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Dear All, Now I have problem of No Windows 8 Charms showing apps, search is not working. I required to reset my pc to factory defaults. O.S: Windows 8, Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge m93.
I didn't created the Recovery disk because it was asking for a 16GB USB (not dvds). Now I tried to reset pc(through recovery partition),but it was showing 'recovery drive missing',even I can see it in Disk management. At least I thought to Refresh, it is showing error 'unable to refresh, choose options from Advanced' Even unable to do 'Automatic Repair'. Please let me know what can I do now without loosing Original O.S. Thanks All for your suggestions. Smith And Wesson Model 915 Manual Transfer. Sorry not to mention,I was looking for free solution.
Still I can create Recover Media but the thing is it is asking for USB to do so. I am wondering how lenovo make it like that, most of the brands will give option for DVDs (which is fine for me), even for new Lenovo I am creating DVDs as Recovery Media. @Mendy - It's already Windows 8.1, may be from that point Windows Charms, windows search not working properly.
Do you people know the Lenovo Support Email or Live Chat link? (I prefer this than Phone Call,as I am not in U.S) Even Lenovo Green Guy will be fine.
Looking forward for any convenient solution! Doit2 wrote: Still I can create Recover Media but the thing is it is asking for USB to do so.
I am wondering how lenovo make it like that, most of the brands will give option for DVDs (which is fine for me), even for new Lenovo I am creating DVDs as Recovery Media.
Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Download alternative recovery disk for Lenovo If the recovery partition of your computer is corrupt or damaged or you no longer have your recovery DVDs,. Easy Recovery Essentials works with any Lenovo computer model and it’s compatible with the following Windows versions: • Microsoft Windows 10 (read more on our ) • Microsoft Windows 8 (read more on our ) • Microsoft Windows 7 (read more on our ) • Microsoft Windows Vista (read more on our ) • Microsoft Windows XP (read more on our ) • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 (read more on our ). Screenshot of Easy Recovery Essentials You can burn Easy Recovery Essentials directly to a CD, DVD or a USB flash drive and use the Automated Repair function to automatically find and fix boot errors. Note: Easy Recovery Essentials can not be used to install or reinstall Windows. Create a recovery disk for Lenovo Lenovo computers have a hidden partition that can be used for recovery and restore. Some computer models also have a recovery DVD (or recovery USB, in case of Windows 8 users) that can be used for the same process. Depending on the computer series model and what type of Windows you are using, you can have one of the several recovery software programs installed by Lenovo: • Lenovo OneKey Recovery for Idea series models, including laptops and desktops (IdeaPad and IdeaCentre) • Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery for Think series models: ThinkPad, ThinkStation, ThinkCentre and Lenovo 3000 models • Computers with Windows 8 don’t have the Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery software.
Instead it uses a different process for creating a recovery media (USB only) – go to or Create the recovery disk for Windows XP The instructions for creating the disk with Lenovo OneKey Recovery on Windows XP are below. If you are not sure if your computer uses this software, • Start Windows XP • Find the OneKey Recovery icon on your desktop or go to Start >All Programs and find it there. The OneKey Recovery Software icon • Click Create Recovery Disc • Select Factory default recovery disc • Insert your blank CDs or DVDs.
You will need up to 3 DVDs or 17 CDs • Select the drive location to use • The recovery disc creation process will now start. The software will ask you to insert the second disk when the burning process for the first one is finished • Mark each CD or DVD and keep them safe! The instructions for creating the disk with Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery on Windows XP are below. If you are not sure you’re using the ThinkVantage software,. • Boot Windows XP • Go to Start • Select All Programs • Find the ThinkVantage folder. If you have a Lenovo 3000 the folder name would be “Lenovo Care” • Click Create Rescue and Recovery Media • At the Recovery Discs tab, select the Create a set of Product Recovery discs now option and click OK. Create a set of Product Recovery discs in ThinkVantage • Insert your CD or DVD and click OK • When the recovery disks are created, you can verify them by inserting the first one in the disk tray, open ThinkVantage again and see if the “ You have already created a set of Product Recovery discs” message appears at the Recovery Discs tab.
Create the recovery disk for Windows Vista The instructions for creating the disk using Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery on Windows Vista are below. If your computer has the OneKey software instead (IdeaPad and IdeaCentre series models), follow the instructions for this software, according to the steps below. • Go to Start and then All Programs • Find the ThinkVantage folder from the list. If you have a Lenovo 3000, the folder name can be “Lenovo Care” instead • Click on Create Product Recovery Media • Check the The Product Recovery discs you are going to create are for use on this computer only.
