[SOLVED]Recovery Options Missing

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by hawkeye62, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    I am very glad to see you have it straightened out.... Good work...
  2. hawkeye62

    hawkeye62 Senior Member

    Oct 2, 2011
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    I have some additional information to share. I have a Yoga 11s Haswell laptop. A few months ago, I upgraded memory to 8 GB and the ssd to 256 GB. After the problem I had with Asus, I checked the Yoga for recovery options. I found the same problem I had with the Asus, no recovery options! And even worse, using a backup I had did not solve the problem as it did with the Asus. I called Lenovo Tech Support and they agreed to send me a recovery CD with a three business day delivery. But, I still tried to think of a way to "fix" the problem. I tried a few things, then stumbled onto a very simple "fix". I simply used Paragon Partition Manager 2014 (Free) to assign drive letters to the two recovery partitions. Believe it or not, the recovery options are now all available. And I removed the drive letters and the recovery options are still there!

    I checked the partition information prior to my "fix" and the partitions showed as "raw" , just like the Asus. And Windows Disk Manager listed the partitions, but would not allow any operations on the partitions. And if a remember correctly, Paragon Hard Drive Manager 2012 would not allow any operations on the "raw" partitions either.

    Anyway, I hope this information may be of help to anyone having the same issue.

    Thanks, Jim

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