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Amulet2
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Lenova G505s recovery

I had to do a one key recovery today, it seemed to go through and after it completed it asked to reboot which I did. It came up to the screen one key recovery gave me two options on recovery. I had already done that and I cannot go any further. What can I do now to get to home screen so I can get on my computer?

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Re: Lenova G505s recovery

Hi Amulet2 ,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

What Windows version came with the computer? 

Any indication that the harddrive is still ok?

 

We do hope the OKR (page27) imager is still viable , Unplug the ac charger and remove the battery . Press and hold down the power button for 12 seconds and place back the charger .

 

Turn on and see if the OKR process would be able to continue as described else , you may need to re- do the OKR turning the laptop on using the OKR button to power on . System Recovery on the OKR menu would offer OKR from initial back up to choose.

 

Update us how it goes.

 

Regards



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Re: Lenova G505s recovery

I tried what you suggested but did not work went straight to recovery screen

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Re: Lenova G505s recovery

win 8 is original os
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Re: Lenova G505s recovery

Hi Amulet2 , 

 

Do you think we still have a good harddrive (booting on a live rescue media and running diagnostics or slaving the harddrive to a different machine to test) ?

 

Did you manage to create a recovery install image

 

If OKR still fails after reloading BIOS defaults and doing previous power drain then you may just want to simply have a clean installation of Windows 8 and everything done with along with the drivers from the support site. 

 

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Re: Lenova G505s recovery

I thaught i did a recovery install image but couldnt find it, I guess I will do a clean installation. I did upgrade to win 10 when they did the free upgrade, can I do clean install with win10?
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Re: Lenova G505s recovery

Hi Amulet2 , 

 

Greetings. 

 

Yes, you may install Windows 10 as it was activated previously and have a digital license that can be recognized by the Microsoft server for activation.

 

Challenge may be the drivers as it is not readily available for this model, either using the Win8 drivers running on compatibility mode or allowing Windows 10 inbox drivers or direct manufacturer driver install can help. 

 

Option for Windows 8 clean installation would still be the same (as others may find missing features not available with Win10). Inplace upgrade within Windows 8 to 10 can still be done at any time. 

 

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