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Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 Windows 7 Recovery Disks will not work

Q: Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 Windows 7 Recovery Disks will not work

My Windows 7 basically blew up and is no longer working. I tried a one-key recovery as well which utterly failed. As a last resort I tried using Windows 7 recovery disks sent by Lenovo. There are 4 disks 1,2,3, and an additional disk. Everything seemed to be going somewhat smoothly, although slow up until disk 3. The screen shows


"Current Item: ApplyOs" "Recover process is running please don't remove your power adapter."

It's been like this for days. The blue bar load bar under it seems to still be running. Tried again, this time with 4 different disks sent by Lenovo. The first 3 disks went a bit faster, but the end result was still the same, getting stuck on "ApplyOs". Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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A: Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 Windows 7 Recovery Disks will not work

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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Hi all, Am looking to reinstall the OS for an old Lenovo IdeaPad for a friend of the family. But it is an old installation, and, when I try to download the ISO from Windows using the product key and S/N, I'm told: "the product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer." When I go to Lenovo, the customer support number did not call me back. Looking through the docs, I am less optimistic that there is a supported way to do this. Has anyone gone through this and can offer any advice? Thank you,Patty

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Hi all, Am looking to reinstall the OS for an old Lenovo IdeaPad for a friend of the family. But it is an old installation, and, when I try to download the ISO from Windows using the product key and S/N, I'm told: "the product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer." When I go to Lenovo, the customer support number did not call me back. Looking through the docs, I am less optimistic that there is a supported way to do this. Has anyone gone through this and can offer any advice? Thank you,Patty

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So everything has been working fine on my laptop until about 10:30PM EST tonight. I bought it new in August 2011.
Specs:
 
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
HD: 750 GB
BIOS: 45CN36WW
 
It's always been a fine machine with NO problems.
However, last night there were Windows 7 updates that were installed and then restarted my computer. I had not gotten a chance to check exactly what they were though. About 10:30 this evening, flash crashed in Mozilla Firefox which is not that uncommon, and from there Firefox closed, and so did my Microsoft Word and Excel apps that were open. From there, my computer began to shut down and restart. When it went to restart, all it could do was go to the opening Lenovo screen which gives you the F2 (setup option) and F12 (multiboot menu option) as it typically does. Besides a thin strip at the top that appeared after about 30 secs that only displays moving static that eventually will just stick, that is where the boot process ends. No Windows 7 screen, and certainly no opportunity to boot into safe mode to check for any problems. The screen freezes and goes nowhere.
 
So basically, all I'm getting in terms of boot options are lenovo features, not windows 7 features, meaning it won't boot into windows 7 or windows 7 safe mode no matter what I try. The biggest problem here is that I have no windows 7 disc to even try to boot from my dvd drive.
 
Anybody have any suggestions on what the probl... Read more

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - Crashed and now won't boot past opening lenovo screen

Are you able to get into the advanced boot menu by tapping F8? It might not be listed on the startup screen but it should still be there.
 
If not you can burn a repair disc from any PC with Windows 7. Theres steps from Microsoft Here.

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If you have a z570 you'll know that they have a switchable graphic system controlled by a switch at the front of the laptop. However, after a repair by KNOWHOW, this switch is gone - they replaced the base plate obviously with the wrong model parts. Is there any way I can bypass this switch and enable my Nvidia card manually? At the moment it's greyed out in the control panel and I can't use it to play any games.This laptop used to have the switch. The Nvidia card in question is GT520M

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Dear Members,I am in trouble with my  Idea Pad Z570: I bought it couple of years ago running Windows 7. During the years of usage I had no trouble at all. With Windows 10 beeing released, I upgraded and it starts to make a lot of troubles: Bluescreen directly after boot or sign in, no WiFi, ... all the known stuff. So I decided last week to downgrade to Windows 7. But now, I am even in a bigger trouble:I tried to boot the Windows 7 from DVD and it crashed into Bluescreen saying: Windows Error 0xc0000225Restarting is not helping. So, i tried to go into BIOS to boot from another device,but I do not even get to BIOS or UEFI. So, thats a kind of Deadlock: I cannot boot from Harddisk because Windows Error 0xc0000225 appears and I cannot get into BIOS & UEFI because the Windows error 0xc0000225 comes before getting to BIOS. Hope this description of my current situation is understandable and you guys have a lot of ideas how to fix it. Thanks!TheGooner

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I have an older Ideapad z570, it made a popping sound and it won't power up now either.  I ordered a replacement adapter from lenovo thinking that was the issue as the light on the adapter was not coming on when it was plugged in.
 
