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Trying to run recovery on Lenovo desktop

January 10, 2011 at 10:57:27
Specs: Windows XP, Athlon 64X2 4GB

Re: My Lenovo desktop is 3000J115 738726U.

Run first disc (Start up) in drive D (only cd/dvd drive), then it instructs to put next disc in drive G. Then says "wrong disc". Can't go anywhere!!


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#1
January 10, 2011 at 14:04:16

Are you trying to restore your desktop to it's original condition?

Restart the computer and keep pressing F1 to enter rapid restore and recovery.

You won't need to use the CD's you made if the original hard disk is still in the system and the recovery partition is intact.

Watch the monitor as the system boots and follow the commands. Caution! You will lose all your data. The computer will look like be just as you bought it.


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#2
January 10, 2011 at 14:04:44

Sorry, that was F11 to enter Rapid Restore and Recovery.

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#3
January 11, 2011 at 05:43:43

Unfortunately F11 does nothing. Only F12 and F4 neither of which provides access to the R&R files. It may have prior to my running the first (Start Up) disc, but now it won't.
Thanks,
Dave

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#4
January 11, 2011 at 09:57:01

That's odd. BIOS brings up the restore utility so it should be visible. Do you see any message about restore and recovery on bootup?

Why are you reinstalling?


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#5
January 11, 2011 at 10:14:44

I'm reinstalling because I'm going to sell the computer. It's my wife's and Santa dropped a new one on her. When I turn the unit on it boots to a a R & R screen with the instruction to put the Disc 1 "C" i dive G (this is actually the second disc, the first disc was labeled "Recovery Start Up"). At this point the DFVD drive will not read the disc -- it says "Wrong Disc". I fear the first "Start Up" disc erased the hard drive and that my first "C" disc is corrupt. I am not at all sure of this -- having been on the forums for the past few days with this problem I have read about a lot of problems with Lenovo's R & R software. My first real question is why would it refer to drive G? I ran the first disc in drive D, which is the only CD/DVD drive on the unit. I will also admit that I am not familiar with the procedures for doing this although I have sucessfully replaced a couple of hard drives HP systems and all went smoothly. I've never been happy with this Lenovo -- it has always been "glitchy".

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