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Question: Lenovo Recovery Partition

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

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

Answer: Lenovo Recovery Partition

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





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













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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PS. Let me know if more info is needed.

Answer:WIn 7/recovery partition Lenovo

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

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













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Partition

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Lenovo G770 Recovery Partition

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

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

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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

Answer:recover the lenovo recovery partition

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





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Hello All!I'd like to customize the Lenovo recovery partition if possible.  We apply a custom, corporate Windows 10 image to our laptops, but we've been overwriting the recovery tools - I believe.  Is there a way to customize the recovery data to allow our field employees to utilize the tools to re-apply our customized image? Thanks! JBP

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













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Q partition - empty?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Get more space on Lenovo Recovery Partition

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

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

Answer:Lenovo Win 7 Pro Upgrade - Recovery Partition?

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





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After going to Windows 10, I still have a Lenovo Recovery Partition (about 10 Gb).  I do not think this is usable anymore.  What can I do with it.  Is it safe to delete it or format it?  I have a SL510 laptop.
 
 
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Sorry you can not adjust / modify the recovery partition? That is, instead of having to have Windows 8.1 as a base WINDOWS 10 if you format the recovery partition and creating an iso or do not know what kind of image you can create to use for an eventual recovery of the know attributable not to any possible problem is that possible? if some problem happens and you no longer have the ability to download free W.10 (because the deadline) remains one of the the old version (es.windows 8.1)? Very thanksSabo135

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

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

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

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

Answer:Lenovo G580 - Recovery Partition

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

Shiva Kumar






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Lenvo Community So I moved over to the dartk side and have installed Windows 10 on my Lenovo T430.  So far so good but what happens to the Lenovo Recovery partition which remains on the computer.  DO I still have access to it in the event something happens to WIndows 10 or should I remove the partition.  I have OEM recovery disks so I can always return to WIndows 7 (or so I think) Jeff

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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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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 ?

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After trying to boot up my Lenovo G530 with the recover disc set, the message said it cannot find the service partition. What is the service partition and what do you do?Vis

Answer:Lenovo recovery CD cant find serv partition

The service partition will be a separate partition on the hard drive, which contains a backup of the factory Windows installation as it was when the laptop was new.If it cannot be found, it may have been removed or overwritten, in which case you won't be able to do the Recovery. You will have to contact Lenovo support, such as it is. From what I've learned, Lenovo support leaves much to be desired:http://www.lenovo.com/uk/en/

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I had to change my ssd, and my okr partition is gone, is there a way to recover it?, i can't get the m-gpu drivers to work, Lenovo Ideapad U400 Windows 7 HomePremium 64 bit SP1

Answer:Lenovo u400 missing one recovery partition

KlyLoh,Welcome to Lenovo Forums !Thank you for posting your inquiry.If you have changed the normal hdd to an ssd. You need to have the recovery disk and try to do a clean install using it to re-create the recovery partition on the new ssd.You can call Lenovo Premium Support - 18552713878 option 2





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Hi, I have used EaseUs Partition Master to resize your Windows 8 partitions, and I have problem to create Windows recover drive and also use one key recovery. Partition master cant handle partition type properly. I found this topic: http://amigotechnotes.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/recover-lenovo-one-key-rescue-after-resizing-partitio...but he has different partitions and laptop then i do.   I have G780, i7, 1TB drive. my partitions are: Partition ### Type Size------------- ---------------- -------Partition 1 Reserved 128 MBPartition 2 OEM 1000 MBPartition 3 Primary 260 MBPartition 4 OEM 1000 MBPartition 5 Primary 883.4 GBPartition 6 OEM 450 MBPartition 7 OEM 350 GBPartition 8 OEM 25 GBPartition 9 OEM 20 GB So if i want to fix this problem I need to know the correct partition types and change them. Does any know them and can send the to me, please?Or tell me other way how to fix my problem?Or can I maby just download Windows 8 and delete all partition and install clean W8, will it work? Thank you very much.     

Answer:Lenovo G780 partition recovery problem

Hi Ariesko,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the recovery issue has occurred in your G780 Laptop, as third party software is used to make the changes in the partition it cannot reset its functionality by re-creating the partition. The only way to backup the pre-installed OS (Operating System) in the computer by creating Recovery Drive using the below link:
 

How to Create a USB Recovery Drive and Use it to Recover Windows 8/8.1?

Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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I just did the Lenovo Recovery Disc procedure where it makes a total of 4 DVD discsfor Windows 7 recovery. The first disc it burns is not considered disc 1 for some reason.I don't understand it; but, whatever. Is it now safe for me to Delete the Q: partition and recover this space? thanks.





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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Discs and the Q partition for W520

The first disc is the "boot" disc. Use it first when reimaging. After creating the recovery discs there is no reason to keep the extra partition. You won't be able to create another copy of the recovery media so do not lose the copy you have created.





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The Lenovo recovery partition on the W520 is roughly 16GB in size, with 9.1GB used and 6.7GB free.  Is it SAFE to resize this partition and reclaim that 6.7GB of free space?  Would it break the rescue and restore process?

Answer:safe to resize Lenovo recovery partition?

You can shrink it if you want, even better would be to burn the recovery discs and just remove the recovery partition. You can have Rescue & Recovery make an incremental image of the system once a week or so and just use that if you need to restore. Be sure to keep the recovery media that you create in a safe place should you need to restore the system to factory default.

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Hello all,I have a T530, which came with Windows 8. I tried it for a day or so, then installed Linux and went on my way. I now want to reinstall Win8 on the original hard drive. The only partition that has survived on the drive is the Lenovo recovery partition, which I believe can be used to completely recover Windows 8, but I am completely unable to access it in any way that I have tried. I have even installed an evaluation copy of 8.1 on the computer to see if I could use it to access the recovery partition, but no dice. Is there any way I can use just the Lenovo recovery partition to get back to Windows 8? Thanks!

Answer:Recover Windows 8 from just the Lenovo recovery partition

Try downloading and installing the ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery program - it may allow you to access the recovery partition if it is, indeed, still on the drive.





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I upgraded my Lenovo Twist (3347-4HU) from Win 8 to Win 8 Pro with Windows Media Center (WMC).  How do I copy the newly purchased operating system and WMC to my HDD recovery partition so that if I ever have to do a restore, it will restore Win 8 Pro with WMC and not the original copy of Win 8 that came on the computer?  My concern is if a recovery is done from the factory recovery partition, I will lose my upgrade that I purchased.

Answer:Lenovo Twist - How do you copy Win 8 Pro onto recovery partition?

Hey there poqman,
 
I am uncertain if you can "package" all of that unto the recovery partition; however, I did speak with a colleague that had upgraded to windows 8, and then opted for Pro. This is the process that he followed.
 
Have you by chance already downloaded and installed Win 8 Pro? If able, you could try downloading the upgrade files as an ISO or to a bootable USB Drive. Then make sure you store activation key that you should have received via email in a secure location that you can get to at any time that you would need too. By doing this, you recovery process would like this:
 
1) You will first recover from your Windows 8 OEM Recovery Media (If you have not already, it may be prudent to go ahead and make your recovery media if you have not done so yet.)
2) Once you have finished recovering back into Windows 8 OEM, you then install your upgrade of Pro to from your USB Drive/ISO, you will need your activation key.
 
Additionally, it may be prudent to follow up with Microsoft support to see what advice that they can give towards recovery options to ensure that you will always have Windows 8 Pro in the event of a recovery incident.
 
I hope this helps.





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Hello, I have the issue with Recovery partition on Lenovo ThinkPad Helix. I accidentally deleted this partition when I'm tryed to install custom Windows 7 on this tablet PC. Thus, I have a question, how can I get this recovery image for Lenovo Helix? Thank you in advance. 

Answer:Recovery partition on Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Hi Murdoqq,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you deleted the recovery partition, you have deleted the files needed to create the recovery media without which you cannot create a recovery media.
 
If you get the OEM ISO and re install it, the key should register automatically because it?s flashed into BIOS.
 
Otherwise, you have to call Lenovo Technical Support and order for a new set of recovery discs. Refer here for further information regarding the same.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi there..I've a lenovo Y50-70 laptop. Accidently I deleted my recovery drive while partitioning my hdd. Now that I don't have recovery partition, one key recovery app is not working. when I try to make a backup it says "current system can not support backup". How can I get back the recovery function?P.S How can I make a recovery partition for Lenovo OKR?

