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Lenovo 3000 K100 Service Partition + New Hard Drive

2008-04-29, 23:19 PM
I would like to replace the factory hard drive on this desktop. The drive that came with the unit is noisy relatively speaking with the other drive I have.
 
How can I move / transfer the SERVICE PARTITION onto the new drive???
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Re: Lenovo 3000 K100 Service Partition + New Hard Drive

2008-04-30, 4:41 AM
actually u cant do it i think didu contact tech support?its a built in partition..may be try using avanquest back up s/w and backup ur whole hdd.you can acess s/w s from hidden partition using avanquest try it
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Re: Lenovo 3000 K100 Service Partition + New Hard Drive

2008-05-08, 5:33 AM
Using AVANQUEST PERFECT IMAGE PRO, I can "extract" the data off the Service Partition (S/P) and save it on a disc or a separate hard drive.
 
But I wanted to carry the S/P onto a different hard drive as if installed from the factory, and be able to use the F2 or LVT buttons upon boot up.
 
However, even if I do a PARTITION IMAGE of the S/P and then transfer it to a new hard drive, the F2 or LVT feature does NOT work and just boots right into VISTA.
 
I also tried a 1:1 disc copy of the hard drive (replicating the exact partitioning of the S/P and C and D Drives) TO NO AVAIL - using AVANQUEST and the ACRONIS TRUE IMAGE software (which also has a variant of the Maxtor MAXBLAST hard drive utility CD that comes with the 500GB Maxtor SATA Hard Drive box package).
 
Lenovo really screwed this one up. My question remains... what happens when your factory hard drive fails (especially if you are not able to extract the S/P data beforehand)???
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Re: Lenovo 3000 K100 Service Partition + New Hard Drive

2008-05-08, 19:50 PM
Hi,
 
so did you make a copy of the SP and back that up using the Image Pro?  Also with the Pro I was able to copy all the programs in the SP of the K100 and re-label them so I know which program is which. There are 4 copies of the different types of back up for the K100 now in my External.
 
1) Image of the SP
2) Folder with all programs seperated in each folder (to know that program is which)
3) Windows Restore
4) One Key Recovery ( Just in case this might work)
 
If you have already reformated the hard-drive and installed Vista  did you delete the SP?  If not sure try in Bios the RedRing button on the keyboard to access the Recovery drive.   OR...
Using the Image Pro you should see in the Drives the hidden SP
 
Hope that helps.
Lenovo 3000K100 Intel Core2 Quad Vista Home Premium BFG 8800GT-OC 512MB PCIe 500GB SATA HD 4GB PC-5300 DDR2 DVD +/- RW DL x2 SATA Creative X-FI Pro + Mods
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Re: Lenovo 3000 K100 Service Partition + New Hard Drive

2008-06-22, 16:46 PM
if you have made the recovery cd's they must make a new service partition in your new hard drive as well
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