05-19-2010 09:33 PM
i had a small issue with my factory recovery from preload partition on x100e, after making a backup set with external USB HDD as recommended by Lenovo, i accidentaly free the space on the Q drive, the capacity of C drive increase 10G more and the Q drive gone, my x100e now is unstalble with many windows updates and i want to do factory restore. Unfortunately, the external HDD is unbootable when i connect to my X100e and bootup to start restore back to default, invoking bootup process by press Enter then F11, the recovery program runs OK but select full restore with factory default, i got the error that no backup(???) and the restore process could not be completed.
So anyone has ever been in my situation please give me advise to get the restore done? and if i wan to recreate the Q drive with the Lenovo preload softwares (still on my external USB HDD) for later use, how can i do to that?
Thanks and regards
05-21-2010 09:24 PM
easiest thing to do is call lenovo and get the recovery cds. You can look up the techniques to do this, its not all that simple. First did u create recovery cds? im not too sure you can create recovery data to external drives so im guessing you didnt do that. If all you did was copy the partition to external drive and reformatted you will have to look that info up which requires you to alter the boot sector and placing the partition back onto the hard drive im not too sure if theres info on that online for specific computers.
FYI buy the disks
05-22-2010 10:12 PM
So we are not able to recreate the Q drive with preload partition like it had even with the recovery cds from Lenovo?
I prefer the idea of doing recovery from F11 by evoking the boot process.
i dont know why Lenovo does not do the same way like other T, X series with the Thinkvantage button, and everything is on the same hiden partition on the HDD, so that people can do the recovery easily.
I think I' d better wait for the recovery DVD from Lenovo.
05-23-2010 01:57 AM
Unlike the S partition, the q partition has nothing of special, is just a place with some files inside, if you have a copy you can simply recreate the partition and copy back the files inside.
05-23-2010 07:01 PM
Thanks for you solution. actually i just do fresh install the X100e with windows 7 utilmate and download all software packs for x100e from Lenovo site and reinstall the laptop, I find that with the utimate version is very good windows to run on x100e, it is less heated, longer battery, performance is smoother than running on windows 7 professional, the one shipped with x100e. I decided to keep this ultimate version on my x100e, however, i will get a recovery DVD from Lenovo and try to set all thing back to default when i sell this laptop to somebody. After one month of use, i find it's enough with this x100e and i will get another laptop for my daily jobs.
I'm a Thinkpad fan for over 10 years with my first IBM-thinkPad T21, but now i'm thinking of Dell, Sony, or even Apple
Thanks Lenovo for release a cheap laptop under the name of "X " serie so that people can have chance to know that beside the good laptop Lenovo made, they also offer a bad one to people that belived so much to the reputation of X series.