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Factory Reset for Lenovo 3000 N100 ? How ? Cannot see 'Lenovo Care Button' or pinhole anywhere

Q: Factory Reset for Lenovo 3000 N100 ? How ? Cannot see 'Lenovo Care Button' or pinhole anywhere

Hello.I have a ( now ) ancient Lenovo 3000 N100.I don't like throwing things away and if I can get it restarted I would be pleased. Basically, it won't boot up. I get a message: STOP: 0x000000ED (0x89B16858,0xC0000006,0x00000000,0x0000000000 ) Is there any SIMPLE way to just go to a factory reset ? . I see posts saying 'press the Lenovo care button' but where is that ? what does it look like ?Others say stick a pin in a hole ~but I cannot see any pin stickable hole anywhere ...... So what to do ? I doubt if it is worth spending money on.

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A: Factory Reset for Lenovo 3000 N100 ? How ? Cannot see 'Lenovo Care Button' or pinhole anywhere

Hi jonblane1,1. May I know what Windows are you using? 2. You may try to access Lenovo System Recovery by pressing F11.3. If Step 2 does not work, you may refer to this link.

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I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 (0768-2CU) and I can't seem to find the drivers here... My model doesn't show in the dropdown slection under drivers & downloads.  If did find the drivers for the N200 but I have the N100.   Anybody know where I might find them?










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A:Lenovo 3000 N100 Drivers?

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Please visit the EOL driver site: http://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html
Once you make your selections in the three dropdown menus, you should be presented with your driver listing.
 
Hope this helps.
Regards.

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I recently had to restore my laptop to factory default settings because of a virus that i had caught on my computer. With doing that i installed all of lenovo software for my computer such as sound drivers, built in webcam etc..my computer works fine but the only thing im having problems with is the usb ports. They are not reading any external devices such as my microphone and usb external devices..

Ive been researching and i think its the bios but not sure i downgraded to the previous bios but with doin that the sound didnt work and the wireless internet wasnt read either..then i updated to the bios and everything works fine except the usb ports still.i also tried to update the ports and uninstalling and reinstalling but it still didnt work

if anybody has any ideas on how to get this problem please reply to this post please its very appreciated
 

A:USB problem with lenovo 3000 n100

See How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers
See USB Device Problems? Check for Windows Updates as well
 

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Hi.I've got some problems with my computer. 1. Due to some unexplainable reason, whenever I type something on the keyboard, all my USB ports stop working for the time I'm typing. When I stop typing it takes a few seconds to recognize the USB device currently attached and it starts working again.  2. Another problem is with my sound driver. It's kind of messed up. I can't hear any sounds from the speakers unless I've plugged in headphones. And while they're plugged in I can hear sound from both, the speakers and the headphones. At the moment I've disabled front panel jack detection and I can hear sound from the speakers without having to plug anything in, although when I do, I don't hear sound from the headphones, but still from the speakers. 3. I haven't been able to find any working drivers for my SD card reader. 4. The driver for the fingerprint reader does not work. The device manager shows that I have AuthenTec AES2501A installed but when going to Biometric devices in the control panel, it says that Windows didn't find any biometric devices. 5. I've been unable to get my bluetooth device to work. I've tried adding a new device and it can't find any, even when I have several working near the comupter. Also, trying to see all the devices I have connected to via Bluetooth, the window pops up and never stops loading. Without showing any devices. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. Lenovo 3000 N100 0689. I would appreciate some hel... Read more

A:Lenovo 3000 N100 trouble.

did you try to perform clean windows installation by pressing one key recover button?

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I have the 0768-a49 model which came with vista business. I downgraded to XP pro sp2 ever since then i've been having alot of problems. I even try going back to vista, but didn't help, so i just kept it at xp........1-finger print reader doesn't work. installed driver, installed software,nothing. 2-same thing with bluetooth. the wifi and bluetooth switch is the same. wifi works, bluetooth doesn't come on at all. 3-usb connect disconnect when i press any button on the keyboard-tried different bios like stated in the other thread, but didnt work. 4-sound works,but when i plug a headphone i get sound on from both headphones and laptop speakers. Can someone help me solve these problems, especially the usb. I been using alot of flash cards and i can't connect them to transfer files.....
 

