Troubleshoot | Lenovo One Key Recovery Partition Has Damaged

I cannot access Lenovo OneKey Recovery after resizing my partition, saying “onekey recovery partition has damaged so do not launch the main application”. Be relax and see this article.


by Ivy Updated on October 19, 2022

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User case: Lenovo One Key Recovery Partition Has Damaged

My Windows was installed on a hard drive with only one partition, so I resize partition with a third party tool finally and then create a new partition with the unallocated space. However, after that, I cannot enter the preinstalled recovery tool, saying, ”Onekey recovery partition has damaged so do not launch the main application.” Why one key recovery partition damaged? How to solve it? Any suggestions will be appreciated.”

Why one key recovery partition has been damaged?

This error may occur owing to wrong partition type and partition ID. When you use third party tool to resize partition, it will mess up the partition type without prompt.

To get the original partition information, just open cmd, then type the following commands with admin and press Enter. Please remember it so that you can restore Lenovo recovery partition.

• diskpart
• list disk
• select disk=n (n is disk number that contain the preinstalled recovery tool)
• list partition

Get Original Partition Type

Onekey recovery partition has damaged - how to solve it

For this error, the most possible reason is that users resize partition with third-party tool, then the tool mess up the partition type withou prompt. After that, you will fail to enter Lenovo Onekey Recovery software and receive the error message,”one key recovery partition has damaged so do not launch”.

In this case, you need to find the partition ID and find out the wrong partition type, then reset partition ID for the partition with wrong partition type.

Step 1. The following is frequently-used partition type and partition ID for EFI-based partition. Want to get the correct partition ID, you can see More thought.

Recovery is DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
• System is C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
• OEM is BFBFAFE7-A34F-448A-9A5B-6213EB736C22
• Reserved is E3C9E316-0B5C-4DB8-817D-F92DF00215AE
• Primary is EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7

Step 2. Compare the current partition type and factory default one. Remember these disrupted partition types.

Step 3. Copy and paste the following commands to notepad and save setid.txt. Just replace the partition number and partition id with your own.

• select disk=0
• select partition=1
• set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
• select partition=3
• set id=BFBFAFE7-A34F-448A-9A5B-6213EB736C22
• select partition=6
• set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
• select partition=8
• set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
• exit

Step 4. Open cmd, then type diskpart /s setid.txt and hit Enter.

Step 5. Type reagentc /enable to enable Windwos Recovery Environment.

Now, “One Key recovery partition has damaged” is solved. However, the preinstalled backup and recovery tool still can cause other problems, such as, current system cannot support backup, driver initialization failed, service partition destroyed, the available space not enough, okr button not working, etc.

So, some users want to make a recovery partition with a trust and reliable OneKey recovery software. I highly recommend you AOMEI OneKey Recovery Professional.

How to create a Lenovo Recovery partition in Windows 7/8/10/11

When it comes to making a bootable recovery partition, AOMEI OneKey Recovery Professional can be a prior choice. It has a clear interface and user-friendly design. And it’s difficult to make mistake, because all the steps are fixed. Besides, it supports all kinds of operating system, including Windows 7/8/10/XP, Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019/2022 and its R2 version.

See below and learn to create a system image backup and recovery partition with AOMEI OKR.

Step 1. Download onekey recovery software, install and launch it.

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Step 2. Click OneKey System Backup in the initial interface.

OKR Backup

Step 3. Tick “Backup system to AOMEI OneKey recovery partition” or “Backup system to other location”.

Backup to

Note: To prevent the recovery partition from damaged, AOMEI will hide it by default. So if you choose “Backup system to AOMEI OneKey recovery partition”, the system backup will be hidden as well.

Backup Options: You can enable this feature to compress backup image with normal or high compression level or add a password for it, which can greatly avoid any unauthorized access to your image.
Scheduler:  You can make it possible to keep all items on your computer up to date instead of a factory image. You have 3 options, namely Daily, Weekly, Monthly.

Step 4. Select a partition and then click Start Backup. During the process, AOMEI Backupper will add a new boot option in the current operating system. You can choose to boot your computer or the bootable system backup as you like.

Confirm Backup

Note: If you want to protect and recover unlimited PCs, you can consider upgrading to AOMEI Backupper Technician. And it still offers you technician services.

Plus: My computer fail to boot- how to recover the system

Owing to different reasons, some users need to install dual system and boot from them. However, sometimes, you may fail to install the second operating system on the original disk and receive error message "Boot manager failed" and "One key recovery partition has damaged so do not launch the main application".

In this case, you can try to repair it using installation disc. If you don’t have a CD/DVD, you can create a repair disk on a working computer. Then, boot from the installation disc or repair disk and recover the system with the following steps.

Step 1. Click Next on the initial screen.

Step 2. Click Repair your computer > Troubleshoot > Advanced options>Command Prompt, then type the following commands to rebuild mbr and hit Enter.

• diskpart
• list disk
• sel disk m (m is the number of disk having problem)
• list partition
• create efi partition
• list partition
• sel partition z (z is the partition number of created EFI partition)
• format fs=fat32
• list partition
• sel partition z
• assign letter=e:
• exit
• dir e: (e: is the drive letter of EFI partition.)
• mkdir e:\EFI\
• mkdir e:\EFI\Microsoft
• cd /d e:\EFI\Microsoft
• bootrec /fixboot
• bcdboot c:\windows /l en-us /s e: /f ALL ( c: is the drive letter of system partition)
• dir
• dir boot
• exit

Step 3. Now, you can boot your computer. Try to troubleshoot the error “One Key recovery partition has damaged” with Set ID or use the alternative software to make a recovery partition.

In the end

Reading here, “One Key recovery partition has damaged” is not a problem. However, to be honest, Lenovo OKR has many shortcomings you cannot ignore. So, a trust and reliable third-party tool like AOMEI OKR will be better. Compared with branded OKR, it’s much stable and unlikely to make mistake.

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.