After reading some of these boards, it appears I might have an issue with the mother board.  I would like to see abou getting it replaced, but there are no repair centers close to me, and I cannot find any information on Lenovo's webiste as to who I can contact or where I can send it.
And information to this end would  be greatly appreciated.  Sorry to tack on to this thread, but seemed silly to create another one for the same issue.
 
Thanks,
 
Mod's Edit: Since your issue involves a different model it was moved to its own thread in the correct forum in the Lenovo Z series notebook.
 
 

A:Lenovo ideapad Z570 wont turn on! Nothing works!!

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing.  You can contact Lenovo Support at the phone number I have listed below or visit a local Best Buy store.  Most Best Buys are authorized Lenovo repair centers and they should be able to assist you.  Since your warranty is probably expired,  you can also take your laptop to any repair center that a friend or family member may recommend.
 
Lenovo Support - USA1-877-453-668624 hours a day 7 days / week

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?Hi guys, first, sorry for my english, i speak only french and portuguese.I bought a new Lenovo notebook, and when i want to use the "One Key Recovery" app, it doesn't work at all...My PC come like that from the shop, i haven't make any changes or modificationsSee picture for better understanding please.Can someone help me ? Why can't one key recovery works ?

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Can someone help me with with error?  reducercopy file failsfrom preload\base14.swmc:\rm\image\base14.swm I keep getting this error when running through the Windows  recovery  process using the DVD media HP sent me. 

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Hello Jeers, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I see that your notebook computer is having difficulty recovering your system, and I would be happy to guide you towards a resolution! To proceed past the error message being displayed, I recommend following this document on Troubleshooting HP System Recovery Problems (Windows 8). This should help allow the necessary files to be copied over to your computer.  For more assistance, I will need to know:  The Product and Model Number of your notebook computer.If the recovery disc is functions on another computer.Please re-post with the results of your troubleshooting, as well as the requested information above. I look forward to your reply!Regards   

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hi and thank you hp support did tell me once a year or 2 recover intire computer with the hp recovery dvds that i got so i did that but this time my window updates just keep running and nothing so i figured i would do it again and same thing Model #: h8-1280tProduct #: QC461AV#ABASerial #: Software Build #: 12NA1MCW604#SABA#DABAService ID #: 010-717PCBRAND: HP   

A:windows update does not work and i even used recovery disks ...

xxxstriker Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Problem: Depending on how long since you have done Windows Updates in Win7, or if this is a new or clean install with NO updates having been run, Windows Update will appear to sit there with 0% downloaded indefinitely.Background: The Servicing Stack Update (SSU) was taking an extremely long time to scan for updates, find the hundreds needed, and sort them into the proper sequence for downloading and installing.Fix: Install the most current version of the SSU, then install the Juoly 2016 Cumulative Update, and reboot. NOTE: On a new, or reinstall, of Win7, SP1 must already have been applied for this fix to work.Process: These steps need to be followed exactly in order ...1) Download the latest SSU KB3177467 (this replaces KB3020369) to a flash drivehttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/31774672) Download the latest Cumulative Update KB3172605 (July 2016 Rollup) to a flash drivehttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/31726053) Stop the Windows Update service:Open a command window and enter: net stop wuauserv4) Double-click the KB3177467 file to install it (may have to reboot after this is done)5) Double-click the KB3172605 file to install itNote: If this KB does not install, then have to download and install KB3138612:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612Then, reboot and retry installing KB31726066) Reboot the PC7) When back in Windows, restart the Windows Update service:Open a command window and... Read more

