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  1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 270
    Windows 10 Home
       22 Oct 2016 #11

    rafaelsend,

    It appears that the IdeaCentre has three partitions, and the Recovery Partition allows the recovery of the initial operating system and software to the same state that it was when the computer was obtained. However, it is my understanding the Recovery Partition can be removed to obtain more hard drive space.

    However, XweAponX may have a point, though. The installer might create a new Recovery Partition.
    Lenovo is sort of 'unique' in some of its doings.

    Have you looked at the following:
    Clean Install of Windows 10 on Lenovo Desktop Computers - Lenovo Support
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  2. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7
       23 Oct 2016 #12

    Hi,
    Since we backed up his data, he gave the Factory Reset a try and says it succeeded this time. Hopefully it stays working.
    Thanks for your input!

    R
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 270
    Windows 10 Home
       23 Oct 2016 #13

    Thanks for the update.

    Glad the issue is resolved (we hope)!
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       24 Oct 2016 #14

    rafaelsend said: View Post
    Hi,
    Since we backed up his data, he gave the Factory Reset a try and says it succeeded this time. Hopefully it stays working.
    Thanks for your input!

    R
    THAT'S FREAKIN AWSOME!

    I just realised, if a fresh install does NOT re-create a recovery partition, Lenovo may have a recovery you can download from their Support/Drivers page. I know DELL has these, and maybe HP too. Actually, I know HP has them, cos I downloaded one, and it deleted a utilities partition the laptop had and replaced it with a recovery partition that lacked the utilities. And it would not let me restore to the previous utility partition (ie, had stuff like ram checkers, HDD testers, BIOS flashers, drive wipers, etc). And I know for sure Dell had them for my old Silver Inspiron 6400 (?) Laptop that blew up.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 270
    Windows 10 Home
       24 Oct 2016 #15

    rafaelsend,

    You may want to consider creating a Recovery Drive that can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with the PC, even if it won’t start:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...recovery-drive

    You can also use it to back up system files!
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