01-14-2019 07:01 AM
I have an old Ideapad I'm trying to reinstall windows on. After pressing the NOBO button and choosing "System recovery" it just starts windows normally.
I checked and there's a system reserved partition on Disk 0 with System and Active flags on it, but it still won't let me go into recovery.
01-14-2019 11:10 AM
Hi yuvals ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
It would help if you can include the machine model type/ MTM located at the sticker or get it from here. It would look like this 80QQ00QCUS as example.
This would allow us to check if the machine did came with a One Key Recovery feature (factory reset). If there were previous changes with the harddrive from the original parts like reformat/ repartitioning / replacement that may have compromise the hidden factory image.
Update us how it goes.
01-14-2019 11:15 AM - last edited on 01-14-2019 12:07 PM by spidey101
Thanks for the reply. The model is ********* (It's an Ideapad U430p).
There were no chances from the original disk layout, and I can still see the 100MB system partition on Disk 0.
Edit notes: removed SN for member's protection MTM 59307003 for IdeaPadZ370
01-14-2019 12:05 PM
Would you have Win 7 or Win 8 right now installed?
What is also the version of Windows from the sticker?
The serial number must not be posted publicly instead MTM 59307003 model 1025 showing a IdeaPad Z370.
You can also check disk management if there is any hidden partition for the OKR feature that it suppose to have.
You can try the steps here (page 35-36) to try OKR again if it does show the hidden partition on disk management. You can review this article for the image of how the partition should look like.
Update us with your disk management snapshot so we can decide if it does still have it.
01-14-2019 12:44 PM
01-14-2019 01:31 PM
I have windows 7 installed which is the original (and the one on the sticker)
The system is not a Z370 rather U430p. The number I've attached is not the serial number, but appears on the bottom after MO: so i assumed it's the model code.
I tried following the instructions above, but the problem is that after pressing the NOBO button and choosing system recovery it just boots into windows.
Attached is the details from Disk Management where you can see the partition.
01-14-2019 01:38 PM - edited 01-14-2019 01:40 PM
From that image, you do not have a factory image/recovery partition on your drive. That explains why your machine passes through to a standard boot-up.
Please consider taking a picture of the info sticker on the bottom of your machine and PMing it to @spidey101. I'm sure he will be able to determine the details from that.