A:Nothing but problems with Lenovo n100 3000

You should go to the Lenovo Driver Matrix, to download and install all drivers listed, using the text explanations exactly.
When done properly, your Lenovo 0768-A49 will work just fine.
As a shortcut, you can install the Systems update 3.14 by your model:
H100
J100
J105
J110
J115
J200
J200p
J205
K100
Q100
S200
S205
. C200
N100
N200
V100
V200
Y100
Or you can connect to the Lenovo site and let their system tell you what you need and install it for you.
Basically, you need the Chipset most importantly, being sure your BIOS is up to date.
The Matrix will show you exactly what you need... it can be as many as 35 download installs, depending on your exact model.
Or you can buy the Lenovo WXP Professional disk set by telephone for less than $50 including shipping.
 

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Greetings, This isa free laptop, Lenovo 3000 N100. I bought a power supply for it. It was running a Non-Genuine version of Windows 7 so I formatted and installed Puppy Linux. Problem: The fan runs for a couple of seconds during bootup, then no more. The laptop will shutdown randomly, I assume from overheating but I don't know that. The battery is dead so I pulled it out and am running straight off the power supply. I pulled the fan out and taped (3) 1.5V batteries together, hooked some leads to them and found that the fan runs fine and continuously. I cleaned out all dust found in the air vent. This has not fixed the problem. Something is telling the fan to shut off. Don't know if this is a motherboard problem or what? It is so far a free computer aside from the power supply. Any ideas? Thanks,Doug 










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A:Lenovo 3000 N100 Fan Runs 2 seconds

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
The fan problem maybe why the computer was free especially if you dumpster dived it.
 
With the fan wired to the batteries does the computer still shut down randomly?  You could also see if Linux has any apps or software for temperature monitoring to confirm overheating.  If overheating is an issue you should probably renew the thermal paste and see that the heat sink is securely mounted.  Either of those can lead to high temperatures.  If overheating is not an issue it just might be that the computer isn't getting hot enough for the fan to kick in for additional cooling.

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Hello community. I am owner of this old laptop. As I am a student i've gained access to free Microsoft software - including Windows 10. I've always used Xp on this laptop before but now i wanted to try out this new OS. The problem is, that everything works fine besides that i have no sound. In audio device tab i only have S/PDIF audio device which generates no sound from speakers(obviously). I have already tried drivers installed from EOL in compatibility mode but with no luck. Any ideas how to fix that?

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I have a IBM Lenovo N100 3000 laptop that keeps shutting down at random, it doesnt matter what you do it shuts off when it feels like, what i notice is if it is off for a while it will stay on longer before the first shutdown but once the first shutdown occurs it just keep on doing so as soon as around 5 minutes after bootup.
I thought it was having a heat issue so I opened the section where the fan and processor heatsink is and cooled it manually with an external fan, i actually had my hand on the processor heatsink one of the time when it shut down and it was extremely cool.
I reformatted my hard drive and installed a fresh copy of windows...same problem
I went into BIOS and left it there to see what happen...it shut right off just the same!!!
(I also noticed in the BIOS there is no power management nor temperature readings even though I have ruled out overheating previously I would have loved to see these settings)
so now i'm down to definitely a hardware issue!!
I replaced my memory to see if that was the culprit.....it shuts down just the same!

oops my battery is no good so I wondered if that was the influence so I removed the battery completely and booted it on just AC power...it shuts down just the same!
Could you experts please kindly advice me of what other possible hardware could be causing this problem?
I have tried my best, I really dont know what else to do.
 

A:IBM Lenovo N100 3000 laptop that keeps shutting down

Sounds like overheating. If the thermal paste has worn and/or is not making proper contact with the CPU heat sink and fan, your computer will overheat and shut down quickly, to prevent damage.

