10-07-2012 03:18 AM
I had Y580 with 32GB SSD + 1TB HDD for a review. I copied all the HDD partitions on another HDD (via Acronis Home Image), SSD was not copied. After I restored the original partitions back to Lenovo drive (so the customer would get "factory install" screen again, the machine couldn't boot to Windows nor factory installation anymore.
However, LENOVO and LENOVO_PART partitions seem to be untouched and so do the partitions on the SSD. I can also access folder OKRBackup\Factory where .okr files are stored. These files are actually .wim images somehow modified for Lenovo. I could also access OKR environment, but it requires some .wsi files instead of .okr files so I can't do any recovery there either.
And now the question - what do I have to do in order to make the factory installation be available again? The drive should be in the "factory" state with all partitions exactly the same as shipped from factory, the files are there, but it simply doesn't work... Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.
Solved! Go to Solution.
10-07-2012 04:45 AM - edited 10-07-2012 05:03 AM
If you are not able to even boot to windows then reviving the onekey button is almost imppssible. You will have to send the laptop into repair so that they can reload everything to scratch. Have a look below to do it yourself. You would have to make factory default os yourself. Have a look below. the first links second post linl tells how to restore rapid drive function and the other to the guide for default hdd.I also found this. It could be helpful to restore the onekey feature back. Please ignore other links before trying the video
10-07-2012 11:16 AM
thanks, but that's not what I'm looking for.
I can launch OKR without any problem, but I don't have any .wsi backup. I could however locate some factory install image which is also on the recovery partition, but I can't launch the recovery from it (OKR accepts only .wsi files, not .okr). The okr file is hidden in LENOVO_PART\|OKRBackup\Factory, where files boot.okr, mbr.okr and install.okr - the last one holds the factory image and is in fact a .wim image with all the files necessary.
Any thoughts on how can I launch the installation from this .okr image?
10-07-2012 03:36 PM
10-07-2012 03:45 PM
10-08-2012 01:13 AM - edited 10-08-2012 01:13 AM
"You could give this a try. Copy the instsll.okr, rename it to install.wim. Now copy the install.wim and replace it the one found in the windows instsllation. And copy the original before."
10-08-2012 03:09 AM
10-08-2012 07:52 AM - edited 10-08-2012 07:54 AM
did you say that you can access LENOVO_PART by simply clicking on the partition? Is the partition visible? or is it only visible in windows PE environment?
because it's supposed to be hidden and labeled as OEM partition in order for OKR to work.
If you restored all partitions to their factory size, I don't see why OKR wouldn't work, assuming the lenovo_part is still hidden as oem partition.
if the lenovo_part is visible, you need to use ptedit32 to change it back to hidden Type 12
10-08-2012 07:56 AM
I can access LENOVO_PART by changing the partition type in Acronis Home Image (from type 12 to type 7). However, I somehow managed to install the factory image from os.okr file by combining couple of methods... Pretty tough, especially if you have SSD Smart Response Cache...
So the problem is solved for now. Thanks for any input and advice!