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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-01-06, 20:33 PM

kevin5203:

 

Just to add to your comment and as an interesting point...

 

- Lenovo Y430

- Did a new, full backup to external USB drive

- Created TWO sets of System Recovery DVD's: 2 disk at first latop turn on, 7 DVD's yesterday.

- Installed NEW 320 GB HD

- Inserted DVD # 1 of 7 and booted..

- From home screen of OneKey Recovery, was NOT able to SEE the External HD or image

- Selected default, from DVD.

- 1.5 hours later, system stuck on DVD #3 for 40 minutes, aborted.

 

- Next tried the 2 DVD set from install, finished installing both disk, rebootted and then NOTHING...blank screen

- Used Gparted and correct number of partitions created.

 

So bottom line as you stated, OneKey Recovery does NOT appear to work as I had hoped.

 

Hmm,  if one loses the hard disk, no way to re-build. I am going to contact Lenovo support...should  not be this hard...I recovered an HP laptop the other day and had it back up in one hour...

 

6thSense

 

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-01-06, 21:05 PM
acronis for life.....
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-01-07, 3:38 AM
I just bought  Acronis True Image Home 2009 (boxed dvd) from NewEgg.com for $39.99, free shipping.  I'm in networking...but a well experienced desktop tech at work told me he uses the previous versions of Acronis to clone his hard drives, and when one dies, he just swaps it out with a clone.  He said Acronis is not without issues, but it is better than Norton Ghost.  He hasn't tried Acronis to restore a backup image to a new drive.  He also said Lenovo does not support IdeaPads as well as the Thinkpads. 
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-01-07, 6:05 AM
well nothing is ever perfect... but givin the lenovo situations w/ partitioning, Acronis does provide a sector by sector copy into an image file, unfortunately the sector by sector nature puts it into an img file of the same size of the drive which exceeded my current resources and have been unable to test for authenticity... but as Kevin5203 has mentioned Acronis is better then Symantec's Norton Ghost, and id agree, id certainly consider Acronis numero uno.
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-01-07, 15:12 PM
Dear Kevin & Rstoegbauer -- I have  both Acronis and Ghost.  Although I have used Ghost (successfully) for many years and many times, I am about to flick in the towel on it.  I am currently using Ghost 9 on two of my machines and it really let me down just recently.  Something (a Win2000 update) screwed up my MBR so that Ghost thought the drive was unformatted or something and refused to reinstall the image.  I finally got everything sorted out, but that episode sure soured me on the easy use of the program.  What I do like about Ghost 9 is that you can reinstall individual files from the Ghost image.  This is handy when you don't want to scrape the drive clean to fix a problem.  I have never used Acronis to reinstall a full image, so to date I cannot testify to its easy use.  I don't see why the program would not install an old image on a new drive, however.  I am going to update the computer on which it currently resides, so I may be my big chance to test it out soon.  Anyway, I suspect that for "easy" straight forward drive renewal, both programs do the job just fine.  Just my two-bits.
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-01-07, 21:11 PM
I just bought StorageCraft ShadowProtect Desktop v.3.3. I'll let ya know how it works.:smileysurprised:
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-01-08, 15:33 PM
I just wanted to add something to this thread: I talked with a Lenovo person at support today and I asked him if the warranty is voided if you repartition the y510 hard drive and he said that the warranty is not lost. He even said that they would give me instructions on repartitioning if I wanted it. So some of the prior posts on this thread are erroneous in this regard.
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-01-08, 16:24 PM
Dveda -- I think you misunderstood the concern of the person whose computer was (a)uncomfortable because of the partition size and (b)worried that the warranty (when it expired after 1 year) would not cover the machine once altered.  Nice that Lenovo will now advise on how to partition the harddrive, but hard to see how this will help with machine (or harddrive) replacement when the warranty has expired.  Perhaps some people thought that changing the configuration would negate the machine warranty -- I don't think that most people did.  They were mostly concerned about the viability of the software and the one-key recovery.  JMO.
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-01-08, 22:22 PM
Dear Mark and fellow colleagues,

Since I bought my notebook and wrote here for the first time, and after almost three months of waiting an answer for the previous long message I wrote then in this very thread, I would like to know at least, how can I get (if there is any) the "XP" Recovery Disc and Drivers DVD (with the Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature) for my Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 P/N 59014633, Model Name 15303, MO # AB08072706, IdeaPadY510G T5750W53072250PVPW8b-US (T5750 @ 2GHz,3 GB RAM,250 GB HDD, 15,4 in)? Thanks in advance.

I only got a poor loaded Vista option DVD, and had to download every single Driver from lenovos' site. I would expect or desire that with only the connection to a "maintenance link", lenovo by itself would diagnose and provide the proper drivers as well as any solution required in order to get the device running.

I read or heard that this XP disc should/ would ? still be available now. Is that so? Any help will be appreciated.

Regards, Carlos
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-01-09, 1:06 AM
ask for documentation.... seems someone generated an SOP for it.... this exactly wut u guys need.
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