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Thinkpad x220.....Lenovo product recovery is missing from system recovery option

Q: Thinkpad x220.....Lenovo product recovery is missing from system recovery option

Sir i have lenovo thinkpad x220,unfortunatly thinkvantage blue button not working and i had found lenovo product recovery is missing from system recovery option. i had already discuss with lenovo service centre they told me that file is corrupted. but still my win7 is running as well as updating daily, i need your help sir....I am shareing some pic
Is it possible to get defult setting, or purchage...this is my mail id: *******@yahoo.comlenovo product recovery is missing

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Preferred Solution: Thinkpad x220.....Lenovo product recovery is missing from system recovery option

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

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So, I just finished building my brand new rig on 7/12 and of course 4 days later managed to mess things up somehow.

I have a 2 drive setup.

C:A Samsung SSD with my Windows 7 64bit Pro operating system. This was my boot drive.

F:A 2TB Seagate that I was using for all my storage needs.

Now, I haven't used Windows in a while so I consider myself a newbie. Just yesterday I wiped my Seagate in an attempt to extend my C drive into it. Only to stupidly realize as soon as I had done it, that you can't extend one physical drive into a separate physical drive. I believe this is the source of whatever problems I'm facing now. Maybe I set my boot drive to dynamic at some point. Or screwed up something on my C drive within Disk Management.

I used my computer after all this. I restarted it last night and it was fine. Then I left it on for the night to download something and went to bed. Came back in the morning, used it for a little while, then I had to restart it for a installation. A trusted program, I know this program has nothing to do with the problem. So i restart it and suddenly rather than seeing my boot screen, I see BOOTMGR is Missing. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE To Restart.

Now I can't start my computer, I go into BIOS and see my SSD and HDD.

I have tried using System Recovery from the windows disk and got the following message "System Recovery Option is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. I'm using the exact same... Read more

A:BOOTMGR is Missing and I can't access System Recovery Option

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Hi folks,I would like to ask - I have the contents of Lenovo Recovery Media for X220 (can be seen in a screenshot). How can I make a new USB with these contents boot?Contents of Lenovo Recovery Media  Thanks in advance!

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Dear experts, Please help me on this as I have been seaching for a solution for about 4 hours now... Somehow my recovery partition is damaged, so I use the recovery disc which I created when I bought the computer.  I used the disc to start the computer, and after loading files and everything, in the Recovery Manager menu the "System Recovery" is greyed out.  Note that I haven't changed any hardware on the computer. Please help! Thank you!

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When I launch HP Recovery Manager to recover my system, the "System Recovery" option is greyed out and has the message "Disabled: Please use Recovery Media to recover your system." I don't have any recovery media (apart from the D:/ 'recovery' drive, if that counts.) What should I do?

A:HP Recovery Manager "System Recovery" option disabled

Hi  Try this Click Start , right-click Computer , and then select the Manage option.In the left panel of the Computer Management window, double-click Storage to expand the options.click Disk Management to display a list of partitions, also called Volumes .Right-click the Recovery partition (D , and select the Activate Volume option.

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Greetings Lenovo Community,It seems that I have accidentally deleted my recovery partition while trying to dualboot with Windows XP and Linux Mint 13.  Do I have to purchase recovery media to reverse this?  This is an IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m, titanium cover, bluetooth, no camera, and Core Duo. -E  

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Greetings Lenovo Community,It seems that I have accidentally deleted my recovery partition while trying to dualboot with Windows XP and Linux Mint 13.  Do I have to purchase recovery media to reverse this?  This is an IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m, titanium cover, bluetooth, no camera, and Core Duo. -E  

A:Ibm/Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m recovery without recovery...

Are  you sure the partition's really deleted? I dual-booted Linux 13 and 17 on XP and Win 7 without a hitch unless one tried to customize the parition themselves proir installation. The only time I heard user laments on this issue is if something badly mauled GRUB. Good luck!

