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Question about Lenovo (D:) Partition and Onekey Recovery. Please help!

Question: Question about Lenovo (D:) Partition and Onekey Recovery. Please help!

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 Partition); and 1000mb Recovery (healthy partition). I do only want to delete Lenovo (D) and merge it with Windows C. 2. I searched for Lenovo one Key software on my laptop and I did not find the program. I am guessing it is in the BIOS and I won't be able to find it. It seems like there is almost 18gb space is hidden and I cannot find its allocation. I have used laptops from Windows store before and there was not bloatware like Onekey Recovery. I would like to get rid of that and use traditional Windows recovery in the future. I already made a USB recovery flash drive. Is it possible for me to simply do Windows reset (full format) and delete all the hidden partition and start with clean Windows only laptop? Meaning, I would like to utilize all of the available space as much as I can and I do not think Onekey recovery is any different from windows traditional recovery. Please let me know if I am wrong, and tell me if it is possible to remove the hidden partition and oneykey recovery from my laptop by doing full format reset of the laptop through windows operating system. I would like to have clean Windows computer with all of the space available to me. Of course, I want to keep windows recovery partition. Thank you so much. I apologize for posting such a lengthy message.


























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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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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}"/>
<WinreLocation path="... Read more

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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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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I regularly backup my Lenovo Laptop's HDD using Lenovo's OneKey Recovery software onto a Western Digital external USB HDD. Is it possible to: 1) after a backup of the HDD onto the Western Digital external USB HDD to , 2) remove the HDD from the computer and install a new 360gb SSD, and 3) then perform the OneKey Recovery to load the SSD with the last backup and have everything work as before but faster?My Laptop computer is a Lenovo G570 4334 43344JU. It has an Intel Pentium CPU B940 2.0GHz, Packaging LGA1155, and Chipset ID 1C49. The HDD is a HITACHI 320GB SATA II 2.5INCH HTS543232A7A384. Windows 7 Ultimate is currently installed on this computer.   













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Answer:Lenovo OneKey Recovery Question

Hi lor1cal, Did your laptop come with a disc based os or is it pre-installed on the (D) partition, I`m not sure if onekey recovery backs up (d), Thats where you could encounter problems when you swap out for the ssd Got it, Open control center & click recovery, The program will copy the os on the (d) partition onto a flash drive (your flash drive will need 16gb or more space), Once done you should be able to install the os & then your backed up data to your new ssd. Hopefully One you have created the usb recovery you will be asked if you want to delete (D) from your hard drive *Do not*. You may need to replace the ssd with the hdd if anything should go wrong, Think of it as your master backup!  Let me know how it works out... Hope that helps! Catt

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

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

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

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Bonjour,
J'ai vraiment besoin d'aide.
Je possde un PC Lenovo ideacentre K430 livr avec windows 8.
Mon fils c'est amus a bidouiller plusieurs options et rsultat,  il a fusionn 2 partitions caches 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 rglages usine.
Les partition qu'il me reste sur le disque dur sont :
(informations donn par Easeus Partition Master 10.0)

Mon fils me dit qu'il a fusionn 2 partitions, celle qui fait 800.00 Mb et qu'il en a crer 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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Hi, Recently I was making a Full back up (as always) of the Flex 2-15 HD with Macrium and suddenly, when Macrium was backing up the C: partition, it stopped and sent an error 1117 which is NOT good, so after reading on the web , I performed a repair CheckDisk process, but upon finishing, on the log  appeared a couple of UN-repairable sectors, so to make a long story short, I ordered a new  SSD to replace my internal SSHD and my question is IF it is possible to restore all the partitions (with exception of the C one which is the one that is damaged) to the NEW drive and  after installing it, use "OneKey recovery" to restore windows 8.1? Thanks a lot in advance for any help on this issue













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Answer:Lenovo Flex 2-15, Onekey recovery question?

hi Diazruanova1,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
As per this article, restoring, resize, and reordering of  individual partitions via Macrium Reflect is possible but the OneKey Recovery depends on the entire partition structure of the drive for it to work (i.e., If you originally have 5 partitions and you only restored 4, OneKey Recovery will not be able to run as the drive letters and/or sector alignment will be different).
 
If you have a good working Macrium image backup of all the partitions, I recommend you restore them all first on the SSD then run OneKey Recovery.
 
Note:
You can only use OneKey Recovery to restore to a drive with same capacitity or higher. If you use a smaller drive (e.g., 256GB SSD), you will need to either create a recovery drive and edit the create partition primary size entry as discussed in this thread and use it to restore on the SSD.
 
 
Regards

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 I have a z500 with following specs-i5 3230m8gb ddr31tb seagate stock hddgt 740m 2gb i also have a samsung 840 evo 120gb. want to replace the hdd with it and put the oem windows 8 on it . i also want to replace the odd with hdd and use it as external od. question: where do iget the caddies and all? and will the service centre people do the work for me???? will it void my warranty ??? i am pretty sure the okr will stop working - how do i get it to working state again considering there is a dedicated button to serve the purpose???? someone pls help . (sidenote: i have upgraded to windows 8.1)

Answer:Lenovo z500 ssd and onekey recovery question

First thing you should do is to call the service center to inquire about your plan. If they agree then the rest of your questions can be disregarded.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi, when I use Onekey Recovery I see 'partition has damaged...'. I need reset my Windows 8, because the system stopped loading and began to automatic repair (with no result)..Please help me

Answer:OneKey Recovery - partition has damaged

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





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

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

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

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

Answer:OneKey Recovery 8.1: hidden partition(s)

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

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Hello, I have recently repartitioned my disk on my Lenovo Z50-70 to a system drive with 290 GB, the Lenovo drive was kept at 24,9 GB and a new partition with 600 GB. I want to create a separate system partition and reinstall the system using OneKey Recovery. My question is, wether the system will format the HDD and erase my two partitions and create one large C: drive, or will the documents I moved to D: (the new partition) stay there, unharmed?Thanks for your anwsers 

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

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





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

Answer:Z510 OneKey Recovery Partition Problem

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

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

Answer:About Service Partition for OneKey recovery feature.

