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heoje
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Unable to perform factory restore ThinkPad edge E330

I just bough a new ThinkPad edge E330 with Windows 8 64bit. I want to perform factory reser but I did wrong (I choose "Reset Your PC") After that I went back to Windows 8 and tried to make a Rescue and Recovery Disk using the Windows 8 feature but I again got the same message asking me to insert the installation disks for Windows 8.(I dont even have a place to put DVD)

 

I cant perform any factory reset now what should I do please help me

 

I didnt do a backup of recovery media as stated here I didnt know http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024

 

How can I factory reset my PC now? I still have my lenovo_recovery hidden drive which is around 17gb I followed this method here https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Unable-to-perform-factory-restore-ThinkPad... but it didnt work for me.

 

Please help me I am desperate.

 

 
pkruse
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Re: Unable to perform factory restore ThinkPad edge E330

I feel your pain. Borrow media or go buy a copy. My Twist adventure ended with the system running faster after reloading and setting up the ExpressCache myself.

Not much help. But rooting for you!
heoje
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Re: Unable to perform factory restore ThinkPad edge E330

What do you mean so there is no solution?

pkruse
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Re: Unable to perform factory restore ThinkPad edge E330

Don't lose hope. I noted you do not have an external dvd drive to use, so my option of W8 media is even more difficult. Hopefully a few of the smart guys can point you at something.
heoje
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Re: Unable to perform factory restore ThinkPad edge E330

Can I copy everything from lenovo_recovry hidden recovery storage to USB drive and then reinstall windows?

 

how do I do that and make the usb bootable?

 

Or can I move the recoveryimage files in lenovo_recovry to my C:/ and then factory reset?

heoje
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Re: Unable to perform factory restore ThinkPad edge E330

Can someone please tell my why the option "reset ur pc" did this to me? I dont understand I didnt do anything wrong.

 

Windows is saying:

 

"Some required files are missing. To troubleshoot problems when your PC can't start, use your Windows Installation disk or media." This is the message I get when I try to create a recovery disk

heoje
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Re: Unable to perform factory restore ThinkPad edge E330

Let me remind u that I still have my hidden partiton HDD, lenovo_recovery with image file there but I dont know how to recover from there

 

Should I use onekeyrecovery 8.0? http://plus.evozi.com/143/lenovo-one-key-recovery-okr-8-0-iso-and-download-and-setup-guide/

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Anyone 

heoje
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Should I repair windows as stated in this guide http://techmell.net/how-to/refresh-reset-windows-8/

heoje
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Re: Unable to perform factory restore ThinkPad edge E330

I cant find, recovery.ini or service_done.ini or anything anywhere. I only have the main two partitons for recoverying but they are useless and not working! its lenovo_recovery and SYSTEM_DRV

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