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Hi, I have the original vista recovery installation disks that were created when you purchase the computer. They always worked fine. Windows 7 was installed on it and worked fine. I had to replace the motherboard in this and the wireless doesn't work on the replaced board. I do recall previously to installing windows 7 that when I installed xp I had to install a utility to get the wireless to work. When I installed vista again I had to do the same thing. After installing the motherboard and trying everything possible out there to work the wireless still doesn't work and the utilities that are available don't work with windows 7, I tried to put it the recovery disks to just start the computer all over again from vista, because the utility for the wireless is in that installation, however now when I put the recovery disks in it's telling me that they aren't for this computer. Is there something I have to do in windows 7 to get it to install these disks? Thanks
 

A:vista recovery disks won't work after windows 7

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i have bought an already used ideapad 700 it came with enterprise i reintalled a home version using media creation tool but there is something i don't understand as u can see in the imges below there is a partition called recovery about 20 gbshow can i recover this partition and is it the main image came with laptop or not i asked the first owner he said he just installed a new enterprise for his work and we tried to reset the enterprise it came back with enterprise againand how can i manually download lenovo utilites and wallpaper and all other stuff comes with original image?

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So, long story short. I accidentally deleted my recovery partition and now it seems like the only thing that will get my laptop up and running normally again is a recovery disc from Lenovo. I just got off the phone with customer service and they informed me that recovery discs can not be ordered in USB form.  This is where my main issue is. My Lenovo Ideapad Y500 laptop did not come with a CD-ROM Drive. With that being said, I do not want to spend $69 on a recovery disc that will require me to purchase an external CD-ROM drive that potentially won't even work... When I asked customer support if I could return and get a refund for the disc if it will not boot through an external CD-ROM drive, they said no. Has anyone been able to run a recovery disc from an external cd-rom drive successfully? Any suggestions? I'm at my wit's end with this thing...

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0. find another computer connected to internet.1. download bios file : http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/DriversDownLoads/drivers_show_3446.html2. download this file : http://narod.ru/disk/6016157001/Lenovo.Y560.Phoenix.Crysis.Tool.zip.html  ( Phoenix.Crysis.Tool include new PHLASH16.EXE - 1.7.0.21 [20.11.2009]) and extract it to the desktop.3. extract the zip file, rename "30cn71ww.wph" file to "bios.wph" and copy this file under phoenix tool folder.4. plug the usb stick ( not more than 4 gb or about 2-4 gb )5. run wincris.exe > start > ok > ok > no6. turn off your notebook. plug the ac power & battery & ready usb stick (into the port usb / e-sata?)7. hold down Fn+R keys and while holding press the power button.8. you should see usb blinking and hear fan noise, hold the keys for a while.9. after 5 seconds, leave the computer alone. wait for auto restart ( may take couple of minutes 1 or 2 )10. if it doesn't, restart your computer.if it works, you will be able to access your computer.   *alternatives :http://www.2shared.com/file/e2lgJ1Vy/y560_Bios_Recovery.htmlhttp://rapidshare.com/files/449087298/y560_Bios_Recovery.ziphttp://hotfile.com/dl/106487305/9a37aee/y560_Bios_Recovery.zip.htmlps. thanks for the translation

A:Lenovo ideaPad Y560 BIOS Recovery

thanks. it really worked. 

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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?

A:Lenovo Ideapad z575 OneKey Recovery

Hi Tofu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Please click the below for better understanding.
Link 1
Link 2
 
Let us know how you get on.
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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can someone provide the ISO file of the recovery media as we cant order it online or how to restore the partitions ?

A:Lenovo Y700 ideapad Recovery disk

Can we take a one key backup from another lenovo ideapad 700 and use as fresh install here ?

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Hello, where i can get recovery media for my Lenovo Y510P laptop, when my recovery partition is damaged. Can anybody help me? Does anybody have original Recovery disc or someting, where i can install clean OS? If you can help me, please contact me. Its possiable that we can share media with Google Drive or someting. Thank You!Contact: Email: [email protected]  

A:Lenovo Ideapad Y510P: How to get recovery media?