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

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Hello Guys

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

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

Thanks in advance

Answer:OneKey Recovery - Partition : Unallocated Space

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

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

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





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Just wondering if anyone knows what the system is looking for when the OneKey is pressed and "System Recovery" is pressed. I know that on my system it boots from Partition 3 LRS_ESP, but what is it actually looking for that it knows to boot from that specific partition? Is it checking for a specific offset? I'm pretty sure it's not the Drive Label because I changed that and it still booted from the OneKey. Is it looking for a specific partition size? BTW I'm a Network Admin with over 17 years experience, so don't think this is some random n00b question or anything like that. I'm simply planning on wiping the drive clean and partitioning it the way I do all my systems. I already have a method that I've been using for years with my own custom Recovery partition. Depending on how that OneKey works I'm thinking I might just use it and attach it to my own recovery partiton. Just wondering what it specifically checks for to determine which partition to boot from. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Lenovo OneKey Boot to different Partition?

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There is a partition "D" , 25GB,  called Lenovo that I'm puzzled about , so I have some questions (I have looked at some of this thread also new disk partioning and one key recover feature ) On D there is a folder, "drivers" , which I think could have been on the main C partition. I thought the purpose of D was to be a dedicated space for a system backup, using "Onekey". But shouldn't such a partition be invisible?  I also noticed an invisible 14GB recovery partition next to the viible D disc., when I look at disc management. In OneKey I can do a system backup. It says that it needs 44GB. That's more than the size of the D partition. Will it always backup all the data in C ? Then it will be a huge amount over time. So I don't get the idea behind OneKey or the D partition. You can do a system backup in windows 8 that you save to USB. But that takes only 16GB. I'm gessing that's only the most vital system data. I would have liked to have the total 1000GB partitioned into a 300GB C disc, and the rest on a D partition. If I want to erase the current D partition, how can I transfer any important drivers to the main C disc? I hope that I can do that and then create a new partition out of C. Any suggestions or explanations? 

Answer:The idea with the D partition (Lenovo z50) and OneKey

Hi, i have a Z50 for a few days..i've not idea about the D: partition but I guess it's a partition to save drivers and allow users to access it.. concerning the hidden partition.it is not possible to burn recovery disks using One Key Recoverythe only way to recover your system from factory is using the recovery partition (not C, not D, but the hidden partition)so better to keep it. As C: is the main partition i guess you can only reduce the volume, not extend it (as in windows 7).I would copy file from D: (drivers) to C:then I would delete D: and resize C: hope it helped.mike

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On the Lenovo Onekey Recovery, I selected the option to restore system partition to its initial status. Now I'm not sure what this does exactly, but it then asked for what language I wanted to use and then username and password. And before I could type in anything, the screen turn black and no matter what I did, it wouldn't budge from there. Now I don't know if I accidentally removed windows and I don't know how to get it back. Does anyone know what options I have? 

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

Answer:OneKey Recovery Backup - Identifying Partition Size

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi.Let's just say I did something really stupid and now I want to restore my laptop to factory settings.The previously mentioned stupid thing happened during the installation of Kali Linux so right now, I don't know whether Kali is installed or not.Does running the OneKey feature restore the entire laptop back to factory state, along with the removal of Kali?If not, exactly what all does it revert and how do I know if Kali has been installed or not? 

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I bought a G50-70 laptop recently - the one with FreeDOS on it.I found a 1GB partition in the HDD and deleted it thinking it was created for FreeDOS.Then I created a 100GB partition and installed windows 8.1 in it, which works quite well, The Novo button has a system recovery option, but this just boots Windows now.How to make Onekey Recovery work on this system? Is it possible?

Answer:Lenovo G50-70 onekey recovery

hi melvincv,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
The 1GB partition that you deleted might have been the OneKey Recovery app (but lacks the backup file to restore from factory since the unit came with FreeDOS) and ideally, the OneKey Recovery requires the recovery partition for it to work.
- Link to picture
 
The threads below may help to restore or make OneKey Recovery to work as others users were able to do it. 
 
Check it out:
OKR 8.0 problem
A DIY Project: Creating a bootable OKR 8 Recovery USB Flash Drive
 
 
Regards

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Has anyone been able to transfer the OneKey recovery partition to a new hard drive on the IdeaPad Y430/530/730? Reason I ask is because I want to transfer the OneKey in the latest Y series IdeaPads to a Y410. I have placed a hard drive for a Y430 in a Y410 and it boots into it just fine with the NOVO button. I was hoping I could transfer it over and recreate a Windows image for the Y410. However, I have noticed that OKR 6.0 will not run in a Y410 [at least when I installed it on mine]. It may work on a fresh install of XP [hopefully]. Any help is greatly appreciated.





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

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





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Hi guys. So I backed up all of my data into an external hard drive using the built-in Lenovo OneKey Recovery 8. My laptop is the Lenovo Y500 running the Windows 8.1 OS. After backing up my data, I decided to dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 but for that to work I needed to do a fresh install of Windows 7 first. So I used diskpart to clean out my hard drive and partitioned it during the installation process of Windows 7. The bad thing here is that I think I also deleted the OneKey Recovery partition in the process.  My question then is how will I be able to recover my backed up data now?Will I be able to recover the OneKey Recovery partition?How will I be able to install OneKey Recovery 8? Thanks so much for answering.

Answer:Need help with Lenovo OneKey Recovery 8 for Windows 8

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I got on my Lenovo z50-70  today and as it turned on I got a message saying Application error saying "Application has generated an exception that could not be handled. Process ID=0Xa84 (6788) Thread ID=0x1118(4376) Cick OK to terminate the application  or click Cancel to debug the application."   then all of a sudden the PC shutdown giving the error "PC has run into a problem and had to shutdown. The stop code waa DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL   What failed was tidsvycf.sys"  and as the laptop rebooted it ran a disk check but then as the laptop restarts and works for less than a minute but then it goes back to Application Error. I've tried clicking OK and cancel and neither work.  This kept happening for a while so I decided to go to System Recovery to reset my laptop back to factory settings. Which I've done in the past when my laptop got stuck on updates. But this time when I got on OneKey Recovery I got the error saying "program can't find initial backup image". Attached is the picture.. Now how do I factory reset my laptop..  When I got the laptop it was Windows 8. I upgraded it to Windows 10 using assisting technologies. So it was a windows 10. 


