Also, the heatsink WILL appear cold in that case, because proper heat transfer isn't taking place, so the heat doesn't really transfer to the heat sink accordingly thus seeming "cold." If you can, re-apply the thermal paste or have a technician do it for you.

Another thing to do is make sure the fan and heatsink aren't full of lint/dust, etc. That can prevent heat dissipation and cause overheating.

If none of those work, you are looking at a different type of hardware problem, such as a faulty motherboard or CPU.
 

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Hi everyone,

I have recently acquired a Lenovo 3000 N100 768-BXG and like many people with the N100 have massive USB problems.

Now I have read up and discovered that this is a problem with the BIOS which seems to affect all the available BIOS except the 1.08 version for machines preloaded with Vista - well I have the 2.06 BIOS for machines preloaded for XP.

I have read that I can flash the BIOS to an earlier version designed for the C200 (specifically that contained in the 63af02us.exe update, DL20102A.WPH) which is I think the 1.02 BIOS - then I can reboot and it will then allow me to flash to the fixed (ie: USB working properly!) 1.08 BIOS.

Now for the meat of the question: I have installed Win7 on the laptop as it came with no HDD thus no recovery partition etc. Do I have to wipe this install and install WinXP Pro in order to perform the BIOS flash? Can it be done from Win7 safely or at all?

I have never flashed any BIOS except my router although I am fairly confident that I have read and understood everything required. My problem is that I don't really understand the detail of BIOS and am only able to post this due to scouring other people's posts on this and other forums.

Can anyone out there confirm that I have the process correct, and answer my questions?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me

Stokey

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A:Help resolving USB problem with Lenovo 3000 N100?

If there is a downloadable Windows based bios flashing utility from Lenovo for your model laptop you should be able to use it to flash the bios without much trouble, regardless of the Windows version installed. Don't worry about having no battery installed. Bios flashing should never be done on battery power alone. If the laptop can boot from the CD/DVD you could flash the bios using a CD/DVD image. You will also have an option to back up the current bios to a file. If the bios flashing fails, the laptop may be rendered useless, so no recovery can be attempted
 

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Dear all I have troubles with my battery on my old LENOVO 3000 N100 0768 I would like to reset battery , but power manager can not detect my battery, there is text" battery is not installed" Could you tell me correct version of power manager and HOTKEYS for that  model, which is working. Or is there any other possibility how to reset battery? Thank you very much Steve

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I have an Lenovo 3000 N100 Notebook, TYPE: 0768-04U which came loaded with Vista operating system. The battery that came with it was DOA so I ordered a new battery from Lenovo which is working fine.

The issue I'm experiencing is as follows:

After using the notebook where everything is working just fine. No devices with any issues, I go through a normal shutdown and leave the notebook off for a day or two with the new battery in (fully charged) and the power cable plugged in.

Upon trying to boot up, the Rescue & Recovery process kicks off automatically and Vista will not boot. However, if I take the battery out and unplug the power chord and leave it sitting for a day or so and then put the battery back in and plug the power chord in, it boots up with Vista with no problems.

Anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this or what to do to remedy this situation?

Thanks!
 

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Hi,I bought thinkpad t430. I have admin password I can log on and use it... but it seems my laptoo doesn't work properly. I can't change user name or password as normal....and many minor things like this. Pre installed OS is win8... but now win7 is installed and says it is not active. I tried to restore it to factory state... In the bios utility which I entered by F8 and enter (if I won't tap on enter, it win7 will start normaly) there is no reset.... option. I tried NOVO button, no reaction in both started or after shut down. What should I do?

A:How to factory reset lenovo T430 without novo button

There is no novo button.  You enter the BIOS by F1.  F8 gives windows startup options.  Some win8 licensed machines came with win8 and some were downgraded to win7, but all would have been activated.  F11 will restore, but it sounds like somebody installed an incorrect copy of windows, which might have overlaid the restore partition.  In that case, you will need to buy a copy of windows from Lenovo or elsewhere.  