If you mean the factory recovery files try Lenovo for a recovery disc set if available. If you mean for the OS alone just download the MEDIA CREATION TOOL from microsoft which you will use to download the OS installer. As to drivers go to the download site for your unit to download them.

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The Original Adapter for My Ideapad Z570 was 120Watt but what I get in market in Nepal is only 90Watt and less, Will 90Watt work fine ? I didnot find 120Watt charger in the local market. Does Using 90 Watt Charger cause any troubles ?

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The Original Adapter for My Ideapad Z570 was 120Watt but what I get in market in Nepal is only 90Watt and less, Will 90Watt work fine ? I didnot find 120Watt charger in the local market. Does Using 90 Watt Charger cause any troubles ?













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A:Ideapad Z570 Adaptor.

Hi anilkatwal  , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The Ideapad Z570 can use 65W/90W/120W, 20Voutput .
Checking further with the hardware manual FRU list  (page 111) among recommended choices (charging time may be slower) :
 
65W, Delta ADP-65KH BD 20V/3.25A adapter (Part number 36001929 )
65W, Liteon PA-1650-56LC adapter (Part number 36001651)
65W, Brazil PA-1650-52LB adapter (Part number 36001714)
65W, Chicony CPA-A065 20V3.25A adapter (Part number 36001943)
90W, Delta ADP-90DD BD 20V4.5A adapter (Part number 36001941)
90W, Liteon PA-1900-56LC 20V4.5A adapter (Part number 36001927)
90W, Chicony CPA-A090 20V4.5A adapter (Part number 36001942)
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hello Everyone!I'm facing a problem with my Ideapad Z570 which I wanted to share with the hope of getting a solution. My Ideapad Z570 is rated at 20V, 4.5A which makes it 90W. The original adaptor which came with the laptop was rated at 90W output but it stopped working. So I bought a lenovo adaptor rated at 20V, 3.25A (65W) unknowingly and used it since then. Recently this 65W adaptor has also stopped working. Now my question is whether the 65W adaptor was harming the battery or laptop in any way and which rating adaptor should I buy next coz online there are many 65W adaptors advertised as compatible with z570 laptops. Please help. Thanks in advance!PS: After the change in battery, I've also had changes in motherboard from i5 to i3 and battery.

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Hello I have lenovo ideapad Z570 . when I power on the loptop  start boot bios  and stock . I whait about  20 min but nothing  .  Can somebody help  my?

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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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i have the ideadpad 300-15isk running windows 10.often when i open the computer after sleep mode the screen won't turn back on.after the computer was in sleep mode and i open it i can see and hear it working but no matter what the screen stays off.the only soltion is a hard reset- pressing the power button until it shuts down and then restarting.how can i solve this problem? thank you

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i have the ideadpad 300-15isk running windows 10.often when i open the computer after sleep mode the screen won't turn back on.after the computer was in sleep mode and i open it i can see and hear it working but no matter what the screen stays off.the only soltion is a hard reset- pressing the power button until it shuts down and then restarting.how can i solve this problem? thank you

A:Lenovo IdeaPad 300 15ISK - Sleep mode recovery pro...

Simply disable the ?Wake on pattern match? setting under the network adaptors advanced properties tabcredit to :http://jack.ukleja.com/fix-for-windows-7-random-wake-from-sleep-problem/

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It's amazing.. My lappy was running cool while suddenly the charge was over and I didn't noticed. Now when I try to plug in the charger it blinks and do not charge.. However the charger has solid light when not connected to laptop.. Tried removing battery..no joy.. Tried all the threads posted in Google still no help.. Please someone suggest.. Any threads appreciated.. Regards Ricky Live love rock n' roll

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It's amazing.. My lappy was running cool while suddenly the charge was over and I didn't noticed. Now when I try to plug in the charger it blinks and do not charge.. However the charger has solid light when not connected to laptop.. Tried removing battery..no joy.. Tried all the threads posted in Google still no help.. Please someone suggest.. Any threads appreciated.. Regards Ricky Live love rock n' roll

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Hi, I have lenovo Ideapad z400 (Touch). I got problem with my notebook, so I need restore to Factory Default using Hot Key Novo button (system recovery). My default OS is windows 8.The Lenovo Rescue system 4.0 is not work properly, so cannot load One Key Recovery.Please help to solve this issue. Novo button?Lenovo Rescue System 4.0?Failed?BRRudi

A:Failed to load OneKey Recovery Lenovo Ideapad Z400...

