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Can't factory restore

Hi, Somebody help me please! Tried factory restore by F11 rescue and recovery but after restart with system option it doesn't show Lenovo rescue and recovery on the menu. What should I do? Please help me if you know. Windows 7 pro 64bit BIOS was updated. Thanks.

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That is because someone has either removed, formatted or overwritten the partition on which the recovery software was stored. You'll need to find CDs of the software you want, starting with the OS, and install that way.

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SOURCE: After Rescue n recovery with F11, i got error messeges & all data

probably not easiest way is get a cd and do a fresh install

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try to log on safe mode if this not work u need to format ur laptop and install a new windows

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SOURCE: Can't connect to the internet after running Rescue and Recovery

It seems you have a static ip address. Check the ipaddress by clicking - start -run - type cmd hit enter. on the black screen - type ipconfig and enter. If the ipaddress shows ipaddress e.g . its is static ipadress. Do ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew.If u are getting new ipaddress. Ping and check if you are able to ping. You should be able to connect to internet. If not then reset the Internet router if you have one or shut down the computer.Disconnect internet cable .If u have modem,turn it off.Wait for 10 second. Connect internet cable.Restart the system and check. If issue persist contact ISP. Good luck.

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SOURCE: My Lenovo ideapad z565 with Windows 7 does not

For you to perform One Key Recovery, it is done by pressing the OKR button next to power button when the computer is off..(OKR or One key recovery is a very small button usually next/ near the power button that has an inverted U-shaped arrow and usually, some models, the color is orange button)..Select "One key recovery" from the options and next, select "Restore from Initial Back up" after that, you may select "start" to perform OKR..
Just in case OKR button is no longer working, you may ask for the recovery CD's from lenovo to manually install windows.

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