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

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

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.

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

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

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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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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

Answer:How to restore my lenovo y510p recovery partition ?

help plzzzzzz !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Good morning, First time poster. I have a Lenovo Y510P laptop that I bought from Newegg in 2014. The configuration is the 1 TB HDD (C with the 22 GB SSD (D.  It came with Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1 but eventually downgraded to WIndows 7 and a couple of years ago, upgraded to Windows 10.  My problem is I want to restore the laptop to factory condition. I'm having a really hard time with this. When I turn on the computer (after pressing the Novo button), I select System Recovery and it just boots right to Windows 10.  From Windows 10, when I select OneKey Recovery, it says the "The program cannot find the service partition. This function is currently unavailable".  When I do a DISKPART, and select the SSD drive, I see the 100 MB recovery partition. It's partition 1. See below: So the good news is that it's there but for whatever reason, it cant be seen by OneKey Recovery. It's also worth noting that since I was on Windows 7 previously, the BIOS mode is Legacy Support, not EFFI.  Another issue I'm having is that when I use the Windows Installation Media Creation tool to download the Windows ISO file and burn it to a USB drive, it says Access Denied. Anyone have this issue before?  Again, all I'm trying to do is restore my computer to brand new. Thanks!


























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I have a question about the onekey recovery. I recently upgraded to windows 8.1 (from win 8.0) and for some reason I now have like 6 mini non-lettered partitions (instead of the usual 2). If I run the one key recovery with this revert my partitions back to the factory default or am I stuck with all these mini partitions now?

Answer:Question about onekey recovery on Y510P

hi Varroa,
 
Thanks for Posting,
 
As Far as I know Your system, Preconfigured already has multiple partitions (7 partitions maybe) only visible under Disk Management and under diskpart. and Yes only C: and D: are visible under My Computer
 
Where are you seeing this mini partition?
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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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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when it came the local drive d was so small while c which contains the windows is too large so i resized the partions C and D , and now when i used onekey recovery a message appear says " the program cann't find the service partion "is there any thing i do to work again ?i want to restore it back ?please help me

Answer:onekey recovery doesn't work for y510p

If you have not erased the hidden folder containing the okr backup image files it is possible to restore and modify the sizes of C and D but it's going to be a complicated process. You also have to reinstall expresscache if you have the ssd cache installed.

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

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

Hi helpmeleh,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can we first check if the disc will load,
   Here's how.
      Make sure that the First DVD is in the computer,
       Turn OFF the computer, Turn it Back on and start tapping F12 to pull up the Boot selection Menu.
       Try selecting the CD/DVD and press Enter.
        See if this will let you load the CD and load the recovery.
 
If it will not push either,
 
A recovery CD from Lenovo Support center may help but before going with that option, You might want to have the HDD checked, Because the HDD slow read .write and a Recovery from OKR that gives an error is a symptom of an HDD failure.
 
If the computer still loads the old OS you can download a Lenovo Storage Test
or If the computer cannot currently load an OS you might want to bring the HDD to a local Technician to have it checked.
 
If the HDD is proven Defective then it needs replacement,
If the HDD is still OK then you can call Lenovo technical Team and ask how to obtain Lenovo CD. Fees may apply
 
Regards
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Hi, when I use Onekey Recovery I see 'partition has damaged...'. I need reset my Windows 8, because the system stopped loading and began to automatic repair (with no result)..Please help me

Answer:OneKey Recovery - partition has damaged

Hi janzdanowski,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
  This seems to have been because of a Bad partition, or Possibly Bad HDD,
If the system is still within Warranty I strongly suggest you Call Lenovo Technical Assistance.
 
You need a Recovery CD to reinstall the Windows from scratch but- You need to make sure that the HDD is OK and does not need Replacement.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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After failing to fix problems on my nephew's B50, I reluctantly used the OneKey Rec. button. Apart from the system being rolled back to the factory install of Win. 7, and not the factory install of 8.0 nor the update to 10, all seems fine. Although when I try to run a new backup with OKR, a message of "insufficient size on the target drive" comes up. After browsing through the D: drive, there is a couple of gigs worth of drivers and apps. Are these leftover from the first backup? Can I delete them in order to fit the new backup?

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Hi,i have a Y50 laptop for 1 year. last week it have gave HDD error and i sent it to service. They changed the hdd. But they have installed windows on only 1 hdd partition on whole disk.So i resized partition with easeus disk manager and created a second partition.after that i can not enter one key recovery with nova button.it says that Onekey recovery partition has damaged so do not launch the main application i searched a lot and tried lots of things. i have set ids, enabled recovery in windows etc. i called support center and they said that they will send me recovery cd in 10 daysbut i must use my computer i can not wait 10 daysplease help i believe that there must be a very simple solution but i can not find iti didnt changed any partition except windows partition. so they should not be broken or damagedthere is many things in internet about easeus and one key recovery please help to rescue it. important note: i have backed up my clean installation of windows on my external hdd i want to restore it. it is not neccecery to wait recovery dvd for 10 days i think. there must be a way to recover it.

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 Well, So.. the problem is i already resized the C Partition, now i cant do a OneKey RecoveryI want to resize it back, but i forgot the initial size.. Maybe someone can help me?~Thanks P.S : Lenovo IdeaPad G40-45

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Apologies for yet another question about OneKey Recovery (OKR) but after a day spent reading posts here and elsewhere I am lost as to how (if at all) it is possible to use OKR 8.1 to backup the system and hidden partitions so as to enable recovery to a new HD. System is B50-70 delivered 30/12/14 but built October 2014 with Windows 8.1 64 bit and OKR 8.1.0.2326. When I run OKR it offers me System Backup.  This backs up the Windows OS  (C:\).  I can see no options to backup the existing hidden partition or to create recovery disks/drive which would include that hidden partition.    Am I missing something please?   If not, is my best bet to dig out my Acronis?

Answer:OneKey Recovery 8.1: hidden partition(s)

For a total hard drive restoration, using Acronis would be your best option.  As you suspected One Key Recovery will only image the system partition which isn't much help if the hard drive has to be replaced.

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













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

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

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I cloned my 1TB to an 256GB SSD few months back. Obviously, the SSD now has smaller partitions than that of HDD, however it does not bother me as it doesn't really affect me. But recently, when I tried to restore my drive to its initial backup using OneKey recovery, it tells me that the partition has changed and structurally incorrect.I need to restore the laptop into its factory setting. Any ideas on what should I do?

Answer:Z510 OneKey Recovery Partition Problem

remnant wrote:I cloned my 1TB to an 256GB SSD few months back. Obviously, the SSD now has smaller partitions than that of HDD, however it does not bother me as it doesn't really affect me. But recently, when I tried to restore my drive to its initial backup using OneKey recovery, it tells me that the partition has changed and structurally incorrect.I need to restore the laptop into its factory setting. Any ideas on what should I do?Its being discuss in several threads in this forum. Just try to search for it.

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I'm use lenovo g550 and my HDD don't have a Service Partition  , How to Make a Service Partition ?I have installed windows 7 ultimete in my laptop, While installation I deleted service partition as its purpose was not known to me. Is there any way to make service partition?

Answer:About Service Partition for OneKey recovery feature.

no  replies yet....!! any how,  I have now recovered service partition on my laptop...

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Hello Guys

With the help of this forum iam able to sort out the mess (Error Code : 0xc0000225)

The thing is that my laptop lenovo G50-70 came with pre-isntalled Windows 8.1,
when i bought they said to take backup of the OS using OneKey Recovery,
since lenovo is not providing separate disks now a days,i forgot to take backup and i have tried to partition it using EaseUS then in the middle of this process i got an error 0xc0000225,i have solved this with the help of EasyRE neosmart (bought it online)
it worked but the recovery drives and system_drv drive are unallocated,just two local drives are Healthy
if i can make them work again i can get OneKey Recovery work again,
using EaseUS Data Recovery iam able to see the lost drives and files.
Is there any way i can make these drives work again i.e Healthy Partition ?