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

A:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

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

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Bought a brand new X1 Carbon a couple of days ago.  Came pre-installed with Win10 Pro and I would like to downgrade it to Win7 Pro.  I have my Win 7 CD (Microsoft Select) and I have a Win 7 USB install, and when I go to install from either media, Win7 does not see the 256GB SSD in the X1.  It's prompting me for storage drives.  And the only driver available on Lenovo's support site is the Rapid Storage Driver which doesn't work either.  Win7 setup doesn't list any other attached drives when I want to "browse" for the driver. I have gone into the BIOS and have disabled secure boot, set the UEFI/Legacy to boot into Legacy only and set the OS Optimized Defaults to disabled.  I've played with all these and am not able to get any combination to work. From the Windows 7 setup, I have also gone into the DISKPART, selected DISK0 and did a clear all, created a new partition and made it active and still Win7 setup won't see the drive or the partition.  Frustrates me that in Diskpart, it sees the 256GB SSD, but not during the actual setup. AND I do have the Lenovo Recovery CD's for Windows 7 for the X1 Carbon 20FB that I created from a previous laptop and tried that.  It boots up but I get a Recovery Failed message when I agree to the terms. It shouldn't be this hard to install Win7 on this laptop since there are X1 Carbons that come preinstalled with Win 7.  My mistake for not buying that model but stock is scarce for tho... Read more

A:Product Recovery for Thinkpad X1 Carbon (4th Gen) ...

I should also mention.  I have a Windows 8.1 Pro USB Install as well as a Windows 10 Enterprise USB Install as part of my Microsoft Select, and they both see the 256GB SSD drive to select for the OS.  And the Windows 7 Professional USB Install does work on an older laptop. So I'm thinking it's an issue with Windows 7 and that crappy UEFI BIOS or something along that line.  Not everything is lined up correctly to install Win7.

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I have an Asus Eee Pc laptop running windows 7 and for some reason it started to run very very slow so I thought I would put it back to factory condition and ran the recovery option (F9). When this had finished I ended up with the error message "Bootmgr missing", Ctrl-Alt-Del to continue.

As I had access to an identical machine I created a System Repair CD and ran the startup repair option. It doesn't find an operating system however but when the menu appears I ran the startup option 3 times as mentioned in another thread. The error still occurs.

Details of the startup repair failure shows bootmgr.exe missing and problem event as StartupRepairOffline

I tried bootrec.exe /fixboot and /fixmbr and then ran startup repair 3 times again, but still no luck.

I've tried Diskpart and it shows 4 partitions, 1 - 100Gb, 2 - 15Gb, 3 - 183Gb and 4 - 16mb. I've made partition 1 active and then 2 active but still no joy.

I don't have a Win 7 installation DVD but the recovery partition seems to be there.

I am at a loss on what to do now so I've joined this forum hoping for some guidance.

Thanks
Bill

A:Bootmgr missing after running recovery option

you need to run bootrec /fixmbr
then bootrec /fixboot

from a recovery disk . I am sure you can download a win 7 recovery disk somewhere.






Quote:
How to get a Windows 7 Recovery Disk?
In order to create such a disc you need a healthy Windows 7 PC… I assume this is not the case right // now so I created these disks for you to use:

Download a Windows 7 recovery disc(32 bit version)
Download a Windows 7 recovery disc (64bit version)


Windows 7 Recovery Disk | Boot from CD

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I had noticed some things has changed with Bitlocker on Win8.1 Pro.
First, under the recovery options, there is no option to Saving the recovery key to a USB, and only shows Save to File or to a MS Account.

Anyways, I plugged in my USB flash stick and saved the recovery key TXT file to on that USB. I rebooted, and after the reboot, it started to encrypt.

Second, I am seeing the Bitlockered OS drive not taking up most of the space like I had seen under Win7.
I even selected to Encrypt the ENTIRE drive and not the Used Space.

Please see images.

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Last week, I purchased a new Lenovo X260 (Type 20F6-006AUS). Packaging said it came with Windows 10, but when I fired it up it booted into Windows 7. After searching for the Windows 10 media or files, finally succumbed and contacted Lenovo support. The agent said the Windows 10 files are available by request and come on separate media, so I made the request.  This afternoon, a thumb drive with the Windows 10 Product Recovery arrived.  (Rhetorical: Can it really be Product Recovery if the laptop was represented as having Windows 10 installed, but was not actually installed?) I followed the instructions. Now when it boots to the thumb drive, I click past the Acceptance of Terms and conditions, acknowledge it'll wipe out all my personal data and watch the recovery start. About 1 minute in, I get a pop-up with the window banner "Product Recovery" and the message "Recovery failed." The recovery process must have gotten far enough that it wiped out the boot sector on the SSD, because I can neither boot to the original factory SSD or to the Product Recovery USB they shipped. I've searched around and found no solutions for this specific problem. Some have speculated it may be because they didn't have factory installed HDD, but I've swapped nothing out from how it came shrink-wrapped. Any suggestions?

