only one working partition, I deleted C and D (only!, I left all the remaining partitions, including Recovery) and made a single partition in their place. However, it turned out, the disk is GPT and W7 wouldn't install out of box, so I thought no biggie, I will restore the 8.1.

I booted to Troubleshooting (I think it is called), clicked Reset PC and 'A required drive partition is missing'. I thought I could get around it by extracting the key and installing Win8.1 from Microsoft's ISO, but it turns out Win8.1 != Win8.1 wBing (the key didn't work. Oh, well). So, now I have to somehow get the Reset PC work... Read more

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Hi, I had a ThinkPad X61. Recently, I upgraded my hard disk and need to reinstall the OS and drivers. I only had 1 Rescue and Recovery CD and 6 Product Recovery CD.  I wanted to create a new partition (D, but during the recovery/restore process, I was not given a chance to create or configure disk partition.  Is there a configuration during recovery/restore process that allows me to create partition? Is there any workaround or method to achieve 2 partition?  Thanks in Advance =)

Answer:ThinkPad X61 creating partition during restore/recovery

you can't create separate partition using the recovery media or its associated recovery process.

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Hi. I had to replace the hard drive in my Acer Aspire ES1-512 laptop because of a failure. In doing so, I also lost the recovery partition. I was wondering if anyone had an ISO of the Acer Recovery DVDs, or a Disk Image of the recovery partition, that I could download, and write to a partition onto my SSD to restore my PC back to factory settings, because I can't afford the stupidly high prices that Acer charge for their recovery media, and I can't find a copy of Windows 8.1 With Bing anywhere that works with the key on my laptop. Thank you

Answer:Acer Aspire ES1-512 Recovery Partition Restore

Download this and install it. It will give you a choice of .iso or a usb install drive. When it asks for a key, click "later or skip, etc" When it's installed it should pick up your key.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8

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Is it possible to create a recovery partition or image on a PC, which could recover the PC using a Fn key during boot up ?

I have a PC with a recovery partition which is for vista, which is now obsolete now Imhave moved up to Windows 10 via Windows 7.... never want to recover to vista...

would love over to create my own recovery partition, where pressing e.g. Fn11 during startup invokes the recovery process.....maybe this is too difficult...there is a program called AOMEI OneKey Recovery which promises to do such, or so it looks...

Answer:create recovery partition with restore option with Fn key

Acronis True Image 2016 does this. You enable Startup Recovery Manager and you can hit F11 during the boot process to recover a disc image. Adds about 30 sec to boot process before it defaults to OS startup.

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I've just been looking at my System Restore Configuration and I notice that it is turned on for the (Dell) Recovery Partition

Is it necessary for the Windows System Restore to monitor the Recovery Partition and if so - what is the Default % ?

I have asked this question at the Dell Forum but as yet have not had a definitive reply

Does anyone else have System Restore monitoring their Recovery Partiton?

Thanks

Answer:System Restore monitoring Recovery Partition?

I do not use recovery on any of my drives except the drive windows is located on.
I don't see the point in it monitoring the recovery partition as it should not ever be altered.

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Does anyone know of a free app that can do the above, if it can handle different HD sizes and makes that would be great but if not - I just need something that definitely works (and doesn't take hours and hours). Must be self-booting too, not reliant on installing software on the system you want to copy.I've tried Maxblast, DriveXML and the cut-down version of Acronis supplied by Seagate with varying success in the past, just need to find that one catch-all application (if one exists).The machine is a Mesh with a 160gb HD and a small recovery partition.

Answer:HD clone, including recovery/restore partition

Personally, I always use Nero (Currently on 7), but if you want a good back up system, you will have to pay for itTerry

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HDD is failing. I spent the last 16 hours reading the BSOD threads and decided to accept my fate. I can provide details if anyone is interested, but I've decided to replace the HDD. I'm posting here to run my plan by the experts in case it is incredibly stupid and would not work.

Problems:
-600gb of data not sufficiently backed up (last backup 6 months ago). I can access the data and save to another drive using the copy/paste method from the 'System Repair' menu, but 600gb to my external HDD over USB 2.0 (and with the drive in the state it is in) would take days.
-I cant find the recovery disk I made, but I have a partitioned recovery drive (on the failed HDD).

My response:
-Bought two internal HDDs.
-HDD1 will be installed and used to backup failed HDD because transferring to external HDD over USB 2.0 was very slow. (Is this an accurate assumption?)
-HDD2 will be installed and OS/drivers will be restored from failed HDD. (Can I do this?)
-failed HDD will be removed. HDD1 will be used as a backup drive or 'file server'.

Any thoughts, warnings, or words of wisdom?

Answer:Win 7 System Restore from Recovery partition on failed HDD to new HDD?