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I have y510p, runing windows 8 These are the partitions on my laptop: Partition 1: WINRE_DRV 1000 MB (Recovery)Partition 2: SYSTEM_DRV 260 MB (System)Partition 3: LRS_ESP 1000 MB (OEM Reserved)Partition 4: 128 MB (MSR Reserved)Partition 5: Windows8_OS 894.5 GB (Primary)Partition 6: LENOVO 25 GB (Primary)Partition 7: PBR_DRV 11.6 GB (Recovery) I have two questions:1) Does OKR8 recover WINRE_DRV and SYSTEM_DRV partitions?2) Is there any differences between initial backup (factory default) and custom (user's) backups recovery processes? Thank you in adance.

Answer:About Lenovo OneKey Recovery and Partitions?

braveheart wrote:I have y510p, runing windows 8 These are the partitions on my laptop: Partition 1: WINRE_DRV 1000 MB (Recovery)Partition 2: SYSTEM_DRV 260 MB (System)Partition 3: LRS_ESP 1000 MB (OEM Reserved)Partition 4: 128 MB (MSR Reserved)Partition 5: Windows8_OS 894.5 GB (Primary)Partition 6: LENOVO 25 GB (Primary)Partition 7: PBR_DRV 11.6 GB (Recovery) I have two questions:1) Does OKR8 recover WINRE_DRV and SYSTEM_DRV partitions?2) Is there any differences between initial backup (factory default) and custom (user's) backups recovery processes? Thank you in adance.Does OKR8 recover WINRE_DRV and SYSTEM_DRV partitions? Answer: No. Is there any differences between initial backup (factory default) and custom (user's) backups recovery processes? Answer: Yes. After the restore to imitial backup your unit will have all the factory installed program at the time you first receive them while after the user's backup restoration your unit will be at the condition when you made the backup (OS + programs + data, etc).

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Hello guys. I'll restore my system using a factory recovery media (Lenovo USB Recovery Creator - Lenovo Digital Download Tool), but someone knows if it restore OneKey features, or it's only Windows? Thanks.

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Hello. I wanted to recover my computer to it's start. But i couldn't it says two errors (In Polish):-1234 Client_System_Software-Windows Script Host Script: X:\OneKey\main\lrscall.vbs Line: 2 Char: 1 Error: Nie mo?na odnale?? okre?lonego pliku Code: 80070002 Source: (null)and after those two errors laptop does restartMy computer stats:LENOVO IdeaPad Y700Windows 7 (But laptop orginal system is Windows 10)and i don't know what do you need more to know.I just need help! I need to recover my computer to it's fabric stats.

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So, this is my problem. One day my Windows 10 started bsoding, freezing.. So I decided to reinstall it. I downloaded ISO from Microsoft. I burned it to 16 GB USB Stick to GPT with Rufus software. When i was installing, I accidentally deleted partitions a wiped fully hard drive.. And now when I enter Recovery it just boots Windows 10.. Nothing else.. Is there way to make a new one? Please answer.

Answer:Lenovo OneKey Recovery damaged

Hi ZheeSheeter, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
The hidden recovery partition is imaged only in the factory are cannot be recreated the same even with a recovery disc. Only by sending it to the same depot facility to restore it back.
 
If the Hidden Partition is destroyed:
If the hidden partition is destroyed or replaced hard drive, you won't be able to restore the system through Lenovo OneKey Recovery software. You need to utilize the Recovery DVD, read more from below related articles:How to recover the system to Factory settings with Recovery DiscsHow can I get a system recovery CD, DVD or USB from Lenovo
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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I miss application Onekey Recovery for lenovo yoga 900. please give me this application or The Windows Recovery Media Systems for yoga 900.

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Ive been having issue with my lenovo G580 laptop. Its been stuck in a constant startup repair loop.

Using posts on this forum, ive tried to rectify the problem myself but realised its beyond me but Ive made changes using the DISKPART feature of windows at the command prompt stage, and I think ive disabled the recovery options.

Ive tried to use the onekey recovery service preinatlled onto the laptop. Usually just press the recovery button, next to the power button but pressing this now just boots into the system repair loop.

Does anyone know how I can rectify this?

Answer:How to re enable lenovo onekey recovery

You can try setting the recovery partition active using partition wizard boot disk, then rebooting to try one key recovery again. There should also be a way to relink recovery to the one key button.

But the factory install is an inferior install to begin with so you'd be better off doing the reinstall in the tutorial under signature picture below.

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I just downloaded the Onekey Recovery for the Y 530, but I can't seem to install it. I accidently uninstalled the previous one, and now I can't get it back. When I was trying to install it, I get an error sayinig "This software can only be installed on a Lenovo system," but I am using a Lenovo system.  













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Answer:Can't install Lenovo Onekey Recovery

Extract the files from the EXE with Universal Extractor. Go into the directory where the files were extracted, and delete a file titled "Custom". You should be able to install it then.





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i used onekey recovery 7.0 to make recovery discs my question is can i use these discs after i install another OS like windows 8 ?













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Answer:Question about onekey recovery

hi Extreme-Enigma,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
If you have one physical hard drive, you can use the recovery disc to install the original Windows 7. If you want to dual boot Windows 8, you will need to shrink the drive to accommodate Windows 8.
 
If you have one physical hard drive with Windows 8 installed amd you use the recovery discs to restore Windows 7, it will overwrite all partitions on that drive and will restore Windows 7.
 
If you have two physical drives and wanted to do a dual boot then you can use the recovery disc one drive to install Windows 7 and install Windows 8 on the other drive. See this thread in reference.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hi y'all, I have a 3000 K100, and I just reinstalled my computer on a hard drive with out the factory backup, so when I try to create a original backup, it says that I need to restart computer and turn the Instant Backup&Recovery off, even though that I didn't even install all that pre-loaded softwares, just the core-drivers. So, what can I do?(My C drive is small enough for the invisible partition)

Answer:Onekey Recovery question...

