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B560 Recovery Discs with complete HDD failure

2017-01-29, 20:20 PM

A family member has a B560 I bought them new as a gift many moons ago.    The HDD has recently failed.

 

When the laptop was new, a Lenovo program on the drive was ran to recover the Q: onekey partition space and place the contents on two DVD-R discs.  

 

I have the new replacement HDD, but these recovery discs are not bootable.   And of course with a complete original HDD failure the OneKey recovery is not available.

 

I see this download, http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Lenovo-B-Series-laptops/Lenovo-B560-Notebook/downloads/DS007839

 

Is there a way to use this download with the two discs the Lenovo utility made when the laptop was first setup out of the box to recover it back to the factory Windows 7 configuration?

 

 

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2017-01-30, 2:39 AM

Well I figured this out myself, posting the answer here in case it helps someone else down the road.

 

So the two recovery discs were perfectly readable, but the first was not bootable.  I noticed though that it had all the necessary boot files.   So what must have happened many years ago was that the Lenovo recovery utility that made them had an issue making them bootable.  It turns out they are DVD-RAM media, not DVD-R as I had originally thought.

 

So I just copied the files to a folder and burned a new DVD and everything worked just fine.   So the answer was make the DVD disc bootable.

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Re: B560 Recovery Discs with complete HDD failure

2017-01-30, 2:39 AM

Well I figured this out myself, posting the answer here in case it helps someone else down the road.

 

So the two recovery discs were perfectly readable, but the first was not bootable.  I noticed though that it had all the necessary boot files.   So what must have happened many years ago was that the Lenovo recovery utility that made them had an issue making them bootable.  It turns out they are DVD-RAM media, not DVD-R as I had originally thought.

 

So I just copied the files to a folder and burned a new DVD and everything worked just fine.   So the answer was make the DVD disc bootable.

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Re: B560 Recovery Discs with complete HDD failure

2017-01-30, 18:18 PM
DVD-Ram is OK, just will not be a "bootable" device when inserted - on that you are correct.

The best medium for Recovery Disks IMO is DVD +R, then label as disk 1, 2, etc...

Thanks for the update.

CB

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