Thanks in advance

Answer:OneKey Recovery - Partition : Unallocated Space

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Hello. I apologize if this question has been asked before, but I read everything I could find on partitions and onekey recovery but I still do not understand the concept. I have a few questions for you.I purchased Lenovo Yoga 720 15inch version from best buy. The hard drive size is 256gb SSD. However, when I finished setting up the laptop, I noticed that my Local Drive (C) has only 192 space left. Right next to the Drive C, there is Drive D, which has 25gb space allocated by uses 1.7gb for Driver and YMC software only. There is nothing else in the drive, only drivers. As of now, after I installed all the programs necessary for me work, I have just 158gb space left in my Drive C. I would like to increase that space. I spoke to Lenovo on the phone and the guy told me that there is hidden partition in the drive for Lenovo Onekey recovery, which I do not think I need because I have done Windows reset before and successfully set up the clean format. Here are my questions for you. 1. Can I delete Drive D partition and merge it with Drive C without messing up my operating system? I have already backed up drivers from Drive D onto my external hard drive, and I would like to delete Drive D and merge it with Drive C. Please let me know if this is possible. 2. I looked for disk partition in the disk management, and it shows following:260mb Healthy (EFI System); 212.3gb (Windows C Healthy Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition); Lenovo (D Healthy Primary Parti... Read more

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Plz any one can help me.....
 
i have purchased laptop last week with following configurations:
Lenovo  G510 i5 2.5ghz with windows 8 and OneKey recovery feature.
 
 
My laptop was with windows 8 but i upgrade my hard drive 500 GB to 1 TB.
But now i am unable to recover my windows8 image by using OneKeyrecovery (novo).
So plz help me how to craete GPT partition style that will support for onekey recovery and recover Windows 8 image that is in my external hard drive.
Please send me the complete procedure to create GPT partition style supported for onekey recovery.Also solve the following questions plz.
1. How to create GPT partition style supported for onekey recovery?
2. Total Number of partitions and their actual sizes.
3. Size of C:
4. Size of D:
5. Size of recovery partition
6.Size of all partitions
 
Plz reply me at: ********@yahoo.com
 
 
Regards: Aamir
 
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Answer:How to create GPT Partition for onekey recovery windows8

Dear Customer
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Please use the below link to download and install the Lenovo Recovery application so that you can do what you looking for 
 
Link : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS035708
 
Thanks
Alaa





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 hai, i already full backup with onekey recovery, i follow the instruction manual, and finish without problem so i read the manual again, how to restore the backup is  "enter lenovo onekey rescue, and select RESTORE from users backup" the problem is where i can restore the backup but there is no restore menu????????? when i clik the program from start menu, only backup menu that program show, there is no restore menu shown  help me please, in case i need a restore, thanks http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn113/tahu_tahu/menuonekeymain.jpg http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn113/tahu_tahu/menuonekey.jpg 













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Answer:WTA: S10 Onekey recovery restore problem

It is not clearly stated in the user manual but to "enter Lenovo one key rescue" you have to exit Windows i.e. system and power off and then press the One Key Rescue button (the orange arched arrow key) and you will be taken to the Lenovo Rescue System. (Page 14 of the English user manual does mentioned this.) You can then select the recovery you want to perform. Make sure you have sufficient battery power or plug into AC mains since this may take some time depending on the action selected.Message Edited by ronaldkwok on 02-20-2009 04:58 PM





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Hello all! I am having a problem with Onekey recovery on a Lenovo Ideapad Z570. When i boot into Onekey recovery mode using the arrow button next to the on/off button error messages show up: Error message oneThe file or the directory LENOVO_PART\LRSBootTmp.log is corrupt and unreadable. Pleasse run the Chkdsk utility. The title of the error message is LRSBoot.exe - Corrupt file Error message twoDebug Assertion Failed!Program: X:\Onekey\main\LRSBoot.exeFile:d:\lenovo\lenovovss\lrs\sources\lrsboot\amlog.cppLine:68 Expression: m_File !=NULL ........ I scheduled the chkdsk utility to run before the startup of windows which corrected the it found errors then ran the Onekey recovery again only to get the same problem. So i backed up the onekey software, uninstalled then reinstalled. Same problem again. Then i checked for hidden partitions, to which i found a healthy OEM Partiton of 14.75GB (which is displaying as 100% free?) which has no drive letter and a letter is not able to be set so i cannot access the partition to check the integrity of the onekey files which im guessing they are on (X: as in the second error message). I have also found that there are no hidden folders on the D: path that are the same as the one in the second error message? Has anyone come across this problem before?

Answer:Onekey Recovery wont restore

I believed you have OKR 7.0. You should get something out by reading this thread.

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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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I just bought a new Y400 sometime back. Win 8, OKR 8. 1TB HDD.It had incovenient partition sizes - with a large C-OS, a D: Lenovo and no separate partition for personal files.I like to keep personal files in a separate partition, so I was going to repartition the C drive, when I saw the threads about how OneKey recovery (OKR) will stop working if I did so.So I was searching for answers and I read the long winded procedure for re-installing OKR for those who have already partitioned their HDDs and their OKR stopped working.I also read something about serial numbers of the partitions, in some thread.Here is what I did -DISCLAIMER: Please do it at your own risk, what worked for me, may or may not work for you. I am not responsible if anything goes wrong.Prepare:A) Make a backup of your system using other cloning/imaging tools before you do this.B) Be prepared that OKR backup and recovery will still not work after this, and you might have to take the longer procedure to get OKR functionality back.C) I have just saved the backup image, NOT yet tried to recover from it, so cannot say for sure if that image will work. Saving of recovery image and restoration of that image using Novo button and OneKey Recovery (OKR) both work !!D) Even if it works, I do not know what parts of the system will be restored. What I did -1) I made System Repair Disc using Win's recovery system and also a system image using the same.2) Wrote down the Serial Number of all the partitions in the HDD (I h... Read more

Answer:For NEW system, how to re-partition AND make OKR (OneKey) Recovery work !!

Success.I backed up this repartitioned system using Marcium and then proceeded to restore the earlier saved system image using OKR and Novo button.It recovered the system to the earlier repartitioned state (not the factory state).As expected all the extra software that I had installed at that time, like Firefox etc, were also restored and are working on my system.So I can say that this procedure of using the original serial numbers of the HDD partitions for C and D is very likely to work.I hope those people wanting to keep the OKR working and repartition their new Lenovo systems find this thread useful using their original HDD partition serial numbers.

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I have a U410 that is only a couple months old. A few days ago I decided to take the plunge and accept the free upgrade to Windows 8.1. Big mistake. SInce the upgrade, I've had a slew of problems ranging from programs not running to hard disk integrity checks every time I restart the computer. I've already refreshed the computer (wiping all programs), with no luck. Now I'd like to restore from the recovery partition. However, when I press the onekey button I get the same behavior described here, and can't boot to system recovery mode.   Based on some of the posts in this thread, I gather that any change in the partition sizes pretty much breaks the onekey software, but that sometimes restoring the factory partition sizes can cause it to work again. I haven't knowingly made any changes to the partition sizes, yet looking at disk management I am seeing more partitions than I would have expected (not sure if they were there before the upgrade since I've never looked before). I would like to know if there's any way I can regain access to the recovery partition--and if not, what my best bet is for undoing the damage the 8.1 upgrade did to my OS. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Thought this would interest all of you that use OneKey Recovery 6.0 software..... A backup created with OKR contains several files as follows... factory0000.dsi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -not sure what this file detailsfactory.000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|factory.001                                  |factory.002                                  |factory.003                                  | these files are the main backup imageetc.                                              |etc.                                              |etc.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|fact... Read more