Hi and welcome to the Seven Forums

A clean install to the new HDD would of course be better, but if you want to transfer your old Windows setup and if the failing HDD still allows you to boot to it, this tutorial offers a practical solution for transferring your old Windows to new HDD: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

Method Two in the tutorial is for your case. Use for instance free Macrium for imaging: Imaging with free Macrium

After a clean install or transferring Windows to the new HDD, connect the failing HDD to the same computer and do the copy/move & paste.

Kari

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I had two of the same Windows 8.1 OS on my Y500 (Cloned from original to SSD). Then Last night I tried to 'refresh without affecting your files' option for my OS on the HDD so I have a fresh OS to go back to incase anything happend. then on the Lenovo screen it said that the E: drive was being refreshed as well so I freaked and turned off the computer. NOw I cant access either of the OS's. What should I do? I did do a back up right before and the back up files are still there in a partition I made in the HDD. I used a USB boot of Puppy LInux to see the files on my HDD but it would not let me transfer it to an External Hard Drive. I will Try to install a better linux and try to transfer the OKR files to another Drive. -how would I go about restoring the back up files if I were to get them on another drive? 













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Answer:Can't Restore Y500 - Recovery partition missing.

Cloning will not make okr work. If you did not erase the partitions in the original hdd or have not done anything to it try installing it as the main drive and boot from it.

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Hi all.

I have modified the partion of my HDD, now the preistalled Recovery Partion is not available anymore.
I understand that in this way the partion table was modified and so the Recovery Partition cannot be found in order to restore the factory settings or to create a recovery disk.

However, the recovery partition is still on HDD and its contents seem to be correct.

Is there a way to make the recovery partition available yet?
(At the moment, I can use the lapton only by booting it from a"live cd")

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite L50-A-1D6: restore the preinstalled Recovery Partition

> Is there a way to make the recovery partition available yet?
As I understand you recovery partition is still available but problem is that recovery installation tool cannot find it anymore. Recovery partition is visible only in case that notebook has original ?factory settings? and originally defined partition structure.

Unfortunately now you will not be able to start recovery image installation.
Have you created recovery media following instructions described in user?s manuals document?

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After going to Windows 10, I still have a Lenovo Recovery Partition (about 10 Gb).  I do not think this is usable anymore.  What can I do with it.  Is it safe to delete it or format it?  I have a SL510 laptop.

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Hi, I have a lenovo 3000 J Series and it is preloaded with windows xp home in the recovery partition. I am wondering if there is anyway to upgrade the recovery partition to vista so I can rebuild straight from the partition or do I have to install from the Vista cd everytime. And if so is there anyway to get all the factory stuff on my clean install of vista like win dvd, rescue and recovery, PC doctor etc.?? Cheers Sebastian 

Answer:Lenovo Recovery Partition

If your system came with a Vista COA on the side of it then yes.  You can call the helpcenter and order a Vista recovery cd set for a fee.  But if your system did not come with Vista (the certificate of authernticy sticker on the side should say Vista) then you don't have a license for Vista and will need to purchase an upgrade CD from any local computer store. To get your Thinkvantage applications and other preloaded apps installed you can install the Thinkvantage System Update application on your system.  It will scan your system and download all of the applications for your system.Message Edited by shumpert on 07-23-2008 09:35 PM





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Hi, i have a new lenovo thinkcentre e73 and just put the recovery files on to disk and then deleted the recovery Partition and now im worried .  If the computer ever breaks and i need to use the recovery disks i just made will it restore it to factory settings even restore the Q drive? Thanks and sorry im a pain, Im a worrier.













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Partition

My advice (and it's just mine, of course) is to forget about the recovery partition from Lenovo, and how to use it along with the recovery media you might have built or been provided with by Lenovo, and what to do about the Q partition, etc., etc.
 
Why would you ever really want to go back to "factory" state?  Then you'd have to re-customize, re-install of of your 3rd-party software products, etc., etc..
 
Why not just instead implement an ongoing regular automatically scheduled (maybe weekly, or twice a week, or whatever makes you comfortable) "system image" backup regimen using a product like Macrium Reflect Free (or modestl priced non-free Standard version with additional useful functionality).  Buy yourself a 2TB external USB 3.0 drive like this Verbatim drive, and use it to store your multiple generations of "system image" backups.
 
Now you actually have an automatic system backup of your complete and up-to-date operational C-partition, as well as of any other partitions you care to backup in this "complete partition" way. If you ever do need to "restore" because of Windows corruption, or virus, or who knows what reason, you can at least revert to a very very recent version that already includes everything you've ever customized or installed.  Isn't that a better reversion platform level than Lenovo "factory"??
 