Hi, I don't have a reply to your question but didn't want to start a new thread so I thought I would add this to your OneKey thread.Like a lot of you guys, I get the OneKey Insufiecent Buffer.... message so I checked the "C" Drive after I created a new OneKey base and it was  6.88GB Free of 29.2GB.About 24 hours later, the OneKey Insuffient Buffer message poped-up again so I check the "C" Drive and it said,  6.86GB Free od 29.2GB, apparently a "loss" of .02GB is enough to triggerthe error message.I hope that the Lenovo folks come up with a fix soon since having to create a NEW OneKey BASE every 24-36 hours, is a ROYAL pain in the &^%$.Bob

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I know the OneKey Recovery 7.0 system allowed users to password protect the recovery system. However, it seems you cannot do so with the 8.0 version. Why was this featured removed? I don't want kids from reformating my computer when I allow them to use it.

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I plan on doing a fresh Windows 8 install. If I use OKR does it just go back to how it was when I bought it?

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I am having issues with onekey recovery because I am trying to factory reset my laptop. I have used it before without issues, but I believe it may have happened after I tried out Windows 10 but then reverted back to Windows 7. If I try to use OneKey recovery through the program, when I select the option to reformat, it just restarts my computer normally. If I try to use the onekey recovery key on the keyboard, it just turns on my computer normally. Any solutions to this issue?

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad z575 OneKey Recovery

Hi Tofu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
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Hello everyone I have a ideapad s400 and I'm trying to preform a system recovery using onekey recovery but it's not working. when i open onekey and press on System Recovery i get the following pop-up message: "the program cannot find the service partition. this function is currently unavailable." However, when i press on System Backup i get the following pop-up message: "Current system can not support back up." Help, i need to preform a system recovery.  

Answer:Lenovo S400 Onekey recovery problem

You need to know what system you have install? apparently, It is not rescue partition in your computer. Therefore, You can't use onekey recovery to restore your system. for you second question, you can't back up sysem use Lenovo onekey, I guess your windows system version is Windows 8. According to online reply from official technical support, The Windows 8 preinstalled in Lenovo can't support onekey recovery. There are two solutions: 1?To install system again. 2?change to other backup software, after all, your system wasn't backed up. Therefore, you can totally use other software or lenovo onekey recovery alternative. I have been using AOMEI OneKey Recovery, and I think it is powerful. It can support Windows 6/8.1/10.  

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Hello. I wanted to recover my computer to it's start. But i couldn't it says two errors (In Polish):
-1234 Client_System_Software
-Windows Script Host
 Script: X:\OneKey\main\lrscall.vbs
 Line: 2
 Char: 1
 Error: Nie mo?na odnale?? okre?lonego pliku
 Code: 80070002
 Source: (null)
and after those two errors laptop does restart
My computer stats:
LENOVO IdeaPad Y700
Windows 7 (But laptop orginal system is Windows 10)
and i don't know what do you need more to know.
I just need help! I need to recover my computer to it's fabric stats.
 
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I have a lenovo b520 all-in-one(ideacentre)7745 pc and I accidentally deleted onekey recovery and I need to do a factory restore. anyone have a link to where I can download onekey again, or is it going to be more complicated than that. Thank you
 
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Answer:(lenovo b520) deleted onekey recovery

OneKey Recovery is an easy-to-use application. You can use it to restore your computer to the system default or to a previously backed up state.
Detailed Operation Procedure1. Repeatedly press and release the F2 key after turning on the computer until the Lenovo Rescue System opens, then select OneKey Recovery.
Note: System Recovery will overwrite all of the data on the C: drive. To prevent loss of data, be sure to back up relevant data before performing system recovery.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to select the backup task you want to restore from and the disk where you want to install the operating system, then press Next to start the restore.
3. Please wait during the process of system recovery. Do not interrupt the operation during the recovery process.
4. After the system is recovered successfully, the software will prompt you to restart the computer. Restart the computer and start the operating system

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My Y510p crashed, got into automatic repair and it was constantly failing. Couldn't be bothered dealing with it so just used OneKey to restore initial backup. It has now been stuck on the Lenovo logo with the Windows 8-esk loading circle for an hour.Was running Windows 8.1Also force shutting down and booting in safe mode displayed and error along the lines of "Windows inatallation canonot continue in Safe Mode"Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

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hi all,I am G 50-30 user and i tried to create backup image file in newly formed drive (F drive), this is my first attempt to  create backup and have a image file which has size 40gb , but it has lapsed about 3 hrs and still th progress is 0 percent and status is intializing, so i cancelled the backup as it is too slow. I want to create system backup once again now.I would be greatful if you provide me with the reasons for such a slow process and what is  estimated time for image file of size 40 gb.Also, please provide me with the steps to be taken if issue persists.thankskushagra23

Answer:Creating backup using onekey recovery lenovo G 50-30

hi kushagra23,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You can try following this step right here.
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht076024
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 





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So I'm trying to setup a backup before I leave on my study abroad, I have a 3tb Seagate  expansion drive and for whatever reason Onekey Recovery refuses to allow me to "Start" the back up to it. I've tried several different drive formats, cleaned it and converted it MBR with NTFS and exfat, back to GPT with NTFS and exfat, partitioned out 300gb to use as a backup. I have literally done just about everything you can do with a hard drive to try and get this to work. I'm running Onekey Recovery 8.0 at the moment and it shows no updates available so... any ideas?

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad P500 Onekey Recovery

marbutj wrote:So I'm trying to setup a backup before I leave on my study abroad, I have a 3tb Seagate  expansion drive and for whatever reason Onekey Recovery refuses to allow me to "Start" the back up to it. I've tried several different drive formats, cleaned it and converted it MBR with NTFS and exfat, back to GPT with NTFS and exfat, partitioned out 300gb to use as a backup. I have literally done just about everything you can do with a hard drive to try and get this to work. I'm running Onekey Recovery 8.0 at the moment and it shows no updates available so... any ideas?How large are your data? Where is it located ( C or D)?

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Hi All,       Anyone tell me how to get onekey recovery software for windows 8.1 . and i am using thinkpad e430 laptop. RegardsVinay













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Answer:lenovo onekey recovery for microsoft windows 8.1

Hi Vinay,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing the issue with system recovery on ThinkPad E430.
 
I am sorry to inform you that ThinkPad system will not be having One Key Recovery option. To perform the system recovery you have to use ThinkVantage button on the system or you can use the recovery disc which you have created after the system purchase.
 