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Hi,I bought thinkpad t430. I have admin password I can log on and use it... but it seems my laptoo doesn't work properly. I can't change user name or password as normal....and many minor things like this. Pre installed OS is win8... but now win7 is installed and says it is not active. I tried to restore it to factory state... In the bios utility which I entered by F8 and enter (if I won't tap on enter, it win7 will start normaly) there is no reset.... option. I tried NOVO button, no reaction in both started or after shut down. What should I do?

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My Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop, running Windows XP Professional keeps getting a message on the bottom right corner of the screen from the information message spot that says:

Windows - Corrupt File
C:\System Volume
Information\Restore
(A8393674-085C-4723-B63E-39928C5F4C89) -\RP1206 is
corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility.

I ran the Chkdsk utility and it ran 1 of 3, 2 of 3, and 3 of 3.
It stated:
File type is NTFS
Warning: F parameter not specified.
Correcting error $ 130 for file 11593

then went on to repair many errors. But it didn't change the Window -Corrupt File note/warning. The computer runs for a while, then craps on me and freezes up. Any help appreciated. Bill

A:Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop has corrupt file

Try running system file checker

http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_syste..._i_run_it.html

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Despite being plugged into AC power, my Lenovo 3000 N100 shuts down after about one minute. It boots properly but suddenly shuts down. I have not used this laptop much since purchasing it in 2006 and have seldom used it on battery power alone. Any suggestions before I buy a new battery? Maybe I am mistaken, but shouldn't the computer work on AC despite a depleted battery?

A:Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop shuts down after about 1 minute

Hi Charleydog and welcome to the community,
 
Take the battery out  and unplug the ac.  Hold the power button down for about 15 seconds.  Do it twice.  Then plug only the ac in and see if it fires up.
 
Dave

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Hello Everyone !

I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 0768FGG model. I'm facing a problem when I press any key on the keyboard any device connected to USB port disconnects and reconnects. This is really frustrating I've been searching for the solution on the internet for quite some time and I came across this board. So please can anyone help me with this problem? It will be a great help if anyone can advise a solution..... Thanks

Kind Regards

Faisal
 

A:USB disconnects when any key is pressed on the keyboard : Lenovo 3000 N100

Yes Faisal,
a bios upgrade will fix this issue. Check for a bios update from Lenovo support
 

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Hi,
 
I am using Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop. I can't able to open the windows as it shown the "Blue Screen Error Message". Whatever I do to try to fix the issue but its still does not work.
 
What should I do? Thank you
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
                     Moved posting to it own thread

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Hi there,
Can anyone help me? I'm quite desperate here.
I'm having problem with my keyboard/USB.
When I press any key on the keyboard, that instant all USB devices are disconnected. And soon after I unpress it, the system will detect all USB devices like they were just plugged in. I say all USB devices, cause it doesn't matter USB mouse or USB drive, they all get disconnected.
It's frustrating me cause I can't use a USB mouse.
Please help

I'm using a Lenovo 3000 N100 0689GRA.
 

A:Solved: Pressing key disconnects USB Lenovo 3000 N100 0689GRA

How many USB ports does that have? and what are connecting them. If you could also please look in your event viewer (Start>control panel>administrative tools>eventviewer, and check the "SYSTEM" area. double click any item in that list for a detailed description. You should see some errors.
 

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My laptop was working fine last summer until the Windows Genuine Advantage kept popping up telling me it wanted to verify if my OS was valid. I tried to shut it down or disable it and windows started to behave strangely to the point that it would not load at all. I purchased the laptop in December 2008 from Micro Center in Houston brand new. I have the sticker on the laptop that tells me the OS is valid.

Lenovo did not ship with the rescue and recovery disks, instead it has a rescue partition. The rescue partition would not restore the laptop. So I tried the rescue and recovery DVD I created. Somehow it did not create the product recovery CDs. When I called Lenovo about this problem, they belittled me and then charged me $50 for the set of Product CDs. I thought my troubles were over, wrong!

