07-04-2011 01:22 PM
Yeah. After going through several phone calls, I finally got a technical support I needed. They charged me $59 for the Recovery Disc. I feel like they shouldn't be charging me for this disc especially when I can't burn one, but maybe that's how Lenovo lures people into buying their Recovery Disc and charge people additional $59 for the purchase of the laptop.
07-11-2011 08:21 PM
I have an S10 running windows, and of course, I have Lenovo One Key Recovery installed. It appears that recovery disks created by One Key Recovery contain my whole system state - a full backuo. I'd like to burn fewer disks by burning only the data needed to recover to factory settings.
I know I can do a restore to factory settings, then I can create recovery disks. It seems like there should be an easier way. Is there?
07-12-2011 05:54 AM - edited 07-12-2011 05:54 AM
you cannot create recovery discs to recover only for datas you need.
if you are asking factory backup, you can create for discs. the easiest way is to use one key recover button ( shut down your computer and start-up your computer by pressing okr button. if you need, the system will be installed from hidden okr partition. )
07-15-2011 01:24 PM
Is there a wiki for creating a back-up set of disks? Can a USB stick be set up with a back up image? Will it work?
In the meantime i created a backup image after removing bloatware and installing the few programs i want to have and stored it on the d drive. i then copied the image to a network hard drive. Does anyone know if this will work if i have to restore the system?
Also, i created a Chrome OS usb stick and that seems to work fine so it could be used should i be traveling and need to have internet access after a crash. Any comments?
07-17-2011 12:11 PM - last edited on 07-18-2011 05:47 AM by yigit
I want to perform a full factory reset using OKR (or whatever) but all of my partitions are deleted instead of the OEM partition which is switched from ID 12 (OEM) to ID 7 (NTFS) and made active so the included Windows is starting up showing me some green grass and a command prompt but no recovery option.
My device is an IdeaPad S12 (2959).
Kindest regards from Berlin
Fixed it by myself using Universal USB Installer (Universal-USB-Installer-220.127.116.11.exe) and Parted Magic (pmagic-6.3.iso) instead of the DISKPART command line crab. Created a primary partition formatted with NTFS and set the flags boot and diag for the OEM partition.
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