Just bought Lenovo S10 and so unlucky that window crashed. So have to restore my Lenovo S10 to factory settings. Can’t really find how ot restore to factory settings in Lenovo S10 from the User Manual. So check from google, after many many search, finally found the solution.
For Lenovo S10 to restore to factory settings follow the steps below:-
- Turn off your Lenovo. (i mean shut down and make sure it’s power off)
- Now press on the “One Key Recovery” key at the top of your Keyboard, your Lenovo S10 should boot up. Else hold down the “One Key Recovery” key until it boot up.
- Now you may choose “Restore to factory settings” from the screen and proceed for the restoration.
** the restoration will first check if your windows files has been corrupted, if yes, then it will restore it to the original state and no restore is required. else it will continue with the restoration.
Hope this helps Lenovo S10 users.
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Thank you for your help. Lenovo was definitely thinking about their customers when they installed that reset button.
the recovery system doesnt work because user doesnt perform the 1st backup.
if the vendor does not help to create the first backup and user forget to create the backup
then the recovery system will not work.
Boy was I in trouble! I had upgraded to Windows 7 but it was just as well that the original WIN XP remained because after a month I had lost the password to get into WIN 7.
I followed the simple instruction to reset my Lenovo S10. It worked perfectly and now I am revisiting all those original functions that my little favourite had back in 2009. It’s Memory Lane! I wish to mention that during this recovery my machine WAS CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET and I am wondering if that was absolutely necessary. Maybe this is why some users complain that the recovery system does not work?
Help!!! My s10 had a white screen/blank screen when booted up and I tried pressing OKR(one key recovery) but it still remains white screen/blank screen.
All it does is giving a ‘1343’ beep sounds and even fans are not working
May be you can borrow a external DVD drive and install your OS from there.
I formatted Lenovo s10-3 with windows 7 ultimate & now neither onekey recovery nor QS are working. can anybody plz tell me how to restore to the original position. even I can’t took the recovery from the OEM partition plz coment for the solution
Now that I’ve done the recovery, the only thing that appears is a screen saver now programs at all!
Bullshit this never works
Thanks for this text. I used it. Hello from Czech Republic …
Thank you so much for these easy to follow instructions! I was definitely stuck trying to figure out how to restore! This worked for me and was very quick!
Thank you for sharing, its ok.
Worked just fine. Thank you very much!
Hi laurie, since OKR not working in your pc.
then next solution is to get an external CD rom drive to boot winxp from CD.
Borrow a External CD ROM Drive and WinXP CD from friend and try to do a clean install for your machine.
Please Help! I pushed OKR and now my machine will do NOTHING! I called Lenovo and they want $179 to help me. I could get a much better machine for not much more than that. Since pushing the OKR button I cannot get my S10-2 to even turn on. I was getting the error message missing or corrupt file windows/system32/config/system.
My S10 system is infected with virus, I want to format it. I tried with Recovery button turns the machine on and directly leads to the windows desktop. it doesnâ€™t give me any option for resetting my machine to factory default. Any idea gyes, any advice will be highly appreciated.
How to Use One Key Recovery Lenovo Windows 8 or can you get recovery disk for k410
it doesn’t work for me as well, it goes to windows xp directly :<
I was in the middle of restoring factory settings but my battery died. When I turned on my laptop again, it said “Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.” It says to re-install a copy of windows root>\system32\hal.dll. How do I install that?
I tried it, but it just freezes on the “Lenovo” screen.
THANKS A LOT!!!! THIS ALSO WORKS FOR ANY COMPUTER WITH THAT BUTTON 😀 THX A TON
thank you for the tips.. been struggling for few hours just to find out that the restore key is on the keyboard
THANKS. Excellent Solution. You can’t get used to every Laptop in the market. So, TIME SAVING Solution like this is highly recommended
how can i use my back up cd if my recovry button does not work…
I have the same problem but my recover key is not working perhaps….when i pushed it, after restarting system nothing happend…only black screen where is written windows error recovery with some choices.
So what would i do?i cannot use even network on that device….it is really slow without any reactions
Im going crazy.
I will be greatful for every ideas.
thnks… your article help me out 🙂
Thank u so much!.. 😉
Thankyou…… perfect solution for system crash…. thanks
One key recovery is in chinesse, i can’t restore to factory settings. what i should i do???
it works when still have backup partition
It really works even on japanese S10-3 ideapad
Thanks, It’s a big help for me though..
I love you. My computer went into retard mode, and nothing, and I tried everything, and nothing worked, except this. Life saver, thank you.
ihave lenovo y530 laptop which has onekey recovery facility….
fortunatly due to virus i formatted my laptop along factory settings… now i lost onekey recovery facility option i want it back so kindly help
Thank you soooooooooooooooooooo much 🙂
hi… please help me.. when i try to reformat my lenovo s10-2 using the one key recovery, it only provides two options: (1) back up using the internal drive, (2) back up using cd. it does not give me an option to restore to its factory settings.. please help me how can i reformat my laptop back to its factory settings… thank you in advance.. God bless…
Thanks mate. you solved my 3month problem!
Man, that helped a lot. This one key recovery is an innovation, save a hell lot of time and searching, trying ot figure out where to go.
Thank you so much !!!
vete, thanks for dropping by.
from wat i experience, it will wipe out all ur data from c.
so try to backup ur data before u restore to factory setting.
i’m not sure why u have d?
arent suppose D: is the hidden partition?