Answer:Accidently deleted recovery partition of Lenovo Y50

Arjunj7 wrote:Hi there..I've a lenovo Y50-70 laptop. Accidently I deleted my recovery drive while partitioning my hdd. Now that I don't have recovery partition, one key recovery app is not working. when I try to make a backup it says "current system can not support backup". How can I get back the recovery function?P.S How can I make a recovery partition for Lenovo OKR?There are several options available:1. Contact Lenovo and inquire about their OKR disc sets for your unit OR2. Search for OKR engineering program. This will require further research on how to go about using it. You might encounter a thread suggesting to create a USB recovery drive if you have Win 10. This will not include the OKR feature as claimed but will only restore or install Win 10. So be aware of this.

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Hi guys. I have a Lenovo G550 laptop.I am looking to change out the existing stock HDD with a new SSD drive (from what I understand from other Lenovo support services, it is SATA II compatible (see http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/Lenovo-G550-HDD-SATA-I-or-SATA-II/ta-p/692351)... Firstly. Is it possible to change the stock HDD with an SSD drive? I have a budget of about $100 AUD so it would only be a 60-120gb HDD. Would 60gb be enough (I really only need about 30gb of space on the c: drive), or would I need to look at the 120gb option. Secondly, is there any way of migrating the entire contents of the existing HDD to the SSD HDD?I have the ability to connect them both externally, and a spare blank 1TB HDD that I can use in the interim if needs be. Ultimately I would like the SSD drive to have the one key boot partition and the original Windows on it. I don't mind loosing all my programs and files - I can back them up and install them in my leisure.To complicate matters, my DVD drive isn't working (but I do have an external DVD drive I may be able to use, even possibly booting from. But not 100% sure if I can boot from it!)And to further complicate matters, the laptop has recieved quite a bit of use, so the sticker with the product key number has been worm off. Argh! Thank-you in advance for the assistance.  Cheers,Dale.

Answer:Lenovo G550 move partition to new HDD (including one key recovery)

Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Firstly. Is it possible to change the stock HDD with an SSD drive? I have a budget of about $100 AUD so it would only be a 60-120gb HDD. Would 60gb be enough (I really only need about 30gb of space on the c: drive), or would I need to look at the 120gb option. Yes 60GB would be enough. Secondly, is there any way of migrating the entire contents of the existing HDD to the SSD HDD?I have the ability to connect them both externally, and a spare blank 1TB HDD that I can use in the interim if needs be.  Just done this with a G770. Simply back up all the HD with Acronis or something to your 1TB disk. Not sure how you would connect this. USB would be best. Exchange the laptop HD for the SSD Boot Acronis with the CD and Restore your backup. Works fine. You'll have to check the bios to see if you can boot from Ext DVD.  

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I just recently installed a solid state drive in my X120e but I had a few problems along the way. When I first attempted it I used macrium to clone the hdd to the ssd. After that I switched drives and when I first try to boot up I got the BSOD. So, I switched back drives and went to disk format to delete and unpartition the drives. And while I was doing this, I accidentally formatted the hdd lenovo recovery partition instead of the ssd partition. When I tried to load the recovery partition from the ssd it couldn't recognize it. So after about an hour trying get it to work I gave up and formatted the whole ssd. Then the second time I cloned the drive I found and used EZ gig 4 (The one that comes with the transfer kit version of the ssd drive that I use) to transfer the files. Now it is working and I am using the ssd as I speak. I don't have a recovery partition on either drive so I am wondering, Is there a way to get the partition back? Thanks.

Answer:X120e Accidentally Formatted Lenovo Recovery Partition

Hi Stockbox and welcome to the community,
 
I'm afraid the only way to get it back now is with a set of restore discs.
 
If you don't want to go that route, you could go into Control Panel, Backup and Restore and save a system image and burn yourself a system repair disc.  That would at least give you a backup. 
 
I've had an EZ gig 2 for a couple of years now and it always worked well for cloning.  I'll have to take a look at that EZ gig 4.
 
Dave
 
 

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 I bought a used Lenovo (Thinkpad edge) E520 (product ID:1143H8G). and I cannot see the recovery partition despite the partition C: shows 465 GB , whilst the harddisk is 500 gb.how Can I Run and enter the recovery when I start the computer (which Key should I press)?  /Arno

Answer:Lenovo (Thinkpad edge) E520 recovery partition ?