Answer:OneKey Recovery Backup - Identifying Partition Size

This is the factory.wsi for a backup that I created for a 80GB Windows partition.The file is being read by Notepad. It is a standard XML layout.  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?><Itwin Parts="1" version="5.0" VersionFile="PowerRecover-5.5">    <Part1>        <DiskInfo PartitionStyle="MBR" Cylinders="38913" TracksPerCylinder="255" SectorsPerTrack="63" BytesPerSector="512" Signature="-1006648321" One="-1006648321" />        <PartitionInfo BootIndicator="1" HiddenSectors="63" PartitionNumber="1" PartitionType="7" RecognizedPartition="1" StartingOffset="32256" PartitionLength="85904792064" />        <MirrorFileInfo>factory</MirrorFileInfo>        <Operation HDNumber="0" PartitionNumber="1" VirtualDriveSize="0" FileLengthLimit="104857600" CompressLevel="1">BackupDrive</Operation>    </Part1></Itwin>  The text in bold is the partition length in bytes. I have uploaded a picture for verification. It is a screen capture that shows the factory.wsi file open in Wordpad and the properties of the 80GB partition ,courtesy of Paragon Partition Manager software, showing that the partition size is exactly 85904792064 bytes. Click here for verificationMessage Edited by ortegaluis on 03-03-2009 08:48 PM





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I am currently using a G550 2958 Model Laptop, from the Lenvo 3000/Essentials Notebook Series.  This laptop came with a feature called OneKey Recovery, which I have used to create recovery disks for my computer, using 2 DVDs.  My problem is this: I wish to install a Linux operating system on my computer, but Lenovo filled the partition table.  Here is a summary of the partition configuration:  First Partition, Unnamed, Primary, NTFS, 200-300 MB, boot flag, houses Master Boot Record Second Partition, "C", "C:", and/or "OS Drive" (running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1), Primary, NTFS, approximately 187 GB, contains Windows installation and personal files. Third Partition, Unnamed, Extended, NTFS, approx. 30 GB, is a container for: Logical Partition: "Lenovo", Logical, NTFS, approx. 30 GB, lba flag (which I take to mean it's bootable), contatins data and drivers necesarry for operating the OneKey Recovery System in respect to creating images and usage of the NOVO button. Fourth and final Partition, "LENOVO_PART", Primary, NTFS, 13-17 GB, hidden service partition used for OneKey Recovery.  My question is this: I'm aware of the fact the OneKey Recovery will cease to function if I resize or delete any partitions in that I will not be able to create backup images or recovery disks, but since I have already done so and have no further need of OneKey, will booting the recovery disks automatically restore OneKey func... Read more

Answer:Partition Management in the Presence of the OneKey Recovery System

Hi willbuntu and welcome to the community,
 
Here's a thread where we were experimenting with resizing partitions and deleting them.  I made a full backup with OKR on an external hard drive and made the recovery discs.  I deleted D: and resized C: and installed Linux.  I was able to restore the system using the recovery discs.  The discs resized the partitions and put everything back the way it was from the factory. Then, I restored from my backup and everything was back the way it was when I started.
 
Make sure that the discs that you made will boot okay.
 
Dave

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Hello.I made ssd drive formatted in yoga.I deleted all the partitions.I used to create partitions 100GB-system 20GB-recoveryI installed windows 8.1 profesional20 gb recovery -. Chcialbym aby dzialal program "OneKey recovery".When I run the system with "One recovery" is a system normally runs.How do I install OneKey Recovery ?    Comunicat:  This   system does not support the backup 

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Bought a Flex 2 15 (i5, 1080p) in 2015 Jan. I split the main partition (about 460GB) into C drive (OS) and D drive (personal files). Now I need to format C, and consider to use the OKR to restore. (have not created any restore point). The OKR screen says all user contents will be erased (or similar wordings). My question is, will OKR erase all user-created partitions (such as C & D drives above) OR  main partition (C drive only)? Ideally I want to keep all files in D drive untouched. Thanks.

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My Ideapad got a virus on it that completely disconnected my access to the internet, so I therefore cannot download an antivirus to remove it. I've decided to try and restore it to its factory default, and I've heard that you can use onekey recovery to do this. Can someone provide me with instructions on doing this? Thanks, much appreciated.

Answer:Using Onekey Recovery to Restore to Factory Default?

Hi and welcome...
While computer is off ...Press OneKeyRecovery Button instead "switch on" button...computer starts and load
the OKR program, then follow screen instructions...
 
sincerely KalvinKlein

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is there a way to restore (or rebuild) the original partition table and restore the OKR function after wiping the HDD i searched a lot and found a potential hope that i followed, it was downloading the OKR8 bootable iso, burn it , booted from it, with my clear knowledge that it would erase everything and that i had to begin from the scratch i tried this but unfortunately, the interface was in chinese, i dont undersatnd a bit of, letters are like shapes for me that i cant identify, or even try to imitate into a trnaslator or dictionary i aborted the process at that stage (thank God that what i presumed to be the cancel button was true) unfortunately, this is an engineering edition, i couldnt found on lenovo support website the only available version on lenovo website is the windows platform of onekey recovery that refuses to operate at my system because " the service partition cannt be found " , even after installing the cyberlink update if anyone wonders Again, after long search -- there was a gentleman posting a tweek he did to convert the interface language into english, by modifying 2 xml files in the iso, he was frank that he tried it on OKR7, and he just suggested (not testing) that it would work in the eighth version, but i assure u it doesnt now any suggestions that could help i dont know the legislations of this form and if it's allowed to add links to external farums or external files, but definitely i would do this on mail if ... Read more

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Got my Yoga 13 a couple weeks ago and have spent time getting it set up the way I want.  I applied the Lenovo supplied partition hotfix to increase the amount of free space on my 128GB SSD.  This merges the D: drive into the C: (among other things).  I also have OneKey Recovery version 8.0 on my Yoga.  After applying the hotfix, my OneKey Recovery no longer works.  I can still see the 7.17GB recovery partiiton in Disk Management (PBR_DRV).  But when trying to use OneKey program I get error messages:  "Current system can not support back up" and "The program cannot find the service partition. This function is currently unavailable". Because my Yoga is still under warranty, I called software support at Lenovo.   They offered to send me a recovery DVD for $59 or one time technical support of $89.  Otherwise, he said Lenovo does not stand behind their hotfix.  It is provided "as-is". Needless to say I am unhappy.  I've purchased computers for years from various vendors.  This is my first Lenovo, but unless Lenovo stands behind their own products, it will probably be my last. See related thread here with similar woes -http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-IdeaTab-Slate-Tablets/Change-onekey-default-path/td-p/1081595

Answer:Yoga 13 Partition Hotfix Breaks OneKey Recovery - BEWARE!

Since you only purchased your Yoga a few weeks ago what size was the D: partition before you ran the patch? I suspect you already had the new partition scheme (D: would have been about 4GB) so did not really need the patch and this may be the root cause of the issue. In the UK (or EU) our consumer rights would allow the return of the machine for a full refund, it seems those rights in the USA are not what they should be! Can you not get the shop you purchased from to help you? I would also tackle Lenovo again as they have no evidance that the hot fix patch caused the problem, which may have existed before you applied it. Unless they already know it causes the problem!

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Hey guys, just bought my wife a new S12 with XP Home Edition.  I normally like to reformat new computers to start fresh and get all the factory-loaded crap off there.  Can I do that on this computer but still leave the recovery partition intact?  I assume so, but I just want to make sure.  In other words, is there anything on the factory c: drive that the recovery partition depends on to work properly?  Or is the recovery partition completely independent? And if I do this, I assume I will access the recovery partition (if it's ever needed) during startup since it will no longer be available on the c: drive. Oh, and will this void the warranty?  I hope not! Thanks!

Answer:Starting with fresh install of XP but keeping OneKey recovery partition?

