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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-09-03, 15:04 PM

So let's say my D drive got infected with virus. I can only manage to format C drive not D drive?

 

 

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-09-03, 16:14 PM
Why? You can format D drive later - after reinstall.
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Re: Lenovo OneKey Recovery

2008-09-03, 16:41 PM

Ok I have recently merge my D drive into C drive.

 

Now I cannot use onekey to recover my system back!

 

I have called the lenovo and they ask me to bring the system down for a check. But I just want to make sure that, whether onekey recovery can help me to bring my system back to the orginal default shipped system?

 

So lets say I have got back the 2 partition back(previously it have 2 partition) can I merge it back? Or let's say my D drive got infected with virus, how do I reformat my D drive?

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-09-03, 16:48 PM

thanks for the reply!

 

I think Im gettin confusing,

 

Will OneKey helps to reformat the system? or do only backups?

 

 

because, I need to do a factory reset.

 

Maybe you can take a look at this thread and maybe you know what I meant.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=Special_Interest_General&thread.id=1743

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Re: Lenovo OneKey Recovery

2008-09-03, 19:25 PM
Seems like a case is a bit deeper than it seemed to be. Why you just don't tell it in a new thread? Seems like it will be better for us to hear the full story - from beginning and to the end. Minding all you've posted NOVO will work if you bring back original partitioning scheme. But there's a chance that it just won't. Anyway, repartitioning into two drives and using NOVO successfully leaves all your data safe on D.
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Re: Lenovo OneKey Recovery

2008-09-07, 8:24 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen.

I'm glad to tell you, that Lenovo made new backup&restore system, called OKR 6.

It consists of tow parts - One Key Rescue and One Key Recovery.

Rescue system is that part that is loaded when you turn on your computer by NOVO key. It now includes bottsector-protective-antivirus, ability to restore Windows kernel files not using an image (that means no disc C formatting).

 

One key recovery is Windows installeable program, that allows you to burn recovery disks. Every disk is bootable and is based on WinPE. All you need to restore a system issuch a disc - you boot from it and restore an image that is burned on it.

Only system partition is allowed to be backuped. Two packing methods are allowed - quick and maximum. Tests were performed on Lenovo G410  Celeron 1.86, 3 GB RAM, no swapfile. Appliable for Y410/Y510/Y710/U110 for sure - these models have same recovery system version, others model are unknown.

Test was performed on system partition - 14 GB out of 30 were filled.

Quick compression resulted 4,8 GB and took 36 minutes 49 seconds.

Full compression resulted 3,5 GB and took 38 minutes 32 seconds. 

 

Restore time was counted since the moment of computer turning on - that means power button pushed, WinPE booted, Image to restore was choosed and restore performed. Time that was needed to change DVDs in multy-disks configuration (Quick compression results were burned onto 2 DVDs) was also counted.

 Quick compression image took 17 minutes, full compression image took 13 minutes.

 It's obvious that full compression is preferrable.

 

Here you can get some usefull info on how to reduce your disk C size and how to keep important data safe within this system.

Highly recommended to read.

 

Thanks for atttention.

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-09-12, 3:16 AM

I think all of the technical responses on this thread amount to white noise.  The simple issue is that the configuration of the computer HD's were wrong.  NOVO keys, One Stops etc are all irrelevant.  I this was the first computers Lenovo built breaking away from the IBM Thinkpad template, then really what it says is that Lenovo can't build their own computer.  They can only copy a product.  The Thinkpad is a great computer not because anything Lenovo did but because of IBM.

 

The Ideapads are a technical failure - plain and simple.

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-09-12, 9:17 AM

TMello5, and once again here's the stone age which we move to in explanations.

ideapads are consumer-oriented laptops. They're for people that do not know and do not want to know what partition is, what BIOS means and how this magic box with LCD works.

 

If you're experienced enough - you can partiotion HDD as you like, deny all restore abilities and live long and happily.

If you're not - just use what is preinstalled.

 

It is not correct to compare Thinkpads and Ideapads. It's correct to compare Lenovo 3000 and Ideapads. 

If you have anything to prove that Ideapads are a failure - do not hesitate, start a new thread about it and do not flood this one with garbage.

 

Thanks,

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Re: Lenovo OneKey Recovery

2008-09-12, 9:50 AM

I have been following this thread because I have a y510 and the c drive is always nearly full (now I have 1.83 gb free). I looked at that page where it is shown how to gain space but I don't think it will work out for me.

 

I have a question: would it be all right to just repartition and make the c drive bigger, and if I ever have to do reinstallation of the operating system to just use the recovery DVD that Lenovo supplied when I got the machine?  I am not really interested in the novo facility (unless someone can convince me why it is needed)

 

 

 

 

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Re: Lenovo OneKey Recovery

2008-09-12, 10:12 AM

wrote:

I have a question: would it be all right to just repartition and make the c drive bigger, and if I ever have to do reinstallation of the operating system to just use the recovery DVD that Lenovo supplied when I got the machine?  I am not really interested in the novo facility (unless someone can convince me why it is needed)


dveda - I have the y510 as well - and solved the lopsided drive problem by partitioning. I bought Partition Commander to do the job & it took about 15 minutes to read through the literature and perform the partitioning.  I now have 80.7GB in the D drive and 51.5GB in the C drive.

 

I also back up using a flash drive. The System Restore should help out if you have a crash. Or you can reinstall with the CD that came with the machine.

 

Be careful when you partition - it wipes the drive clean of anything loaded after purchase. Make sure you have a back-up of all your new documents and applications. I lost one downloaded program I'd paid for and could not recoup it because the time for doing a download had expired.

 

But this solved the issue for me.

 

Ann

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