Hello and welcome,
 
I don't think you have a recovery partition.  Your C: partition is using the whole drive:
 
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271049-32-500gb-hard-drive-shows-space-comp
 
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I just purchased my Lenovo G580 notebook. As usual and as I make to my any computer, I added 5 partitions because 2 partitions are not sufficient for me. Later on, I had to use the recovery option for some reason and to test, but when I was booting by recovery button, it said the recovery partition is damaged  (not the exact wording) not the exact wording but similar words) and it did not recover. I started the notebook again and launched one button recovery on Windows. I selected "backup" , it said it can not backup on this laptop. I thought I deleted the recovery partition but after some research I found there is a hidden partition named pbr.dr as the last partition, starting with symbol "*" , and it is a GPT unused partition. So it was there and I thought may be the contents were deleted - but explored inside and it is not deleted? How can I reactivate and make reuseful this partition?

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

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

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Hi All, I recently bought a Lenovo G460 Notebook and installed linux on it to dual boot with WIndows 7. There was a problem with sound which I got fixed and everything is working fine now. My question is: Will me linux partition be there as it is If I recover the windows 7 partition using one key recovery?How to create a rescue disk from One key recovery? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo G460 Windows 7 One Key Recovery with a Linux Partition

Hi nilankaraja,To create a rescue disk :: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/onekey_recovery_46_user_guide.pdfOn part of the Linux partition, are you asking if the partition will be saved ? Or is it something else?





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Hello i need a recovery disk/partition for my lenovo ideapad y500the os language is multi S weeden, norway, denmmark, finlandthe 57/58 extra code: 59371575  i want to buy it from a person who has this becuase if i buy a cd from lenovo which costs 37? then i wont be able to use it because i got 2 gpu and no disk drive so i wont be able to do it either if you want more infomation or maybe want to sell/give me then please post .   

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hi friends i have used a disk partitioning software to install linux onto my system and had made a terrible mistake ....i completely mistook the recovery partition and deleted the partition .......to my horror i lost my novo key recovery process.......please guys tell me how to recover the partition and get my novo key working ....i ll be greatly indebted to u for this....

Answer:re:lost recovery partition ,novo key ,lenovo 3000 y 410

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 and my C drive (windows drive) corrupted yesterday. I cannot get to Lenovo Recovery to restore my C drive because the C drive was totally corrupted. I use linux bootable usb to try to access my hard drive, the C drive was corrupted, no data can be read, but the Recovery Partition (Q:\) was fine. I try to re-install my Thinkpad using the same OS (Windows 7 Pro-64 Bit) using the product key inside the battery slot to see if my hard drive fails or not, but the Windows that I reinstalled was fine until now. The Recovery Partition was still there, with different Letter path (changed to D:\) and whatever inside the recovery partition was hidden but the partition was 10GB used, so I think what inside the partition was hidden. My question is:1. Can I use my Recovery Partition again to factory reset my Thinkpad?2. Can I use the Recovery Partition with the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery apps that I download from Lenovo Website? Thank you, I still need My Thinkpad X220 eventhough I already have newer Lenovo laptop. Your help is much appreciate.

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I recently formatted my Lenovo Ideapad Z510 laptop & installed clean Windows 10 via Bootable Pen DriveWhile doing so I deleted all partitions from my hard disk including recovery partition & created a single new partition of C Drive & installed Windows 10 on it.The problem now I am facing is sometimes my laptop restarts automatically & then a blue screen appears saying Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.Then the recovery process appears& when I click recover It recover some days old version of my current operating system & uninstalls recently installed programmes.This is happening frequentlySo I want to know how can I recreate all those default Recovery Partitions&Do I need to format my laptop again for that?

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I got a Lenovo G500s laptop from lenovo outlet. After resize the C, D partition, the One key recovery function was not working. Finally, got fixed , this is the summary.System:Lenovo G500s, windows8/64bit preinstall, 8GB RAM, 1T HD(only one HD), one key recovery 8.0 Problem:1. Lenovo preset  C: 900GB, D: 25GB (why???????)2. Resize partition to C:350GB, D:600GB(use freeware--- EASEUS Partition manager)3. after then, One key recovery not working SolutionTRY AT YOUR OWN RISK)1. Start a Command Prompt as an Administrator2. >_  diskpart3. >_   select disk 04. >_   list partitionsome partitions show OEM partition type(most likely is patition 1, 3 and 7, these partitions were damaged)select those partitions to check the type ID with the following commands >_ select partition 7>_ detail partitionthe type ID should be de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac. if not, >_ set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac >_ select partition 3>_ detail partitionthe type ID should be BFBFAFE7-A34F-448A-9A5B-6213EB736C22. if not, >_ set id=BFBFAFE7-A34F-448A-9A5B-6213EB736C22 >_ select partition 1>_ detail partitionthe type ID should be de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac. if not, >_ set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6acNow, try the One key recoverygood luck Reference:I got the ID number from this link. Download the OKR8.0 ISO file , ID number is in file "create.ini". http://plu... Read more

