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Manio
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NOVO Key NOT working, Z570

Hello everybody,

The Novo Key responsible for Recovery features has stopped wrking recently.
I know resizing partitions should stop it but I made some changes to it just when I bought the Laptop (7 months ago) and since then I made about 4 or 5 recovery procedures by booting into recovery from the novo key, and it completed successfully every single time.
Now all what happens is when I press the novo key as usual, the device boots normally into windows and recovery is unaccessible.

However, novo key works within windows as it opens the "Lenovo OneKey Recovery" software.
but when it comes to restoring the device to it's initial state it asks for reboot into recovery and the answer "yes" just restarts windows.
I didn't touch the D: Volume "Lenovo" and the hidden recovery partition "LENOVO_PART"
Can anybody help ?
thanks in advance

 

peter9898
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Message 2 of 11

Re: NOVO Key NOT working, Z570

Hi.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/Disk-Partitioning-and-OneKey-Recovery-Feature/...

 

You need okr engineering disc. There is option to recover novo button functionality

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Lenovo IdeaPad U410, Core i7 - 3517U, 8GB RAM 1600 MHz, 1 TB + 24GB SSD HDD, BIOS: 65CN15WW
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Tinderbox_UK
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Message 3 of 11

Re: NOVO Key NOT working, Z570

The link above no longer works, can somebody post an alternative link.

 

John.

Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD
ishaan
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Message 4 of 11

Re: NOVO Key NOT working, Z570

Hi and welcome to the forums
Changing the partition sizes or anything else related to partition is altered(even a clean install) results in what you are experiencing. I don't know how it worked for you before even after the altered partition sizes. Just remeber to make recovery disks for the next lenovo you buy.
Regarding your problem, as you say the novo doesn't perform the required function, you have two options
1. Order recovery disks from lenovo(Around 60 US Dollars)
2. Othere way is trying to use the recovery image in the lenovo_part. You can get more info here(This may not work)
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/How-to-use-one-key-recovery-after-it-stops-...
And the link posted by peter also may help you.
Regards
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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Manio
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Message 5 of 11

Re: NOVO Key NOT working, Z570

Well thanks alot Peter, but it's just too difficult to backup the 400GB I use.

so, if I choose option 3 Fix ASD, will I lose my personal data ??

 

ishaan
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Message 6 of 11

Re: NOVO Key NOT working, Z570

No, you wont loose personal data.
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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Manio
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Message 7 of 11

Re: NOVO Key NOT working, Z570

I did what the link said, Peter.
But it just doesn't work
any other ideas ??!

ishaan
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Message 8 of 11

Re: NOVO Key NOT working, Z570

Hi
Read here as posted by me above but ignored
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/How-to-use-one-key-recovery-after-it-stops-...

Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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Manio
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Message 9 of 11

Re: NOVO Key NOT working, Z570

No I did NOT ignore it,
it just didn't work for me

ishaan
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Message 10 of 11

Re: NOVO Key NOT working, Z570

What about here??
http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/688883-how-restore-onekey-recovery-function-after-...

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