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good day every one i'm having trouble in restoring  windows 8 on my vostro 5460..
with an error message  of 0xc00000f
i tried using system recovery option .but upon clicking on "install now"   asking me to enter product key..the problem is i d'ont have a copy of it.
any help is highly appreciated and pls give other option in using system recovery option

A:system recovery option any help

geraldm.Click the link below for resolutions to this error message.Error Message

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Dell desk top DXPO5, bios ver A05.
Stuck in continous loop yet I got to the system recovery and I have 5 options:
Startup repair
System repair
System image recovery
Windows memory diagnostics
Command prompt

So this is what I did: I went too to YouTube and I shouldn't have, went to msconfig,advance sys, performance options, adjust for best performance, blah,blah,blah and here I am.
I am trying to get to factory defaults. I do not have any files that I need to save, bought this computer on craigslist, no disc. I went to the Dell website and got to this point which has taken a while, just like to know what to do mext
 

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I had a problem, and it was stil under waranty, so they installed me fresh  Rescue&recovery partition.I wanted to restore my sistem, everything went OK, but it did not instal any drivers. I had working windows xp, without drivers.., maybe i acidentaly exit black window... i do not know. I went to Rescue&recovery again, tried to restor factory state.. it started but i received this message:Product recovery failed to restore your system. Tried it few more times. What can i do? I do not want to pay Service for thing like this. Thank you for help!  

A:Z61m Rescue&recovery "Product recovery failed to r...

It sounds to me like your rescue and recovery partition may be corrupted. My recommendations is to get the rescue and recovery CD's from Lenovo. I had to purchase some for an old T40 and it cost me like $45, but after you have them you can have piece of mind that you can replace the hard drive and still restore back to Factory settings. After you get the recovery CD's I would recommend reinstalling rescue and recovery.

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I would greatly appreciate advice on the following.

My Sat Pro M70-220 (PSM75E-00D008G3), laptop has 4 partitions created by Acronis Disk Director Suit v9:

C: OS-Win XP Pro SP3
D: Programs
E: Data& Downloads
F: Backups

After booting the laptop into Win XP, I inserted the Toshiba Product Recovery CD into the DVD-RAM drive
and navigated to BMP folder, R:\G_INST\BMP, where I found the file "menu.bmp" which gives 2 Recovery
options:

*1. Recover entire Hard disk*
Warning . All stored data o your computer will be lost.
Factory pre-installed software will be installed.

*2. Expert Recovery Mode Warning:*
This is for PC experts only.
Factory pre-installed Software can be installed onto an existing partition.

My questions are with respect to using the "Expert Recovery Mode" :
- will I be able to use the "Expert Recovery Mode" of the Recovery CD to reinstall the Win XP Pro (factory pre-installed software) onto my C: partition, whilst not affecting the D, E & F partitions ?
- will I be able to format the C: partition, using the "Expert Recovery Mode", without formatting the other partitions ?
- what is the exact "Expert Recovery Mode" procedure ?
- where can I find further info on the "Expert Recovery Mode" procedure ?

Thank you

AlanCB

A:Re: Using Expert Recovery Mode in Product Recovery CD for Satellite Pro M70-220

>will I be able to use the "Expert Recovery Mode" of the Recovery CD to reinstall the Win XP Pro (factory pre-installed software) onto my C: partition, whilst not affecting the D, E & F partitions

Yes, this should be possible. Using the Expert Recovery Mode you should get the Ghost window in which you could select the partition where the OS should be installed. In such case only this partition would be formatted.

> will I be able to format the C: partition, using the "Expert Recovery Mode", without formatting the other partitions?

Yes, theoretically this should be possible.

> what is the exact "Expert Recovery Mode" procedure ?
As I mentioned above, this mode allows you to restore the OS on a certain partition and only this partition will be formatted.