Also, if you want to supplement your "entire partition" backups (i.e. "system image") with a more everyday-usable... Read more

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Hi All,
Just started a new job where I am required to do quite a lot of IT related work. I have been wondering if there is a quick way of installing Win 7 with all necessary updates onto Lenovo work-station (which has recovery partition), should a situation occur where the PC need to be re-set to factory settings. I have a feeling that an image after clean install and downloading all updates would be handy, however there are few technicalities that I have problems with:

1. Where should I save the image of the OS? (should I create a separate partition where the image would be placed, since the recovery partition isn't probably big enough to save into, and I could have problems accessing it)

2 Would there be another, simpler/quicker way of installing fresh OS with all necessary updates (+SP1) onto the machine without deleting/accessing/modifying recovery partition?

I spent quite a lot of time re-setting few machines, since the broadband is pretty bad in my work-place, and downloading all updates, and SP! took a lot of time.

Please note that I do not want to use USB sticks, or disks. The hard drive would be the optimal choice for me here.

Any help with the above would be much appreciated.
Thanks.

PS. Let me know if more info is needed.

Answer:WIn 7/recovery partition Lenovo

Will you only be managing one PC for this issue or do you have a network of computers that could possibly need to be reimaged?

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I have deleted the recovery partition when I installed Linux but I had created the img file of recovery partition before removing. Is there any way to restore that to disk?

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How to preserve Partition Structure with "One Key Recovery/Restore "?
 
Good to see some interesting discussion in this forum. I have Lenovo Z580 Laptop. I did not add any hardware or alter HDD configuration after factory install.
 
Lenovo's Partition Structure with "One Key Recovery/Restore " is very sensitive and I am sure you have seen many users trying to resize the original partitions getting into problems in Lenovo forums.
 
How do we protect the partition (OEM hidden) required for "One Key Recovery/Restore " operation during our clean install?
 
Thanks for sharing/helping.
 
 
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Answer:Z580 - How to preserve Partition Structure with "One Key Recovery/Restore "?

Hi MDRI,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with partition structure in your Lenovo Z580 laptop.
 
Have you created any recovery media? And also have you made any changes in the partition like (D drive, E drive).
As if there are any other partition made then the one key recovery(OKR) may not work.
 
Also please share the screen shot of the disc management to validate the issue.  
 
Best regards,         
                                                                            
Ashwin. S





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I'm trying to repair my computer( Lenovo K330 desktop) by Recovery Disk(One key Recovery)..The computer just boot and on the way it displays this message " The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect. You may have to recreate the partition to continue" and when I try using recovery by pressing F2, command prompt shows up. So l don't know how to recreate the partition, and l can't log into my computer since the startup failed to repair my computer automatically. I can sometime boot in safe mode but as soon as it does everything freezes. I would appreciate any help I could get thanks.

Answer:One key recovery cannot restore system partition because its structure is incorrect.

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
If you are able to get to the Advance menu that offers Safe Mode have you tried using the other option to use the Last Known Good Configuration ?  If that doesn't work......
 
If you have Windows 8 or Windows 7 installation disk available, try booting with the disk and choose the Repair option.
 
If the restore partition has been corrupted there is no way for the consumer to recreate this partition.  You can purchase a set of Recovery disks from Lenovo that will restore the whole hard drive back to the way you brought it. These disks are also very useful should you need to replace the hard drive.  You can find the phone number for Lenovo Support by using the link below....http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/supportphonelist_alt1
 
An alternative would be to use a  Windows 7 or 8 installation disk and do a clean install of Windows.  With Windows 7 you will have a COA on the computer with the registration key.  With Windows 8 the registration 8 is already embedded in the BIOS. 
 

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hello how are you all im new here and i hope somebody can help me i lost my hidden xp rescue partition , but i have it on dvds as an image can i restore it again to my laptop R60e please help me with my best wishes to all thx

Answer:Please Help , i lost my hidden recovery partition but i have it on dvd image can i restore it???!!

If you run the discs it will completely reformat the drive and all information will be lost. The computer will be in the same condition as when it came out of the box. The hidden partition will be there again.Are you sure it is gone or do you just need to re-enable the restore function with this?





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Long story short, working on my MIL's pc.  She fell for the Microsoft tech support scam and now has a syskey password installed so cannot login.  Before this, I created a restore point but since I cannot login this is of no help.  When booting, I do not have a restore option when pressing F2. Any advice is appreciated.

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I need help please. I do not have XP CD, the D:recovery partition exists but I know it has not worked in the past. Here is the problem and what I have done so far:

I was running Windows XP Media center on my very old laptop (newer hard drive) when it went dead. When I turned it on, it came to HP logo and continued to cycle to little flashing cursor and back to HP logo refusing to boot. Going through boot options etc. did not help. Doing F8 did bring the screen to boot options of safe mode etc. but clicking any of them brought me back to the same problem.