Answer:lenovo G500s, one key recovery problem,fixed with reset partition ID

Thanks IT WORKED WONDERFULLY on my G400s with windows 8. I RISKED it would work since you post it for LENOVO G 500s . But it DOES WORK ON G400s too. Thanks pal

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I would like to make use of the "Lenovo Recovery" partition on my hard disk for storage; it is about 10gb and now not needed. However the Win7 OS does not seem to want to allow me to delete the contents or reformat it.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can do this? BackgroundI  have two drives, one for boot and apps (solid state) and the second regular HDD just for data. I took a hard disk from my old Thinkpad T520 (which died) and put it into a drive bay adaptor in a new T520 system.  All works fine.  As the second hard disk is now just there for data and the main (solid state drive) has a new Lenovo recover partition, I do not need to keep the old Lenovo recovery partition on the second drive and would like to make use of the storage capacity.

Answer:Make use of the "Lenovo Recovery" partition on my hard disk for storage?

Double-click on the partition in My Computer, and you should get the option to Recover Drive Space... but before you zap the recovery partition, make sure you have a backup image of the disk, or have made or obtained a recovery disk set.
 
Hope this helps!

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To help some people out... I read some of you formatted your drive and now are stuck without the ability to restore Win 8 if you went to Win 7 before you knew there was an issue, or lost your recovery partition for any other reason. FYI, if you can get your hands on ANY Win 8 disk (doesn't matter if its Professional or the Regular version) and install it, your serial key for Win 8 is hardcoded into your motherboard BIOS. Therefore, if you have access to a disk, you can simply install and it will auto activate and install your pre installed key. No need to spend $90 or more if you don't have to. If you don't have an external DVD Drive, simply download the Win7 to USB tool from Microsoft (it will work for Win 8) and transfer the disk image to a USB thumb drive (from another PC of course). Then boot from the thumb drive to install. Note: You will have to go into the BIOS to turn OFF UEFI and allow it to boot and install from a thumb drive. In my experience, I had to turn off UEFI in the BIOS (Get to BIOS by pressing F2 at boot). By turn off, I mean place in "Legacy" mode. Then save and exit and allow to restart. Upon restart, enter the BIOS once again and you should now see your thumb drive appear on the list of bootable devices (the thumb drive has to be connected BEFORE booting into BIOS). Move the thumb drive up the list to be the first boot device, save and exit and you are in business. Also, if you have access to the MSDN, you can actually download the R... Read more

Answer:Lenovo S405 How To: Re-Install Windows 8 if you have lost your recovery partition

This is very helpful and informative, thank you for posting!

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Hi all,I've recently purchased a Lenovo Legion Y520 which had Windows 10 pre-installed on it.I wanted to install Linux on SDD as the main OS. I wanted to move windows installation from the SDD to HDD.So i backed up the windows partition with a third-party tool then formated the SDD completely including the recovery partition.I talked to merchant technical support and they told me that the license for windows is obtained with the motherboard serial but the recovery tool would guarantee restoring everything including driver updates & Lenovo useful softwares.I want to know where can i get an official image for the recovery partition in case i wanted to install windows again on the SDD without the previously created image.Thanks in advance.

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Hello, I have lenovo thinkpad edge e530 with windows 7 Home Premium 64. I partitioned my HD with EeaseUS. It worked but it also caused a serious problem. I can't use anymore  my Lenovo One Key Recovery. It simply won't start. The good thinkg is that Lenofo_Rexovery parition is still present. I didn't delete it.  How to repair it? If you need any details please ask me.