Hi, i prefer a complete backupwith free tools from easeus http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/or acronis trueimage  ... on a second hdd.. for personal assurance ...  .. you can install all systems you like , starting from a scratch ...and void no warranty ...warranty only for hardware (all you can grab with your fingers i.e. S12   ... so delete software like  XP and you didnt make a backup.. or something is your personal prob... if you dont install a antivirus ... and get a malicious ... its your prob..   sincerely KalvinKlein

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Hello there, can someone help with my situation?

My S10 is crushed. Tried Onekey Rescue button, it didn't work. Unfortunately, I didn't make Recovery backup CD or DVD before crush.

Then I downloaded the Onekey Recovery 6.0 drive (IN10KR01WW1.exe) (285 MB) and simply burned it on CD, Then tried to use USB CD-ROM drive to run it with 1st boot order set on USB CD-ROM, but no response and failed.
 
I just realized that I need to make a bootable CD using WinImage tool. While doing so, I was wondering if such a bootable CD can run the IN10KR01WW1.exe to restore my S10, though I am aware of that one can use it to install Windows software.
 
Your insights and suugestions is really appreciated. Thanks.

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Answer:How to restore my crushed S10 using downloaded Onekey Recovery 6.0 drive (285 MB)?

as i know one key recover work only under windows, not under dos.
so, even if you make bootable cd/dvd, it won't work.
 
try to use one key recover ( restore & recovery ) button again.
if it doesn't work, you don't have any option except to ship your laptop back to lenovo.

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Hi all I backeped up my lenovo G560 files to an external HDD using OneKey Recovery(OKR) then I restored my laptop to its factory settings. My problem now is I can not restore those files because the OKR system says the backup image is invalid.Is there a way of restoring these file using another program or even extracting the information that i want without actually restoring the files. I really need those files. Please Please help asap.

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Hallo, I need to restrore a disk image created with onekey backup from my home laptop g500 to a usb hard disk. But the laptow died and i didn't have any lenovo pc at home. At office we have some brand new thinkcenter. Hoping to recover my G500 hd,  i have installed onekey and made a disk image... but if  i try to test the  restore i have a error, okr ask me to reboot, i think to search for  the recovery partition... How can i tell onekey restore to read the backup i have done? Thank'sMarco

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Hallo,
 
I need to restrore a disk image created with onekey backup from my home laptop g500 to a usb hard disk.
 
But the laptow died and i didn't have any lenovo pc at home.
 
At office we have some brand new thinkcenter. Hoping to recover my G500 hd,  i have installed onekey and made a disk image... but if  i try to test the  restore i have a error, okr ask me to reboot, i think to search for  the recovery partition...
 
How can i tell onekey restore to read the backup i have done?
 
Thank's
Marco
 
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Has anyone been able to transfer the OneKey recovery partition to a new hard drive on the IdeaPad Y430/530/730? Reason I ask is because I want to transfer the OneKey in the latest Y series IdeaPads to a Y410. I have placed a hard drive for a Y430 in a Y410 and it boots into it just fine with the NOVO button. I was hoping I could transfer it over and recreate a Windows image for the Y410. However, I have noticed that OKR 6.0 will not run in a Y410 [at least when I installed it on mine]. It may work on a fresh install of XP [hopefully]. Any help is greatly appreciated.





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Answer:Transfer OneKey Recovery Partition To New Hard Drive on IdeaPad Y430/530/730?

I suppose you'll not be able to transfer recovery partition image from one HDD to another.OKR 6 runs flawlessly on XP on every Lenovo Ideapad or Len3000 new series - I checked on Y510/Y710/s9/G410.





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System: Lenovo Yoga 700-14ISK 80QDThe nearly 4GB free space from the Lenovo partition were very tempting, so after researching if it's safe and such, I decided to give it a go using a 3rd party free software that saved me for many times in the past (MiniTool Partition Wizard). Interesting that most tutorials were about creating a recovery drive and removing the partition, but I decided for the moment to just get the free space until more is needed and I didn't found out that resizing with 3rd party software will mess up with your WinRe settings only after it was done. Here is the agent info:C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /info
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
Information:

Windows RE status: Disabled
Windows RE location:
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 47251840-c09c-11e5-af06-00808a8e1ce5
Recovery image location:
Recovery image index: 0
Custom image location:
Custom image index: 0

REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.After resizing and checking the recovery agent I realised that I lost details such as partition location, offset and id. After changing the ReAgent.Xml from the System32/Recovery with offset and id it wasn't enough to enable as I am missing the PATH for winre location etc.This is how my file looks now:<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

<WindowsRE version="2.0">
<WinreBCD id="{47251840-c09c-11e5-af06-00808a8e1ce5}"/>
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Answer:WinRE disabled after resize Lenovo Recovery partition, but OneKey Re works

Use a backup to external drive. There is little advantage backing up to a in drive partition if the drive fail all is lost.Various much better solutions exist.Its well know that resizing/adding partitions mess up Lenovo's partitions that are built. They don't provide a utility as best I know to correct this afterwards.





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I am trying to restore my Lenovo G770 to its original state (factory settings). I tried to use the System Recovery option from the OneKey Recovery menu (which is the same as reaching it whilst booting the computer), but what that does is it restarts the computer a few times and keeps it exactly how it was before trying to do so. I also tried making the CDs by choosing Create Recovery Disc from the OneKey Recovery menu but I am given a message which says: This program cannot find the initial backup image. This function is currently unavailable. After looking at different threads, I realized it was because I resized the C: partition of the hard disk. Initially, when I first bought my laptop, the hard drive had 4 partitions by default which are of the following (My hard drive size came as 750GB): 1. The System Reserved 100MB partition (which is hidden and obviously in every computer by default). 2. The C: Drive partition (I don't know how big it was)3. The D: Drive partition (Again, I don't know how big this was)4. Finally, the OEM Reserved (Lenovo) 14.5GB partition (which is where all the recovery files are kept)  Now, I didn't mess with the OEM Reserved partition at all, but what I did was I deleted the D: drive and made the C: Drive bigger, so that I can use my space more efficiently. Again, the problem is probably caused because of resizing the C: partition.  My question is: How can I make it so that ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo G770: OneKey Recovery doesn't work because of resizing the C: partition?

Hi za1407 and welcome to the community,
 
When you deleted D: you deleted the drivers and applications that OneKey needs to restore to factory specs.  There were also hidden files on there it also needed.
 
At this point, just resizing the partitions isn't going to make OneKey work.
 
The only way to get it back to factory is to get yourself a set of restore discs.  This will resize the partitions and put everything back the way it was.
 
Here's a thread where we were experimenting with the partitions.
 
Dave 

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Hello, I recently purchased a Lenovo G505s at Best Buy. I would like to take advantage of the OneKey Recovery System Backup however, the partition is too small. What would be the proper way to perform this backup or partition resize? Thanks, Mathieu

Answer:Lenovo G505s - OneKey Recovery System Backup - Partition Size

Hi Mathieu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Below is the link to view the detailed video to create the Recovery Discs using ?One Key Recovery? option.
 

OneKey Recovery - Creating Recovery Disks

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi, I made a mistake and wiped whole disc with recovery partition before installing Windows. Now, I want to restore hidden partitions without damaging system. I can't perform an backup of system now. Any ideas how to do it without wiping whole disc data? My partition style is GPT. Thanks for any answer.

Answer:G510 How tu restore OneKey Recovery without wiping hard disc.

hi Fieras,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Just to verify, did you use a retail copy of Windows and wiped all the partitions?
 
If this is the case then I'm afraid thatthere's no official way to make the OneKey Recovery (OKR) or the OKR button to work again as it relies primarily on the deleted recovery partition unless you have a sector-by-sector clone of the stock HDD.
 
You can, however, create a similar OKR-like feature by using Acronis (see Startup Recovery Manager)
 
 
Regards
 

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For the OneKey recovery process I first did a complete backup to an external HDD.  Now I'm trying option 2, which is to create a bootable recovery disk.  I assumed this would be one CD that I use to boot the computer in an emergency, but the program tells me I need 10 DVDs or 65 CDs to do this.  Again, the help function is useless here.  Thanks in advance, Mike in Vermont, USA

Answer:OneKey Restore - Create Recovery Disc or MULTIPLE discs?