HOLA
@rudiss 
 
Al parecer tienes un error en la partición de recuperación del sistema,Salvo que creases discos de recuperación o USB en su día,no va ser posible volver a hacer que funcione,tendrías que solicitar a lenovo nuevos discos de recuperación de tu sistema y modelo de equipo.
 
Como obtener discos de recuperación:
 
Spanish to English translation...
 
Apparently you have an error in the recovery partition system , except that creases recovery discs or USB in your day , it will be possible again to make it work, you should apply to lenovo new recovery discs of your system and model equipment.
 
How to obtain recovery discs:
https://support.lenovo.com/es/es/documents/ht035659
 
Saludos.
 
Mod's Edit: Google translated for the benefit of English readers. 
 




Haga clic en la estrella para decir gracias, Por favor marque si resuelve su problema.No trabajo para LENOVO soy usuario voluntario.

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Hi, I have lenovo Ideapad z400 (Touch). I got problem with my notebook, so I need restore to Factory Default using Hot Key Novo button (system recovery). My default OS is windows 8.The Lenovo Rescue system 4.0 is not work properly, so cannot load One Key Recovery.Please help to solve this issue. Novo button?Lenovo Rescue System 4.0?Failed?BRRudi

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Hello, I can't get the touchpad scrolling to work with Windows. I tried installing/reinstalling and updating the driver but nothing worked. I tried installing Ubuntu on the laptop, and there I got multitouch scrolling even without drivers, so I don't really think the touchpad can't support scrolling.I'm running latest Windows 10 with latest drivers from Lenovo support page. Why is this problem? Is it the Windows or the official drivers for Windows are bugged?(It won't work with 7/8.1 either, tried them all)

A:Lenovo Ideapad 100 15-IBY touchpad scroll not work...

Seems like the problem is that Lenovo thought this would be acceptable place to cut costs (not having any touchpad scrolling).  They are very very wrong, this thing is going right back to the store.

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I've had my ideapad (flex 15 20309) for about 2 years and was working fine. Around 5 months ago I noticed my touchscreen wouldn't work any more. Sometimes after a reboot it would seem to come back to life but now I can't figure out what is going on. I seem to have Microsoft Windows 10 home as the operating system. I can't find any setting or keystroke or anything that can get my touchscreen back to life. Help! My touchpad (mousepad) works fine and I'm using a USB mouse as well because I don't like using the mousepad. The only thing I think has changed in the last 5 or 6 months was probably windows 10 and the regular updates that are done via windows 10. 

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IdeaPad i5, 650GB HD, 8GB RAM.Today, my computer suddenly died, no warning that I could see, I was watching a video and wasn't paying the best attention, but there were no noises. The screen just went black and the computer died.The orange light on the power adapter is solid when it's not plugged it, when it plugs it, the light goes out and then blinks twice, dark for a second, then blinks twice again and repeats. I tried taking the battery out and pressing the power button ten times with one second breaks, then holding the power button for thirty. I tried pressing the power button for twenty seconds, then putting the battery in, trying to restart, then trying it with the cord. I've tried leaving it to charge, I've tried taking everything out and leaving it to magically fix itself, but nothings working. I'm not sure on the warranty, bought it refurbished, and can only afford to pay for repairs if it's a last resort. If anyone can recommend anything to try, I'm all ears.

A:IdeaPad Z570 Died, Adapter Blinking

I suspect the blinking light is an error code which is trying to tell you the source of the problem.  Unfortunately there is nothing documented on those error codes in the Z570 manual and guides.  Hopefully someone will stop in with a little more information.  My best guess is that the AC adapter/charger is bad and the system completely drained your battery while you were watching the video. That's why the screen went black and system shut down.  One thing I would try if you have a voltmeter is to check to see if the AC adapter is indeed putting out the required voltage.  Listed on the back of the adapter will be the specifications for it. 