After installing the CDs windows almost loaded and then it went to the blue screen of death. This happened a few times. I tried reinstalling the disks and everytime I would receive a different error message, it is missing drivers, it can't locate a file, etc.

Today it returned:
The application or DLL X:minint\system32\umpnpmgr.dll is not a valid Windows image, Please check this against your installation diskette.

Product Recovery could not find file Z:\UBREC.CMD

I called Lenovo and again, no help. I am at a loss. My laptop was fine until the Microsoft Genuine Advantage pop-up kept showing up. And Lenovo is not providing any support for the faulty CDs they sold me.
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A:Problems restoring Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop XP Professional

I don't think XP is sold any longer, but if you can find an XP install disc, you can use it to delete the old partition(s) and freshly format the hard drive and install XP correctly
 

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I have this 3000 N100 laptop for over a year now with no problems (except the lousy battery which died in 6 months and I'm running on A/C since then). Last week I started laptop and this shutdown problem started appearing. System would start normally and then would suddenly power itself in 2/3 minutes (most of the times, but sometimes in runs for 2-4 hours before shutting itself down)I checked the fan and processor. Nothing is heating up.I changed processor. Even then it'd go down.I have made the fan DIRECT (always ON) but the system still shuts down.I tried hmonitor but it only reads HDD temprature which is 36-40C - I guess very normal. Now I wonder where the problem may lie. Is it motherboard? What part of board might be getting heat? Or is it actually heat? Or do I need to get certain parts (capacitor, I/C or something) on Motherboard replaced? Any help? Comments? Suggestions?     













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A:Lenovo 3000 N100 random automatically power off (complete shut down)

I have been having this same issue the past couple days. I power my Lenovo laptop up.. it will boot into Windows XP.. then after 2-3 minutes - it will shut down. If I try to boot up again, the same process repeats. It is running on A/C now and still does this ... could it be a battery issue still? This would be the third battery that I purchase for the laptop since I bought it new. Thanks...

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Hi. I was just given a Lenovo 3000 n100 (prod. i.d.# - 97684JU) laptop that had crashed. If I can fix it, it's mine. Yay!

Problem: Keyboard does not work. It has a fresh install of XP with Service pack 2 - which I believe was taken off a disk labelled XP Pro Svc pk 2, w/sata drivers for gateway - key preloaded - which was in dvd drive.

In device manager under other devices there is a list of devices marked as uninstalled drivers -
3 base system devices,
fingerprint sensor,
foxconn bluetooth 2.0 plus EDR,
Network Controller
PCI Device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

The registered to in properties of My Computer has all the symbols for two lines. I have figured by trial and error that the keyboard is not working. USB keyboard and mouse do work.

I have a XP Pro cd, version 2002, unopened that I can use to reinstall the operating system - however this one I believe is for a compaq/hp pc.

My question: should I download all Lenovo drivers to a flash drive, and do I need anything special during install?

will computer recognize usb keyboard and mouse if i am formatting and reinstalling opsys?

I am thinking that maybe with the disk they used that may be the reason why the keyboard does not work.

Or can I just install the drivers needed from the lenovo site, and then fix the "registered to" and "users" in the registry?

what would be my best bet here?

thanks for the help here.

A:lenovo 3000 n100 bad xp install - keyboard not working, 9 device drivers missing

the model number you listed appears to be wrong

put the correct model number in here

Lenovo Support - Download Drivers and Software (US)

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Hey there guys and gals, I have a Lenovo Laptop 3000 series G530 (18 months old) and it causing me a few problems because it's extremely slow and almost always unresponsive to anything I do (webpages on most occasions are taking 30 - 40 minutes to load, Although here it only take 10 - 20 seconds :P).

Anyway I located a .VHD file and tried to use that restore it's previous state from last november (just before I returned it too the microsoft engineer who said he had fixed it when he hadn't (naughty engineer ), Anyway I managed to fix it myself that time round.

