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kgorczewski
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T440s and System Restore "Recovery Failed"

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: 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T5...g/td-p/1250937

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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Re: T440s and System Restore "Recovery Failed"

Hi,

 

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 Smiley Sad  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.

 

Z.


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kgorczewski
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Re: T440s and System Restore "Recovery Failed"

Thank you. Tomorrow I will try external DVD drive and will let know.

kgorczewski
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Re: T440s and System Restore "Recovery Failed"

I was able to restore system from external DVD drive. I

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