Thank you so much !!!
i have problem with one key recovery (OKR) Lenovo S10
when i click OKR, then if i choose restore to factory system, what will happen?
is it will erase my other partition? or only C’s partition?
i have 2 partition, C & D
i won’t D’s partition erased.
can i use OKR to restore my system without D’s partition erased?
u’r feedback please..
it still dosent works ………….it just restarts the notebook with one key recovery………pls help as to how to use it ………..
it working fine 4 me…
it means, steps…..
1) turn off and shutdown your S10 first
2) then HOLD-DOWN the red arrow RECOVERY sign
3) then POWER-ON your S10 (please dont release the RECOVERY key)
4) waiting the nx screen come out
5) it OK now for your recovery choose….. =)
Recovery button turns the machine on and directly leads to the windows desktop. it doesn’t give me any option for resetting my machine to factory default. Any idea gyes, any advice will be highly appreciated.
THANK YOU! Lenovo really made it difficult for us to figure out how that freaking button works! who in the hell would know that “it must be turned off” to restore to default?! THANK YOU!
one key recorver is not working. even i uses same process as u written
pls help me how to recover my original xp.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! This helped me out a lot.
I have a problem. When I switch off computer and then press the “one key recovery button” not comes any table or any menu but It goes to windows desktop same as normal starting of system with using switch on button!!! Does anybody know what can be a problem? or do I have any options to reinstall system without “such a perfect key recovery… bottun” ? or safe a licence of windows?
thanks for make reply
Ugh, I have the S10 and it’s such a piece of crap. Anyway, thanks for the help!
it really works.. thanks alot man… so that easy
Hi. I read some of the comments about the hidden storage that is used by the one key recovery. If im not mistaken, the OneKey is programmed to install what is in the hidden storage. Is it possible that you format it to, example, Windows7? so everytime you use the OneKey, it will restore the new OS installed in it. I dont have a Lenovo S10 but my friend is asking help to reformat her netbook. so im searching for that OneKey which im not familiar with.
By the way, will the OneKey recovery remove viruses present in the current situation you have?
thanks a lot
u sure this really works???
this notebook from lenovo what have i, it’s wery complicate
i hate to say this but this is the only way for you to recover your Lenovo.
Unless you have external DVD and you have burn your Window Installation into DVD then you can reinstall from the external DVD.
Tried this and it just continues in a loop during the windows xp load screen.
I let it run for 25 minutes and nothing happened…
This has netbook has no CD/DVD drive so is there a way I can load windows onto a external USB drive or is there maybe a download of a working image (.wsi) file??
Thank you for any help. This has been quite frustrating.
sorry staya, u cant get back ur settings if you deleted the default partition
unfortunately i have done the partision in d5q can i get back the one key recovery setting.
ranjan: i think u need to get it back to Lenovo service center for service
jerome: what option is there for you to choose when you press the Recovery key?
I need to set my computer to the original factory setting, but when I press on the recovery key it only boots up and does not show the recovery functions. I have not change the partition of the hard drive at all and I do not have an external drive to install the OS. What can I do?
My s10e could not show bios information, when i press power fan runs, but screen is black, after few second fan stop. It looks bios is corrupted. help me how can I restore bios?
Thanks a lot man! The Lenovo manual simply doesn’t say how to use it and it is so simple!
I am trying to restore my sister in laws Lenovo S10. When I follow the instructions given, the screen only asks me two options….either to back up or do create a recovery disk. There is not an options that says “restore to factory settings.” Any help out there?? Thanks, Stephanie
i have a problem with one key recovery
Everytime i turn my pc on
Eventually One Key Recovery will auto boots up and i have to select either one BOOT or SHUT DOWN from One key recovery itself
This is making me crazy
I didnt press anything for it to turn on while i turn my pc on
But if i were to restart my pc , One key recovery wont eventually turns on by itself
thanks alot guys!!!!
rifky, i’m so sorry to say that if you formatted the hidden partition, there is no way you can get back the manufacturer settings. Another way you can try is to find a friend that has Lenovo S10 which has not formatted their hidden partition, then you make a recovery CD from it. I havent test this method yet, so it MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT WORK. depends on your luck!
like the other how to make got instaled with manufacture default if all of my disk formatted please i need reply as soon as possible
i had this ideapad s10 long time but never bother to create the backup cd for recovery.
Now I have tried to create back up using OKR but always stop at 38% with the file name winpe.wim location in c:\program files\lenovo\okr\….\winpe.wim.
How to fix this ? coz i can’t make any backup at all
Thanks in advance
hoooo my God….its realy work… thanks a lot
yes there is a way to do it. but i havent tried it yet.
What if I have, out of stupidity, accidently format the hidden partition? Is there someway to download an image of that hidden partition, recreate the hidden partition, and run the one key recovery? Thx…
Save my life…my brand new lenovo s10-20 got the infamous ms-crafted-black-screen-of-death just making initial setup….Thx a lot
Thank you..save me alot!
allain: u may format the HDD to install windows 7 but the ‘one key recovery’ will only restore your machine back to default window xp. and remember, do not format the hidden partition else your ‘one key recovery’ will not work!
Sorry but it won’t. you’ll mess up one key recovery.
what if i formatted the HDD to install Windows 7 on drive C:? Will ‘one key recovery’ still work? Just email me please for your answer. Thanks!