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Re: one key problem
If i were you i would go get a new key board. And you cant change the partitions of a hard drive around. Once they are there, you can delete them or add more but never move them around. Get a new key board. Good luck.
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Hi try downloading the ultimate boot cd it has tools for partitioning hard drives and should be able to recover your lost partition space .AS for installing xp you may find some of the components cant get a driver for them for xp .
All Lenovo computers have what we call the One Key Recovery button. The button with an Arched Arrow or the U-Turn symbol.It is found somewhere near the power button. This only works though if the Hard drive was not reimaged or reformatted by user. One Key Recovery is pre-installed in the hidden partion of the HDD, if it's not affected by any issues you can access this by pressing the OKR button.
Here's how you do it:
Turn the computer off
Press the One Key Recovery Button, the button with an Arched Arrow or the U-Turn symbol
It will tell you Windows is loading files...
After a few moments it will give you options like; One Key Recovery, One key Antivirus, and System Setup
Select One Key Recovery
Click on Restore from initial Backup
Wait for it to complete
Click Reboot instead of Shutdown
This step wipes out and re-installs the operating system, drivers and the default programs that came with your computer. In short, sets it back to factory state.
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I am new to to the community. I recently bought a lenovo G series
machine( G550 model #298595Q preloaded with Windows vista and 320 GB HDD) .
surprisingly The C: drive contained 254 GB of the total available 284 GB and
D: drive had the remaining space. I wanted to inistall linux, I had to partition
the C:drive and no where in the lenovo mannual it is warned against the
I used a partition software called "paragon" to resize my C: drive. My system
hanged while running the process and after a long wait I had to shutdown my
system and after that my OS was not loading.So I decided to recover my vista
using one key recovery. I tried the back up I stored in D: drive and in DVD and
it is giving an error message that "not enough space in the
system" and in the one key recovery menu the target location of the
one key recovery is showing to D: drive but my preloaded vista was installed in
C: drive and also it is showing the total free space as 298 GB)
Could any one help me to get my vista back.( why the target location of one
key recovery is showing to D:)
or is there any way to increase the D: partition from boot setup). Please
and also my warranty is valid , since I touched my C: drive( no where
it is warned against that)?
You are absolutely correct! When you change the partitions size it can affect the recovery partition or if you switch out the hard drive it will also affect your recovery partition. When the recovery partition is considered nonusable the computer will respond exactly as you've stated.
Since your recovery partition is unavailable now you'll need to order recovery CD's from the manufacturer. Call IBM Toll free @ :1-800-426-7378 and ask them to transfer you to someone who can sell you recovery disks. Unfortunately almost every company charges for them and they run about 30 - 40 dollars.