Hope this helps. 
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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Hi all,I'm a new lenovo member, as I've received yesterday my first lenovo S400! I have a problem: I don't have the onekey recovery software for my laptop and I can't find it over the web nor over the lenovo website. Does someone have it? I need to do a backup!Thanks to all,Francesco













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Answer:Lenovo S400 Onekey recovery problem

hi francesco,if you didn't order free-dos system, you should be able to access one key recover by pressing the one key recover button.i have no idea where it located on s400 systems but you can just take a look at the manual for it.

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Sir,my z570 ideapad'd recovery button has been not working so repaired it using onekey recovery engineering software.But the problem now is my factory default backup in the partition is not working.But i have recovery disc of factory default os backup,restoring using that cd causes formatting the entire hdd,My question is by restoring that cd will contain the recovery partition or not

Answer:Lenovo z570 ONEKEY RECOVERY Issues

HeyIt wont contain the recovery partition. But you could foolow the following steps.1.Install the one key engennering using the first button.2.install the OS using the backup CD.3.Finally press the one key recovery button to power on and it would create a new backup as an initial backup and it would be like your first boot on puechasing the Pc.RegardsIshaan





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When I try to backup my Lenovo z560 laptop. My laptop goes itel and does not finish the backup.  What can I do to get the laptop to finish a backup? Please e-mail me and let me know.

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HistoryI purchased a Lenovo y50 5-6 months ago. I wiped the whole drive clean of all partitions and installed windows 7. but before i did I backedup the system disk  with acronis true image. Acronis backed up all the partitions and everything. I decided to switch back to the original lenovo system image.. and this is where im having issues.  I installed acronis and set to install the old image back. When acronis was finished and built all the lenovo partitions i was unable to use onekey to factory restore to the factory default image. I pressed the nova key when my computer was shutdown to launch into the one key system recovery option. I received the message something about my parittions being the wrong size. any ideas besides sending it in to lenovo.. is there a place i can download the recovery discs? Is one key able to make the recovery disc into usb format i have large usb flash drives up to 32gb. Thanks. if this is not possible can i download windows 8.1 iso somewhere and install it to this laptop will it reqiure me to enter in a key or would it know the key from the system?  

Answer:Lenovo Y50 onekey partition error after disk image store with acronis

First, what version of OKR do you have in the unit? If the message is about not having the correct size there are threads in the forum that discusses on how to go about it. You may have to search for them. If you want the iso of win 8.1 you search and download the media creation tool for Win 8.1. Use the tool to download the Win 8.1 installer and burn it to usb or dvd. Just select Win 8.1 64 bit when presented with other version of Win 8.1. The product key is embedded in the bios and this will be detected by the Win 8.1 64 bit installer automatically.

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YOGA 900 with Windows 10.
 
I've configured my system and used OneKey Recovery to create a system backup on an external drive.
 
The User Guide suggests a single image file is to be created using this process, but on my external drive I see a lot of files.... is that what it's supposed to look like?  It's not an ISO image or something similar???
 
Thanks!
 
 
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Answer:Yoga 900 - OneKey Recovery question

Hi TGinAz, welcome to the forum. 
 
          When using an external drive, the files can only be copied into the file name "backup", and no other path can be specified on the file prompt. Pre-create a folder named "Y900OKR" (or what not   ) on your external drive, then browse to that folder on the backup prompt. The files will be backed up as a system image, in that folder. If you only specify the external drive for the backup, all the files are copied to the root of the drive. The OKR system backup contains a lot of individual files, and not one big file. My current OKR folder has 72 files, 18.8 GB.
 
     You should also have a default D: drive recovery backup. This is for restoring the system to it's factory shipped condition, if your drive is still operational, and you only want to start over (or sell your machine). This restore will wipe out all of your user data, so make sure you have some other backup for this user data, before employing the D: factory restore.
 
     My backup plan includes:
 
1. OneKey Recovery on an external 2TB hard drive.
2. Monthly running the Control Panel > Backup and Restore (Windows 7) on an external drive, then maintaining an hourly File History on the same external drive.
 
Cheers
 
DragonRider
      
 
    

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

Answer:Question about onekey recovery on Y510P

hi Varroa,
 
Thanks for Posting,
 
As Far as I know Your system, Preconfigured already has multiple partitions (7 partitions maybe) only visible under Disk Management and under diskpart. and Yes only C: and D: are visible under My Computer
 
Where are you seeing this mini partition?
 
Regards
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Hello to all the community,I own one Lenovo s10-2 netbook. I made a clean windows 7 installation where I did format to the hard drive.My problem is that after installation I want to enable again Lenovo OneKey Recovery function and startup button.I found here (http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/ot/en ... ryid=35057) the win7 available driver.Then I successfully installed Lenovo OneKey Recovery I made a system Backup at D:\Lenovo but when I push the recovery button it just opens my win OS. I believe that somehow must add to boot.ini the Lenovo OneKey Recovery boot option.Any ideas?

Answer:s10-2, Win7 Installation, Enable Lenovo OneKey Recovery

if you make any changes on volumes ( resize, delete ) okr will stop working. can you confirm that you didn't make any changes on volumes and still have hidden & boot partition?

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I just purchased a new Z50-70 (run-out stock) with Windows 8.1, and am trying to understand Onekey Recovery, disk partitions etc. I read a lot of the blogs on this, but still not clear. In this Lenovo support documenthttp://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht077144it says"NOTE: The far left small Recovery Partition, EFI System Partition and Windows 8 operating system partition, is required by Windows 8. The larger Recovery Partition is the Lenovo created partition." When I look at my hard drive, it appears different to above document. These are the partitions I see from left to rightRecovery Partition - 1000MBEFI System Partition - 260MBOEM Partition - 1000MBWindows8_OS (C - 890.46GBLenovo D - 25GB Recovery Partition - 13.72 GB For recovery purposes, which partitions are used by Windows, and which by OneKey?I don't want to add or change partition sizes. I want to use Windows System Image backup on a regular basis.Windows System Image backup selection gives pre-ticked boxes to backup the EFI partition, the Windows8 C partition, and the WINRE_DRV (System) partition (1000MB) with a tick-box option to also include the D drive.Other than the C drive, does OneKey recover all the other partitions including the D drive, or do I need to include these all in my Windows System Image backup?The most important question I have, is what happens if my internal hard drive fails after several years (like it did on my previous DELL laptop). I will hopefully have ... Read more

