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Recovery Disk?

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Recovery Disk?

    A friend of mine has asked my to repair a Windows 8 box.
    He improperly installed Ubuntu, then used BCDedit to create another boot entry for it (note that the new boot entry was NOT marked as default, Win8 is still the default).

    After a reboot, black screen. No signal out to the monitor. I have changed ports, swapped monitors, etc, so it's obviously not a screen issue.

    So here's the deal. I need to create a Windows 8 recovery disk but all my machines are Windows 7 or other OS's.

    Can you guys either enlighten me as to how to make a win8 disk from win7, or can you tell me how to fix the machine?

    Note: the machine in question is a Lenovo H430, Core i3 processor, 6GB RAM, and 1TB HDD.

    Thanks for your help!

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  2. #2

    Might be a good time to start over using the Lenovo OneKey Recovery: See the Users Guide

    OneKey Recovery

    OneKey Recovery is an easy-to-use application. You can use it to restore your
    computer to the system default or to a previously backed up state.

    Detailed Operation Procedure
    1. Repeatedly press and release the F2 key after turning on the computer until the
    Lenovo Rescue System opens, then select OneKey Recovery.
    Note: System Recovery will overwrite all of the data on the C: drive. To
    prevent loss of data, be sure to back up relevant data before performing
    system recovery.
    2. Follow the on-screen instructions to select the backup task you want to restore
    from and the disk where you want to install the operating system, then press
    Next to start the restore.
    3. Please wait during the process of system recovery. Do not interrupt the
    operation during the recovery process.
    4. After the system is recovered successfully, the software will prompt you to
    restart the computer. Restart the computer and start the operating system.

    Note: This will wipe out all data so backup anything you don't want to lose first.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    I'll attempt that, thanks!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

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    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    You can use the Lenovo version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
    Most OEM's will ship Recovery DVD's for FREE, (may be a postage fee)
    This is a tutorial by Lenovo using the Windows 8 USB Drive Recovery app.

    Methodology to create Recovery Media and reload a Lenovo Think system with Microsoft Windows 8 preload

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenovo
    NOTE: From this point forward in the recovery process, the choices for actual operating system recovery depend on the existing state of the computer hard drive.

    Below are the instructions if there is an existing Microsoft Windows 8 install on the hard drive.
    1.Select the target operating system of Microsoft Windows 8 to reload over existing Lenovo preload.
    2.Select "Yes" to repartition the drives or "No" to keep existing partitions. For a clean install, the drives should be repartitioned.
    3.Select "Fully Clean the drive".
    4.Click Reset to begin the process.
    5.The reset/recovery process takes approximately 90 minutes.
    6.Once the reset/recovery is complete, the system will reboot into Microsoft Windows 8.

    Below are the instructions if the hard drive is blank.
    1.Select "Yes" to repartition the HDD or "No" to keep the existing partitions.
    2.Click either choice, but these instructions follow the repartition scenario.
    3.Select "Fully Clean the drive" as this will take several minutes to complete.
    4.Click Reset to begin the process.
    5.The reset/recovery process takes approximately 90 minutes.
    6.Once the reset/recovery is complete, the system will reboot into Microsoft Windows 8.
    From the manual for Lenovo G480.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenovo
    When the hard disk drive or solid state drive is replaced because of a failure, no
    product recovery program is on the new drive. In this case, you must use the
    Recovery Disc Set for the computer. Order the Recovery Disc Set and the drive at
    the same time so that you can recover the new drive with the pre-installed
    software when they arrive.
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