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Hello Everybody, Just bought a Lenovo G580 notebook with pre installed Windows 8 (500gb harddisk, 4 gb RAM, Intel B960).I have been using Easeus partition manager with Windows 7 & its been working very well.So I wanted to partition my new HDD with it.Upon creating the a new 100gb partition (most importantly from OS partition that was about 428 gb) a very strange thing happened.The Refresh/Reset functions of WIndows 8 stopped working saying required recovery files are missing, also Lenovo One Key recovery program does not work with the message that required service partition is currently unavailable.At the same time, apparently  partition called Windows recovery  (1000 mb, hidden) still exists.One more peculiar thing I noticed & that is there is a new 1mb unallocated partition before the Windows recovery partition.While partitioning I did not receive any message about deleting of any data.One last piece of information (not sure if relevant) is before doing partition I had created a system image that I am unable to restore, Windows 8 repair function recognises the image bit is unable to restore it. Any ideas how to restore the System Recovery functions or how to restore the system image. ThanksPetr

Answer:Lenovo G580 - WIndows 8 - Resizing OS partition & problems with system recovery

Hi petrmichal,
 
Thanks for Posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to apologize to you for facing this issue but am sorry to tell you that the HDD partitioning caused that the recovery image won?t be working anymore and in the case that you want to create back system image recovery will be at the service center,
 
I?d like to provide you with the contact support number to able to contact them:
 


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Hi,
       I have Lenovo 3000 Y 500 came preinstalled with Windows VISTA Basic. It contains single physical Disk drive of size 120 GB. C:\ with 20 GB. D:\ with 80 GB and remaining hidden partition. I was having problem with C:\ running out of space to install the new programs. So I have incresed the size of C:\ with the space claimed by resizing D:\ using Windows VISTA Disk Management. The One key recovery,which was working until now, stopped working.
    When I press One key recovery, it goes through all the usual windows stopping at the last window and throwing
"The hard disk partition is different from the factory preconfigured backup. System Recovery can not be done" before requesting to exit.
     What should I do now to make the One key recovery work and bring back my laptop to factory configured settings.
 
Thanks and regards,
vijay anand natesan.
 
edit : personal information removed for your own safety.
 

Answer:lenovo 3000 y500 vista basic one key recovery partition problem

You need to resize to original sizes.





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

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

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

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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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Having some troubles with an upgrade to Windows 8 and just wondering about my options to revert back to Windows 7.Computer is almost brand new with no "personal" information on it.

Answer:Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

What do you mean by "complete reset"? BTW





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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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Please help with getting acces to the Recovery Service Parition. On a Lenovo E431, I have tried more then a dozen times rapidly pressing F11 on boot up. Other procedures tried:1) Hold down F11 on powerup.2) Hold down Fn+F11 on powerup3) Remove battery + pressing power button 10+ times then repeat above. Also, neither F1 to enter BIOS or F12 for boot menu seem to work. On bootup the bios post screen flashes for less then 1/2 second.All I can make out is, on the bottom it says PRESS F1 to enter BIOS setup.Then it boots into Windows 10. I was considering that maybe the Service Partition was erased but it is NOT.I pulled the drive, and attached to another machine.  The Service Partition IS THERE. Ultimate goal - Wipe the C: drive, overwritting Windows 10 and restore factory Windows 8 Pro. Please help, whats the secret to getting into ANY of the Function Key options?Thanks,Unit1000

Answer:Lenovo E431 - Can't get into Recovery Service Partition or BIOS or Boot Menu

Per Lenovo, their One Key Recovery software is not available in Windows 10, so that may be why you cannot access it since the upgrade, and I do not believe (I could be wrong) that the boot to recovery partition option was ever available on your model....I think you had to use One Key Recovery from within the OS, or have created recovery media. If it has been less than a month since you updated to Windows 10, you can still revert back to the previous version using Windows recovery, but after that time elapses, you cannot, and would have to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 instead. How to revert back using Windows Recovery (if upgrade is less than a month old)Press Windows Key + A  simultaneouslySelect  All Settings option from bottom of slide out window on right.Select Update & SecuritySelect RecoverySelect Get Started under "Go Back to Windows 8.1" (if still available)See link below for more details How to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1http://www.windowscentral.com/how-downgrade-windows-10-windows-81 If over one month has passed, then you will have to basically overwrite the HD with a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro (8.0 pro install media is not available) by using Microsoft's MediaCreationTool available here, and burn either a DVD or USB key to use to install Windows 8.1 pro.     Windows 8.1 should find your Windows Product Key stored in the BIOS, and, per Microsoft's Downgrade Rights, and install 8.... Read more

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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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 Bonjour à tous,
 
Je souhaiterais savoir si quelqu'un s'est déjà penché sur ce problème. Je possède un T440S et la partition de récupération me permet la réinstallation de Windows 7 Pro, mais après le passage à Windows 10, je souhaiterais que la partion me réinstalle Windows 10 Pro
 
Merci, 
 
 
English translation ............
 
