How to Reformat a Lenovo IdeaPad
By Ruri Ranbe
Lenovo OneKey Recovery System is a backup and recovery solution that enables you to recover your IdeaPad to a previous state. Using OneKey Recovery, you can either restore the PC to its factory default condition or to a backup you created previously. The software formats the hard drive and reimages the computer to the selected backup.
Shut down the computer and then press and hold the "Novo" button to boot into the recovery environment.
Release the button, select "Lenovo OneKey Recovery System" from the Novo menu and then press "Enter."
Click "OneKey Recovery" and then select "Restore From Initial Backup" or "Restore From User's Backup" from the options. Click "Next."
Choose a backup file to restore from and then click "Next," if applicable.
Click "Start" and select "Yes" at each prompt to recover the operating system to the backup.
- If you saved your backup to DVD, insert the first disc in the series into the optical drive before clicking "Start."
- The location of the Novo button varies from model to model. On some products, for example, it's located on the front of the PC; on others, you can find it on the keyboard bezel.
Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.