how do i reboot a lenovo 4446 laptop

May 23, 2015 at 23:20:36
Specs: Windows 7
broken screen can only read left 1/8... usually attach to separate monitor but it won't show repair screen options... goes every time to launch.?. (can't read rest... doesn't work any way... just repeats same screen in seconds) or start.?. (cant' read rest... computer at least tries to do something... takes about 30 seconds before flashing a blue screen for half a second and returning to same screen)... have tried several online remedies... open to suggestions

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May 24, 2015 at 00:30:47
That doesn't look to be a complete model number. However there's a good chance it uses the 'onekey' recovery system for a factory reset (I'm assuming that's what you want). I believe you hold down that key while turning it on to boot to the recovery partition. Here's some info from a previous thread:

If successful that will restore the system to the way it was when you bought it. Usually that means you lose all the added software and personal files although sometimes there's a option to keep those files.

Best to check the manual for your particular model for exact details.

Edit I think this is the manual for your model:

Apparently it's called the Lenovo 'Care' Button. Details are on page 99 of the manual. Looks like you can also press F11 or ENTER when the Lenovo logo appears.

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May 24, 2015 at 07:33:01
The misuse of the term "reboot" annoys me. Reboot simply means to restart the computer; it does NOT mean to wipe & replace the OS.

As DAVEINCAPS pointed out, doing a factory reset is like putting your computer in a time machine & taking it back to the day it was purchased. It may or may not fix your problem. You can't fix a hardware problem by reloading software, so be sure that's what you need to do. Hopefully you have backup copies of everything, just in case.

I can only guess from the partial model number that you have a Lenovo G530 notebook. DAVE already provided the method, but here's the instructions from the manual.

Restoring the factory contents from the service partition

1. If possible, save all your files and shut down your operating system.
2. Turn off the computer, and then turn it on again.
3. When the Lenovo logo comes up, immediately press the Lenovo Care button, F11, or Enter key. The Rescue and Recovery workspace opens
4. Click Full Restore and follow the instructions on the screen.

ATTENTION: All files on the primary storage drive partition (usually drive C) will be deleted in the recovery process. However, before any data is overwritten, you will be given the opportunity to save one or more files to other media.

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May 24, 2015 at 08:14:44
Trailing in on the chaps above - specifically re' personal files/data etc... as they have covered the actual factory restore/rest already (how has it come tobe called "reboot"???).

If you can boot up the system at all - even if only into Safe-mode- then do so. Then copy "all" your personal files (whatever they may be) to external storage; typically DVD but to an external hard drive too is nice(r)?

If the system won't boot then download and burn to a DVD a Linux ISO. Typically one from

Boot with that DVD. It will load into RAM only and then you can locates/access the hard drive and copy all your files that way - to external storage. Having safeguarded all your files you can then set about restoring the system to factory status...

If you can't manage to save files as above - due to screen problem - even with Linux booting... Then you could remove the hard drive; attach via a usb adapter to another working computer. Then locate/copy files from the drive to DVD using that other computer. After-which restore the drive to its normal "home" and caryy on from there with a possible restore routine (if really needed)?

Incidentally why the actual "need" to do a factory restore/reset? A broken screen in reason to do so...

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May 24, 2015 at 08:30:34
Just for info:

This is booting:
It even explains the reason why the word "boot" is used.
So reboot simply means powering off then on again.

This is factory reset (or factory restore):

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 24, 2015 at 08:43:12
And here's me thinking it came about as a result of the need to apply the boot to (as in "kick") the actual massive frame that housed all the wheels and cogs etc of the early computers; without which "boot" they often were slow to start whirring away - if at all...

Clearly I should have stayed a day or so longer longer at skool... instead of going down the mines, up the chimneys of those big expensive mansions, and even down the sewers...; to say nothing of picking over the slag heaps, or trudging along the muddy river banks and shoals looking for lost silver and such...

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May 24, 2015 at 09:02:25
Are you putting the boot in LOL?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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