Do you want to proceed? Option and click OK • Select your optical drive to use with blank CDs or DVDs • Insert the blank DVD and click OK • Follow the next instructions on the screen to complete the process • When the DVDs are created successfully, label them and keep them safe! The instructions for using OneKey Recovery on Windows Vista are below. If you are not sure if your computer is using this software,. • Open OneKey Recovery. Lenovo OneKey Recovery 7.0 on Windows Vista • Click Create Recovery Disc • Click Factory default recovery disc • Insert your first blank CD or DVD. You will need up to 3 DVDs or 17 CDs • Select your optical drive location to use • The process will now start • After each CD/DVD is successfully created, label them and keep them safe!
Create the recovery disk for Windows 7 Computers with Windows 7 from Lenovo have the ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery software installed (ThinkPad, ThinkStation etc.), but if your computer series model is an IdeaPad or an IdeaCentre and it has the OneKey software instead, follow the next set of instructions. The instructions for creating the disk using Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery on Windows 7 are: • Click Start • Start typing factory recovery in the search bar • Find the Lenovo – Factory Recovery Disks item • If the User Account Control window shows up, click Yes • Check the “ The recovery media you are going to create can only be used on this system. Do you want to continue?” option and then click OK • Select both Boot Media and Data Media options and click OK. Boot Media and Data Media options on Lenovo ThinkVantage software • Insert the first blank DVD • Select your optical drive that has the blank DVDs inserted • Click OK and follow the next steps to complete the process • When the DVDs are created, label them and keep them safe! The instructions for creating the disk using Lenovo OneKey Recovery on Windows 7 are: • Open the OneKey Recovery software either by finding the icon on your desktop or go to Start and then All Programs. • Click Create Recovery Disc and then select Factory default recovery disc • Select the drive location to use and insert the first blank CDs or DVDs. You will need up to 3 DVDs or 17 CDs • The process will now start.
Insert the second blank CD or DVD when asked • When the process is complete, label the CDs/DVDs and keep them safe! Create the recovery disk for Windows 8 If you are using Windows 8, you can only use a USB flash drive to create the recovery media. A minimum 16 GB flash drive is required. Lenovo doesn’t provide a specific software to create the recovery disk in Windows 8, but you can create it using the Advanced recovery tools option from Windows 8’s Control Panel. • • Insert the USB flash drive • Press the Windows key and X • Select Control Panel from the list • Select Recovery from the list • Select Advanced recovery tools • Select Create a recovery drive. Wait for the process to finish Personal files stored on the USB flash drive will be deleted!
Backup your files before you continue. • When the process is finished, it will ask you if you want to delete the recovery partition. It’s recommended that you do not delete it as you won’t be able to recover or restore your computer with the USB flash drive in the future • Remove the USB flash drive. You can close the Control Panel window at this point.
Recover a Lenovo using the recovery partition or disk A Lenovo computer can be recovered and restored using the hidden recovery partition or the recovery disks that you created (or already had). CDs or DVDs are used for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
USB flash drives are used for computers with Windows 8 installed. Not all series models will have the hidden partition. If you don’t have the recovery partition and neither the recovery disk already at hand, Recover Windows XP IdeaPad and IdeaCentre computers with the OneKey Recovery software installed can follow these instructions to recover and restore Windows XP: • Insert the first recovery CD or DVD in the tray If you don’t have the recovery CD or DVD. License agreement message in Lenovo ThinkVantage software • Click OK at the warning message • Click OK when asked to insert the second disk and so on • Wait for the process to finish. Recover Windows Vista Windows Vista users can restore their system with ThinkVantage software using the recovery disk with these instructions: • Make sure you have the Rescue & Recovery Startup/Boot Disc CD at hand. Insert it in the tray If you don’t have the recovery CD or DVD, • Power on your computer • When the computer starts to boot, press the F12 key.
On Lenovo laptops you may need to click on the ThinkVantage button instead. • At the Boot Menu, navigate using the arrow keys to the first option of the list: ATAPI CD (it can be ATAPI CD0). At this step you need to select the optical drive where you inserted the first disc. • Hit Enter • A progress bar should now appear that mentions “ ThinkVantage Technologies”. The ThinkVantage button on your laptop • When the Boot Menu screen appears, go to your optical drive (usually at the top of the list, called ATAPI CD) and hit Enter • The ThinkVantage Technologies name should appear.