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07-28-2008

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-01-20, 16:06 PM

Dear BK -- when they say you have 320GB in total size, this usually does not mean that ALL of it is usable by you.  There are small files on each partition that take up space.  I wouldn't think that it would amount to 20GB, however.  As I mentioned before, I think the second 200GB drive that you described is just a different description of the same drive.  Not likely that you would get two 200GB paritions out of one 320GB drive!  I am not sure how Win 7 works, so I am describing what I would do with XP or Win 2000, or Vista --  Go into your disk management area (under Administrative tools) and take a look at how your computer is configured.  It should give you the full lineup of all partitions (drive letters etc.)and their format contents.  Do not mess with any setup features in this area, but you can surely look to see how your computer is configured.  You won't be sorry that you bought the huge exterior drive -- make your own backups to this drive and you won't have to worry about the efffectiveness of the Lenovo backup system.

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01-18-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-01-20, 20:39 PM

Thank you for your reply, Janice.  I did use Disk Management previously and just now, and this is what it shows for my 320 GB drive:

 

C: NTFS (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
Capacity 252.89 GB, Free Space 220.40 GB

 

Lenovo D: NTFS (Logical Drive)
Capacity 30.25 GB, Free space 15.29 GB

 

No drive letter: undefined file system (OEM Partition)
Capacity 14.75 GB, Free Space 14.75 GB

 

No drive letter: NTFS (System, Active, Primary Partition)
Capacity 200 MB, Free Space 168 MB

 

Note that last partition is 200 MB, not 200 GB.  So the sum is 252.89 + 30.25 + 14.75 + .2 = 298.09, about 22 GB short of 320.  I don't understand why and that bothers me, as does not knowing exactly what the OKR system is backing up.  If my new 1 TB external drive will protect me and allow me to get back up if Win 7 or my 320 GB drive crashes (without having the Win 7 CDs) then I don't care about the missing 22 GB or what OKR does.  If not, then I'll need to work with Lenovo and, judging from the lack of info on their consumer support website and the posts here about their outsourced phone support, I don't anticipate that'll be very easy.

 

Time to read the external drive manual...

 

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-01-20, 22:18 PM

Sorry, I misread MB for GB.  Ah well.  It is possible that the extra 20 GB is the real OKR partition with windows files.  I managed to uncover mine by changing the access passwords in the BIOS.  The missing partition became visible then.  You might try this.  You will have to go back to some of the earlier discussions in this thread to see how to do that.  I think it was F2 that you press to gain access to the cmos (bios), but can't remember just now. Anyway, it is possible that the OKR is hidden from your view to prevent you from accidentally destroying it.

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11-30-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-01-24, 14:24 PM

Your drive has not 320 Gigabytes. It has 320,000,000,000 bytes! Vendors like to omit the ratio 1000 / 1024 when is convenient for then.

So this drive has 320,000,000,000 / 1024 / 1024 / 1024 = 298.02 Gb.

OKR don't hide anything. Just make a partiton on the end of the disc with a particular code type (12) for make the things easy for the boot  using the Novo button.

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01-18-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-01-24, 15:49 PM

Thank you, Fran-K!  And that explains why Disk Management says my new external HD, which Western Digital sells as being 1 TB, is actually about 931 GB.

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01-25-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-01-25, 7:28 AM

I purchased Lenovo ideapad Y550 with 160 gb hard disk. Now i changed to 500gb. Ihave the system backup on my 160gb hard disk. How to recover it to 500GB hard disk. using recovery disk, windows recover is giving error " CRITICAL DISK WHEN TAKING BACK UP IS EXCLUDED FROM RECOVERY"..Please.. please .......help.... system is blank now :(

 

system details:

 

IDEAPAD Y550

WINDOWS 7 64 BIT

CORE 2 DUO T6600

 

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01-25-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-01-25, 18:31 PM

I have lenovo ideapad y550 41862cq. My laptop comes with a 320 gb hard disk partitioned as c: and d: drives and one hidden drives[for one key recovery]. The problem is that c: drive has more space than d: i.e around 254 gb and d: carries about 30 gb. Now in my college internet can only be accessed on linux but this laptop has come preloaded with windows vista home premium 64 bit. So I want do repartition of my C: drive but somewhere in the manual i read that if i format or repartition my hard drive then one key recovery feature will not work. I want to keep two OS in my laptop that are win 7 ultimate 64 bit and ubuntu linux. And for that I have to format the C: (as it carries
more space and D: has only a space around 30gb) drive and create three
partitions out of that drive two for different windows and one for
securing my personal data. I know that backup that is used by  one key
rescue button is kept in some other hidden drive which I am not going
to touch. However in the instructions manual it is mentioned that it
is not advisable to repartition c drive as one key rescue button
feature will not work. My laptop has come with preloaded Windows Vista
Home Premium [64 bit].Please help me out. And do not suggest to repartition d: drive because it is too small already.

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01-29-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-01-29, 21:19 PM

Can somebody tell me where the initial factory install image is stored? Is it on the D: drive? If so will it be overwritten if I create a manual backup with Onekey of my current setup (with apps installed and stuff)?

 

Or Onekey is clever enough (and has enough  space) to keep both the factory install and my later backups?

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01-21-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-01-30, 0:45 AM

I went from Vista Home Premuim 32 bit to win7 64 bit, clean install. In, what turmed out to be a laborious process, all of which I was not sure of and look to the Goddess of Serendipity for watever success in the changeover, I ended up with a partitioned HD as follows:

 

 C drive: 200GB: Boot; Page File, Crash Dump, Primary as per the Disk Management

System Reserve: 100MB: System, Active, Primary

 

Not sure I shouldn't be partitioning the C drive for some reason. I all the PC I've owned, aHD D drive was always present. I fact befre the changeover from Vista my Y 530 laptop had a Lenovo installed HD D drive.

 

Am I OK with the present setup. Is the System reserve partition the Recover sector?

 

Laptop working OK other than the fact that Lenovo has not provided 64 bit software and WIn 7 not entirely compatible with my old 970cxi printer!

 

But am I facing a possible problem with everthing seemingly in one partition?

 

Thanks.

 

Config:

Y530

250GB HD

3GB RAM

Nvidia Graphic

 

 

 

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01-21-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-01-30, 18:30 PM

Hello There:

Can anyone help re the issue raised in previous post re a single partition C drive w/ a System Reserve "sector"?

 

Am I OK with a C drive only partition set up when went from Vista Home Prem 32 bit to Win7 64bit, Home Prem? I'm a  novice re this sort of thing so any help would be most appreciated.

 

Repeat:

Y530 Lap

Core 2

3GB RAM

250GB HD

Win7 64bit

 

Thanks.

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