01-06-2009 11:37 AM
I bought my Y510 in March 08, and have been limping along fighting the partition restrictions. I have really not made my laptop the all-purpose life control panel that I was looking for, instead sticking with my trusty XP desktop for most tasks, in fear that I would have to restructure, reformat, whatever, and waste all my efforts. This purchase was a big deal for me, and it has been discouraging to see that subsequent Ideapad releases were so much improved.
The bright side is that I have learned more about my computer, but I will still never pass for a power user. Mentally wrestling with an appliance is not what I had hoped for. The instructions for altering the partition structure, (but possibly voiding the warranty), alarm me, and I would like nothing more than an all-knowing Lenovo employee to magically contact me and say, Here is your fix, ta-daaaa! Speaking of that fix, uh, where is it? It is verging on mythical. Coming up on the one-year warranty expiration mark of my purchase - will I then not have access to Lenovo help in implementing whatever solution is put out? How do we know when it happens?
Just now, going to the Lenovo Support and Downloads page, or the Warranty Lookup page, or the Get Assistance page, I get only the "Our apologies. . .The page you requested cannot be displayed."404 message.
I do appreciate all the other wonderful helpful tips on this forum. Sorry to whine, I am just worried and frustrated.
01-06-2009 12:22 PM
01-06-2009 12:33 PM
Just to add to your comment and as an interesting point...
- Lenovo Y430
- Did a new, full backup to external USB drive
- Created TWO sets of System Recovery DVD's: 2 disk at first latop turn on, 7 DVD's yesterday.
- Installed NEW 320 GB HD
- Inserted DVD # 1 of 7 and booted..
- From home screen of OneKey Recovery, was NOT able to SEE the External HD or image
- Selected default, from DVD.
- 1.5 hours later, system stuck on DVD #3 for 40 minutes, aborted.
- Next tried the 2 DVD set from install, finished installing both disk, rebootted and then NOTHING...blank screen
- Used Gparted and correct number of partitions created.
So bottom line as you stated, OneKey Recovery does NOT appear to work as I had hoped.
Hmm, if one loses the hard disk, no way to re-build. I am going to contact Lenovo support...should not be this hard...I recovered an HP laptop the other day and had it back up in one hour...
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