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boselfje
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Lenovo Z500 can't boot windows 8

Hi

 

Here's what happened:

I installed a version of linux next to windows 8. When I did I noticed it couldn't boot the linux so I installed Grub, which made it dual-bootable. After a while I wanted to change the partition with linux on, so I wiped the whole partition, in the idea of making a new one afterwards. But because Grub was on it, suddenly the pc didn't want to boot in windows anymore. Then after trying some things I noticed my windows partion ws also gone. So now I'm stuck, cause the recovery disk won't work eighter to bring it back to factory settings. What can I do?

ishaan
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Re: Lenovo Z500 can't boot windows 8

Hi
Do you have the recovery partition by any chance?
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boselfje
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Re: Lenovo Z500 can't boot windows 8

You mean OneKey recovery by the novo button?

 

ishaan
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Re: Lenovo Z500 can't boot windows 8

Yes, do you have the partition?
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boselfje
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Re: Lenovo Z500 can't boot windows 8

I have a BIOS partition in FAT32 which is probably the one with the recovery on. I can see this with gparted on my linux usb. That's also how found out my windows was gone.

 

ishaan
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Re: Lenovo Z500 can't boot windows 8

To be absolutely sure, is the size of the partition 20gb?
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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boselfje
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Re: Lenovo Z500 can't boot windows 8

No it's 2.2GB :s
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Re: Lenovo Z500 can't boot windows 8

There is no other partition of 20gb? If there isn's, i am afraid you will have to ask lenovo to re image your laptop or you can order them from here
https://www.lenovorecovery.com/Extranet/Home.aspx
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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boselfje
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Re: Lenovo Z500 can't boot windows 8

Ok, I've looked into that, but I can't find my model to order the right cd's. Does that mean there are no cd's for a Ideapad Z500?

 

ishaan
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Re: Lenovo Z500 can't boot windows 8

Could be possible. Best would be to call lenovo once since they can also send you the disks.
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