05-27-2013 06:28 AM
When I first got my Q190 I installed Windows 7. When installing it asked for drivers which I installed using the recovery partition already installed on the machine. I now want to re-install Windows 7, but the issue is that the recovery partition doesn't seem to be working and I cannot gain access to it.
Does anybody know of a way to re-enable/re-install the partition?
(You should know that installed at the moment is Linux Ubuntu, which installed fine without the need for extra drivers)
05-27-2013 12:35 PM
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
If the Recovery Partition is still intact, use UltimateBootCD or Hiren's Boot CD to force boot from the recovery partition
If the Recovery Partition is still intact but is corrupted / not bootable, you will need to:
1. Check the unit for the Windows 7 sticker (product key)
2. Download and burn a bootable Windows 7 ISO on this website (if you have a preloaded Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit, you will need to download the same for the unit to be activated via SLIC/SLP - see this guide)
3. Use the product key that you obtained from Step 1 if necessary.
Hope this helps
06-07-2013 08:41 AM
Im afraid this hasnt worked
i have ran ultimate boot cd and it cant find the partition. i need to re install it i think because its the only way i can find the correct drivers for the system. the ones on the website dont work for this purpose.
i have tried removing the HDD, installing windows and running windows recovery to attempt to boot it, with no luck.
im running out of ideas... someone must have had the same problem and have a solution. all i need is a download of the recovery partition and how to install it?
Thanks for the help.