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I just want to use my one key recovery for y430 lenovo

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Hi r_lakshmiraj,
I see that you want to use your One Ky Recovery on your Y430 machine.

  • First have your Laptop turned OFF
  • Once turned OFF press and hold down the One Key Recovery Button beside the power button, it should have an arrow icon arching to the left and hold it down for 5 seconds the Laptop should turn on.
  • You will see on the screen Windows is Loading Files, then Lenovo One Key Rescue system with a wallpaper of leaves in the background.
  • Once you see the screen it will give you options like One key anti virus, One Key Recovery and so on.
  • Click on One Key Recovery, then the next page click on the first option that says restore to initial backup or Restore back to factory defaults.
  • This will then give you a screen informing you that if you have data on the Hard drive that this will result to data loss once started, click on yes or next if you are decided to proceed, then click on start to begin the One Key recovery process.
Once everything is done you will get a screen informing you that it is done click on DONE then Reboot this will restart your computer like when you had it the very first time.
I hope that this will be of help regarding your concern.
Have a nice day.

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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