07-04-2012 10:20 AM
I just got a new w530 and am trying to upgrade from the HDD to a crucial SSD.
I ran the "create recovery disk" thing from ThinkVantage to burn a factory recover disk. This burn worked, and it was the only dvd it asked to burn.
When I switch out the harddrive and run the recovery DVD, it runs for a little bit and then asks "please insert applications and drivers recovery disc" 1 into drive D:
There is only an OK option, which when clicked complains that it doesn't have the correct disk.
I switched back to the original harddrive and tried making another dvd. It finishes burning and verifying, but at the very end of the process it says "An unexpected error occurred (rc=9)". I tried this twice, and these result in the same "please insert applications and drivers recovery disc" message.
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07-04-2012 12:56 PM - edited 07-04-2012 01:14 PM
I ran the utility again, this time selecting both "Boot Media" and "Data Media". It got through the Boot DVD fine, and then went on to the Media DVD. This 20 min burn finished and got to Verifying 100%, but then came up with the same (rc=9) error message. I hit cancel instead of retrying the 20 min burn and tried the recover again. When it got to "insert applications and drivers recovery disk", it accepted the 2nd DVD. Then it sat there for another 20 mins or so, and then demanded a 2nd "applications and drivers" disk. I'm rerunning the recovery disk creator again, which forces you to reburn all the DVDs... but when this rc=9 error message comes up, it doesn't allow me to skip the DVD and move on to the next one.
07-23-2012 07:49 PM
In case anyone else has this problem and is looking for the solution, you just have to keep trying until you successfully burn all 4 DVDs
09-02-2012 07:53 AM
I have got a similar problem trying to re-install from a recovery device. I ran the recovery application to create a backup device on a USB key 3.0. This seems to work fine (no error message) until I boot my W530 with my USB plugged in : When it is plugged in the 3.0 port, the boot freezed less than one second after showing the different boot devices (the screen after the Thinkpad logo). When it is plugged in the 2.0 port, I was able to choose to boot on USB but right after it says me that an error occurs during boot.
The helpdesk told me to order the recovery device but I saw later that it is not yet possible to order the W530's...
As I don't want to pay for this recovery device, I choose to download Windows and use the key of the current installation to re-install my computer.
I hope it helped someone !
10-29-2012 01:46 PM
I have a different problem with my t430s.
All my DVDs burned well (1 boot + 3 data)
Now during recovery, when it`s asking me to insert the second disk - it does not allow me to eject the first one, and clicking OK just cycles through 3 dialogs over and over again. The DVD in the tray quiets down as if being prepared for ejection, but ejection never happens. What to do?
10-30-2012 11:25 AM
The type of DVD disks used can make a difference .... I believe quality name brand DVD+R disks are what work most reliabilty with this Lenovo Application of making recovery disks .... someone please jump in here if they have info to the contrary.