> where can I find further info on the "Expert Recovery Mode" procedure ?
How about searching here in the forum?
I found this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=7302&#7302

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I have not been able to do system updates since I downloaded and installed Win 8.1 from HP.   I downloaded it when it first became available.   I have been doing regular backups.  However, my system boots and runs very slowly.  I am concerned that a major crash is on the horizon. Will I need the Product Key to do a recovery to factory specs?  How do I obtain it?  None of the paperwork that I have nor emails provide me with a Product Key.

A:Dont have Product Key anywhere. Can I do a system recovery ...

@lts5548, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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 I have a 256 SSD a larger HDD.  Just bought this P50 and stupidly decided to use the Lenovo USB Recovery to get Windows 10 Pro on board.  Got halfway through the process and got a "Recovery Failed" notice.  I think it wiped both my hard drives in the process.  I can get to the F1 screen and the F12 screen, but that's it.   I had followed the Lenovo literature to make OS Optimized Defualts set to "enabled" and then went through the process. Now I'm not sure what I can do.

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

A:Recovery partition on Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

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





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If I abandon my efforts to install the latest Windows 10 update, would it be a feasible and a good choice for me to command HP Recovery Manager to make the "Minimized Image Recovery" to the factory condition of OS (Windows 7 Home Edition) with drivers and select software?  I have used HP Recovery Mgr to backup my files on an external hard drive.  Next question: How do I restore those files to my computer?  Should the restoration be done in Windows 7 or after I install Windows 10 on my computer?

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I tried to reboot my compaq laptop and I used the wrong system recovery. I'm not even sure which one I used, I think it was system restore or else complete restore. But now the laptop has rebooted to a compaq desktop instead of vista desktop and all my files are gone. I never had a compaq desktop on the laptop as it came with vista. Us there any way to retrieve my files? Last system restore is showing as yesterday, when this happened, and that is the only system restore date...

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Hi, I want to format the E-system 1212. Until recently there was a pop up that kept appearing saying "create a recovery disk", but now I want it, its not appearing, where can I find this option?

Many thanks
 

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I have the HP System Recovery USB drive and am attempting to run it on my laptop.  I followed the directions and made it through the following:-Turn off computer-Put in USB-Restart computer and press ESC repeatedly-Press F9 to select the boot option Then when I get to the next window I'm supposed to use the down arrow to select the UEFI DVD/USB source, but that's not an option.  I only have the option for CD/DVD.  And when I select the CD/DVD option, nothing happens.  The Files on the USB are accessible, I can view them.  But I don't know how to run the recovery process.  The directions say I'm supposed to have a pop up window that guides me through the steps.

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My Dell Laptop was once failed to boot and I have Successfully repair using win 7 installation DVD. Then I forget to remove the DVD and accidentally battery was discharged to 0% (dead). Now windows is is not rebooting and "System recovery option is repeating it self without the DVD... Please Help.

A:System recovery Option runs itself without installation dvd

Unplug the cord and battery, hold power button down 30 seconds, plug back in power and press Power button.

If you get Recovery Options then run Startup Repair, reboot and report back results.

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Hi so i tried to create a recovery disk, but i failed because the usb drive that i was copying was apperenty too small (its 16gb) and after it failed it seem the program or something deleted the q partion. Not excacly sure how it happend, but is there anyway to get the partion back and/or get a recovery disk?

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Hi all, Can somebpdy tell me how to recover the pre-installed Windows 7 ? Thanks a lot before.

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Was organizing the SATA connectors in case disconnecting/reconnecting a few HDDs, one with the W7 64 bit OS (H1). Then disconnected all HDDs leaving a new one and installed W7 64 bit on it (H2) with only it connected. Performed fine. Disconnected it (H2) and reconnected the first one (H2) and W7 would not launch, so inserted OS disc and it would repair something (I have no idea what as it did not indicate, I found that to be particular helpful by MS) and then W7 would launch. From there on, any time I switched between the two drives each having the respective OS (H1 or H2), the OS disc would need to be used to repair the unspecified problem and launch Win. Did this a few times until the first OS (H1) the disc no longer could 'repair' what ever needed to be fixed and the famous message follows:

"This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows"

The real (dis)interesting part to all of this, is that yes important data is off on drives other than the OS drive though did have a few files with mostly shortcuts on the desktop. In accessing the first OS (H1) via the second (H2), after fighting through the "access is denied" and "ownership rights" UAL BuSines, only half of the files that were on the desktop are actually in the desktop folder/directory. Is it worth fixing the OS on H1 to get into Windows to see if ... Read more