So I was posting in one of the threads here earlier about opening the .vhd file to access the windows file's before they became unresponsive (or whatever you want to call it ) and it turn's out that the .vhd file may be from just after the engineer tried to fix it or just before (not too sure it was the same day though ), Anywho I wanted to know how to do a factory restore on the computer without having the installation disc (and apparently no product key on the sticker below the battery on the bottom of the laptop, It's worn away so it's unreadable).


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A:Need help with factory restore on Lenovo 3000 series G530

You have a COA sticker?
Is it win7 home premium? what language?
Do you have a win7 installation dvd?

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Hello, Could you please help me with How to factory reset Lenovo Z50-70 I bought this laptop on Date and Time: 8/11/15 i did Shift restart and was in recovery menu but is confusing and i was not able to findd factory reset option. Apologies if I am not able to put my request in clear format. Regards, Manoj  

A:Lenovo Z50-70 : How to do Factory reset : as my Wi...

Hi manojalandkar  , 
 
 
Greetings.
 
For the Z50-70 factory reset,   
 
Turn off your pc and use the Novo Key (left side number 2 page 9)  to turn back on . 
Novo menu would offer System Recovery , One key recovery from Initial Backup would launch factory restore that would reset everything and delete all files and programs. 
 
It would be repartitioned with a new image just like when it came from out of the box. 
 
Be sure that you back up things you need before doing it. 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
Regards
 

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Hello, I hope you can help me, I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad P51 few days ago, and I install my SSD Samsung EVO 960 EVO M.2 on it. I would like to know, how I should reinstall Windows 10 on that drive and not on the old HDD, I need to make a clean Windows installation? or maybe I could reinstall from any other kind of recovery media? Kind regards. 

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I have had some problems come up with my Yoga 720 and I think I have got the point where I need to factory reset it or get it replaced. How do I go about factory resetting it. If it involves going to Reset My PC/Advanced Options, I unfortunately can't go there, because it requires a password and I believe my password was wiped out of the system after I safe-booted it with networking.

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Hi Guysi Performed Some Changes On my Mix 310 Lenovo Tablet ( Windows 10 )Now How i Can Factory Reset Mix 310 Lenovo Tablets ?

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Hello, i have a Z50 lenovo that i want to reset on factory settings & clean all hard drives  i tried to use lenovo reset button that transferred me to the menu options, but whe i used factory reset it always tells me that factory reset failed please insert lenovo recovery disk, and when i insert the disk it tells me that this is not the correct media disk ?, what can i do to format it Iam running out of options and i dont want to use system reset to a previous date because i want to totally clean ally laptop? thank you in advance 

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Hi, I have a Lenovo laptop I was struggling to use several months now. It wouldn't update windows for one thing noway whatsoever and would not either upgrade for free to windows 10.Since the expiry day for free windows 10 upgrade is approaching I decided to factory reset it and complete the upgrade if it wants it or not.I guess I'll have questions during the process so I decided to register here and ask them as they will appear.So here is the first question, as I checked the reset button, it asked if I want to reset only the drive with windows or the other drives too. Such as my laptop had more than one drives, which I ignored.Where can I locate and check those drives?Tks

A:Factory reset of lenovo g40-30 windows 8

Hi assybertran , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Usual for the G40-30 model to either have a single HDD or a hybrid SSHD that holds with 8GB NAND flash memory . Physical harddrive may hold multiple drive declared as partitions. 
 
Onekey recovery feature is a full factory reset that would be able to clear and delete everything out and restore the image the way it was when receive from out of the box which is ideal to having a fresh start for users as it deletes possibilities of infecting one drive from the others.
Data back up is definitely recommended on a different storage
 
To check both for availability and integrity  running diagnostics would help.  Going to the BIOS on the same Novo menu would also show physical drives available on the unit.
About the mentioned partitions , disk management would show it. Note that OKR is a hidden partition on the harddrive (highlighted links for further reference and details) .
 
Take time to review the procedure and back up everything needed. Run appropriate diagnostics before deciding. 
 