Answer:Disk Partitioning on Lenovo Z50-70 with Windows 8.1 and OneKey Recovery

First about the partiitons. Refer to this link. It described each particular partiition. From the link you gave the 13 GB space is the OKR recovery partition. To your Hdd the 13.72 GB labelled as Recovery Partition is the OKR Recovery partition. To be strict about these two partitions they are really user OKR backup storage partition. There are other partitions needed by OKR through the NOVO button. You should be able to see them using a third party partiition program like EaseUs Partition Manager. Second. As to your important question: "The most important question I have, is what happens if my internal hard drive fails after several years (like it did on my previous DELL laptop). I will hopefully have a good Windows System Image Backup, but with no recovery disks, if I wanted to purchase a new internal replacement hard drive, how can I get a copy of the essential OneKey partitions, to get to a state to recover my Windows System Image backup." Comment: If you made a system image or backup using Windows you will only get Windows when you restore. As to the OKR (Onekey Recovery) partitions you will not be able to restore them. If you made the backup using OKR then you will be able to restore them from the date you made the backup. This means updated OS plus programs you installed. This will only happen if the OKR partitions remain in place. So if you use a new hdd which does not  have the OKR partitions you will not be able to restore your OKR backup.

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Does anyone have a patch or new release link for Lenovo OneKey Recovery? I recently bought a G450 and Win 7 Ultimate-64bit separately, there is no link available in the support and download page under this model yet. I tried installing the Vista 64 bit version and still does not work as well. I did a clean install downloaded the drivers from the Lenovo support page.













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Answer:Lenovo OneKey Recovery for Windows 7 64bit does not work

OneKey Recovery 7.0 for Windows 7 32-bitOneKey Recovery 7.0 for Windows 7 64-bit Enjoy .





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HiI bought a computer modol Lenovo Ideapad G510 with win 8.1 includ more one year agoI have many problems so I thought to do restore factory settings with onekey recoveryBut something is wrong like you can see in this picture:  I don't know how could this happen we no have access to this partitionhow can I fix it?thanks

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad G510 onekey recovery damaged

Hi avraham123 ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
This is the main guideline  (click highlighted link for full article) regarding corrupted partition.
 
If the Hidden Partition is destroyed:
If the hidden partition is destroyed or replaced hard drive, you won't be able to restore the system through Lenovo OneKey Recovery software. You need to utilize the Recovery DVD, read more from below related articles:How to recover the system to Factory settings with Recovery DiscsHow can I get a system recovery CD, DVD or USB from Lenovo
Note:
If you accidentally uninstall OneKey Recovery, you may go to D drive. Find the folder named as Drivers. Open it to find out OneKey_Recovery folder --> find setup.exe. Click on it and follow the on-screen instructions. OneKey Recovery will be reinstalled.
If you are unable to reinstall OneKey Recovery, you are recommended to contact local service provider or read How can I get a system recovery CD, DVD or USB from Lenovo for more information to get recovery media 
 
As discussed here are suggested steps that you can also try if repair failed .
1) Make sure that recovery partition is there or not. As I said, go to Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Disk Management and check.
2) Second, When the laptop is shutdown, try pressing the NOVO button and see if the laptop starts in the recovery mode.
3) You can try to restore the laptop from you... Read more

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I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z470 that had Windows 7 Home Basic and upgraded itself to Windows 10.When I want to recover to the factory state with OneKey Recovery within Windows 10 the program says that there is an error and recommends reinstalling, but it is useless.If I want to recover externally with the NOVO button it boots with the standard Windows 10 recovery procedure and I can not take it to the original state.Could Windows 10 have changed anything? How do I fix it?Thank you

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I have a problem with the OneKey Recovery button on my LenovoY480. Long story short, I installed Windows 10 because it was free, Unfortunately, i found out the hard way that it had lots of bugs and incompatibility to most of my apps. So after a few issue of being able to revert back to Windows 7, I was able to dowgrade. I then decided to reformat my laptop just for the heck of it. To my surprise, everytime I press the OneKey recovery button (the one that has a curved arrow on it), it simply turns on the computer as if you pressed the power button. It does not boot into the OneKey recovery window. Any idea as to the cause of this? Or any way to fix it? I'm no tech savvy, but if anyone has an idea, I would really appreciate it if you could help me ***Update: I tried to access Onekey recovery system restore via the icon/program in my desktop. Same result, PC seems to just restart or boot up normally. -Michael

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If you bought a Lenovo Y-series laptop fitted with Windows 7 like me (Y570) your ability to recover from a Windows breakdown is limited to your OneKey Recovery button or the OneKey Recovery program, which I hope will play in Windows Safe Mode. No recovery disk or re-installation Windows disk provided when you bought the machine. When you upgrade to Windows 8, the OneKey Recovery System does not work anymore. So its not advisable to upgrade but to stick with Win 7 forever. This is not fair. Is Lenovo planning to release a Win 8 OneKey Recovery program which will make the OneKey Recovery button (and the program as such) work with Win 7 Y-series machines upgraded to Win 8? I hope more users will see that a touted feature of their Y-series computers needs the urgent attention of Lenovo. We are being left behind if they ignore this issue.

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i have a lenovo 3000 G410G. Its absolutely imperative for me to do a system recovery to factory settings as my C: drive has apparently become infested with malwares, trojans and what not. The machine itself has become extremely slow and iv'e tried all the best anti malware and AV out there but to no avail. In addition to it it seems my 10 year old nephew has deleted some system files by mistake as well. So anyway....about this onekey recovery.......does this thing actually work? iv'e heard so many bad reviews about it. When i press the novo key the machine just boots and nothing happens. Is there an update patch that i can download? Is there an alternate way to enter the main interface and do a system recovery? I use Win xp. Any help would be really appreciated.

Answer:lenovo 3000 G410G onekey recovery not working

Be sure you push the NOVO button with the computer shut down.  Stay away from the start button.  My daughter has used it a few times on her 3000 Y410, and it worked like a champ.  If that does not work, hope for a better solution or call Lenovo.  I have heard, but not sure it is true, that you will have to send the computer back to Lenovo for reinstall of operating system and all other default items. Pictureframer

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HiI bought a computer modol Lenovo Ideapad G510 with win 8.1 includ more one year agoI have many problems so I thought to do restore factory settings with onekey recoveryBut something is wrong like you can see in this picture:  I don't know how could this happen we no have access to this partitionhow can I fix it?thanks

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad G510 onekey recovery damaged

Hi avraham123 ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
This is the main guideline  (click highlighted link for full article) regarding corrupted partition.
 