A:system recovery option not compatible with version of windows

  
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What happened to files that were on the desktop and what is it with all of these fundamental OS/HDD issues with W7? Wow - epic issues for MS. //Someone should launch a complaint.//

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Using the Recovery Disk multiple times on different partitions did not help the situation. I would guess that your boot partition is messed up because of that. Post a screen shot of your expanded column Disk Management using your Snipping Tool and we will see what you have. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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First question. My Vista cannot be recovered using System Recovery.
Startup Repair comes back with "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically"
(I cannot do a Complete PC Restore and there are no restore points. See**)

So why can I not run an update install? The installer says "must be run from windows". But I cannot get in to windows...Surely there's a way of running an update install? (media is full OEM version)

HISTORY (long, boring...)
** I have a raid0 dual boot of XP32 and Vista64; XP32 looks like it has knocked out the restore points (known issue)

1. dual boot has been fine for 6 months (takes a couple of goes to boot some times)
2. didn't use machine for 3 weeks
3. couldn't boot at all, lots of randome boot problems...
4. looks like one problem was MB battery was dead (ASUS P5NE-SLI)
5. since new battery boot to XP is reliable but Vista is broken; surprised I cannot do an upgrade install from OEM Vista64 media (option is greyed out and says it can only be run from Windows)

The actual error I get with Vista is :- Windows failed to start...Status 0xC0000001 An unexpected error has occured.

TIA.

A:System Recovery fail. Full reinstall the only option...

No restore points, Try putting your boot disk into your computer, then go into boot menu and make your computer boot from the startup disk. Next run Check disk, but I forget what the command for that is, just check the forums.

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I need help asap i tryed to restart my whole computer to erase all viruses and everything on it but when i did it took me to system recovery option and when i click on recovery manager the error is 0x400110020000 100c and icant and i try startup repair when its done i press finish and restart but its takes me to windows loading files and takes me back to the same blue page with the system recovery option i tried everything but it just sends me backPLEASE I NEED HELP IM SCARED i need the computer thanks

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Hello.

I am not sure if I am in the correct section, but I am trying my luck anyway.

Let me try to recap :

I was playing WoW on my lovely computer.

Then it crashed horribly. Freeze with stuttering sound loop. Then black screen, then "No signal". Computer still running, so I reboot manually.

Windows 7 failed to launch properly. I try to repair. Failed.

I try to make sure that the correct partition is active through command line, because the partition that seems to be used is not the usual C:, it still fail to miserably. ( I may have ****ed something up doing this ).

Then after hours, I manage to create a bootable USB, and I try to repair from it, still failed, but with some added text :

Repair details :
The following startup option will be repaired:
Name: {bootmgr}
Identifier : {9DEA862C-5CDD-4E70-ACC1-F32B344D4795}

The following startup options will be added:
Name: Windows 7 Home Premium (recovered)
Path : Windows
Windows Device: Partition=E: (114371 MB)

Name: Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
Path: Recovery\620a18e0-28f7-11e2-957d-90c77b59ad8b\Winre.wim
Windows Device: Partition =E (114371 MB)

A copy of the current boot configuration data will be saved as: C:\Boot\BCD.Backup.0002

Which made me all happy and hopeful before it popped an error window with this :

System Recovery Options
Failed to save startup options.

Then this :

Re-image your computer
An internal error occurred. The following information might. The following information might h... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2810 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293430 MB, Free - 211194 MB;
Motherboard: AMD Corp., Guam
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2013, Updated and Enabled

Trying to fix friends laptop. Need to restore it. All her restore points are gone. Want to do a system image recovery" if IT still has old information from Advanced Boot Options. Have tried a dozen times to restart and use F8 key get to Advanced Boot Options. Manage to get to Safe Mode Option but I don't see or there isn't anyway to get o the Advanced Boot Options screen. Wondering about just going to the command prompt after windows loads and typing rstrul.exe. will that work? Thanks,,,, its taking too long and I want it done before she gets here from work so i can just give it to her.
 

A:Advanced Boot Option and System Image REcovery

hiya, try tapping f5 as soon as you startup keep tapping until you hear a beep
 

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HPdv6704nr Laptop OS --- MS Win Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor, Hard Drives 156GB Seagate ST9160821AS ATA Device (SATA), Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632N ATA Device (Too Much Info. or not enough???)