I booted the computer with UBCD4WIN. It showed C: but had 0 bytes used and 0 empty. In "my computer" C: shows but no bytes. I do show D: recovery partition present but it has never worked, in the past either. Same thing showed in the partition table as well. Therefore the C: contents cannot even be read. Checking the c: by using various disk utilities in UBCD did not help because it said "file is corrupt or unreadable".

Following other advice in a forum, I ran CHKDSK /f on C: It deleted/ repaired many sectors and registeries etc. and process continued all night.

After that my computer would boot to a message "c:\windows\system32\system is corrupt or missing. press r to repair. Since I do not have XP CD I could not do that.

Booting from UBCD now shows the C: with the correct 63 GB used and 8GB empty. I can now open the contents of this drive. However I still cannot repair it. I tried the UBCD r... Read more

Answer:Corrupt XP, no XP CD, no restore points, no recovery partition. How to fix? UBCD?

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In case I have a new HDD.
P.S.: I've created backup image of my HDD but just asking whether it's a better solution or a solution for people who didn't do the same.

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Hi, so I just lost pretty much an entire weekend trying to get this fixed to no avail, any constructive input would be appreciated.The laptop has a 1TB HDD that had massive bad sectors in the C: partition. I bought a 500GB SSD, copied the non-damaged other partitions to it, and am trying to access the recovery partition that I copied to restore the computer on the new SSD. Encountered a plethora of issues trying this, with as result, computer still not booting into the recovery partition, and still not working.I don't have recovery media for this laptop, thought the recovery partition would be enough for this, it seems UEFI and .wim files made it harder than this used to be. any thoughts or is there a procedure to follow? have a nice day, Mark

Answer:restore HP Envy from recovery partition after harddrive brok...

Hi Mark,If hard drive failed recovery partition gets corrupted and is rendered useless anymore. Bad sectors necessarily need not be present in recovery partition alone to make it useless. It can be anywhere, but it would affect recovery partition.Have you done System Diagnostics testing from BIOS/UEFI to tests the hard drive? Did it give fail?If you try cloning from a failing HDD to SSD, you're going to clone rendered useless recovery partition to SSD too. So that is not going to work at all. You shouldn't have copied recovery partition at all.That is why all the HP Experts and volunteers here suggest to create HP recovery USB using HP Recovery Manager just after initial setup of your laptophttps://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03821679Your laptop came with Windows 8 64 bit from factoryHave you successfully upgraded and activated to Windows 10 Home previously? If so, you can clean install Windows 10 Home using this tutorial by creating bootable installation USB using Microsoft windows media creation tool:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.htmlAlternatively if you've not upgraded, you can do a clean install of Windows 8.1 64 bit on your Windows 8 laptop using Microsoft windows media creation tool by creating UEFI bootable installation USB, follow this: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.htmlhttps://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2299-clean-install-windows-8-a.html Windows will be automatic... Read more

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I fix computers for friends and family for free as a hobby.A friends pc is trashed from a serious virus infection.Ad-Aware found WORM/Robobot and W32/Stanit in several system files.She has no recovery cd's,I can't find the recovery partition,and restore will not even open.Several system files are missing.It has a windows XP Home product sticker that says B3pc certified but the B3.com helpdesk certificate phone number doesn't work.Is it possible to repair winXP installation without the XP cd-rom.I use win 98se on all of my computers (I have 4 cd's for that).She says she can't afford an xp cd.
Even if the answer is no way thanks for your time.
Thanks,muttbob
PS:I had more details but I accidently hit refresh and lost it all and don't have time right now to rewrite it all.

Answer:Is it possible to repair Windows XP with no cd,recovery partition,or restore points?

Hi Muttbob,

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Originally Posted by muttbob


I fix computers for friends and family for free as a hobby.A friends pc is trashed from a serious virus infection.Ad-Aware found WORM/Robobot and W32/Stanit in several system files.She has no recovery cd's,I can't find the recovery partition,and restore will not even open.Several system files are missing.It has a windows XP Home product sticker that says B3pc certified but the B3.com helpdesk certificate phone number doesn't work.Is it possible to repair winXP installation without the XP cd-rom.I use win 98se on all of my computers (I have 4 cd's for that).She says she can't afford an xp cd.
Even if the answer is no way thanks for your time.
Thanks,muttbob
PS:I had more details but I accidently hit refresh and lost it all and don't have time right now to rewrite it all.




I'm afraid that if you haven't got the installation disc you can't do a recovery.

Pilot.

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Hi I am new to forum and have very limited computer knowledge. I need to restore my Thinkpad edge 15 to factory settings but when I press enter to interupt normal setup, Rescue and Recovery workspace doesn't open. All I get is 3 options: to start up from temporary backup disc or something like that, enter BIOS setup, or enter normal startup. How can I access the Rescue and Recovery Workspace to access Full Restore? Any advice or help would be very much appreciated...PLEASE!