It's basically  just creating a dvd version of what you backed up to the external HDD.

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Hi,I am trying to restore my Lenovo U460 to factory condition but the onekey recovery doesn't work.Everytime I open it it just wont let me choose any options as in the picture below. http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/wkh297/onekeyrecovery.pngThis is what happens everytime after I chose any one of the three options. It is like stopped working. Can anyone help me on restoring my u460 please?Thanks,

Answer:The OneKey Recovery doesn't work. Can't restore my Ideapad U460

hey Hin,try uninstalling the OneKey Recovery software and then reinstall it.http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=632157





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Hello, I have removed my DVD from my lenovo ideapad z475 notebook to be able to install an internal hard drive.The original hard drive (750GB) install it in the bay where the DVD was, where the 750GB hard drive was, I installed a 120GB SSD disk.
Windows works normally, I have all the factory partitions on my 750GB disk, I created the restore disks without any problems using onekey recovery, the problem is that when I try to do the restoration on my new SSD disk this tells me that the Partitions are not correct (I guess it's because it's a different hard drive) How can I do an operating system restore on the new hard drive (SSD)?
 
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Hello all, I'm new here so I need help with my laptop. I just bought this laptop last year and this few days, I can't seem to boot it. The windows boot manager is not booting giving me two errors, one is error code 0xc0000034 and another error code is 0xc0000185. I tried using the OneKey Recovery to do system restore but it says the partition has been damaged and cannot be restored. I did not do any partitioning to the hard drive besides the default C: and D: drives. I also tried using windows 8.1 USB drive (since the laptop doess not have ROM installed) to repair the window, but it doesn't work. I can't reset it nor refresh it nor system recovery. I don't understand what is wrong with my laptop. Can someone please help me and guide me on what should I do? 

Answer:Lenovo Y500 OneKey Recovery partition damage + Windows 8.1 doesn't boot

feiyer wrote:Hello all, I'm new here so I need help with my laptop. I just bought this laptop last year and this few days, I can't seem to boot it. The windows boot manager is not booting giving me two errors, one is error code 0xc0000034 and another error code is 0xc0000185. I tried using the OneKey Recovery to do system restore but it says the partition has been damaged and cannot be restored. I did not do any partitioning to the hard drive besides the default C: and D: drives. I also tried using windows 8.1 USB drive (since the laptop doess not have ROM installed) to repair the window, but it doesn't work. I can't reset it nor refresh it nor system recovery. I don't understand what is wrong with my laptop. Can someone please help me and guide me on what should I do? Can you please elaborate how you initiate the OneKey Recovery?

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Bonjour,
J'ai vraiment besoin d'aide.
Je possède un PC Lenovo ideacentre K430 livré avec windows 8.
Mon fils c'est amusé a bidouiller plusieurs options et résultat,  il a fusionné 2 partitions cachées et maintenant je ne peux plus restaurer mon pc. En effet, la fonction "Onekey recovery" ne fonctionne plus et il est donc impossible de restaurer mon Pc aux réglages usine.
Les partition qu'il me reste sur le disque dur sont :
(informations donné par Easeus Partition Master 10.0)

Mon fils me dit qu'il a fusionné 2 partitions, celle qui fait 800.00 Mb et qu'il en a créer une qui fait 301.34 Mb avec la lettre de lecteur Z: mais celle ci est vide il n'a rien mis dessus.
Comment est ce que je peux remmettre le PC avec les partitions d'origine et ainsi pouvoir restaurer mon PC avec "Onekey recovery" ?
Je vous remercie par avance pour tout vos conseils.
 
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I really need help. I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 PC comes with Windows 8. My son is a fun tweak several options and found it merged two hidden partitions and now I can not restore my pc. Indeed, the "OneKey Recovery" function no longer works and it is impossible to restore my PC to factory settings. I still have the partition on the hard drive are: (information given by Easeus Partition Master 10.0)
 
 
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When specifying back-up location, whether default or to an external device, it says I've not enough space, need 94GB. Can that true? I have a new system, with no graphics, etc., pgms, so the size seems very large. 

Answer:Lenovo Yoga2 OneKey Recovery system partition backup space requirements

You will need to defragment the source partition before imaging to keep the size down. The default partition has not got much space, I don't know why it is a default location. Use an external HDD. 

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I just got my brand new Y50-70 and before doing anything on this laptop (not even installing new software), I went to OneKey Recovery:  And performed System Backup to the D: (labeled LENOVO) drive: Which took about 7.5GB on my 25GB D: drive (I guess there was some compression involved): I then tried System Recovery: But instead of booting to some form of system recovery, it boots back to Windows, as if I never requested recovery and as if I was just restarting Windows. I also tried shutting down the computer completely, then pressing the Novo button, then selecting System Recovery (the bottom most option out of 4). Same behavior: It boots back to Windows, as if I never requested recovery and as if I was just starting Windows.  What am I doing wrong?  

Answer:OneKey Recovery backup works but restore boots... back to Windows (Y50-70)

yohy wrote:What am I doing wrong? You are not doing anything wrong. You received a "brand new" laptop with broken OneKey Recovery. If you are in the US, call 1-877-453-6686 and ask for a recovery USB flash disk.

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Greetings everyone! Problem 1I have a new Y480 (Windows 7 - 64 bit). When using OneKey Recovery and choosing to attempt burning 'recovery discs with existing backup image', then the defaults are chosen on the next screen (Source: Default Path; Image Path: D:\Lenovo\OneKey App\OneKey Recovery\backup.wsi), an error of: "The image file is not valid. Please select a valid image file" appears. The 'Select Another Image' option under the 'source' cryptically proves no help. Problem 2Also, It was stated in the documentation that system backups could be made to discs. NOT! Apparently the only option is a hard drive. It does not allow the disc drive to be a destination. BTW... the D: partition is too small to accept a system backup! Who planned that out? So... anyone out there able to help me make 'recovery discs with existing backup image'? Thanks!

Answer:Y480: OneKey Recovery: Cannot 'Create Recovery disc with existing backup image'

Scolex wrote:Greetings everyone! Problem 1I have a new Y480 (Windows 7 - 64 bit). When using OneKey Recovery and choosing to attempt burning 'recovery discs with existing backup image', then the defaults are chosen on the next screen (Source: Default Path; Image Path: D:\Lenovo\OneKey App\OneKey Recovery\backup.wsi), an error of: "The image file is not valid. Please select a valid image file" appears. The 'Select Another Image' option under the 'source' cryptically proves no help. Problem 2Also, It was stated in the documentation that system backups could be made to discs. NOT! Apparently the only option is a hard drive. It does not allow the disc drive to be a destination. BTW... the D: partition is too small to accept a system backup! Who planned that out? So... anyone out there able to help me make 'recovery discs with existing backup image'? Thanks!Hmm since the laptop is new,i would restore to factory settings, that may be best . Double click the OKR icon on your desktop and click on ''System Recovery'' a notice will pop up ''Do you want reboot your computer,into the system recovery environment'' click yes and then follow instructions. Please note ''?nitial state''stands for factory settings,so choose that when the option appears. Now AS SOON AS  the system is recovered,BEFORE doing anything else, please check to see,if your current problems  still exist Let us know how it goes.&nb... Read more

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Hi, I have a just purchased the ThinkPad E550. I want to create recovery disks for the system. I have already upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 (system came with Windows 7). There is no OneKey Recovery icon that I can find, and I understand that this may not be available for anythign above Windows 7. How do I create the recovery disks? Thanks

Answer:How to create recovery disks for ThinkPad E550 with Windows 10 and no OneKey Recovery option

Hi srm17,
Welcome to Lenovo Community.
Does this help?  http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/software/operating-systems/how-to-create-a-windows-10-recovery-di...

