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Fix It! Lenovo OneKey Recovery Not Working in Windows 10/8/7

Updated on Jun 27, 2019 by Jean to Backup and Recovery

Summary:
Here is what you shall do if Lenovo OneKey Recovery not working due to C drive partitioning, disk formatting or Windows OS reinstallation, making you unable to restore system with one key recovery function: find an alternative solution that compensates for such shortcomings and disasters

Overview of Lenovo OneKey Recovery (OKR)

In many branded laptops and desktops, there is always a recovery option available which is designed to backup and restore customers' computers that turned into a sudden black screen, blue screen, slowing down, crashing, hanging or freezing. 

For example, Lenovo OneKey Recovery, a backup and recovery feature to store the system and the OneKey Recovery system program files, and it has been already built in a hidden partition from the factory. For the purpose of protecting users from mistakenly deleting the recovery partition, this partition contained OneKey Recovery essential files is invisible in My Computer in File Explorer. That's why many people find that their new computer hard drive shows less disk space than it advertised.

Situations in which OneKey Recovery not working, not backing up or restoring system properly

Though it's of great help to have OneKey Recovery when something wrong happened to your Lenovo computer, sometimes you find OneKey Recovery not working as you expect.

  • OneKey Recovery button is not working.
  • Deleted recovery partition in Disk Management.
  • C drive has been changed so that the function of recovery partition lost.
  • The system has been reinstalled by means of a clean install.
  • Hard drive where the recovery partition resides on develops bad sectors, getting corrupted or damaged.

How to Solve the OneKey Recovery Not Working Problem

Here is what you shall do if Lenovo OneKey Recovery on longer worked due to C drive partitioning, disk corruption or Windows OS reinstallation, making you unable to restore the system with one key recovery function: find an alternative solution that compensates for such shortcomings and disasters.

Tip
In case that your computer encountered serious problems and cannot boot in the system, after creating a system backup, it's highly suggested to continue creating an emergency disk with EaseUS Todo Backup so that you can boot the system from the emergency disk and do a system restore.

EaseUS Todo Backup is the best Lenovo OneKey Recovery alternative that provides a possibility to create a portable Windows system backup on every PC of various brands, such as Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer, Toshiba and so on.

Regarding the function and form of Lenovo OneKey Recovery, you can use EaseUS free backup software, in which the system backup feature, to achieve the same goal. So, as soon as OneKey Recovery failed to play its role, fix it all by yourself with EaseUS Todo Backup!

Step 1. If you want to back up your current Windows Operating System to an external storage device, connect it to your PC.
And note that the device should be as equal to or even bigger than your system drive.

Step 2. Launch and run EaseUS Todo Backup, click the "menu" at the left top corner, then select "System Backup" on the left tool pane.

Select backup mode for system backup.

Step 3. Select the Windows System that you want to back up and specify the destination - local Windows computer hard drive, cloud/network drive or external storage device to save the OS image.

Click "Proceed" to start backing up your Windows OS now.

Backup Windows system by selecting system and destination.

PLUS: If you want to create an automatic backup plan for your Windows system image, please refer to the below tips for a tutorial guide:

1. After selecting System Backup, click "Schedule: Off" option, then set up backing up your OS by daily, weekly, or monthly.

Create backup plan to automatically backup Windows 10.

2. Save the changes. And finish the process by following Step 3. After the first full backup of your Windows OS, EaseUS Todo Backup will automatically to run an OS backing up on itself as your settled schedule.