Update the Lenovo recovery partition after Windows 10 migration
 
 Hello everyone,I would like to know if someone has already addressed this issue . I have a T440S and the recovery partition allows me to reinstall Windows 7 Pro, but after switching to Windows 10 , I would like the partion me reinstalls Windows 10 Prothank you ,
 
 
Mod's Edit: Provided English translation for the benefit of our English readers.
                     Translation provided by Google, please forgive any grammar errors.

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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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Hello My Lenovo Y530 has damaged hard disk (bad sectors)I replaced HD with a new one, but i want to transfer hidden recovery partition with a One Key Recovery functionality to my new disk. (bad sectors were at the end of my old disk, so recovery partition is ok)Is there any tutorial how to do that?Should I use any sector by sector partition cloning/copying software? But how to get OKR working on a new disk?I really appreciate your help

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My Windows XP installation needs serious cleaning :/ As far as I know there's a way to re-install the WinXP that came with the Notebook, right? I see in PartitionMagic, that there seems to be a serviceV002 Partition which seems to hold these files.... However: HOW EXACTLY do I initiate this :/ ? Thanks for your help...  

Answer:Lenovo 3000 N200: need to reinstall WinXP, but dont know how to access the Recovery Partition

use lenovo care button then select restore & 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.
 
Moderator Note; translate.google.com translation of above
 
 
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)
 
 
My son told me he merged two partitions, one that makes 800.00 Mb and that he create one that is 301.34 Mb with the drive letter... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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Hi everybody i hope you are all doing great. Laptop Details:Lenovo Y50-70 Laptop (Lenovo) 203784720hq512ssd960m16gb ram I made a clean install to my lenovo laptop so I lost some essential applications that came with my laptop. I installed almost all the drivers and apps at lenovo driver support download page without problems but i could not find some of lenovo apps that came in my laptop when i bought it and I really need them. The only one available in the driver download page were Lenovo energy manger. The most importants for me that i need are lenovo onekey recovery app and lenovo updates. For onekey recovery I only need the app, not the files to restore the whole partition, because the recovery partition is intact, I did not format it. So I only need the app that opens it. Th apps I want to get back are:1. Lenovo Onekey Recovery app - The one I am more interested in.2. "Lenovo Updates' (lenovo updates is the name of the app) The scond one im am more interested in.3. Lenovo Settings4. Lenovo companion If someone can guide me to where to download each of them, it would be great. I would need for windows 8.1 64 bit or windows 10. Thank You, I hope you can help me.  

Answer:Where do I download Lenovo Y50 Onekey Recovery, Lenovo Settings. "Lenovo updates", Lenovo Companion?

Go to the Windows Store and do a search on "Lenovo."   You will find almost all the apps you need are available there.

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Since I'm not an expert at present, I can't do a lot to help others in this forum solve their problems. So I figure that the most helpful thing I can do is post enough information that hopefully others can learn from my experiences. That's why I'm putting so much documentation into this thread.

I have a WD 2TB external hard drive that I use for both System Image and data file backups. A week ago, I was trying to resize one of its partitions, and the process got hung up partway through. I took some steps to try to address any problems that may have resulted, but apparently I didn't do enough.

Here's the background:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227



I was using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 to resize a partition on a WD 2TB external hard drive. I let the process run overnight, and somehow it was interrupted during the Quick Data Moving step. Upon resuming, the program indicated it had data that still needed to be moved so I let it continue.

The process apparently stopped at the "Rebuilding Partitions Info" stage - neither the percent complete, nor the elapsed time, nor the time had remaining changed for at least the past 3-4 hours. (Until it suddenly stopped, the elapsed time had been steadily growing.)

I've attached a screenshot showing the Paragon dashboard and status windows.









  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227


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Answer:Resize Partition Failure (Part 2) - PW Partition Recovery found issues

I read about PW Partition Recovery in one of the tutorials, so I ran a Quick Scan of the entire 2TB drive, with the following results (see screen shot).

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When I first got this product, before opening I thought that all the 500gb would go to the first partition, but then I saw that the recovery partition has half of the 500gb just for recovery which is unnessecery.

But I had no problem with this at the time, and used the recovery partition(after saving to a disk) for ubuntu so I could have a dual boot.

But now I've came to realise that the games I'm downloading are taking more and more room up on my C drive. The problem I have is that I can shrink my recovery partition and enlarge the C drive.

