11-22-2011 01:06 PM
I am trying to use the recovery media to install the factory settings W7 to a newly installed Intel 310.
I have installed the 310, and it is definitely there and recognized by the computer. I have removed my HDD and plugged in a DVD drive. Also on hand are the successfully created recovery media (1 CD + 3 DVDs).
I put in the CD and boot via the DVD drive. The Windows screen comes on and then it goes to R&R. From there, I cannot for the life of me figure how how to start the ball rolling on installing W7 to the msata drive.
The two options presented appear to be to install a previous recovery backup, and none are listed. Or to recover from an image, which then takes me to a screen that does not seem to identify an image no matter which of the four recover discs I put in.
Is there any Lenovo page that shows step by step to re-installing recovery media from disk? I'm not a complete newb so this is frustrating.
My only guess perhaps is that I need to create a partition on msata before starting the factory recovery. Not sure why that would be the case in that the factory recovery probably has utilities built in to do so, but I can't think of anything else.
Thanks for any help.
11-22-2011 03:10 PM
Tried it again. Didn't work. But it's now clear to me that Lenovo R&R is failing to recognize the recovery disk that it created earlier today. R&R said the recovery media was successfully created, but I guess not.
I will try installing from a Win7 installation disc. Thanks for your help.