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There are discussions on creating recovery disks with OneKey Recovery 7.0. But my G500 is  with win8.1 and Onekey 8.0. I didn't see it support creating CDs. And when I tried to create such a recovery image, OneKey 8.0 said it needs 90G space. It looks like OneKey will backup all files from my C disk. I just want to create factory recovery disks, in case the HDD failed. Can anyone tell me how to create such disks? (It doesn't make sense to spend 60$ to order such disks from Lenovo)

Answer:how to create factory default recovery disk with OneKey Recovery 8.0? (G500, win8.1)

hi lenovo-user-kw,
 
Thanks for Posting!
 
Yes that option is not available on Windows 8 and 8.1.
 
This is tha way i think possible to extract a recovery media
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024
 
 
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Hello - please bear in mind that I am not technically proficient, but in fairness i don't think one should be.  As the Lenovo doesn't come with a back-up or recovery disc, I obviously need to make up my own.  I thought that the OneKey recovery system would lead me through it (it says it's "easy-to-use"), but right away I'm confused:  what's the difference between "System Backup" and "System Recovery"?  I keep reading the blurb and I've read the "Help" file, but I'm not getting any closer to understanding  The System Backup seems to require 98.9 GB space, which obviously the hidden drive doesn't have.  I'd need a stack of DVD-Rs for this (I was kind of hoping two or three) or a whole new removable drive  -- does this seem right?  But, again, what am I looking for, a System Backup or a System Recovery?  On my old Acer, it used to lead you through this step by step and it was incredibly simple.  Now, it seems the only simple thing is me.  Any patient help would be much appreciated.  Thanking in advance, Adam K.

Answer:completely lost - Creating a recovery disc for IdeaPad Z580 (and OneKey Recovery)

They are similar. One difference is that if the disk is defective you cant use OKR anymore. Thus you can't do any restoration yourself. You will have to send in your unit to Lenovo to have the disk replaced and your system restored to factory default. You don't need a stack of DVD-Rs to save your backup ... System backup files can be saved in an external Hdd drive plus the creation of a Repair DVD disk for startup and restoration purposes.

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I've got a z580 which came with pre-installed Windows 8.0
 
Following a Windows corruption I have successfully re-installed Windows 8.0 using OneKey to the original factory status and the z580 is functioning OK, having applied all Windows updates.
 
However I cannot create a recover disk becauase as soon as I click 'System Backup' in OneKey I get the message 'Current system can not support backup'.
 
What do I need to do to get OneKey to create a recover disk?
 
 
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Answer:z580 - Creating recovery disk using OneKey Recovery System Backup is failing

Page 23 of the hardware maintenance manual discussess the use of Recovery Disc Sets to make a recovery. There are no instruction on how to make these discs. Why not give Lenovo a call and inquire on how to obtain this disc set from them?

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Hi.I have an IdeaPad 310 that shipped with a 2TB HDD that I would like to replace with a 512GB SSD.After speaking with Lenovo support i was under the impression that I should be able to use OneKey recovery to create a USB recovery image, swap the drives over and use System Retore to load a factory fresh OS on my SSD. I have prepared the Recovery USB drive. I am in the process of trying to initiate the OneKey Recovery system restore. This is where i run into problems. OneKey does not pick up my USB drive recovery image.Ok - perhaps the USB drive is not configured as a bootable device. I have used DiskPart to reformat the drive to NTFS format and make the boot partition active (diskpart active). My USB drive is too large to format as FAT32...NTFS is not compatible with UEFI...(?)... So in the BIOS I have selected Boot Mode as Legacy..., Disabled UEFI... USB is enabled.Now when i run OneKey recovery --> System restore... UEFI network boot does not start up, but i receive an error that no OS was found, remove drive and restart (or words to that effect..). What next? Do i need to Format in FAT32 in order to boot from the recovery drive?  

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Not able to do full recovery on u310... I have created "Factory Default Recovery Disc" previously and have 3 DVDs.  No matter what I tried I'm getting this Notice on trying to recovery from factory DVDs. "The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect.  You may have to recreate the partition to continue." When I click "OK" it goes back to the "Welcome to Lenovo OneKey Recovery" screen.  I'm not able to get past this error.

Answer:u310 not able to recover using OneKey Recovery - "Factory Default Recovery Disc"

Adding... The NOVO key recovery does not work.

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Hi All, I am prepping a new Lenovo Yoga 13 for a user.  I want to create recovery DVD(s) for the new system with the OneKey Recovery software.  When I open the application there is no option to create media.  There are only a backup option and a restore option.  I called tech support and they advised if I attach a DVD drive the option to create media will appear.  I did this but no luck.....  I am attaching first a picture of what I see when I open One Key Recovery And secondly to show that I do have a usb DVD connected here is a picture of the DVD attached with a blank DVD inside it.  I have downloaded the lastest update to the One Key Utility and am running version:  8.0.0.1519.  Can anyone give any insight as to why the create recovery media isn't there for me?.....













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Answer:Yoga 13 doesn't have an option to create recovery media in onekey recovery

I found the answer to my own question.  Essentially in version 8 there is no way to create recovery media with this utility.  I came across the following link which I am going to try:  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024

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Hello, i have problem with back up operating system from recovery cdies. When i acceped start button to backup partition system i get an alert "space not enough" I had linux before and i whant change it to windows back. i deleted all ext partitions. I have all unlocated space.I shouldnt have problems. Please help me 

Answer:OneKey Recovery 6.0. Problem with back up operating system from recovery cd'ies

I would use something like Partition Magic or Acronis Disk Director to first create a FAT32 partion for your C: Drive where your OS will go and be sure to leave 10GB or so unallocated for the secondary FAT32 Partition where your "factory image" will go. You then create a Logical Drive with the unallocated space and make it hidden (PM or ADD will do this).   Install your OS (preferably Windows XP if you want less problems) and then after you have setup everything the way you want (drivers, applications, etc), then use Acronis True Image to create your "factory restore" image on the hidden partition and activate the Startup Recovery Manager.This is the way I do it and it works like a charm! 

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Hello 1) This is Lenovo Y580. My Windows 7 keeps throwing a warning, "Your hard drive is about to fail.".I launched the One Key Recovery option and created a recovery disc on THREE DVDs. If I buy a new hard-drive, and use this recovery disc, what would happen? Would it create the same partitions as before, i.e. partition 1 as SYSTEM_DRV, Partition 2 as "Windows_OS", Partition 3 as Lenovo (for Drivers) and unknown Partition 4? Please explain how the recovery works on the new hard-drive. 2) Are these discs enough, or do I need to create a System Image? I click on Create an Image ("System Backup") on One Key Recovery and use my external hard drive as the target, However, it is stuck in the "INITIALIZING" stage and fails after 10 minutes. Can anyone help me understand why this happens?

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Just bought a brand new lenovo Z570 laptop, decided to create factory default recovery DVDs using onekey recovery 7.0 software which was preinstalled on the machine. I prepared the blank DVDs and started the backup, all went well with the first DVD till a message popped up telling me to insert the next blank DVD to continue the backup process and that's when the problem started. Each time I insert a blank DVD it seems like the software can't recognize it, the message asking for a blank DVD pops up again and the blank DVD gets ejected. First I thought it was a faulty blank dvd but after trying about 8 of them it's still not working. I canceled the process and started all over and again the same thing happened, the first dvd is created and then the program refuses to recognize the other blank dvds and ejects them. Was wondering if anyone else got that problem and if there's anyway to fix it. I want to create the recovery DVDs before starting to work on the new machine. Any help would be very appreciated.













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Answer:Problem creating recovery discs using onekey recovery on Z570

Hi som3a14 and welcome to the community,
 
Yeh, the same thing happened to me on a u160.  I used Memorex DVRs with a Memorex burner and it would just spit out the second disc. Or, it would burn 2 okay and then spit out the third one.  
 
