Solved: Lenovo NOVO Button Not Working in Windows 10, 8, 7

NOVO button not working for system recovery in Windows 10, 8, 7? Find solutions here and get better way to perform Lenovo system recovery.


by Ivy Updated on July 11, 2023

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Lenovo NOVO button not working problem

Lenovo button not working?

Hi guys, I've this problem: the NOVO button doesn't work at all. I pressed it when the computer is off and then my lenovo z50-70 boots normally,ideas??

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NOVO button is a small button or pinhole with a backwards arrow icon next to it, just like the upside down U, and comes with lenovo OneKey Recovery software, which only exists on lenovo Ideapad brand. Typically, the NOVO button located at the upper left corner at the top nearby the Power button, or may differ on different models.

Lenovo NOVO Button

Press NOVO button in shut down state, you could start Lenovo OneKey Recovery to perform system recovery(One Key Recovery), normal startup, enter BIOS or configure the boot menu. 

By the way, if your Power button could not work, you could use NOVO button menu normal startup to power your computer normally with a success, this way will not damage your data (No changes will be made to the computer).

NOVO button not working issues and solutions

There are some different situations while NOVO button not working, and find solutions here:

Problem 1. NOVO button not working

Solution 1: Ensure your lenovo computer powered off completedly instead of Hibernation. And retry the NOVO button.

Solution 2: if it’s still not working, you could turn Fast Boot off and try Fn + F2(or F2), Fn + F12(or F12) to get into boot menu. Then restore or reset Lenovo computer, or do others.

Besides, you could try F11 key in some models to reset Lenovo computers without NOVO button. Try the solutions to F11 system recovery not working problem if required.

Problem 2. NOVO button system recovery black screen

There is a chance that you meet the NOVO button menu system recovery not working and show you a black screen.

Proven Solution: Retry NOVO button and choose System Recovery, click Return once the recovery starts, and click Reboot. Then it will start repairing your Windows with a success. And the NOVO button system recovery black screen should be gone.

Problem 3. NOVO button menu stuck

If you encounter the BOVO button menu loop, whichever one you choose, it will bring back to the boot menu, and cannot boot up your computer.

Solution: Please check your hard drive for errors, or fix recovery partition corrupted or missing. If the hardware is dead, it’s highly recommended to clone failing hard drive to get data.

Problem 4. NOVO button menu keeps popping up

You might encounter the problem that the NOVO button menu keeps popping up while starting.

Solution: shutdown the machine and remove the battery and charger for about 5 minutes, then reconnect should fix it.

But the next time you start up Lenovo computer, it will still keeps popping up.

How to use NOVO button system recovery for factory reset?

1. Press NOVO button in shut down state, the computer will open NOVO Button Menu, and choose System Recovery.

NOVO Button Menu

2. Choose Troubleshoot > Reset this PC > Keep my files or Remove everything, and follow the on-screen guide to set up, and click Reset to restore Lenovo Ideapad to factory settings. 

Better Way to Perform Lenovo System Recovery

AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a powerful onekey recovery software for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019(R2), SBS 2003, 2008, 2011, which allows you to create a new recovery environment and enable F11 or A key to trigger the recovery environment to restore Lenovo computer if the NOVO button not working.

Please download AOMEI OneKey Recovery demo to have a try:

Create Lenovo factory recovery partition in Windows PCs and Servers with the following steps:

Step 1. Launch AOMEI OneKey Recovery, click OneKey System Backup.

OneKey System Backup

Step 2. Choose Backup system to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition (Recommended) or Backup system to other location, and press Next. You can also use Scheduler to automate the task on basis of daily, weekly, monthly.

Backup to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition

Tip: You could compress or password protect the system image file in Backup Options.

Step 3. Select a partition to create the lenovo factory recovery partition behind it, and press Start Backup button.

Select Partition

Step 4. After creating lenovo factory recovery partition successfully, enable F11 key or A key to perform lenovo system recovery like this:

Click Settings icon at top right corner, tick both options: Enable the boot menu, and Add the item “Enter into AOMEI OneKey Recovery” to Windows Boot Manager. Then you could set up F11 key or A key at the Enable the boot menu option to make the F11 or A key be your hotkey to restore Lenovo system while booting.

Enable F11 or A Key to Perform Lenovo System Recovery

Perform Lenovo system recovery via F11 or A key:

Press F11 or A key to enter into AOMEI OneKey Recovery, then choose Onekey System Restore and follow the guide to restore Lenovo to previous state or factory settings (depending on the state you created the recovery partition).

AOMEI OneKey System Recovery

Can you disable NOVO button?

If you have uninstalled Lenovo OneKey Recovery and don’t want to use NOVO button, is there any way to disable NOVO button because the NOVO button is quite anoying while press Power button.

As a matter of fact, you cannot disable NOVO button theoretically. The only way to disable NOVO button is physical damage the button, but it’s not recommended just in case damage your computer.


NOVO button not working in your Lenovo computers? Please try the above solutions to fix it. If you still cannot fix it. Try another better way to create Lenovo recovery partition easily and enable F11 or A key be the hotkey for system recovery.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.