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I have IdeaPad Z570, what happened is once I turned my laptop on and it booted well and turned on as normal. While working I saw that the battery has a low charge so I inserted the charger plug into the laptop and turned on the mains, the moment I turned on the mains the laptop went dead and the LED indicator on the charger that is the orange LED started blinking. Now the laptop is not turning on and whenever I insert the carger into the laptop the LED of the charger starts blinking otherwise it isnt that is when it is not inserted. I have checked the charger with a multimeter and it is fine. Now what to do?

A:IdeaPad Z570 AC charger LED blinking and laptop do...

hi apoorvsarode,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try Removing the battery and unplugging the AC adapter,
    Then hold down the power button for at least 10 sec.
Now try Reconnecting everything and see if it will charge fine.
 
If not-
 
Try Removing the Battery and plugging in the Ac adapter see if that will work,
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!
 



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hello ,i am using ideapad Z570 , windows7 yesterday i was working on the pc suddenly the screen turn purple/pink awkwardly . i shut it down and then few minute after i started it . it started with a system repair . afterward its  working but the screen remain purple/pink except few mm on the top of the screen . there is a dark pink line just 9mm below the top of the screen horizontally . above this line the screen is fine that is merely 10% of screen but below this line the full 90% screen is purple/pink. moreover  this color changes it intensity  ,for example,  as i right click on the desktop the tab opens as it in windows ,, some dark purple/pink vertical line appears in the part of the tab through out the screen vertically except the top part what i have mentioned earlier . remaining desktop is less purple/pink. OR as i open a drive ,(the folders within the drive is in small icon pattern) , dark purple/pink lining  appears over the folders . seen like fringe over the screen . if i have 4 folder in the drive there are 4 such fringe over these folders and the remaining part of the screen is less pink. ( except the top)AS i open a folder , (let it contents some songs and sowing in 'details' pattern ), the dark purple/pink vertical lining across the screen (except top 9mm part) appears over icon of the song and the name , title , album ,etc ,, i mean where there are letters the lining appears.OR i open notepad &n... Read more

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My laptop is IdeaPad Z570. Yesterday, I was working on my laptop. It was working fine. It was in charging state. Suddenly, laptop went dead and the LED indicator on the charger that is the orange LED started blinking. Now the laptop is not turning on and whenever I insert the charger into the laptop the LED of the charger starts blinking otherwise it isn't blinking (that is when it is not inserted into the laptop). I have checked the charger with a multimeter and it is fine.  I already tried draining the battery by pressing power button for long time then charging; Removing the battery and then charging etc. Nothing is working. What should I do?

A:Ideapad Z570,Laptop not starting,Battery not getti...

Hi nimish816 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Can you again try to unplug the charger and remove the battery , power drian down on the power button again and plug back the ac adapter without any battery . (power check out page 21) 
Use the Novo button (one key button item 6 page 2) to turn on instead of the power button . 
 
If same issue ,unplug the charger and remove the harddrive and memory (page 36-38) and try to turn on using both power or novo key. Would the laptop beep ( it should without any memory)
 
If all steps fail then call in tech support for service to have internal systemboard and dc in board and cable checked. 
 
Update us how it goes. 
 
 
Regards
 
 

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when i use my recovery disks for hp pavillion it freezes up it gets to the part where it says preparing comp for use then my monitor shuts off he is windows 7
 

A:Recovery disks won't work on HP Pavillion

How old is this system and is it still under warrenty?

What has been happening that prompted the use of the recovery disk in the first place?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

Gateway M-6881
Anybody have any ideas...

a. The FACTORY recovery DVDs (2) that I have will not boot. Usually they just run until a window pops up to insert a blank CD, but you can do that forever--and it just cycles through repeatedly. A couple of times it did proceed to a second window indicating the restore was proceeding, but the bar did not advance, and after a minute or so, it too failed (sorry, don't remember the exact indications).

b. Trying to start recovery using the hidden partition... does not work either.
When you use Programs>Gateway>Gateway Recovery Management>Restore tab and command it...it simply proceeds to a shutdown and reboots right back into Vista. Second way-- the manufacturer enter-recovery-during-boot process (Left Alt-F10 while "Gateway" is onsceen, also simply proceeds to boot thru into Vista.

