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02-05-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-02-05, 22:10 PM
thanks for response.  Shouldn't the computer have come formatted?  it seems really strange i should have to do anything to make it work.  It is huge and the c drive is much smaller.  I really am not techno enough to do what you suggest.
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07-28-2008

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-02-06, 18:07 PM

Dear Robinsegg -- You appear to be in dire straits.  To determine whether your D drive is "alive" (formatted) or not, click on "My Computer".  Find the "D" drive on the list and click on it.  Look at the description (properties) of the drive to see (1) how Big it is (2) what format, if any, it has (fat32, NTFS etc).  If it has been formatted, you might  be able to see a couple of files on it.  Some times they "hide" these files, so it may appear completely blank. Bring the drive up and try to write something in it -- like making a new directory, or some other.  If you are not able to do this, perhaps you should take the computer to a friend or a professional to help you move around the computer.  You may also like to ask this person to repartition the drive so that your "C" drive is much bigger.

Next, you should learn to use your Microsoft Explorer facility to view files on your computer's drive.  This program can be found under the list of programs.  It occurs in different places depending upon which operating system you are using.  In Win2000, it can be found under "Acessories" -- in Win XP, I believe it is directly on the list of programs.  Open up this program and nose around to take a look at all the files on your drive and its partitions.  Some will be hidden, such as in your windows directory, but most will be plainly visible.  From this "viewer", you can move files around, make new directories, remove files etc. etc.  A very handy program.  Learn to use it.

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02-02-2009

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Re: Disk Partitions and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-02-07, 11:29 AM

Can I boot from Lenovo Recovery DVD then delete C partition,choose D partition and resize one partition ( I need 60 GB on C drive ), format it as NTFS and then install Window on that brand new clean drive?? Will this work at all :) ?  Is it possible to resize partitions this way? Or I need Paragon Paritition managar as janicj sugested ?  I am not really clear, will this program delete EISA partition or not ?

 

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07-28-2008

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Re: Disk Partitions and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-02-08, 21:25 PM
resizing partitions -- if you use ANY WinXP or other Microsoft partition manager that is built into the operating system, you will destroy the data on your operating system drive.  You need a program that will preserve your "C" and "D" data and simply move the line between them.  If you reformat the drive, all data is destroyed.  If you want to reinstall your operating system from scratch, then it makes little matter whether you repartition the drive from inside or outside the computer.  Just remember, you will destroy the data on the c drive, and you will have to completely reinstall everything once the new partitions are reformatted to their new size.  If you use Paragon partition manager, or some program like it, the data on the C drive is not destroyed.
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02-02-2009

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Re: Disk Partitions and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-02-09, 10:46 AM

Thank you janicej for answer. 

Well, if I can save EISA  partition and resize C drive with Paragon Partition Manager, that would be great :) !

You have experience with this program so will follow your advice.

I was about to wipe everything and reinstall Win and programs, since this 15GB on my tiny 30GB C drive is a huge headache.

 

greetings

 

 

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02-27-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-02-27, 18:27 PM

I have a Y710 which seems to have incorrectly configured patitions.

The C drive contains the operating system, as it should, but it is 187 GB. The D drive, which is empty as it should be, is only 28.4 GB.

Do I heed to have the computer serviced to correct this? I'm not sure how this affects the recovery system.

Please advise, thanks.

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12-05-2008

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-02-27, 23:13 PM

Well I took the plunge last weekend and wiped out my EISA (recovery) partition on my S10.  I had to boot a Fedora Live CD and run parted to do it, because Windows insisted there were errors in my partition definition.

 

Then I used Partition Magic to increase my Windows XP partition to the full drive size. 

 

Now I'm running with a 60gig Windows C: drive, just like I like it.

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02-24-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-03-04, 4:46 AM

I have a Y430 with a 320GB drive. It came with a 252GB C drive and a 30.5 D drive. My "users" folder and thus my photos, documents, etc are all on my "C" drive. I assume if I do a one-touch recovery, I will lose these unless they're on "D".

 

What size should I repartition my "C" drive to maintain the integrity of one-key, so i can have the largest possible "D" drive for photos, music, etc? Why is it reversed on my pc ("D" is so much smaller than "C")?

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10-26-2008

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-03-04, 6:40 AM
saerandy - You cannot repartition "C" without losing the ability to restore to the factory preinstalled state. You can reconfigure your hard drive to have everything functional by following this guide. If you don't think you can follow it, I suggest you leave everything as is.
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03-04-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-03-04, 6:44 AM

My u330 arrived yesterday and it has the same undesirable (for me any way) partition sizes of 200 (C) and 30 (D). I think lenovo changed the scheme for the newer models to have larger C drive and a tiny D drive. As far as I can tell from all the previous postings on this thread, the size of C drive should not be changed at all in order for the one key recovery to work.

 

 

Mark: Is the One key recovery program still touchy about the size of the C drive? I plan to upgrade my harddrive to a larger 320 GB and have multiple primary partitions on it, so that I can boot into Windows 7, XP etc, and want to still keep the hidden partition for one touch recovery. Are there any recent improvements/changes to the one touch recovery, that I need to be aware of?

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