Answer:How to restore factory settings from Rescue and Recovery Partition?

Hello mate, Press F11 instead of enter.





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 If I have two M series Thinkcentres having compatible machine types. Can I use a set of restore discs from the first Thinkcentre to factory install Windows XP onto a second Thinkcentre where the recovery partition and install drive became corrupted? Also do Thinkcentre applications and utilities install under a retail copy of Windows XP (installed onto a Thinkcentre)? e.g. Fingerprint reader software, Rescue and Recovery, Client Security, etc.   













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Answer:Windows XP restore discs & lost recovery partition

Yes, if the model is the same (same first 4 digits) you can use the recovery discs on the second machine. You will load the disks, and then when that process is finished, you will select F11 at boot and then restore to factory state once the Windows Recovery loads. No Thinkcentre specific applications will load with a retail copy of Windows. You will have to go to the Lenovo download pages and install the apps individually.

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Hello I have a A300 1M9 system unit.

I need to restore the HDD recovery partition, I had to change the harddrive disk, cause he is dead.

Is there any link where I could download the files? ISO img or other program able to create a new recovery partition on a new disk?

This computer is not under warranty, because he has more than 4 years.

Thank you for all the support you could give me

Seb

ps : second question : wich kind of hard drive disk could I buy for that model ? Wich connector, 2 1/2 hdd and sata? Ide? I dont know.

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Answer:Where could I find, live disk or other to restore HDD recovery partition?

Hello, i have an other question, how can i recognise the type of hdd connector in that laptop?

Is it a sata II or sata 3.0 compatible?

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I am getting message that Lenovo Recovery Partition is over 85% full and I need to do something about it, but there is nothing to clean up on Disc Cleanup.  Main partition has plenty of space.Also, getting message to run a Back Up. What am I backing up, and to where? I have offsite backup and would never back up my laptop onto my laptop, so I prefer to skip this, if it is ok. If I do skip it, can I free up the space reserved for the backup and put back in general use? Thank you

Answer:Get more space on Lenovo Recovery Partition

One of the first things I did when getting my W530 last year was to install Macrium Reflect Standard (there is also a "free" version with slightly less functionality) and take a "system image" backup to my external USB 3.0 hard drive.  I continue to take regular "system image" backups to this drive, as well as performing normal periodic "data" backups to the same external drive using NovaBACKUP. I do NOT use either Windows backup nor its own "system image" functionality.  Nor do I use any Lenovo-provided tools for backup.  I only use these two 3rd-party vendor products, and have been doing so on ALL of my machines for many years. So once my own "recovery" backup was created, I used Partition Wizard to delete the Lenovo provided "recovery partition".  I would NEVER have a need to ever go back to "factory", and besides could always do that anyway if I wanted by using Macrium Reflect to restore that very first "system image" (named "FACTORY") I'd taken on day 1. I then used Partiton Wizard to also shrink the original large C partition on the hard drive, and create several other smaller partitions on the one internal spinner hard drive for "data".  Again, the original Lenovo "recovery partition" was by now long gone.  With sufficiently large partitions that have sufficient free space, you'll never be bothered by Lenovo ThinkVantage tools about running out of disk space (which is obviously untrue anyway, when the entire drive is conside... Read more

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Sorry you can not adjust / modify the recovery partition? That is, instead of having to have Windows 8.1 as a base WINDOWS 10 if you format the recovery partition and creating an iso or do not know what kind of image you can create to use for an eventual recovery of the know attributable not to any possible problem is that possible? if some problem happens and you no longer have the ability to download free W.10 (because the deadline) remains one of the the old version (es.windows 8.1)? Very thanksSabo135

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Why do I get "this folder is empty" when I try to view the files in the Lenovo Recovery Q partition? This is a Windows 7 operating system, and I have the window view Folder Options enabled to show hidden files, folders, and drives.  But there must be plenty there, since only 2.96GB of 9.76 GB of the Q partition is free.  I need to edit a file in the Q partition so I can create a back-up.  Any help in making the contents visible is appreciated.  Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Q partition - empty?

I have answered my own question.  The answer is that you must also ensure to uncheck "Hide protected operating systems files (Recommended)".  By default, this is checked.  All then becomes visible. Hope this helps someone else.