I ended up using the Memorex DVDs and a crappy Staples burner. That worked.  It took three tries and I made six coasters.  Make sure you're using DV-R discs and don't be too quick to click ok when you put the second and third discs in. I used 4.7Gb discs also.  
 
Mine made three, but  I've heard of it only making two.  When they're made, test them.
 
Dave

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Hi all Would need some help for the OKR. Currently using Y450 Situation :System came with 3 partitions, Large C: , Small D: , Service Partition [Pre-installed Vista]Copied whole service partition out onto a external HDD. Formatted Main HDD partitions without touching the service partition, then installed XP on my systemAfter the XP installation, C: Drive is my "Service Partiton" and i can see ALL files which is supposed to be hidden (don't ask me why, I don't know -.-)D: Drive is my XP System files and everything else (1 HUGE partition 480GB). So right now, when i try to create recovery disks selecting the file on myC: Drive "Service Partition" factory.wsi file, i keep hitting this error : OneKey RecoveryFail:  error code 0xE0DD001FAn internal program error has occured.  Also, my Optical Drive also seems to die off after hitting this error, I can't eject, read, anything at all! I have to restart the whole System to get it to work again, its as if the power to the optical drive just died.   I have applied all the possible updates/patches for OKR, still nothing works. How can i fix this?   

Answer:Onekey Recovery error tring to burn Recovery Disks

1) You can't just copy the entire partition and expect the recovery process to work...2) You now cannot create your recovery disks because you have a) changed the partitions b) have removed the ability for the OKR partition to function.3) The only option you have now is to send your computer into the Depot and have them reimage your HDD... Also, while you are talking to them, ask them how to create a proper set of recovery disks through a backup and ask if they have Recovery disks they can send you... if they are available.

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Hi, I didnt know what i did, but when i installed this thing. and rebooted my whole windows 8 was gone. When my system booted up, the was this message saying "Checking Media" Then it would give me 2 choices (Ipv4................. and ipv6..............................) I tried both of them but none of them worked. Then i shutted the computer down and launched one key recovery. I did not do a backup, because i assumed that this computer wouldnt get a virus, (i dont know what it was), so my only choice was Lenovo's OneKey Recovery, "Initial Backup". I just wanted to know what is "Initial Backup" Is it something that temporary gives you windows 8? or does your whole windows 8 come back?

Answer:Windows 8 Corrupted. OneKey Recovery- Initial Recovery (Y500)

Dear Hero1237394
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
kindly be informed that the onekey recovery is a preloaded software that enables you to take the machine back to the factory settingso once you do the recovery the machien will be as good as new but their is some conditions1-all datat on the c partion will be lost2-the native operating system must be still on the machine3-no HDD formate or resizing was done.
 
check the recovery and get back to me for more info
 
Thanks

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My laptop is ideapad y580 preinstalled windows 8 i like onekey recovery because i can reinstall my windows quickly. but after 8 months of not using it didn't work.I click on system recovery and the pc just restarts, it doesn't boot in the recovery environment I used from the pc settings>general>remove everything and reinstal windows and i got the same efect.( going back to the factory settings) but onekey recovery still not works what can i do to make onekey recovery work again?

Answer:onekey recovery won't boot into recovery environment ideapad y580

Dear Ciudatila
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Can you please send me your machine serial number in a private massage ?
 
Thanks
Alaa





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I just got my G40-80 from Lenovo warranty repair (faulty HDD), now it won't boot into recovery environment.
 
Factory partition layout is untouched (LRS_ESP, Windows8_OS, LENOVO, WNRE_DRV, SYSTEM_DRV, PBR_DRV).
 
From Novo Button, selecting System Recovery boots straight to Windows 8.1.
 
From OneKey Recovery software, system restarts into Windows 8.1.
 
How can I reactivate this function?
 
 
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Answer:G40-80 - Novo Button / OneKey Recovery won't boot Recovery Environment

If you have your recovery disks you can try and reload from them.  Also - look for updated software / utilites in the Support tab for your notebook.  Lastly - you can contact Lenovo Support by phone to have them send out recovery disks for you if neccessary as it sounds like something was not loaded up correctly.
 
Good luck.
 
CB

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I have a K430 and before I use it it (as with any machine I have bought) I wanted to make my recovery disc(s). Throughout this website there are guides to do this with version 7, but this desktop has version 4.0 of OKR I can save an image of my system partition but need the ability to install on to a clean hard drive in case of hard drive failure.  I have checked the Kb and forums and been through the Windows 8 programs but nothing points me the right way. This is compounded by the fact that none of my drive imaging tools like the Seagate drive that was shipped in this machine (Ghost4Linux, CloneZilla, Acronis Easy Migrate)  Where is my option to create said media? 













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Answer:How to create Factory Default Recovery Disc with OneKey Recovery 4.0

Just to close this one. I spoke to customer support on the phone as this post remained unanswered, There are no recovery disc to buy or create for this machine, so should the hard drive fail you would need to source your own discs. This machine will now be returned, a lost sale for the sake of a DVD. Must say the guy I spoke to on the phone was really helpful and courteous, sadly held back by company policy.  

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I just made the stupid mistake of restoring my Lenovo laptop back to its original factory settings, hence deleting ALL my files, software, etc. by using the OneKey Recovery software.

HOW CAN I UNDO THIS?!

I did back up my laptop on its SkyDrive cloud before this mess and now whenever I try to access it, I get an error message (assuming this was wiped out too). Can someone help this girl, please?!

Lenovo's website says that once I use system recovery the undo is irreversible, but I refuse to give up. With everyone's widespread knowledge on tech nowadays, anything is possible....
 

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Hello,I have a y580 with both hdd and ssd from factory. When the laptop was new I created the factory recovery disks. I recently used the "clean" command in diskpart on both the hdd and the ssd and then inserted my factory recovery disks. The disks load fine. The recovery install competes without error. Once complete it gives option to reboot or shutdown. Once computer is restarted i have an error about missing the "winload.exe" file.Shouldn't the factory recovery disk install everything needed? Or does one key recovery not fully install everything? Is this a partitioning issue?Any help is appreciated.Thank you!!

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 Recently i got a issue in Lenovo G50-80, HDD fail so i changed the HDD but i allready get the Systeam Backup from OneKey Recovery through USB when i plug and boot not booting, when i check the USB, have some files like thisbackup_000_001.0000  tobackup_000_005.0042 have some different filesbackup_000_001_0000.dsibackup_000_002_0000.dsibackup_000_003_0000.dsibackup_000_005_0000.dsi backupInfo.okibackup.wsihow to Boot this thing .......

Answer:Lenovo G50-80 how to get recovery in OneKey Recovery (System Backup)

Dear shivaloogan
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Did you make sure of the BIOS setting ? specially the legacy settings ?
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hello, first I'd like to say that I'm not a tech guy, so if I haven't done something that would be obvious to you, please excuse my ignorance.I have a Y500 that is a few months old. I love the machine overall, the touchpad is a bit too sensitive and jumpy but nothing I can't adapt to. However, I have recently encountered what I consider a number of signifgicant and perhaps serious problems.This is my problem/the symptoms: System started taking an abnormal amount of time to boot Windows 8, stopped shutting down fully, exits Windows but hardware stays on and requires me to manually turn it off with the power button (I disabled the fast boot option in Windows and this seemed to fix the shutdown problem, but did nothing for boot up time), system takes a while to load Safe Mode and I cannot load most of the tools without waiting about 3 hours, OneKey Reocvery takes a while to boot into, I try to reset to factory default, it starts to initiliaze and then 5 minutes later provides the following message 'notice, an error occured while trying to access partition information', I've tried this multiple times and have received the same error message.This is what I have tried: AVG, Malwarebytes, Adaware, CCleaner, AdvancedSystemCare 6, Smart Defrag 2, plus a few other programs to optimize, diagnose and search for infections or problems. One of them removed a pesky Firefox add-on (Rapidfinda), and it seems the combination of using such tools has sped up browser and system performance o... Read more

Answer:Y500 OneKey Recovery error- unable to restore to factory default + shut down and boot problems

Under Windows 8 you have the following options:1. Restore to a date where you think the laptop is operating normally.2. Refresh - this will cause the reinstallation of windows 8 while retaining your files. Third party programs will be erased.3. Reset - this will cause the reinstallation of Windows 8 erasing everything in your drive. This is similar to the OKR except that only Windows will be re-installed. I haven't tried 2 and 3 in a laptop but have tried it in desktops. I also am not sure if the hidden partition to be use by OKR will be erased. You just have to decide which one will you choose. If not, you can restore from a system image if you made one earlier using Windows backup. Again I cannot guarantee that okr will be functional after.

