03-29-2014 06:17 PM
I bought recently T440s with 16GB cache drive and 500GB disk. I had been able to install new SSD (Samsung 840 EVO 500GB) but I cannot restore Lenovo system from Disks.
I had to copy disks to USB drive because T440s don't have optical drive. Laptop is booting from USB but once I'm accepting aggreement (EULA) I have information "Recovery Failed".
I have exactly same problem like here:
I disconnect M.2 16GB mSATA drive but still same error: Recovery failed. Do I have to use external DVD drive ?
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03-29-2014 06:42 PM
Are you talking about Lenovo factory recovery media?
I've tried copying Lenovo recovery media to USB flash drive to do a recovery - using every trick I could think of - and always failed It may be possible, but I'm not the only one who has tried without success. I don't think the recovery software will run correctly when booted that way.
An external DVD drive may be your only hope.
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