If the Hidden Partition is destroyed:
If the hidden partition is destroyed or replaced hard drive, you won't be able to restore the system through Lenovo OneKey Recovery software. You need to utilize the Recovery DVD, read more from below related articles:How to recover the system to Factory settings with Recovery DiscsHow can I get a system recovery CD, DVD or USB from Lenovo
Note:
If you accidentally uninstall OneKey Recovery, you may go to D drive. Find the folder named as Drivers. Open it to find out OneKey_Recovery folder --> find setup.exe. Click on it and follow the on-screen instructions. OneKey Recovery will be reinstalled.
If you are unable to reinstall OneKey Recovery, you are recommended to contact local service provider or read How can I get a system recovery CD, DVD or USB from Lenovo for more information to get recovery media 
 
As discussed here are suggested steps that you can also try if repair failed .
1) Make sure that recovery partition is there or not. As I said, go to Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Disk Management and check.
2) Second, When the laptop is shutdown, try pressing the NOVO button and see if the laptop starts in the recovery mode.
3) You can try to restore the laptop from you... Read more

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I use Lenovo Yoga 500 Corei5Window 10 free on product How can I turn off auto setting of "Onekey Recovery" which make a problem? Problem:It happen when "Onekey Recovery" auto setting (Don't have notification to ask me for setting) When it complete setting, mynotebook will stop and auto restart.But after restart it wil show the Bug "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE"and it ask me want to "Restart" again or "Advance"if I click Restart, it will ask me again after restart and show INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE So i have to click Advance tool and click Repair by Systems RestoreAfter use Systems Restore:I can normally open notebook and Onekey Recovery's deleted.After 2-5 days "Onekey recovery" auto setting again and make the same problem.These are Description when i use 'Systems Resyore' to fix     

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I don't care about my back up file, I was planning on making a new one anyways but I can't find any way to download it. I tried getting the Windows 7  64bit version but when I install it it's an entirely different icon and when I open it it says "driver installation failedplease reinstall application"I already have though. can anybody help me by giving me a safe, working download link.

Answer:I uninstalled Lenovo OneKey Recovery program windows 8 (64 bit)

Dear Andy16
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
kindly find below the link for the OneKey recovery download for win8 64-bithttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS035708
 
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I recently updated my windows 7 to windows 8. But I hated it so I downgraded back to windows 7. When I get on my computer, I install onekey recovery through a USB. It opens correctly and the computer restarts, but than it just goes back to the log on screen. It doesn't even go into system recovery mode. I think the problem is either that the windows 8 drivers are still on it or I need to install the drivers from here, the lenovo website. If you want to know what it looks like, it looks like windows basic and I can't change it to the regular windows 7, its just stuck on basic. Help?

Answer:Onekey Recovery issue on lenovo ideapad z575

hi Gregrs,
 
Once you upgraded your Windows 7 system to Windows 8, some lenovo pre-installed softwares will not be able to work, including the One Key Recovery - see this Windows 8 Upgrade Guide fore more info. If you have created a Windows 7 recovery disc using this guide, it'll be best if you use that disc to restore Windows 7 OS + the drivers that came with the PC.
 
 
 
Hope this helps

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Hello, I'm running windows 8.1 now and I want to reinstall Windows 8.1 Single Language (a clean install)The problem is that my computer came loaded with Windows 8. That's why, I have downloaded Windows 8.1 (the one without bing) and created an installation dvd.I used this tutorial and I made my DVD.Here are my questions:1) While installing, do will I get any problems with the product key ? (In fact I have learned my key, I know it, it's in Bios)2) Will all the lenovo programs gone ?  OneKey Recovery, Lenovo PowerDVD and the other ones ?3) After installing windows 8.1 can I reuse OneKey Recovery initial backup (the one with windows 8) ? Thanks in advance.

Answer:About Lenovo OneKey Recovery (while performing a clean install)

You should also make a backup of your Lenovo Recovery partition on a USB or a DVD.
Go to your One Key recovery program and create a disk. (I think that is the option, I dont have my laptop right now)
 
You may need to ENABLE boot from USB in the BIOS (depends on your laptop model).
Once that is done, test the recovery disk/USB by inserting it and restarting the laptop.
 
If your laptop boots into recovery mode (called BIOS boot screen), your drive is working fine.
 
Now, shutdown and you can proceed with a freah windows installation on your C:
(You may need to switch off SecureBoot in BIOS to proceed with installation, if you get an error)

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If you have a new Lenovo S10 or S12 or all type of notebooks, and  for a sum reason you have Lenovo OneKey Rescue 6.0 Partition Failure, the partition not boot and you do not have boot CDs, you unable to fix it ! it is impassible, bout you have a way to create a new factory boot CDs, instruction:1.you mast download Ubuntu 9.10 OS and create boot CD.2.you mast boot from the CD, do not install the OS only UP.3.from the system you have the option to see the hided partition.4.copy the factory.000 fils to ordinary partition (20-40), do not forget the factory.wsi.5.boot from the windows xp and ran the Lenovo Lenovo OneKey Recovery 6.0.6.using the files to creating a boot DVD restore system .

Answer:Lenovo OneKey Rescue 6.0 Partition Failure Create New factory image Boot CD

there's available bios update for ideapad s9e, s10e, and s10http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-72740

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

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I have read that when buying a Lenovo product, the hard drive comes partitioned in 3 parts. You can see 2 of them in "My Computer" and the 3rd is hidden for security reasons. I have also read that the OneKey recovery program saves the backup image in that 3rd partition. My problem is that the default path leads to a 22 GB partition with the OS on it and it not nealry large enough to hold my 149 GB backup image. I would change the backup location to this "3rd partition" but since it is hidden, i cannot. does this sound right to anyone? My source:http://knowhow.com/article.dhtml?articleReference=4434&country=us

Answer:P400 Touch OneKey Recovery Question

That source is correct provided you don't mess up with the partitions. That is resizing, moving, etc. partitions is a no no because you will loose the OKR functionality. BTW, there are more than three partitions.