Update us how things go for you. 
 
Regards

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Hey guys, For context: I have a recovery key. I can't seem to factory rest my Lenovo because of this one error. I start my pc using the novo button, go down to System Recovery then press enter. From there, all is good. But after that, I either get a blue screen with an error message on a blue background followed by the startup up Lenovo Screen with the added "preparing automatic repair" followed by a black screen or I just skip the error message straight to the "preparing automatic repair" screen. Does this make sense?If so, how do I fix this? Kind regards,Luc  

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Greetings everyone: I have a Lenovo x201.  It originally uses Windows 7 Pro. I had upgrated it to Windows 10 but felt it was too clunky.  I utilized the system restore windows that comes on when you boot up the laptop.   After the reformat I wanted to check to see if I could preform a system reformat again but I don't see the system restore window anymore upon bootup.  I did press the ThinkVantage  button upon boot but nothing.   I pressed F11 but nothing.  I did check to see if the partition is present and it is.  I am not sure what the next step is. ThanksMario

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My Windows 8 Lenovo Y500 has been in a constant auto repair black screen blue screen loop for a couple of days now and I can't seem to find a solution. Mainly I've been looking to simply factory restore it to solve the problem since I don't care about losing any data. I've already tried: F8Shift + F8F9F11Novo button system recovery I tried these in order to try and access the advanced options but to no avail. The Novo button system recovery says "Loading files" then goes to Lenovo logo but loops back to the auto repair. I do not have a Win. 8 recovery disc or USB at hand. Is the only way to fix this is to obtain one? Thanks.

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Hi,

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E530c laptop which I need to reset to factory.

On startup. pressing F11 brings up the Lenovo recovery tool to do this, however, because the laptop is setup on a network, it says this cannot be used. It instructs me to login and use the tools within the OS.

I cannot login because the trust relationship between the laptop and server is corrupt (which I also can't fix).

Any ideas on how I can access the recovery tool, perhaps by creating a new login to use (I don't know the local admin password).

Thanks
 

A:Lenovo Thinkpas Factory Reset

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I have a G50-80 latop which was upgraded to Win10 quite a while ago. Recently it started having trouble with hardware and software that once worked not working any longer. I decided to use the factory reset option to take the system back to Win8.1. Before doing this I uploaded the more critical of my user files to a cloud service and created a Windows system recovery image to an external SSD connecterd via USB. I also created a system recovery CD. Once I felt all was safe, I pushed the little button and began the factory reset. It worked beautifully, the system came up in Win8.1. However, the files I had uploaded to the cloud didn't fully propagate, and I needed to restore the Win10 image to get them back. After many attempts to get the Win10 upgrade to work, I was finally able to boot Win10 and restore from the system image from the SSD. I found the files and more securely saved them for later access. Now, I needed to perform one more factory reset to bring the system back to Win8.1. But, the operations to do so resulted in the system rebooting back to the Win8.1 installation. It was not able to start the factory reset. Some reading on the internet indicates that if the HD partitions are written to by software other than the Lenovo OneKey tools that any attempt to use the factory paritions to do a reset would fail with the symptoms I was seeing. Using the Win10 disk management tool, I can see that there are 6 paritions on my HD. They are called "Reco... Read more

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I need to factory reset my computer and have gone through almost everything and still have no idea how to. i am running windows 7.

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Hey today I did the clean installation of my lenovo y520 after that I dont like it becz I have to install all the applications that were preloaded. The clean installation os windows 10 pro. Its a force installation by default my laptop came with windows 10 home. Now I tried the novo buttion but after selecting the system recovery it loads the windows 10 instead of recovery screen. How can do the factory rest I need the os that came when I was purchased. Really appreciate thanks.


























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A:Lenovo Y 520 Factory Reset after clean install

Just want to tell you I didnt get any installed onekey recovery software it might be in the hidden drive.  FYi I am not sure whether I found the answer. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/in/en/lenovorecovery Please confirm.

