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Reinstalling Problem Hi Guys, I'm having problem reinstalling Vista without the Recovery Disc. My computers stuffed up because i was experimenting with linux (dual-booting). The Recovery Disc Creator keep saying "No HDD Recovery Area! Tried Using EasyBDC but doesn't work keep saying "Valid BDC Registry Not Detected". Usually at the splash screen, pressing F8 would load the Recovery Console, but it doesn't anymore. I want to uninstall linux and bring Vista back to factory default. Any help would greatly be appreciated thank.

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Once you disrupt the partition table by introducing a new linux partition the recovery program is unable to identify the recovery partition. The only success I have had is to boot from a program called partition table doctor and using it to rebuild the master boot record and partition table structure, you can download it here: partition table doctor

of course there is no guarantee it will cure your problem but it is a very powerful tool I have used with some success. Please rate my assistance as we depend on your rating to carry on giving FREE advice.

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I believed you are having problem with the Operating System on the laptop itself,. You said you already reinstall it, there are two ways of reinstalling the Operating System on Lenovo, By using One Key Recovery and by using the Recovery Disc. If you are going to use the Recovery Disc, make sure that you boot from the disc itself so it will not ask for any activation key, please follow the steps below.

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4. There will be another window that will appear which do have two option, Restore from initial backup and Restore from user backup,Choose Restore from initial back up

5. It will asked you if you want to continue, Just click on OK or YES.

6. Once done, Reboot the computer.

For Recovery Disc,

1. Insert the disc inside the drive.

2. Turn off the computer then turn it back on and keep on tapping F12

3. There will a window that will appear which do have three options, HDD,ODD/DVD/CD, and NAT, choose ODD/DVD/CD

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Hi,
You may not be able to access the recovery partition because you have reinstalled the OS.
Make sure that AC power is plugged in to prevent shutdown.

To restore your computer back to factory settings, follow the steps below:
  1. Turn on the computer and keep tapping F8 until the advanced options menu is displayed
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  4. Once you have chosen your language you will be presented with the available recovery options
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REMEMBER: All your datas will be erased when you do the System Recovery.
For me guide you on have to access the files, I need the make and model of your laptop.

NOTE: If the RECOVERY or FACTORY_IMAGE partitions on the hard drive have been deleted OR the files in these partitions have been deleted, these steps will not work. You must use recovery discs.

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I understand that you had Vista installed on your computer, then installed Ubuntu, decided you didn't like it, and now want to reinstall Vista, but your system recovery disc does not work, correct?

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