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11-08-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-11-09, 18:14 PM

Shouldn't Lenovo already have an answer to this? I am surprised.

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-11-09, 21:26 PM

Based on what i know,  Repartitioning or modifying the partition is against the law of lenovo... :smileyvery-happy:

 

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11-21-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-11-21, 21:04 PM

Ugh.  From the sound of it, the OKR should be a perfect, stress-free way to get your computer back to normal after screwing something up.  In practice, however...  From reading (all 40 pages) on here, it seems like the original setup was the C:/ was too small, but allowed for a nice, big, expansive D:/ to store all of your personal files in.  Then when people complained that C:/ was too small, instead of just increasing the size (or going by a set %), they instead made the D:/ comically small and then just dumped the rest of the open space over to the C:/ drive.  I just ordered a Y550 with a 500g hard drive.  Judging from some of the comments on here, I guess I can expect 28g for D:/, and 400g+ for drive C:/, which would get erased should I do a OKR.   Why couldn't they just either create a bigger C:/ (~80-100g?) *or* just always have it be a set %.  Like, out of non-hidden space, 75% is for the D:/ drive, and the 25% is for the C:/.  Seems like it would be a no-brainer instead of just making the D:/ ridiculously small (~28g) and then dumping everything else over to the C:/ drive...

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11-21-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-11-22, 2:13 AM

hello sir i own a lenovo y430 suddenly my os crashed and then iwhen i tried to recover to factory image i realized that the one touch rescue button is also not working .......what to do ......thanks ,........

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11-22-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-11-22, 14:52 PM

I think the Admin is wrong. The C drive of Ideapad Y series is very large up to 300GB. The D drive is only 30GB for back up system image. It is inconvenient to use one key recovery to restore the disk.

 

I personally re-partitioned the C drive to two sperate drives. One is about 80G. The other is about 250G for data storage. I use Ghost to back up the C drive image which is about 8G after compression. And put the image into the D drive.

 

So I hope Lenovo techno people need to improve the function of one key recovery. I recently heard that there is version 7 for one key recovery. I hope it is better than the old version.

 

Moreover, one key recovery seems not to be compatible with Windows 7.

 

I hope the Lenovo Techno people can sort this out also

 

Thanks

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-11-29, 17:35 PM

Hi,

 

I have lenovo Y500 laptop, I bought it in Jan 2007, recently I noticed its one key recovery feature is not working the problem is when I press the novo button it simply starts the windows instead of going into the recovery interface.

how can I get to the recovery interface? I have used the recovery feature many times.

 

I have not changed the partition size or any other configuration,

any help would be appreciated

 

Thanks

Nitin

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11-30-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-12-02, 21:18 PM

My Y430 JCP came with a 160Gb HD. The original partioning was (sort of) 103Gb(C) / 30Gb (D) / 15Gb (EISA).

After 1 month testing it with XP for compatibility issues, I've tried to restore it to the Factory Vista. After inspect the .wsi file I've managed to create a (almost) identical C partition so I convinced OKR to reinstall the factory backup without errors.

 

But when booting, Vista says could not find winload.exe, memtest.exe and so on. And ask to insert the original Vista disk to repair.:smileymad: The same thing happened with my user backup. Tried Partition Manager's Boot Corrector with no luck.

 

So my first question is:

The C partition has to be absolutely identical to the original? MBR slot, cluster size, serial number, label and so on? Could someone with the same configuration show me all geometric data for the original partitions? Some pics from PtEdit32 would be fine.

 

THis is my factory.wsi

<Itwin Parts="1" version="5.0" VersionFile="PowerRecover-5.5">
    <Part1>
        <DiskInfo PartitionStyle="MBR" Cylinders="19457" TracksPerCylinder="255" SectorsPerTrack="63" BytesPerSector="512" Signature="-1006648321" One="-1006648321" />
        <PartitionInfo BootIndicator="0" HiddenSectors="2048" PartitionNumber="1" PartitionType="7" RecognizedPartition="1" StartingOffset="1048576" PartitionLength="111568486400" />
        <MirrorFileInfo>factory</MirrorFileInfo>
        <Operation HDNumber="0" PartitionNumber="1" VirtualDriveSize="0" FileLengthLimit="104857600" CompressLevel="1">BackupDrive</Operation>
    </Part1>
</Itwin>

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-12-03, 13:51 PM

Nothing to loose, nothing to ... loose...

Using PTEDIT32 I changed the field "Sectors Before" to reflect the field "Hidden Sectors" on the wsi. and the Sectors field to (PartitionLength / BytesPerSector).

On the Boot record, change Hidden Sectors too.

Did a NTFS format, push the Novo key and restored the factory Vista. No errors.

But the Partition table was invalid, because I didn't update the EPBR. Partition Manager's Boot Corrector did the job and Vista started OK!:smileyvery-happy:

 

For those with the same HD (WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCT0), here's the pics from PTEDIT32. The slots 2 & 4 where changed from original, so I hidden it.

 

1. Partiton Table


 

2. Extended Partition Table

 

3. Boot record

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10-26-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-12-08, 19:57 PM

It's been a long time since this topic was started by mark... but then until now, there's no exact solution to this matter...

 

i have heard of a new release of the OKR... the OKR 7... i hope this would provide solution regarding inconvinient partitioning scheme erratically made by lenovo... :smileyindifferent:

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12-13-2009

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2009-12-13, 19:42 PM

@ wally911m,

 

could you please share the ISO image of the OKR 6.0 bootable disk. I am also having the same problem with my Y550, by shriking the C drive size in vista. I will try my best to figure out how to restore the functionality of the OKR using NOVO key.

 

Thanks in advance.

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