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Hi all, need a bit of advice. First of all, just a bit of background information: I was working away one night doing some word processing and shut my laptop down for the night, turned it back on the next morning to be greeted by a start-up repair loop, I tried various things to repair this i.e. restoring system, software, security etc., running chkdsk, bootrec, etc. and nothing - OneKey Recovery would also not work. It told me something along the lines of a partition had been changed, when I have never modified the partitions on my laptop. Long story short, nothing would work and so I have had to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium and this removed all of the partitions in the process - I have reinstalled all of my drivers so the sound, ports etc. are all working but of course now everything is going to be on the C: drive. Is there a way I can set it up how it used to be with a separate drive for the system and to get the recovery drive back? I am cautious about having everything on C:, even though I make backups of all my important files. A step-by-step tutorial would be great, I managed to recover my important documents through xcopy however I am no computer expert. Thank you for your time.

Answer:Lenovo G770 Recovery Partition

Hi Joolker,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G770 Laptop was not booting to windows and working as expected after re-installing the OS (Operating System) in the computer. Below are the steps to create Recovery Discs and also to create the backup of the data using OKR (One Key Recovery):
 

Lenovo OneKey Rescue System 7.0 functional description
Lenovo OneKey Recovery 7.0 ? Creating Recovery Disks
Lenovo OneKey Recovery 7.0 ? System Backup

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hey guys,when i got my laptop there was a Q partition on my computer named as Lenovo_Recovery and when i clicked on it, it asked me to create recovery DVD, so I did. not it gives me an option to Recover drive space, so as i have guessed it will delete the partition and merge the space to drive C, but my question is that, will it remove all the recovery data on my laptop?will the Thinkvantage button work when I press it during boot and take me to recovery options?or it won't work and i have to use the recovery DVDs?   

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I'm trying to use one key recovery to re-install windows 8.1 that came with it but I keep getting this message "one key recovery partition has damaged so do not launch the main application" and I can't get anywhere, I realized that this has happened because I resized the partitions when i first got my laptop but I'm trying to fix it now i'm including a screenshot of my partitions and disk management , so if anyone could tell me what to modify on the partitions types because I don't know what the original ones were and also is it normal that the recovery partition is 100% free because I read on some threads that's normal, so is it?if anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it.  Partitions Screenshot Disk Management Screenshot   

Answer:Lenovo Y50-70 recovery partition has been damaged!!

Peter_Emad wrote:I'm trying to use one key recovery to re-install windows 8.1 that came with it but I keep getting this message "one key recovery partition has damaged so do not launch the main application" and I can't get anywhere, I realized that this has happened because I resized the partitions when i first got my laptop but I'm trying to fix it now i'm including a screenshot of my partitions and disk management , so if anyone could tell me what to modify on the partitions types because I don't know what the original ones were and also is it normal that the recovery partition is 100% free because I read on some threads that's normal, so is it?if anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it.  Partitions Screenshot Disk Management Screenshot   There are several threads in the forum that discusses some procedures on how to make OKR work after resizing the partitions. Why not search for them?  

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Alright, Ive searched a lot on this topic but still remains unclear for me: I have a 120GB SSD and cloned the Win7 64bit software from my 320GB HDD to the SSD. Now, I have a 53,5GB OS-partition, Lenovo_Recovery D: (23.7GB used of the 34GB),a SYSTME_DRV E: (1.12GB used of 1,46GB), Lenovo_Recovery (2.87GB used of the 13.6GB) My questions: Whats the function of the 2 Lenovo Recovery Partions? And why is it so much GB''s?Whats the function of the SYSTME_DRV partition?Can I remove these partitions? - If not, can they be replaced to another (external) HDD (or the 320GB HDD) Thx

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Hi I'm new to the forum and after a bit of help... I have a Lenovo G580 Laptop which I purchased from eBay. I would like to run a full restore back to factory settings, but came across error messages when using the OneKey Rescue System, it turns out that the previous owner had created a new partition and I think he has deleted some or all of the recovery media. Strangely, the laptop did not come with a recovery disk! Does anyone know of a way I can run the restore (Without paying Lenovo for a recovery disk)? Any help appreciated! Thanks

Answer:Lenovo G580 - Recovery Partition

Hi Lewis,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the OKR (One Key Recovery) is not working as expected and displaying error message. Please let me know the exact error message displayed while performing OKR and also the OS (Operating System) installed in the computer.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi there I am wondering how do I get get the system recovery back? I have accidently deleted the partition and now I dont know how to get it back or re-install it again? Any way of doing this? There wasnt any recovery disks came with my Lenovo only the drivers disk which I still got. Please can any one help me please? Thanks in advance for any advice....

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After going to Windows 10, I still have a Lenovo Recovery Partition (about 10 Gb).  I do not think this is usable anymore.  What can I do with it.  Is it safe to delete it or format it?  I have a SL510 laptop.
 
