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Windows 7: Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 Windows 7 Recovery Disks will not work


03 Nov 2012   #1

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 Windows 7 Recovery Disks will not work

My Windows 7 basically blew up and is no longer working. I tried a one-key recovery as well which utterly failed. As a last resort I tried using Windows 7 recovery disks sent by Lenovo. There are 4 disks 1,2,3, and an additional disk. Everything seemed to be going somewhat smoothly, although slow up until disk 3. The screen shows


"Current Item: ApplyOs"
"Recover process is running please don't remove your power adapter."

It's been like this for days. The blue bar load bar under it seems to still be running. Tried again, this time with 4 different disks sent by Lenovo. The first 3 disks went a bit faster, but the end result was still the same, getting stuck on "ApplyOs". Does anyone know how to fix this problem?


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03 Nov 2012   #2

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I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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03 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Is it possible that there's something wrong with the BIOS settings that's causing the installation to get stuck? Don't have a disk on me and would rather go over the other solutions first before picking one up.
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03 Nov 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i can tell you i recently tried to restore from the onekey recovery and it failed , i then tried to recover to factory from the discs i created when i first got the laptop, that failed also, the message i was getting was that it failed to find a file needed for recovery, or words along those lines.
in the end i did a clean install i activated the os using my code from the bottom of the laptop and then i added all the drivers from the lenovo site for my model. it is back to how it was minus the recovery partition that lenovo used for the onekey recovery, the thing i will be doing to get round that is to use macrium to do an image backup, which is better that the onekey factory restore because i wont have to reinstall everything from scratch.
this may be the easiest solution for you providing you can back up any files you don't want to lose although when you say it blew up that suggests there is nothing you want to/ can save
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03 Nov 2012   #5
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Everything you need is in the blue link to get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you want to try the Recovery disks again then I'd wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command from the Windows 7 installer or Repair CD Command Line accessing DISKPART At PC Startup
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04 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Can I use a "EaseUs Todo Backup" recovery if I don't have an OS

Tried almost everything on my Z570 Ideapad and nothing seems to work. Does anyone know if using a recovery disk with my friend's backup files would work if i can't boot my operating system?
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04 Nov 2012   #7
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Did you even read the link Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which provides everything needed to clean reinstall factory OEM with the licensed version which came with it?
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03 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i can tell you i recently tried to restore from the onekey recovery and it failed , i then tried to recover to factory from the discs i created when i first got the laptop, that failed also, the message i was getting was that it failed to find a file needed for recovery, or words along those lines.
in the end i did a clean install i activated the os using my code from the bottom of the laptop and then i added all the drivers from the lenovo site for my model. it is back to how it was minus the recovery partition that lenovo used for the onekey recovery, the thing i will be doing to get round that is to use macrium to do an image backup, which is better that the onekey factory restore because i wont have to reinstall everything from scratch.
this may be the easiest solution for you providing you can back up any files you don't want to lose although when you say it blew up that suggests there is nothing you want to/ can save

Hi boohbah -- I recently got the same Lenovo and was considering a Clean Install. Like yourself my OneKey Recovery failed. Preparing for the future, I read some threads on several sites about if a clean install is done, they can't get the wifi to work. Did you run across that when you did your install? Thanks,
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03 Jan 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

no the wifi worked fine, however i think i already had the wifi adapter drivers backed up on my external, it would be a good idea to download the drivers for your model and store them for when you clean install.
just in case.
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03 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
no the wifi worked fine, however i think i already had the wifi adapter drivers backed up on my external, it would be a good idea to download the drivers for your model and store them for when you clean install.
just in case.
How did you do that? Does the Lenovo site have all the drivers in one place for the Z570?
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