01-21-2014 04:47 PM - last edited on 01-21-2014 05:00 PM by zoltanthegypsy
I have an IdeaPad Z570 that I want to bring back to factory settings because of a virus. I am aware that this will cause the loss of all data.
As of yet I cannot find the restore disc (not sure there ever was one) but thought there might be a protected partition on the computer that I could use in the reformat instead. After I reviewed the partitions in the disc management and I see two possible partitions that could contain the restore files and OS. However one is empty and the other appears too small to contain the OS (Windows 7) .
Partition 1: Healthly (OEM Partition) - 14.75GB (with 100% free)
Partition 2: Healthly (System, Active, Primary Partition) - 200MB (with 79% free)
* See screenshot *
Any ideas on how I can restore this computer back to factory settings if I cannot locate the restore discs or if the protected partitions are not for the recovery reformat? Any help would be great. Thanks in advance for your help!
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01-21-2014 05:05 PM
Hello and welcome,
If the recovery partition is intact, you should be able to use it via the existing One Key Recovery tools. See page 35 of your user's guide: Lenovo IdeaPad Z370/Z470/Z570 User Guide V1.0
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