Does anyone know a work around?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-225: Shrinking recovery partition englarge C partition

You will need an 3rd party software to shrink the recovery partition and to add the free space the existing C partition.
I would recommend you an freeware tool called Gparted

But before you would start doing this, create a recovery disk!
This is advisable in case you would try to set the notebook back to factory settings using such disk.

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Hi

currently I am using vista ultimate. I have only one partition (C:)

i want to install vista home premium onto (C:) but my dvd/cd drive does not work. I do not have (or want to use) a portable DVD/CD drive to reformat.

Im thinking of creating another partition (D:) and then transfering the "bootable folder for home premium", from another computer to (D:) via usb drive.

Can I boot from this new partition (D:) and reformat (C:)?

thanks.

Answer:HELP! No CD Drive, want to make recovery partition to format main partition

Hi -

Shrink the HDD --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...n-my-hard-disk

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi
As the topic says; after installation of a fresh copy from the original disc win7, my second partition "D" has been renamed itself to the Recovery Partition. You can see it only in the application "Disk Management". I do not have access into it at all. When I click the right mouse button ?help? option appears only . There are very important files to me.
I tried to use EASEUS Partition Master but I'm afraid of losing data.
Please help.

Answer:[SOLVED] After win7 install, 2nd partition has renamed itself to Recovery Partition

Have you taken the install disc out ? Sounds dumb but the d: partition is generally a reserved partition and indicates your CD-ROM drive, to me it looks like your install disc, the file system is UDF which is universal disc format, you have two recovery partitions on top. Remove the disk, reboot. Then choose a different letter other than D for your recovery partition.. Best to start with z

The fact that the file encryption is UDF, you will not have the ability to modify it, its not NTFS, FAT or FAT32.

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I deleted the unwanted recovery partitions on windows 8.1 using  'Diskpart'.The unallocated memories were created but they cannot be used to extend any other partitions even by using Diskpart.I am just able to create them as normal partitions buth
not by combining them but each seperately.Any solution for this...pls...

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Hi,

Need some help. I recently bought Acer Aspire 5560G. It comes with 500GB HDD with only one partition which is drive C. There are 2 hidden partitions as well. I would like to split my drive C in 2 partitions without effecting my Recovery partition. Is it possible??? if yes than what's the best way?? Help would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Hard Drive Partition Without Effecting Recovery Partition

I think the easiest way to accomplish that is to shrink your C: partition. That will create unallocated space. And the unallocated space can be used to create a new partition.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Create New

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Is there a way to boot directly off of D:(recovery partition) so i can restore my gateway laptop to factory settings? Right now I get a "BOOTMGR is missing" error message. The C: drive is completely gone, but like i said, the recovery partition is intact.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I tried hitting f11 at startup to bring up gateways recovery menu, but again nothing. I have the windows vista recovery environment disc also if that helps.

Answer:Formatted Windows Vista partition, but i still have the Recovery partition on D:

There are files on c: used by the recovery partition on d:

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi, I cannot find my original x60 tablet cds. And I am installing win xp pro now on a new hd I just put in. I'd like keep a partition for recovery (like the original one in system). Can I just make a separate partition in xp installation? How big should I give to it? And how should I make partitions if I want to install multiple OS? (XP and Vista) with recovery for both? Thanks!Message Edited by saja on 01-01-2009 07:24 AM

Answer:lost my original x60 cds, how to reserve a partition for recovery partition?

you can't reserve a recovery partition in the normal sense if you don't have the Lenovo recovery media. If you want to do a dual boot you will have to partition your hdd into two drives.  You can partition your hdd by using an aftermarket software like PartitionMagic, etc.  

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

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

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

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

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

anyone can help?

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













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

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

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Hi everyone,

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

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

All went well. After recreating the partitions, I used DISM to deploy the *.wim image on the USB drive to the Windows partition and installed the bootloader afterwards. The tablet was fixed after this :) I installed Windows RT 8.0 and updated to Windows
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I just purchased a brand new laptop and have realised that it didn't come with a recovery disc or a recovery partition on the hard drive.

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

+Toshiba recommends you to create Recovery Disc Medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to ensure+
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I've got an SSD drive and obviously storage space is premium. I've got the Lenovo recovery DVDs. Is there any way to reinstall everying and prevent it from installing the recovery partition? Or is it better to delete the partition after Windows installation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For interest:
Windows RE statue Disabled - Microsoft Community

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

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

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

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


Many thanks for your time...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

Answer:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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

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

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

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

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