I purchased my PC in March 2008. By October 2008 the hard drive had to be replaced. I went to GeekSquad...GeekSquad sent PC to HP in order to repair under warranty...computer returned to me w/no OS installed...back to GeekSquad...they can't help without Vista Installation disk as recovery partition no longer exists(Windows Vista Pre-Installed Originally)...I call HP...After a very heated & lengthy battle, I receive FREE recovery disks...back to GeekSquad for OS restore...and all has been right in my PC World until December 2010 when I allowed someone to use my computer while signed in under my Admin. account. I wasn't thinking and since my laptop has been "sick" and deteriorating slowly. My registry is corrupted, system restore will not enable, all restore points are gone, start button, desktop and taskbar are gone, recovery partition cannot be accessed and other various miscellaneous sundries...I want to do a System Recovery as I have tried everything else. I wanted to cover all of my bases before I zapped my system, though. NOW THE POINT FOR ALL OF MY RAMBLINGS: My Vista Product ID is INVALID. I searched the product # online and found several articles complaining about the same issue…each complainant has th... Read more

A:Solved: HELP ME, PLEASE! I'M PITIFUL! Need Info RE: System Recovery/WinVista Product

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

On title, I have this issue quite awhile already and i decided to give it a try.  
My computer is Asus manufactured.
 
Firstly, after reboot my laptop i press F8 to go into Advanced Boot Option, then press "repair your computer" in order to boot into System Recovery Option
 
But then everything start to getting strange as it boot into Asus Preload Wizard ( which is factory reset ) instead go into System Recovery Option.   Below are the photo of Asus Preload Wizard
 
I had tried create system repair disc but still can't boot into System Recovery Option, and its show a message "Non-system disk or disk error"
I also tried disable/enable UEFI in BIOS but still the same... 
 
Thanks and i appreciate anyone for your help 

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Laptop is 2 months old running Windows 7, rarely used and has no extra hardware etc installed. Windows was pre installed with no discs in box
 
Today upon opening it has a black screen with press  F11 for recovery. Recovery runs using Cyberlink power recover but on completion it goes back to the black screen with  pressF11
 
I got into safe mode and advanced boot options but there was no option to system restore
 
Could anyone help with how to resolve this
 
Thanks very much

A:Black Screen- Press F11 for Recovery, no system restore option

Hi,
There will be no system restore points after running Cyberlink power recover as that wipes the old windows and puts a new copy on the drive as I understand it.
 
At this point in time I would get a hold of the manufacturer for support and warranty since it is only two months old. Just curious, HP?
 
If it is an HP, What happens when you run the built-in hardware diagnostics. They should be available on the same screen as the Press F11 message.
 
Good Luck
Roger

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On title, I have this issue quite awhile already and i decided to give it a try.
My computer is Asus manufactured.

Firstly, after reboot my laptop i press F8 to go into Advanced Boot Option, then press "repair your computer" in order to boot into System Recovery Option

But then everything start to getting strange as it boot into Asus Preload Wizard ( which is factory reset ) instead go into System Recovery Option. Below are the photo of Asus Preload Wizard

I had tried create system repair disc but still can't boot into System Recovery Option, and its show a message "Non-system disk or disk error"
I also tried disable/enable UEFI in BIOS but still the same...

Thanks and i appreciate anyone for your help

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

On title, I have this issue quite awhile already and i decided to give it a try. :)
My computer is Asus manufactured.

Firstly, after reboot my laptop i press F8 to go into Advanced Boot Option, then press "repair your computer" in order to boot into System Recovery Option

But then everything start to getting strange as it boot into Asus Preload Wizard ( which is factory reset ) instead go into System Recovery Option. :( Below are the photo of Asus Preload Wizard

I had tried create system repair disc but still can't boot into System Recovery Option, and its show a message "Non-system disk or disk error"
I also tried disable/enable UEFI in BIOS but still the same... :(