 
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Hello All!I'd like to customize the Lenovo recovery partition if possible.  We apply a custom, corporate Windows 10 image to our laptops, but we've been overwriting the recovery tools - I believe.  Is there a way to customize the recovery data to allow our field employees to utilize the tools to re-apply our customized image? Thanks! JBP

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Hello, I just bought a lenovo g50-45 with windows 8 included. Yesterday I installed some drivers for my webcam which did not work well. Afterwards the explorer.exe was not running and could not be executed via taskmanager. so i had to restart the computer. afterwards the laptop tried to update the windows 8. After sometime it said updates could not be successfully installed and updates were undone. Afterwards the computer did not boot anymore and just redirected me to the uefi settings. So I turned it off again and tried the little button beside the power plug to start the lenovo system restore. The system restore and one key recovery could not be loaded. afterwards  the system just restarted and tried to boot. through windows 8 recovery i finally got the system back to work now, but i cannot create a recovery usb stick because the recovery partition is not recognised. When I start one key recovery 8.1 within windows 8 i get the error "this program cannot find the service partition" Actually I like the laptop and would like to keep it. How can I restore the recovery partition or make a bootable usb stick for recovery ? I could rescue my data through my linux os on an external hd and now the computer is working again but i will not keep if i cannot get the recovery partition back to work or an usb stick to have some backup in case the system crashes again. Furthermore I just checked the warranty on the lenovo website and i... Read more

Answer:lenovo g-50-45 issues with recovery partition

That is a strange issue indeed. Can you copy the error message and any codes or information it provides for us to see? This may prove helpful in getting to the bottom of the issue.Also - I would suggest using DropBox or similar cloud storage service until this is resolved.

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I happened to convert the basic disk to a dynamic disk and format the lenovo recovery partition such that I could no longer use this partition during booting in. Is there any way that I can recover this partition? I tried to use the recovery disk from lenovo, but encountered a runtime error during the recovery process:Runtime Error!Program: X:/preboot/recovery/RECOVERY.EXEThis application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.Please contact the application's support team for more information. Thanks a lot!

Answer:recover the lenovo recovery partition

the only way I know is with a set of product recovery disc if the disc you made don't work you might have to call lenovo to see if you can buy a set ($55) or search the internet for "thinkpad recovery CDs" ($24.99)





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If this has been covered already then I apologize in advance, but it would be appreciated if someone would  respond to the following:  I recently upgraded my T61 to Windows 7 Pro using the two-disc set from Lenovo.  To preserve my original XP pro setup, I used a new Seagate 250 GB hard drive for the Windows 7 upgrade.  One of the first steps of the installation was an automatic setup of two partitions (one of 232 GB and another of about 18 GB).  Then the process loaded the Windows 7 operating system on the larger one.  The final step was to use the campanion disc to upload Lenovo specific software (ThinkVantage Toolbox).  Using Toolbox, I installed the appropriate drivers from Lenovo's website and Windows 7 pro works just fine.  However, it's not clear if restoration files were loaded to the drive's smaller partition as one gets when he/she gets installs the Lenovo version of Windows XP pro.  Moreover, the Windows 7 upgrade does not seemed to provide Lenovo-specific wallpaper, etc. as with Windows XP.  In short, can one restore Windows 7 from a recovery partition as is possible with the Lenovo's version of XP Pro? 

Answer:Lenovo Win 7 Pro Upgrade - Recovery Partition?

Hi TEF,Welcome to the forum!The answer to your question is yes, recovery partition does get created during the upgrade process/clean installation. If you decide on installing Win 7 on old drive then make sure to create recovery discs for XP in advance because during the upgrade Win 7 set from lenovo deletes old recovery partition.As to which OS the thinkvatage button will restore to, take a look at this thread:- http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Discussion/Windows-7-upgrade-discs-will-include-the-option-for-... [especially last post from milliken]Hope it helps. 





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Hi, I confused! My new x200 came with xp preinstalled, and with dvds to restore vista buisness.If I use the recovery partition now (before I touched the vista dvd), what version of windows will the recovery partition install?And if I choose to use the vista dvd, what will be there (recovery partition) then? Thanks.













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Answer:x200 (74542GU) restore partition and recovery media creation

hi welcome to the forums yes once again be using xp if you use the recovery partition......if you wanna use vista install it when you want...but before doing that better make recovery cd set from the present system coz in the future if you want to get back to xp you can use xp again after you install vista the recovery partition will contain vista so better make the recovery dvd set of that as well!! 

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I need help please. I do not have XP CD, the D:recovery partition exists but I know it has not worked in the past. Here is the problem and what I have done so far:

I was running Windows XP Media center on my very old laptop (newer hard drive) when it went dead. When I turned it on, it came to HP logo and continued to cycle to little flashing cursor and back to HP logo refusing to boot. Going through boot options etc. did not help. Doing F8 did bring the screen to boot options of safe mode etc. but clicking any of them brought me back to the same problem.

