04-08-2011 06:54 AM
I ran again into some problems with my Lenovo U350 under Windows 7.
All of a sudden, I can not start any program on my laptop after running it for a while. I click on the program I can see this program running in Task Manager but it does not show up on the screen.
Also I can not restart my laptop normally by clicking either on buttons "Restart" or "Shut down" either. For some reason these buttons/commands stop working. The only way to deal with this problem is a hard shut down by holding the "Power On/Off" button pressed on the laptop for a few seconds.
I ran the antivirus check on my laptop to find existing viruses but came out with the result of 0 viruses.
I wonder why the programs on my laptop stop loading or freezing? Any ideas?
I'm that close to reinstall the whole system with the OKR.
Thanks for your replies in advance.
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04-11-2011 01:33 AM - edited 04-11-2011 01:37 AM
yigit, thanks a lot for your reply.
I tried to reinstall Windows on the weekend using the OKR. The problem was that I could start OKR under Windows 7 and choose the clean OS installation. Then my laptop restarts and I expected that reinstallation procedure would start next. But in reality what I have is just a normal Windows 7 Start. I also tried to start OKR by pressing an OKR button while my laptop is switched off. But same result - just a normal Windows 7 Start. Apparently, the OKR files are corrupted somehow.
I have to mention 2 facts:
1) I didn't change the partitions on my drive. These are the default factory partitions.
2) Unfortunately, I didn't create the recovery discs when I bought my laptop.
The question is how I can reinstall my system then? May I ask Lenovo for some recovery discs to ship to me if I still have a warranty?
Thanks in advance for your future replies.
P.S. yigit, I checked your mentioned thread. The problem is I don't receive any Windows message saying why it can't start programs. It just doesn't start without any error message that should come along with it.
04-11-2011 03:52 AM
04-11-2011 04:04 AM
This is gonna be my next step. I'm looking right now for an external DVD drive to try to burn those DVDs. I hope I will be able to burn them.
I can only see 2 main partitions: C and D. I can't see a hidden partition where all Windows recovery files are allocated.
BTW, I have another question. If I find an installation DVD for Windows 7 Home Premium (this is what installed on my laptop) can I use my Windows Installation key to install Windows 7 from DVD?
04-11-2011 04:17 AM
please, post an image for your hdd management.
yes, you can use the microsoft provided disc but you may need to call microsoft to activate your windows ( or you can use online activation )
04-11-2011 05:24 AM
It's weird. I just ran this program (HDD management) but came out with a blank page. :-( It shows there are no drives at all. I refreshed it several times but still no effect on these drives to be shown.
Either I'm doing something wrong or it is not working.
I logged in under the administrator. BTW, I'm using a german version of Windows in case you won't understand what's written there.
04-11-2011 06:40 AM