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neeraj_schrody
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Thinkpad X230- No recovery partition, lost System_DRV and have no recovery media

I bought lenovo thinkpad X230 in January 2013. I made a recovery USB on a 16 GB pendrive. I bought a windows 8 pro upgrade offer as well. But i did not install it at that time and kept it for future use. 
 
About a week ago I installed windwos 8 on my system in dual boot mode making a partition on primary HDD.
everything went ok with only problem that my windows 8 did not activate. I was ok with that. But when i tried F11 recovery function, it was not working.
 
So i tried factory reset through recovery USB i created earlier. It opened up and said BOOTMGR missing. Later with some research I realized that i didnt make USB active (bootable) before burning it.(Though this is ridiculous considering, tools provided must have done that. Like when you make windows bootable.)
 
With all this(and me panicking), I tried backing up my data with image i created through R & R tool. After back up, I lost my recovery partition on HDD. And I guess i accidentally deleted System_DRV partition as well. 
 
Though my computer is running fine. I need a bootable media. it would be great if you can provide it. Also if you can restore my comp to factory setting with recovery partition, it would be great.

Please help me. 
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Thinkpad X230- No recovery partition, lost System_DRV and have no recovery media

Hi,

 

You can make bootable media (CD, USB stick or USB HDD) for using with your Factory Recovery Data USB stick.

Just launch Lenovo Factory Recovery Disks app from Control Panel, deselect Data media creation, select needed Boot media type. Note you'll need less then 300 mb free space on media.



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neeraj_schrody
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Re: Thinkpad X230- No recovery partition, lost System_DRV and have no recovery media

Hey hi

Thanks for the reply. By the way I called Lenovo customer care. They hooked me up with service center, they factory restored my system and provided me new set of recovery discs.

Thank you Lenovo.
neeraj_schrody
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Re: Thinkpad X230- No recovery partition, lost System_DRV and have no recovery media

Anyways I am posting some of the useful links I have tried before calling lenovo customer care. If it works for you then great. But please use it with caution at your own risk.

Also they have lot of information which will be helpful for people looking for some answers.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Making-a-usb-stick-with-the-Lenovo-recovery-pa...

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X100e-Make-bootable-usb-stick-of-recovery-CD/t...

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkVantage-Technologies/Need-help-with-recovery-partition-create-recov...


http://www.kensfi.com/cannot-create-another-factory-recovery-disk-for-lenovo/
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