I booted the computer with UBCD4WIN. It showed C: but had 0 bytes used and 0 empty. In "my computer" C: shows but no bytes. I do show D: recovery partition present but it has never worked, in the past either. Same thing showed in the partition table as well. Therefore the C: contents cannot even be read. Checking the c: by using various disk utilities in UBCD did not help because it said "file is corrupt or unreadable".

Following other advice in this forum, I ran CHKDSK /f on C: It deleted/ repaired many sectors and registeries etc. and process continued all night.

After that my computer would boot to a message "c:\windows\system32\system is corrupt or missing. press r to repair. Since I do not have XP CD I could not do that.

Booting from UBCD now shows the C: with the correct 63 GB used and 8GB empty. I can now open the contents of this drive. However I still cannot repair it. I tried the UB... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Corrupted XP, no restore points, no recovery partition, how to fix? UBCD?

The only other option I can think of to try is: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option - by Fred Langa

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So, in a nutshell, I have been bitten by the Bluetooth uninstall bug that has completely trashed my Windows 7 boot partition.  I tried to install the latest version and near the end of installation, it threw up an error message and then rolled back.  Upon reboot, i had an error message coming up about bluetooth.  So, I tried again to update but same error.  So, i figured I would uninstall the current installed version and then install the new version.  Well, uninstalling the old version blew out my drive by deleting just about everthing that was in the partition.  Of course, after the uninstall it stated i need to reboot for changes to take effect.  When I rebooted, threw up a black screen with message about corruption and to put in windows 7 disk and try and repair.  That didn't work (obviously as most of my files are gone). I have a parttion on the drive with Win XP Pro and that will boot but the version of Rescue and Recovery under XP will not load the backups that were created under Windows 7 and R&R v. 4.3.1. So, my question is, how do i restore my backup on the Windows 7 partition?  Do i need to reinstall from the Win 7 disk to the Windows 7 partition and then install R&R 4.3.1 and then run and restore from the backup or is there some other easier way I can run a version of R&R v.4.3.1 to do a restore. Any and all help greatly appreciated. Thanks. Dan

Answer:How can I run Rescue and Recovery to restore Partition that was blown out by Bluetooth uninstall

I think you can hit F11 at POST to boot into the R&R environment, where it should let you restore from an existing backup. You can also consider running a file recovery tool on the drive to try and recover some files.

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My new notebook, running Windows 7, crashed 90 minutes after first boot and created a recovery partition. (Affects C:\ drive only. No programs or drivers were being installed. Starts up OK & is functional).

Restore points are now unavailable from the time before partition was created. When a system restore cannot be performed, will system remain unaffected if I do nothing to the recovery partition?

Answer:Recovery partition created - suitable restore points now unavailable

A recovery partition is normally created by the computer manufacturer during the manufacturing process. It's about 10 - 15GB in size and on a hidden partition of the C: drive. Its purpose is to allow the user to return the computer to factory specifications, just like the day you bought it. I've not heard of a recovery partition being created as the result of a crash. It would help if you could post a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management window.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

If your computer was on for just "90 minutes after first boot" before crashing, was this the computer's very first startup after bring it home from the store? When you would normally be configuring a new machine with your user preferences, setting the language, etc? Or do you mean it was the first startup of the day? A crash could cause many different problems and that could be the reason you have no restore points. It's also possible something may have turned system protection off before the crash occured which could have left the computer without any restore points.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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Hello,

I have done a good bit of searching around the internet about system protection monitoring on recovery partitions.

It seems that by default system protection was turned on for the recovery partition of my laptop and many restore points have been saved to the recovery partition. I only realised when I was defragging my system hard drive that I noticed my recovery partition was 2% fragmented, which is odd seeing as it is never meant to be edited. I have never seen it fragmented previously. Since noticing this I turned off system protection for the recovery partition and removed the restore points from the system protection menu. I am assuming that the 2% fragmentation as caused by the saving of restore points to the recovery partition.

My question is that is the act of saving system restore points to the recovery partition going to cause any damage to the recovery partition itself or its functioning? Also if it is possible, would there be any advantage of defragging the recovery partition?

Thanks in advance to anyone who answers!

Ed

Answer:System restore points saved to recovery partition, possible damage?

The only way that system recovery points would be on the recovery drive is if the drive was used for other purposes. Windows will not do this otherwise. Your policy towards the recovery partition should be a strict hands off. No modifications of it in any way. certainly not a defrag.

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I understand the need for system restore to be enabled on the C: drive. But should it be enabled on the d: drive/recovery partition?
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Answer:Should system restore be enabled on the recovery partition of the hard drive?

I have System Restore disabled on my recovery partition. I can't think of any reason why the recovery partition would have to be restored. The recovery partition is small and system recovery takes up valuable space.
 

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