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Hi is there a documented process for updating the OneKey options to use windows 10 if it becomes necessary to restore the system? I am assuming right now that if I have to restore it will restore windows 8 ?
 
 
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Answer:Yoga 3 14 - Question about onekey recovery and windows 10

I actually used OneKey Recovery last night. It's a very quick and easy process, there's nothing to it, just a few clicks and it re-formats your hard drive and sends you back to Windows 8.Everything is as it was when you first purchased the computer. I am still in the process of restoring all of my Apps, Documents and Settings right now since I did the OneKey Recovery last night.But like I said; all you have to do is boot into OneKey (by holding down the reset button while the computer is off), then OneKey will come up and will ask you if you'd like to continue with the Restore, you can do either a "Initial Backup" or "Custom Backup" where you can choose a specific Image File that you've created with Lenovo's Backup Tool in Windows to Restore with. If you don't have one then you use the "Initial Backup" and it does everything for you...It only takes about 5-10 minutes depending on the speed of your computer. And before you know it you will be back on Windows 8 starting over again from the beginning!Trust me when I say, ONLY USE THIS AS A LAST RESORT!Good luck, I hope this helps!





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I have Lenovo G580 laptop with windows 8 , i was using windows update when it suddenly crashed after that i couldnt use Refresh or Reset my Pc from the TroubleShoot Menu !!! I used lenovo One key recovery and i had created user backup.wsi , now when i try to use that it gives me a message something like "Backup.wsi Structure Error" . I dont have Initial Backup.wsi . Please Anyone can Help me by providing me with The initial Backup.wsi Image file

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Hi I recently purchased a Lenovo G560. First I turned it on I've tried to create DVD recovery (Default factory discs) but this error occured during the process: Failed: error code 0xEB1b068A. the softwar I used was neKey Recovery 7.0.I had tried it twice but it wasted me two DVDs already. I looked up on the web and I've notices that it's a common problem of the lenovo think-pad computers.If any one has the same problem that he resolved or if there is anyone who knws something about the issue please post your answers.Thank you













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Answer:Lenovo G560 OneKey Recovery 7.0 error code 0xEB1b068A

I am having almost the same problem. When trying to create a new set of Factory Install disks, I get a "An internal program error has occurred. Failed error code 0xEB1B068A".The status bar shows 99% on the second DVD when it bombs out, but only about 80% of the second DVD has been created. I have tried it twice. This is a two week old G560 from Office Depot.  

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hi at all, just bought an Ideapad Y500 (1000GB HDD, 16GB SSD, SLI 640M). Before messing things up, i want to do a recovery with OneKey Recovery and safe it on drive (D Lenovo, because it says it's default drive. But there's just 22.1 GB free space and the image file is 26.2 GB. Is there a possibility to extend the space on (D Lenovo?   













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Answer:Y 500 Resizing Drive Lenovo (D:) to safe OneKey Recovery data

You can store it in an external drive (usb flash drive or usb hdd). Please don't resize the partitions to prevent damaging One Key Recovery.

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Hi everyone, I have a few questions - I have a Yoga 2 Pro: 1. I created a separate partition for my documents on the hard drive. If I use Lenovo OneKey Recovery will that destroy the partition? 2. Following Question 1, will the OneKey Recovery run successfully given the existence of said partition? 3. I assume that the OneKey Recovery image on the hard drive provided by Lenovo includes all their software (OneKey Recovery, Energy Manager, EasyCamera, etc). If I use the Windows 8 Reset feature will that software still be installed or will it be a completely clean OS - as if, for example, I were to acquire a windows 8 ISO and use that for installation? 4. Where the heck is my Windows 8 Product Key? Thanks in advance, - ice

Answer:Windows 8 Reset, Lenovo OneKey Recovery, Partitions - confusion

icedoverfire wrote:Hi everyone, I have a few questions - I have a Yoga 2 Pro: 1. I created a separate partition for my documents on the hard drive. If I use Lenovo OneKey Recovery will that destroy the partition? 2. Following Question 1, will the OneKey Recovery run successfully given the existence of said partition? 3. I assume that the OneKey Recovery image on the hard drive provided by Lenovo includes all their software (OneKey Recovery, Energy Manager, EasyCamera, etc). If I use the Windows 8 Reset feature will that software still be installed or will it be a completely clean OS - as if, for example, I were to acquire a windows 8 ISO and use that for installation? 4. Where the heck is my Windows 8 Product Key? Thanks in advance, - iceDoubt OneKey Recovery will even work anymore. With Lenovo computers, you are not allowed to partition the drive. By doing so, you lose support to their OKR software and you will need to pay them $ in the event that you need to reformat your computer to factory (using their disks). The product key comes pre-embedded in the Windows install. Unless you use a key extractor on your current install, you may lose your key for good since I doubt your OKR system works anymore.

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I have a Lenovo g500s touch laptop with Windows 8 that is not able to boot. The error message occurs very early in the startup process says ?Your PC needs to be repaired. The application or OS couldn?t be loaded because a required file is missing or contain errors.  File: \windows\system32\winload.efi. Error code 0xc000000f. You need to use recovery tools on your installation media. ?When trying to use OneKey recovery from the initial image, the recovery seems to start with the progress eye bouncing back & forth for about the 30 seconds.  Then the status = Intializing, the current file is blank, speed = 0 Bytes/Minute, Time elapsed continues to increase, Time remaining is blank and the status bar is blank with 0%.  I have let this run for many hours and it does not change. Booting via a USB recovery drive seems to indicate the hard drive is correctly working.  From a command window bootrec/fixmbr = successful; bootrec/fixboot = successful;  bootrec/scanOS says 0 windows installations found; bootrec/rebuildbcd also says 0 windows installations found.Any suggestions to fix this problem?













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Answer:System drive/OneKey recovery for Lenovo G500S Touch

I was shocked to see if I let it run (>12 hours) the oneKey recovery advanced past the initializing step.  It then proceeded to the recovering step and semed to restore all the files.  The whole process took about 27 hours.  Now when I boot it comes up to the Lenovo screen but does not advance any further. Dave W

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