08-11-2012 02:57 PM - edited 08-11-2012 02:58 PM
I think my 2 year-old turned on the laptop (Y510) and pressed the NOVO key. It's the only thing I can figure. Next thing I know they system is doing some kind of restore. Figured I'd be able to do a system restore, but apparently EVERYTHING has been wiped from my hard drive. I'm not hopeful, but was wondering if there's any way to restore anything of the laptop I had before, or do I have to start from square 1?
08-11-2012 03:29 PM
Hi archer_310 and welcome to the community,
You wouldn't happen to have a backup on external media, would you?
Have any backups been made on the laptop's hard drive?
If there were any backups on the hard drive, they should still be there and you could restore the system with OKR.
08-11-2012 04:44 PM
No to both questions. I scanned the C: drive with Recuva and it found ~30000 deleted files. However, after perusing what Recuva found, I don't think that's the answer. I'm SOL aren't I? I just don't get how the 2 year-old did it. If that button is pressed, don't you have to click "yes" or something for the reset to happen? He's not smart enough to do that. I would have assumed it would default to "no" if he happened to click a key or something.
08-11-2012 06:53 PM
Yeh, there's a few options you have to click through to get it to work. If your child was just banging on keys, an unlucky bang or two might have done it.
So, what exactly is on there? Did he restore it to the original factory settings or is everything actually gone?
Recuva might be able to get back some pics or movies, but I wonder how it would do with programs. There are quite a few posts here where members' D: drive was filling up with backups and they say that they didn't set up backups at all. So, I wonder if backups weren't done on yours by default.
You might want to open OKR and try to restore from a backup and see if it finds any backups on D:. You might be able to get some of it back that way. It's a long shot, but probably worth trying.
08-11-2012 08:09 PM
Sorry, but what's OKR? Everything is gone - it looks like I just brought the laptop home from the store. I did have a lot of movies, etc. on the laptop, but when I scanned thru what Recuva found, I did not see a single movie file, which to me is very strange.
08-12-2012 03:03 AM - edited 08-12-2012 03:12 AM
OKR is One Key Recovery,
the system was restored to factrory settings
meaning everything was wiped.
İt's all gone.
Hope you have backups.
Or perhaps,which is even better,an image of the entire system?
P.S A recovery would have left the ( D) untouched (hopefully)
a restore to factory settings,restores the pc,to how it was when you first bought it.