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Reset failed on a 110S Ideapad



I just picked up a  11.6" 110S. It has Win10 on it, original install date 12/2016. I thought the original OS would be Win8.1, but on the Web I've seen it's Win10.


In any case, I tried to do a Reset, and after going through the paces it failed. No error message.


I could do a clean install, but the problem is the 32GB size of the drive. Lenovo compresses the Reset image down to 1GB, amazingly. And if I took a backup image it would be many times that. There isn't room for that. And I don't want to store the image on external media. 


So is there any way to make the Reset work? Thanks.

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Re: Reset failed on a 110S Ideapad

Hello Paul1149a

Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.


Try these steps.
Note: Please back up all your data as running this reset will delete any data on your machine

1. Turn the machine off and press the recovery button which is located usually next to the power button. If you have a desktop machine you will need to power the machine back on and keep tapping the F2 key.
2. Use the arrow keys and press enter on system recovery. ( Desktop users can skip this)
3. Select “restore from the initial backup” and then “Next”.
4. Click “start” and accept the warning messages.


Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.

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Re: Reset failed on a 110S Ideapad

Hey there-


I followed these steps and went with the option to "remove everything" in doing so it popped up this messaged saying that it cant be done:


Additional free space is needed on the driver where Windows is installed. Free up some space and try again.


I havent downloaded much programs on here at all, so i dont know what space i can free up just to do this reset. 


How can i reset this so that it is essential a brand new computer with no fingerprints or any data stored on it.


Please advise.


Thank you

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