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I have IdeaPad Z560 with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. I changed the operating system to Windows 8/8.1 (100% legal, from my university) and probably in this way I deleted some hidden partition. Luckily before that I created recovery disk with OneKey Recovery and now I want my original OS back, but I have no idea how to do it. I tried to boot the computer with the recovery disk but computer turns off whenever I try to do it. What should I do to restore my factory settings with OneKey Recovery disks?













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Answer:OneKey Recovery Disk without OneKey Recovery

kac wrote:I have IdeaPad Z560 with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. I changed the operating system to Windows 8/8.1 (100% legal, from my university) and probably in this way I deleted some hidden partition. Luckily before that I created recovery disk with OneKey Recovery and now I want my original OS back, but I have no idea how to do it. I tried to boot the computer with the recovery disk but computer turns off whenever I try to do it. What should I do to restore my factory settings with OneKey Recovery disks?Take a look at this link.

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Whenever I try to create a full backup, the backup always seems to be complete after turning on the laptop monitor (not even from sleep mode, just the display turning off), even when the program said that there were two hours to go.  The backup, which was estimated to be about 75gb, turns out to be only 20gb.  When I try to create recovery discs from this seemingly incomplete backup, it always says that it requires five recovery discs.  Is this the number of recovery discs regardless of the size of the backup, and will the recovery discs restore the laptop to factory condition or the state of the laptop when the backup was made?  Sorry if this is an obvious question, but can the recovery discs created using Onekey Recovery be used to restore the system back to Vista if I install Windows 7 (RC or final version), assuming that the partitions sizes remain untouched?  Will I be able to restore to Vista from Windows 7 using this full backup (on an external drive) if I press the NOVO button after installing W7? Similar to the backup being complete after turning on after sleep mode or the display turning on, whenever I download anything off the internet and the laptop goes to sleep mode, the download is cut off after turning the laptop on from sleep mode.  Isn't the system not supposed to go to sleep whenever something is downloading or a backup is being performed?  Thanks for your help!Message Edited by blackhole23 on 07-21-2009 11:46 AM... Read more

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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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Hi, i had a problem with my Lenovo Yoga 13, I recovered all the data but the partitions are all messed up, and Onekey Recovery doesn't work. I know is something about the partitions, I had also a problem with something called "Intel Rapid Technology" giving me an error, i fixed it creating a partition and setting the id of it (i saw that on this forum somewhere). My list of partitions is this:    Number    Type           Size            Offset------------- ---------------- ------- ---------------Partition 1 OEM           1000 MB      1024 KBPartition 2 System       260 MB        1001 MBPartition 3 OEM           1000 MB      1261 MBPartition 4 Reserved   128 MB         2261 MBPartition 5 Primary       92 GB          2389 MBPartition 6 Primary       4096 MB      95 GBPartition 7 Unknown     8191 MB      99 GBPartition 8 OEM            12 GB          107 GB The partition 7 is the one that I created. I think that partition 1 and partition 8 should appear as "Recovery" type partitions, but I don't know how to set them so. The data in the "D" partition is all there, but i'm not sure about the others, but... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 13 disk partitions for onekey recovery... or delete onekey?

hi iperich,
 
In some cases, if the partition structure of the hard drive is changed, OneKey Recovery may cease to work.
 
If you're leaning towards freeing up space on the Yoga 13, check this Yoga 13 Hotfix.
 
Alternatively, you can also try the following.
1. Create a recovery drive (if it's still applicable - this is to backup your recovery partition into a flashdrive)
2. Follow this guide by Yikes2000. on how to manually repartition the Yoga 13.
 
In regards to manually deleting partitions 6,7, and 8, this would be fine if the OS is located in partition 5 (ensure that you back-up important files first).
 
 
Regards

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I have been away and not used the laptop for a few days and got the above message in a grey text box asking me to OK it. It is not something that I have initiated. Is this something I should be wary of or is it OK to continue using laptop? I'm using AVAST anti-virus which is up to date. Any help greatly appreciated.    

Answer:G555 - system back up default path created in D:\Lenovo\OneKey\OneKey Recovery\ PROMPT

Sounds like you or someone hit the One key backup button on the upder left of the laptop.

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Computer : Lenovo IdeaPad P580 with Windows 7
 
Hi ! My internal HDD died, but I managed to backup everything with both the Windows 7 utility (both files and system image), and OneKey Recovery. The HDD was changed and set back to factory default. I can easily restore the files, but the system image from Windows 7 utility is not detected. I want to try to restore my computer with OneKey Recovery.
 
1. When I press the OKR button in Windows, the OneKey Recovery program is displayed, as it should.
2. I ask for a recovery, it says the system will boot in recovery mode.
3. I get the BIOS splash screen, then Windows 7 splash screen, and then Windows simply boots normally.
4. The OKR button won't activate the recovery mode ; it simply acts like the power button.
 
My problem is much similar to the one explained in the topic "One-Key Recovery will not boot into recovery system (y450)", however, the Lenovo's hidden partition is already hidden (its type is already set to 12). This video also provides the very same solution, but it doesn't seem to apply to my case.
 

 
Let me explain :
 
I have 4 partitions :
1. One hidden partition of 200 MB*. I've read it might be the WinRE environnement, I should not touch it. Originally, it had no name, but I gave it the name "Environnement WinRE". Its partition type ID is 07 (NTFS Windows).
2. My main partition C:, type 07. Size : 653,44 GB
3. Lenovo's D: partition, type 07. Size : 25,47 GB
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Answer:Can't boot OneKey's recovery mode, OneKey button does not work

good question.  I can't offer any suggestions here but would also like to know if those other partitions are really needed if you have a complete cloned hdd with those other partitions as a backup.  I don't like the idea there is at least 40GB of unnecessary partitions and data reserved that I cannot use.

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Help!I have Y450 with Windows 7. I tried downloading and installing the drivers from the support page, but when I tried accessing the desktop navigator, it doesn't work and caused bluescreen a few times. Onekey recovery doesn't work and neither does the onekey theater nor the dolby shortcut. What should I do? Am I missing some drivers?

Answer:Y450/desktop navigator/ onekey recovery/ onekey theater

have you downloaded the right driver? see to it that you have chosen the right driver including the bits...(32 or 64 bits). in my experience, the most common cause of blue screen is due to wrong device driver...try this driver for your desktop navigator: Windows7 64 bits (Desktop navigator), Windows7 32 bits (Desktop nivigator) i also have y450 C2D P8700 running 64bits windows 7 ultimate, it runs smoothly...

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I have updated my Ideapad Z580 to Windows 8 and  noticed, that some features are not working with Windows 8, such as Power Managment, OneKey Recovery and Theater and some others. I visited driver download page and found some drivers, that helped me there. But I didn't find OneKey Recovery and OneKey Theater utilities. So, where I can download these utilities for Windows 8?

Answer:OneKey Recovery and OneKey Theater are not working for Windows 8

For windows nowhere but i have instaled OKR for w7 and i tried to backup current state and i am done but i did not test restore process yet..:/





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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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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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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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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.





______________________________________________________T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.T400 2765-T7U Windows 7Registered Linux User #160145FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo

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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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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,

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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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.

I need help from someone who know about recovery partitions ... Read more

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