Some things I have determined:
-A different bootable DVD will boot the machine, so DVD drive is working--at least READ.
-ASIDE: Using the internal utility at Programs>Gateway>Gateway Recovery Management to try to burn either a full recovery set (2 DVDs) or a "Drivers and Applications" set both fail--do not do it.
-File folder structure on the two factory recovery DVDs can be viewed
-chkdsk C: /r has been run and found a few seemingly insignificant things, which were 'fixed'
-The F8 menu does NOT contain "Repair your computer' entry.

Quite frustrated to have three ways to do it and none works.

A:Neither recovery partition nor disks work

Repair computer option is on a retail disc not the F8 menu

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I have recently purchase a new Western Digital Hard Drive and was wondering if I can use my recovery disks i made on my old drive for this new drive so it would run normally as my old drive did before?













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A:Will recovery disks work on my new hard drive

Not quite, what you have to do is open the DVD/CD drawer while the laptop is on, leave the drawer open and shut down. Insert your first recovery DVD and close the drawer.Upon boot up look for a message at the lower bottom left of the screen that says "Press the esc key for start up options" do this and you will have a number of choices. Navigate to f9 and press enter. Choose to boot from internal DVD/CD ROM Drive and push enter.That will now boot into your first recovery DVD. It will automatically eject when finished and ask for the other two.  You could also simply start tapping the f9 key upon boot up, this will also get you to the correct window.

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Used DBAN on a computer I'm planning on giving away and had read that my system recovery disks would work to replace the OS. I run Vista on an HP Pavilion. The disks were directly from HP. I already have my settings to boot from cd drive on startup and the computer does not recognize the disk.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:DBANed now System Recovery Disks won't work

What  model Pavilion?
 
Where did you read the info stating that your recovery disks did not need a hidden partition installed on the hard drive by HP?
 
Louis

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My friend asked me to help her sell her HP Pavillion 15.  I created Recovery disks using the laptop's recovery disk creator tool.  I blanked the drive with our DoD eraser software. I ran the Recovery Disks.  The disks say they are not authorized for this computer.  I don't understand how that's possible. I created the disks on the same computer I'm trying to use them on. 

A:Recovery Disks Created on HP Pavilion Do NOT Work on SAME PC

Hi, "I blanked the drive with our DoD eraser software." is the main problem, no available signature now. I always use the Recovery set over the top. I know why you have to erase the HDD. My suggestion: Pull it out, mount to a different computer, initiate it and make it like a new HDD then reinstall it back. Regards.

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If I download Service Pack 3 will my System Recovery Disks still work. I downloaded service pack 3 when it first came out.

When I run SFC /SCANNOW in "RUN" it scans but then a window pops up asking me to insert my Windows Professional XP Service Pack 3cd. When I insert my System Recovery Disc #3 it say I've inserted the wrong disc.

Is it because originally my Windows came with service pack 2? Isn't it the System Recovery Disc that it's asking for or another disc?
thx
 

A:Solved: Will System Recovery Disks Still Work?

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1.A friend of mine was loading SP2 and it froze.
2.Shut down/turned back on went in to an auto "restore"
3. stopped it, shut down
4.turned back on, no splash screen, nothing
5. called tech support, tried restore disks, nothing
6. told her to buy another computer, nothing could be done!!!
Can I take her hd, and slave it to my HP win XP home, recover information, and then, somehow recover her drive without the OEM version of Win XP home?
Appreciate any help.
Regards,
Vidman

A:emachine win xp home crashed, recovery disks do not work

Drive itself should still be good. You will probably be able to recover the data (not certain, but probably) if you slave it to another PC. The data folders (those that contain pictures/music ect.) should still be intact. Program data associated with applications may be questionable depending on state of the OS that the failed upgrade left XP in.

Afterwards you can put the drive back in her PC and using a OEM copy of XP do a fresh install if you want.
Charlie

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