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04-04-2008

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How To Remove OneKey and Recover Hidden Partition To C Partition

2008-04-04, 12:55 PM
I just bought 3000 K100 10005.
 
I found C drive is too small for me, and I do not like OneKey recovery feature, since I have Norton Ghost 12, I plan to remove the OneKey feature, increase C Drive to at least 40G. Then install Ghost 12 and use Ghost to backup C drive.
 
So how can I delete OneKey and recover the related hidden partition?
 
 ( I noticed some warning that we should NOT resize C drive, but since C drive is too small, I eventually want to use Ghost 12,  so I really want remove onekey and recover the hidden space  )
 
Thanks.
 
 


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Re: How To Remove OneKey and Recover Hidden Partition To C Partition

2008-04-04, 13:52 PM
mhu
 
I found that you can acquire all of the disk drive by first booting from a CD or DVD boot disk such as the Lenovo Recovery Disk supplied with the computer.  This will allow you to use the Disk Management function to repartition the HDD as 1 disk drive or you can set up 1 partition to 40GB (C: ) for the operating system and the rest as a D: partition.  You will need to reinstall Windows OS (XP or Vista or Linux).  Then boot to the HDD as normal.  The un-named partition will be gone and so will Lenovo's Recovery Disk capability.
 
I ran into a similar problem while upgrading from Vista Home Premier to Vista Ultimate.  The upgrade sent me a message the C: partition size was not large enough to install Ultimate.  So, I repartitioned a C: and E: for a future dual boot operating system of Windows and Linux.  The rest is for data and other programs.  I just have to remember to change the install location to the D: drive.  Good Luck!
 
Lonnie Burk


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Re: How To Remove OneKey and Recover Hidden Partition To C Partition

2008-04-04, 15:34 PM
Thanks, but I do not want to install OS, since:
 
1. Install XP? It is hard to find all drivers ( I once tried to downgrade Vista to XP on a new HP computer, I spent a whole day to find all drivers. For Lenovo 3000 K100, I doubt you can really get all XP drivers, and you may have problem with BIOS, SATA drive etc.)
2. Install Vista? You will lost all software installed already, and I do not know the Vista Recovery DVD is supposed to be used for such purpose ( I guess it can only repair some system files  ) 
 
I want a simple and safe way to just delete OneKey feature and recover the hidden partition ( keep OS and all other installed software untouched).
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Re: How To Remove OneKey and Recover Hidden Partition To C Partition

2008-04-04, 16:35 PM
mhu, I also didn't like the fact that the C: drive was so small, so I did some digging around and downloaded a program called Boot it NG, I think I got it from download.com. Anyway, this little program allowed me to resize my C: and D: drives (making the C: bigger and the D: smaller) without affecting my OS at all. I'm not sure, but it may also allow you to mess with the hidden partition and delete it if you wish to.  I don't know how you could recover the information from the hidden partition though, I didn't care to research that.
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Re: How To Remove OneKey and Recover Hidden Partition To C Partition

2008-04-07, 13:10 PM
Don't believe: after 3 days since I posted message in this forum, there is no official answer from Lenovo.
 
we have to say "small C drive and inconvenient OneKey" is a bad design...
 
  
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Re: How To Remove OneKey and Recover Hidden Partition To C Partition

2008-04-07, 13:16 PM
mhu wrote:
Don't believe: after 3 days since I posted message in this forum, there is no official answer from Lenovo.

 
Yes, some Lenovo employees do read and post to this forum.  Mark is quite active, and several others post as well.  In addition, there are lurkers who just read without making public comments although sometimes they ask the mod team to either gather more information or pass along advice.
 
However, here are the expectations of their participation from the Welcome message:
 
These communities have been created to provide a high quality atmosphere in which users of Lenovo products and services may share experiences and expertise. While members from Lenovo may participate at intervals to engage in the discussions and offer advice and suggestions, this forum is not designed as a dedicated and staffed support channel.
 
The bottom line is there's no guarantee that you will get an answer to a question here directly from Lenovo. 
 
On the other hand, you just might!  ;-)

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04-09-2008

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Re: How To Remove OneKey and Recover Hidden Partition To C Partition

2008-04-09, 21:55 PM
Just about any of the Disk Partitioning software will accomplish what you are trying to do.  Seeing as you are talking about Ghost I'm positive that Norton makes a partitioning program!!!
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Re: How To Remove OneKey and Recover Hidden Partition To C Partition

2008-04-11, 18:00 PM
The hockey guy comes to the rescue...


http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/02/29/delete-and-remove-to-unlock-eisa-hidden-recovery-or-diagnostic-partition-in-vista/


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