Thanks and i appreciate anyone for your help

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

Friends from Lenovo,I write you because, on August 12th, 2016, trying to install the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, I had to do a reboot of my notebook and in the process, I lost most of the programs and drivers that use my notebook to work properly. I already installed most of the drivers I lost that day, but I still haven`t found and install the correct driver for the hotkeys of my notebook. So far, I have tried with the files r09vu09w and 8jvu43ww, but none of that files is the correct one for my ThinkPad X220 notebook, which I bought in the year 2012. Therefore, I need to ask you if you could tell me how can I get, download the CORRECT hotkey file for my notebook, so I could download it and install it on my Lenovo notebook. Friends from Lenovo, could you please tell me how can I get the correct hotkey file for my notebook Lenovo ThinkPad X220, in order to download it and install it on my notebook?THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR HELP!!!! Yours truly,Cristián Palau

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Hello, I have a Thinkpad X1 carbon gen 4 (type 20FB), with windows 7 professional installed. After receiving the laptop I replaced the harddrive and requested a window 7 recovery disc set from lenovo, using that, I successfully installed the system on the laptop. Now, using the same disc set, I am reinstalling the system without making any changes to the hardware, but I have got some problems. I have tried 6 times, 3 times the recovery process went through but when restarting the system, I got the following message :                     Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To  fix the problem :               1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.              2. Choose your language setting, and then click "Next."              3. Click "Repair your computer."           If your do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.                                File: \windows\system32\winload.efi                     Status: 0xc000000f                     Info: The... Read more

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HELP! So we recently purchased an X240 for a user and it's been nothing but issues. Shortly have installing the applications he needed, the machine has been having this weird problem of unresponsiveness for no reason. You'd start up Excel and then shortly after that the machine just "pauses" for many seconds before the mouse moves again. Anyway, after trying to figure out the cause I gave up and decided to restore the machine to its factory settings. Problem is, pressing F11 and booting into recovery the process stops about 1/8th of the way and says "Recovery failed." Does anyone know what this means exactly under all of this GUI interface? There's no details as to what or where it failed. I've even created a USB recovery disk to restore from, but it bombs out at the same place... I've asked Lenovo to send me recovery disks, but that's going to take time to receive and guess what... it's coming as a DVD when this machine has no DVD drive! HELP!

A:Product Recovery - Recovery failed

Me toohelp please...

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Hello experts.

I couldn't do a system update with the lenovo update tool nor upgrade the adobe flash player,
so I went to do a system restore using windows system restore.
Everything went fine(no power outage, etc), but when the comp restarted, it showed this:



No OS listed


Backup not listed



I've tried the following options but it's futile.


returns back to this
http://i51.tinypic.com/9az2o3.jpg


It seems the HDD's driver is missing? Because it is encrypted with truecrypt? I'm sure there's a backup image with window's system restore and 2 images with lenovo's system restore.

I've tried knoppix live cd to access the harddisk but they're not accessible, probably because I didn't get to enter the truecrypt startup password?

Recovery partition in HDD is deleted.
I need to access all files in the computer before doing a fresh OS install. Advice please.

A:Thinkpad Windows 7(with truecypt) system recovery failed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by needdhelp


Hello experts.

I couldn't do a system update with the lenovo update tool nor upgrade the adobe flash player,
so I went to do a system restore using windows system restore.
Everything went fine(no power outage, etc), but when the comp restarted, it showed this:

No OS listed
Backup not listed

I've tried the following options but it's futile.
returns back to this
http://i51.tinypic.com/9az2o3.jpg
It seems the HDD's driver is missing? Because it is encrypted with truecrypt? I'm sure there's a backup image with window's system restore and 2 images with lenovo's system restore.

I've tried knoppix live cd to access the harddisk but they're not accessible, probably because I didn't get to enter the truecrypt startup password?

Recovery partition in HDD is deleted.
I need to access all files in the computer before doing a fresh OS install. Advice please.



Hello there!