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hi, i have a laptop lenovo T410 that run on window xp.
After running the window, i am prompted to log in but i forgot the password.
So what must i do. How do i reset the laptop to its original factory setting.
Thanks.
 

A:how to reset lenovo T410 to factory setting.

All your files will be lost. Do you want to recover them first?

Do you know the Administrator password?

Do you have a blue button above the keyboard?
 

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Hello, I just got this new yesterday from BB, and to say the least, am disappointed with its slow response.  How can I factory reset this?  Laptop didn't even come with a manuel, and online, it keeps saying push the One Key Recover system which this laptop doesn't have.  Please help. -Jack

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I have Lenovo Ideacenter Desktop with window 7 OS. Last week, i upgraded it to win 10 and downgraded back to window 7. Now problem is that i am unable to do factory reset (lenovo Green leaves screensaver page) even after restarting and pressing F2 key repeatedly.
Yesterday i used Auslogics software for registry defragmentation and now my window is not loading .getting start up failed error. when i tried using system restore option...it is not working .(please see screenshot attached .i cant click that box to select local disc C option).
Can anybody help me .I am basic user with basic knowledge of computers

Thanks in advance

A:No factory reset in lenovo pc after downgrading to window 7 from 10.

Originally Posted by goforsumit




I have Lenovo Ideacenter Desktop with window 7 OS. Last week, i upgraded it to win 10 and downgraded back to window 7. Now problem is that i am unable to do factory reset (lenovo Green leaves screensaver page) even after restarting and pressing F2 key repeatedly.
Yesterday i used Auslogics software for registry defragmentation and now my window is not loading .getting start up failed error. when i tried using system restore option...it is not working .(please see screenshot attached .i cant click that box to select local disc C option).
Can anybody help me .I am basic user with basic knowledge of computers

Thanks in advance



The screen shot you posted shows the system restore page, not a factory reset page. There would be no system restore points to restore to because system restore was disabled.

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I reset my laptop and now it's replaying the startup screen over and over how do I fix it
 

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Hello, I bought a Lenovo Thinkcentre edge 3414 CQG on an auction. It seems to work ok, because when I start it, it comes up with a login screen for windows 7 professional. Of course, I don't have the password. I only have the PC,keyboard and mouse. No CD's or documentation. On the bottom at the back I have a windows 7 pro licence. How can I reset this to factory settings with a clean version of windows?I searched already a bit here and tried already:Press F11 during boot: Gives me the language choice box, but then comes up again with the same username/pwd box.Press F2 during boot : Gives me the only option "Windows" to choose from and when I select that windows starts with the user/pwd boxPress F8 during startup : has an option "repair the computer", but when I select that I get into the same sequence as pressing F11. Any other ways to to a clean factory reset?If not, is there a way  to somehow get ridd of the pwd box when windows starts up?? Thank you

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I've had a virus on the laptop/tablet for a while now and it was ruining the PC for me. I tried multiple different free malware detection services but the actual problems always slipped through. I didn't want to have to pay for a whole new program just to clean it out, and because this is a fairly new device I decided to just factory reset the whole thing. I followed the steps in the user manual and a couple of different internet sites, but I've hit a brick wall. When I get to the reset screen of the laptop, all of the possible options I can use encounter errors. I tried to use "refresh your PC" and get "There was a problem refreshing your PC". I tried "reset your PC" and it gets about half way through the process and says "There was a problem resetting your PC". I went into the advanced options that looks like the image I've attached to this post. It says I do not have any point to restore to, I don't have an image backup, the system repair says that it couldn't repair the PC, I have no idea what to do in command prompt, I couldn't find anything useful in the UEFI (But then again, I didn't know what to look for), and startup settings doesn't do anything. On top of all that, I can't even get out of this menu. My options at the menu start are to Continue (Exit and continue to Windows 8.1), Use a device (Which I do not have one or know how to get one), Troubleshoot, and Turn off your PC. When I try to continue, the PC boots up, says "Preparing Automatic Repair" and I get put ri... Read more

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