I'm not an expert in this area but try this article Recover a TrueCrypt Volume - CGSecurity

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Hello, I recently inherited a Lenovo Ideapad U310 Model 4375 and it currently has Ubuntu installed with no sign of any Windows partitions.Because of this, I can no longer make a recovery disc (if it was even possible to make in the first place). I've looked up the serial # on Microsoft's website for Windows and the windows product key is to be serviced by OEM (so can't download a Windows 7 ISO).Also, when trying to go through Lenovo's contact us page, the laptop shows warranty has been expired (whcih is fine). However. I could not find a page where I could purchase the recovery disc. Other things I've tried is pressing the Recovery button on the side and selecting "System Restore" from the boot menu. As expected, this does not work as the partition no longer exists. My questiopn is, where can I get a recovery disc to restore this laptop (Ideapad U310 Model 4375) to factory settings?   Thanks,Jon

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My X220 has been showing the blue screen of death lately, not allowing windows to start at all. I ran Lenovo recovery on it but it failed at the last step. So with unsucessful recovery I formatted my C: and hope to run recovery from fresh. However, now due to possible altering of the master boot record, I can no only run recovery by pressing the ThinkAdvantage button at startup! The 10 GB Recovery Partition is still there, intact, as D:, but how can I possibly recover the laptop at this point, when it's not possible to boot up into the recovery mode?













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A:How to Run Recovery on My X220

alankoh,unfortunately, if you haven't recovery media with WinPE environment (didn't make it from Rescue&Recovery tool) you can't recover laptop by simple step. Or you have to have Factory_Recovery media.Also, partition Lenovo_Recovery must be Q;.Nevertheless, you can do it:1. find out imagex.exe tool on other Lenovo laptop, within "C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Factory Recovery" folder or in MS Windows AIK2. make usb bootable media with Windows 7 environment (WinPE as an example), copy imagex.exe on that media3. boot from new media, in cmd line (re)assign partitions as follow:system_drv as S;, Windows_OS as C;, Lenovo_Recovery as Q:4. type and execute the following string from cmd line:imagex.exe /apply /verify Q:\factoryrecovery\Cdrivebackup.wim 1 C:\You'll get partition C: as from the factory.Also you can restore hidden partition system_drv:imagex.exe /apply /verify Q:\factoryrecovery\Sdrivebackup.wim 1 S:\5. boot laptop as usually, Install Lenovo Rescue&Recovery tool

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The USB Recovery Create tool is really very buggy and hard-to-use; I would strongly advise anyonbe thinking of using it to order a ready-made key by post instead. Having said, I am stuck with trying to create the key myself since it is the option I chose and you cannot place two orders. The downbload gets stuck at 100% and never seems to complete, no matter how long you give it. I tried the trick of aborting the download, removing a small file from the download directory and restarting the too, to no avail: the deleted file is re-downloaded all right but the tool is still stuck at 100%. So I assumed everything has been downloaded, I stopped and restarted the tool and chose the "Create a key from already downloaded data" option. Then it failed at the copy stage, complaining that a file called M10EDPROC.IMZ is missing in the metadata directory. I have no idea what it means by the metadata directory: all the files are in the same directory. In any case there is an M10EDPROC.CRI file but no corresponding IMZ file. Frankly this is a load of crap. Can anyone help? Thanks a lot

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[Moderator note: Added model number number to subject for discoverability.  ^AG]
 
I had to purchase a new hard drive due to disc failure warnings via the smart tests.
I had backed up my files on an external hard drive. When I purchased my laptop, I also purchased the Lenovo recovery disks.
I installed the new hard drive with little issue.I booted the computer up, no problems. It loaded the disc 1 of the recovery set.I answered the intro questions, it started the process and in less than a  minute I received the "Product Recovery: Recovery failed" message.
I checked the forums and I do not see a resolution. Maybe I missed it. The OS is Windows 7. Machine type: 2436Model: CTOBIOS: G5ETA6WW (2.66 )
 
Any help is appreciated.

 
Moderator note: image containing serial number removed to prevent abuse

A:W530 - using purchased lenovo recovery 3 disc set - Recovery Failed

I wonder if it isn't a windows licencing issue ? I am not if M$ are still supporting installs of Win7 and maybe something is failing there if you are online during the install. Also it will not install if the previous install was upgraded to Win 10 during the period when it was offered for free.Just throwing some possibilities around.

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Guys...I am planning to replace the battery for my 6 yr old Lenovo X220 . The laptop is still doing grt. I placed an order for 29++ battery online as the laptop was originally fitted with 29+ battery. What I have received in the package is 44++ battery.Just wondering if its ok to retain and use this 44++ battery with my Lenovo X220?Plz help.Cheers// Abhishek

A:Battery replacement fro Lenovo Thinkpad X220

Welcome to the CommunityThe 44 series of the batteries is a replacement one for outdated 29 series.The question you should aware is the battery genuineness, not a fake.

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